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.

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