Carols night back again
Rumours of special guest appearance
SANTA Claus could be making a grand return to town if the rumours are to be believed.
The much-loved Carols by Candlelight event is just over two weeks away and organisers have their fingers crossed for a special guest appearance.
“Santa Claus is coming to town, as the song goes, and you won’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to sneak a peek at the jolly fellow in red,” event organiser Greg Thouard said.
“He has plans to visit Stanthorpe on Friday, December 14, when families gather near the bandshell at Weeroona Park for Carols by Candlelight.
“Well, that’s the rumour we have heard, anyway,” he said.
Stanthorpe’s Carols by Candlelight is very much a community event, showcasing traditional English and European carols known and loved by many generations of
“So you can expect songs ranging from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Away in a Manger and everything in between – just perfect for a community sing-along,” Greg said.
The Stanthorpe RSL Band will play all the carols and the Granite Belt Choir will be there to perform as well.
The Granite Belt Junior Choir will also sing a short selection.
Stanthorpe Lions Club members will run their usual sausage sizzle during the night, so plan to get there any time after 5.30pm for a bite to eat before the band starts warming up at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
You can buy a carols book on the night and a glowstick or bring your own torch or candle.
Last year’s event drew hundreds to the park and Greg said “It’s a great night for children and finishes by around 8pm”.
❝ It’s a great night for children and finishes by around 8pm.
— Greg Thouard
POPULAR MAN: Santa made a special pit stop at the Stanthorpe community Carols by Candlelight last year and there's a rumour he's set to return.