Carnival helps bring families together
CHRISTMAS Carnival Committee president Craig Lucas believes there’s no better way than a carnival to get into the Christmas spirit.
“It brings families together, I think,” he said.
“Being in an area that’s pretty high up with agriculture, I’ve known farmers to work on Christmas Day but they still love to make time to go to the carnival.
“It’s a great place for everyone to go, catch up and take their families to have a great time.
“As a community, we don’t really get many options for people to enjoy events as a family and so this is a really important event for many in the area.”
For the children, the bonus of the Christmas carnival is meeting Santa.
“People should be most excited for Santa,” Mr Lucas said.
“It’s simply not a Christmas carnival if you don’t have Santa.
“We always have Santa arrive in the big fire engine and as soon as they hear that siren, the children are everywhere.
“We’ve got Ally Walker’s dance academy, so they’re going to dance Santa to the stage and to his photo booth. The kids will love it.
“It really ignites their Christmas spirit too. When they’re there sitting on his lap for photos and telling him about their wishes and what they’re excited for that year, it’s great to see them all so happy.”
As well as Santa’s arrival, Mr Lucas said there would be lots of entertainment at the carnival.
“We’re going to be releasing a program and entertainment guide at the start of next week on our Facebook page, so that everyone knows what they’re in for on the evening,” he said.
SANTA’S ON HIS WAY: Santa will be arriving at this year’s Kingaroy Christmas Carnival earlier and will be available for pictures with the whole family.