Car­ols night back again

Ru­mours of spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

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.

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