Christmas cheer in Carbonear
More than 300 parents and children packed the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear Dec. 5 for the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Performances by the Salvation Army band, the Church Lads Brigade, Carbonear Academy choir and the Carbonear district Girl Guides opened the event, showcasing the talent of the local students and organizations from the area.
Special guests, Santa Claus and Frosty, made a visit to help Carbonear Coun. Frank Butt, newly elected Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Sam Slade and more than 20 students from Carbonear Academy light up the Christmas tree.
The following photos are a look into some of the performances of the evening.
Right: The Carbonear District Girl Guides have been a part of the Carbonear tree lighting event for many years, and this year they continued the tradition. Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides and Pathfinders joined the troop’s leaders to sing a couple of Christmas songs. They shared an energetic version of Jingle Bells that was highlighted by every member shaking a handheld set of bells. The Church Lads Brigade’s young men and women members from the Carbonear area joined together on stage at the Sheila NaGeira theatre to play several Christmas songs.
Two guests surprised the hundreds in attendance prior to lighting the Christmas tree. Santa Claus and Frosty made their way to the stage, high-fiving everyone on the ends of the rows of seats on their way down. Santa said, in a booming voice, “Ho, ho, ho.” The kids were very excited to see him, some even telling him what they wanted for Christmas.
During the tree lighting event, Carbonear MHA Sam Slade and Coun. Frank Butt were joined on stage by more than 20 students from Carbonear Academy. The students were chosen by the school to help light up the tree.