Event co-ordinator Mel Haigh prepares for Maryborough’s Christmas Sunday in the Park. The stage is being set up by Handy Hire staff for carols.
Event co-ordinator Mel Haigh prepares for Maryborough’s Christmas Sunday in the Park. The stage is being set up by Handy Hire staff for carols. VALERIE HORTON

Christmas events set to dazzle

PREPARATIONS are underway for a massive day of Christmas celebrations that centre around the beautiful Queen’s Park tomorrow.

It’s all about family fun this weekend, with Sunday in the Park kicking off at 9am, followed by the Apex Santa Fair from 3pm and the Carols in the Park at 6pm.

The night will finish with a sparkle and a bang as fireworks light up the sky about 8.30pm.

Queen’s Park has recovered from a battle with lawn grubs early this year and the grass is green and lush again, just in time for the Christmas crowd.

“It’s just the perfect spot and we will have lights strung up in the trees on the night,” event co-ordinator Mel Haigh said.

“We encourage people to bring their own blankets and chairs and they can bring a picnic along or buy food and drinks from our stalls.

“Carols is all about getting families together to enjoy the season.”

Local performers will star in the show and a special guest will make an appearance through the evening.

Organisers of Carols in the Park are crossing their fingers the grass will stay dry after stormy weather forced the event to move to the Brolga Theatre last year.

“If there are just light showers we will continue but if it’s pouring rain the event will be cancelled,” Ms Haigh said.

Notices will be posted in the park and on the Fraser Coast Council website in the event of cancellation.

For more details visit the website: www.festivefrasercoast.com.au



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