Christmas carols to bring cheer to the region
19 October 2020
In a year where our community like many others experienced the necessary but unfortunate cancellation of major events due to COVID-19, Southern Downs Regional Council has been working hard to ensure that planning for our annual Christmas carols around the region is progressing. Council is very happy to announce the annual Carols events will go ahead as planned this Christmas season.
In Warwick, a free COVID-19 safe event is planned and will be held at the Warwick Showgrounds on Sunday 13 December from 6pm this year. The event will see contact-tracing registrations and social distancing guidelines in place to safeguard the community. The focus of the event will be safe family Christmas fun and the return of community events to the region.
Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said Christmas is his favourite time of year and looked forward to the celebrations returning to the region again.
“Something magical happens at Christmas time where the community connects and unites. We’ve all had a particularly tough year and weathered many challenges, but the holiday season reminds us to focus on the joy and love that we have in our lives,” Mayor Pennisi said.
“Whether the carols are an old or new tradition in your family, I really encourage everyone to take advantage of the wonderful events we are able to host on the Southern Downs. I am thrilled that our region’s Christmas celebrations are going ahead and I look forward to being part of the cheer.”
Come and join all your favourite local entertainers as they jingle their way through all the Christmas classics on a professional sound stage. There will be competitions for the kids, some delicious food and drinks from local vendors as well as a visit from a very special guest.
All attendees will be required to register via QR scanning or manual sign-in at the event.
In Stanthorpe, Carols in the Park will again see Weeroona Park transformed into a Christmas wonderland as local singers hit the stage on Friday 11 December.
The Allora community will celebrate with the Allora Bush Christmas and Markets in Herbert Street on Friday 4 December. The event will feature music, rides, food and local fun and games from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
Stay tuned to Council’s social media channels for news of Christmas celebrations in Killarney.
For more information visit Council’s events website www.southerndownsandgranitebelt.com.au.