Get in tune with the magic of Christ­mas

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CLARE ARMSTRONG

SANTA Claus is com­ing to Townsville where he will be joined by a host of spe­cial guests for Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

Townsville City Coun­cil’s an­nual Car­ols by Can­dle­light event will be held un­der the stars and on the grass at River­way Sta­dium to­mor­row from 5pm.

Chil­dren’s mu­si­cian, ac­tor and au­thor Jus­tine Clarke is the head­line per­former for the fam­ily- friendly event.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the event was a “great way” to bring the city to­gether.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to our beau­ti­ful new lo­ca­tion and lis­ten­ing to Christ­mas car­ols un­der the stars and see­ing res­i­dents dressed for the weather to match our trop­i­cal theme,” she said.

Com­mu­nity and Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said lo­cal ta­lent would also be show­cased.

“We held au­di­tions for Car­ols ear­lier in the year and the pro­gram is filled with solo artists, duos and groups in­clud­ing the TheatreiNQ, Townsville Choral So­ci­ety Choir, and of course our fan­tas­tic 1RAR band,” she said.

Coun­cil­lor Ver­ena Coombe said there would be free park­ing avail­able at 1300 Smiles Sta­dium and a Park’n’Ride will run to River­way every 15 min­utes to help man­age traf­fic into the area.

“It’s great that we can bring some of the Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties to the sub­urbs and cel­e­brate Christ­mas to­gether,” she said.

Due to the event be­ing out­doors, heavy rain may force the can­cel­la­tion of the event.

Keep an eye out at townsville­bul­letin. com. au for any up­dates.

SING STARS: Lu­cille Higgins, Zara Bold­ery, Olivia Rol­ley and Amelie Col­leton, all aged 4, get ready for the car­ols. Pic­ture: SHAE BEPLATE

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