A new lightweight sleigh will take Santa on visits to many Toowoomba region Christmas celebrations in coming days.
Toowoomba Regional Council Tourism and Events portfolio leader, Cr Geoff McDonald, said the new sleigh had performed well on its initial ‘flights’ and would be put into heavy service for the festive season.
Cr McDonald said Council was proud to be associated with numerous community Christmas celebrations. “I encourage residents to spread the Christmas cheer by joining celebrations in their town or district,” he said. “Christmas may be directed at children, but these festivities are planned for all ages.
“There are Council-supported Christmas events and many other community events for people to enjoy.”
Toowoomba Regional Council is supporting the following events yet to be held:
Cecil Plains Carols by Candlelight: Starts at 5pm on Wednesday, December 11. Carol singing starts at 7pm and Santa will make a special appearance along with his sleigh at 8.30pm.
Millmerran Xmas in the Bush: At the Millmerran Football Grounds on Thursday, December 12 starting at 6pm. The event features children’s rides, family entertainment, craft and food stalls.
Pittsworth Xmas in the Park: On Friday, December 13 from 5.30pm in Centenary Park. Attractions include Great Scott the fire twirler, street performers Mimi and Sam and a host of family activities. Santa visits from 7pm.
Crows Nest Christmas in the Park: Carnival rides in Centenary Park from 4.30pm on Friday, December 13. Also school choirs, carol singing and Santa will arrive at 7.30pm.
Clifton Christmas Street Carnival: King Street will be closed from 6pm on Friday, December 13 for a barbecue and ice-creams. Santa will visit children and the hospital. Multi-draw raffles and family activities run to 10pm.
Yarraman Christmas Carnival: At the Rec Grounds on Saturday, December 14 from 4pm. Enjoy free rides, food stalls, music and a visit from Santa at 6.30pm. Fireworks from 7.30pm, entertainment to 10pm.
Millmerran Carols by Candlelight: The Millmerran Ministers’ Carols by Candlelight are on Wednesday, December 18 at Domville Place in Campbell Street.
Wilsonton Community Carols: The free family event runs from 5-9pm on Friday, December 20 at McGregor Street oval, Wilsonton. Children can see 28 barnyard animals and enjoy rides. Food, drinks and glow sticks will be on sale. Band performances and carols feature on the Wilsonton Progress Association’s event. Santa will drop by with TRC’s fireworks from 8.50pm.
Oakey Community Carols: A free family event at the Oakey Cultural Centre lawn with children’s activities from 4pm on Sunday, December 22. A sausage sizzle from 6pm is followed by carols from 7pm. Organised by the Oakey Christian Leaders’ Network, the evening features local and regional performers. The function will move inside the Oakey Cultural Centre if it rains.
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