Christmas in the shire steps up with DTAG
MOSSMAN’S free Christmas in the Park & Carols By Candelight celebrations will feature X Factor stars, face painting, rides and entertainment as well as a dazzling fireworks extravaganza.
Organisers the Douglas Theatre Arts Group have created an amazing line-up of entertainment for the Christmas in the Park & Carols By Candlelight celebrations, which will be held at the Mossman Showgrounds from 3pm on Saturday, December 10.
Mayor Julia Leu said she was delighted DTAG had stepped in to organise such an important community event, with Council contributing $6000 as the major sponsor.
“The Douglas Theatre Arts Group does such a fantastic job putting on amazing performances for our communities and giving locals of all ages a way to express themselves creatively and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for us to celebrate the festive season,” Mayor Leu said.
DTAG president and Douglas Shire councillor Michael Kerr promised an entertainment extravaganza headlined by X Factors stars Georgia Denton and Andrew Lawson.
“We’ve also got performances planned from our wonderand ful Douglas Theatre Arts Group team as well as the Mossman High School Band and other talented local musicians,” Cr Kerr said.
“Sea FM’s Mark and Juanita will host the Carols By Candlelight evening, with the concert starting at 6.30pm and the fireworks display from 9pm.
“We’re urging everyone to come along early to enjoy the free Christmas in the Park celebrations from 3pm, which includes a lolly drop at 4pm, heaps of children’s entertainment including face painting and a jumping castle and of course kids can get their photo taken with Santa.
“This is DTAG’s first year of organising this event and we’re very excited, there will also be market stalls with some great ideas for Christmas gifts and delicious food on offer.
“We would really like to thank Douglas Shire Council also the many local businesses for their support.”
Organisers are still keen to hear from any prospective stallholders who may wish to participate at no cost.
“Douglas Theatre Arts Group have done an absolutely amazing job securing a wonderful array of local and national talent as well as local sponsors who are generously supporting this exciting event,” Mayor Leu said.
“In keeping with this festive, community event, we would love to see a diverse range of local stallholders too.”
No stall market fees will be charged for this event; however donations to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal will be greatly appreciated.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible and all proceeds go towards buying grocery hampers for local families in need.
Further information on the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal and the Donation form may be found at https://douglas.qld.gov.au/mayors-christmas-appeal-launched-needy/ or at Council’s Mossman Administration Office, on Front Street.
Stall nomination forms are available at council’s website, www.douglas.qld.gov.au and are required by 4.30pm Monday, November 14.
The X Factor contestants Georgia Denton and Andrew Lawson will be a highlight