Carollers get into the sing of it

IF YOU are still not in the Christmas spirit then there will be no escaping the festive cheer on the Fraser Coast this weekend.

It is Carols by Candlelight time again and this year families can expect one impressive celebration.

The choir and band from Bayside Christian Church will be back singing and playing all of your Christmas carol favourites, along with Australian tenor Daniel Kay, for Hervey Bay’s celebrations at Seafront Oval.

In Maryborough the Tracy Wright Festive Chorus and Vivace Voices will be backed by the 103.5 MixFM Big Band at Queens Park.

The change for Hervey Bay this year will be that the RSL will hold free children’s entertainment the same night as the carols instead of the following day.

That means free rides and entertainment, including the Hooley Dooleys, will start on the oval from 4pm tomorrow.

There will also be food and market stalls throughout the event which will finish in spectacular style with fireworks, while for good boys and girls there will be a visit from Santa.

In Maryborough there will also be free rides and entertainment on Sunday including the Mary Ann steam train and Christmas decoration and card making workshops.

Santa will make a special appearance there too, travelling aboard the Cobb and Co Coach. He is expected to arrive about 4.45pm.

A free bus service will run in Hervey Bay from the RSL on Torquay Road to Seafront Oval. Buses will leave every 15 minutes from 3.30pm to 7pm with a return service from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Both celebrations start at 4pm with carols at 7pm followed by fireworks.

To sing along to the carols make sure you check out tomorrow’s Chronicle for a song sheet.



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