6 December, 2023

Towns prepare for sounds of Christmas

THE sounds of Christmas will be coming to two Tableland towns this Saturday.

Towns prepare for sounds of Christmas - feature photo

Atherton and Yungaburra’s Christmas Carols events will both be held on Saturday, 9 December, providing locals with two opportunities to share in the festive spirit.

The Yungaburra Carols will be held at the rotunda in Bruce Jones Park.

The event will begin at 6pm with a free sausage sizzle, Zooper Doopers and bottled water.  Donations are welcome and funds raised will go toward supporting local School Chaplaincy. 

Pastor Jeff Lawson, of Lakeside Community Church Yungaburra, says the traditional Christmas Carols are all about celebrating the real reason for Christmas. 

He said those attending would be able sing along to the carols, sung and played by talented singers and musicians from local churches, with the words of the carols displayed on two large screens for all to see.

For coffee lovers, a coffee van will be onsite for purchases. 

Carols and performances, including one from the local school, will kick off at 7pm. A lovely evening will be had by all under the stars.

Everyone is welcome to attend the family-friendly event, with organisers recommending bringing a chair or a picnic blanket to spread out on the ground.

Plenty of off-street parking will be available in the park via the entrance on Elm Street. Should the weather prove inclement, the church will advise everyone what the back-up venue will be via the Lakeside Community Church Yungaburra Facebook page.

The Atherton Tablelands Agricultural Society will host the 2023 Carols by Candlelight and Night Markets in Atherton from 5.30pm on Saturday.

Organisers promise a night of family fun including a stellar line-up of performers for Carols by 

Candlelight from 6.30pm until 9pm at Merriland Hall.

The audience will be encouraged to join in throughout the evening with the words displayed on two large screens.

Performers will include Sound Play, Joe and Wendy Paronella, Dani Riding, Don Winsor, the 2023 Atherton Show Talent Quest winners Kate Hunter and Brianna Horsefield and her daughters, along with Marg Procter.

This all-weather community event will be held in conjunction with a fantastic array of Christmas market stalls who will commence trading from 5.30pm and provide people with the opportunity to find that special gift for Christmas.

Special guest on the evening will be Tony the Pony who will be accompanied by Santa and Mrs Claus, with everyone invited to have a Christmas photo taken with them. 

Food and drinks will also be available at the event.

Joe and Wendy Paronella are set to perform at the Carols by Candlelight and Night Markets in Atherton on Saturday.
Joe and Wendy Paronella are set to perform at the Carols by Candlelight and Night Markets in Atherton on Saturday.

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