Gather your fam­ily for carol tra­di­tions

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE -

CHARGE your torch bat­ter­ies, pack your can­dle and bun­dle up your blan­ket (or chair) so you’ll be ready to pull up a square of lawn in front of the band­shell in Weeroona Park next week for Stan­thorpe’s Carols by Can­dle­light.

It has long been the case that the night of the fi­nal day of school for state pri­mary school­child­ren is time to cel­e­brate with carols. There’s Joy to the World but it’s def­i­nitely not a Silent Night!

Chil­dren play with glow­sticks, sing carols and wait with bated breath for the man in red to make his ap­pear­ance.

The Lions Club of Stan­thorpe will also set up its bar­be­cue and peo­ple can buy some­thing to eat from

about 5.30pm. As well as your bar­be­cue money, bring a few gold coins ex­tra so you can buy a carols book­let.

The Stan­thorpe RSL Brass Band will start get­ting ev­ery­one in the mood with some happy tunes from about 6pm and at 6.30 the carols be­gin. With the help of the Gran­ite Belt Choir, the singing is a com­mu­nity ef­fort. The Gran­ite Belt Ju­nior Choir will also lend their voices to the mix. Night will fall, a May­oral mes­sage will be pre­sented, and then, fi­nally, the jolly fel­low in red will ar­rive in his sleigh.

PHOTO: FILE

SANTA PAYS A VISIT: Santa stopped by to see the chil­dren at last year’s Carols by Can­dle­light.

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