Santa is com­ing to Air­lie

Come down to the beach and deck the fore­shore with boughs of holly

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Ge­or­gia Simp­son ge­or­gia.simp­[email protected]­sun­day­

THE time has come to dig out your rein­deer antlers and dust off your Santa hats, as Car­ols by the Beach ar­rives on our doorstep.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Air­lie Beach, the fam­i­lyfriendly event in­vites the whole com­mu­nity to come to­gether at Fairy Tree Park on the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore this Sun­day, to en­joy an evening of singing in har­mony (or out of tune if you’re tone deaf ) to ev­ery­one’s favourite Christ­mas car­ols.

It’s the quintessen­tial Aus­tralian Christ­mas set­ting – the hu­mid sum­mer air en­velop­ing the crowds as the sun starts to set over the glo­ri­ous Co­ral Sea.

The Proser­pine Cit­i­zens Band will kick off the evening, play­ing a se­lec­tion of Christ­mas tunes to warm up the crowd and ev­ery­one’s vo­cal cords. Lo­cal groups, in­clud­ing the Whit­sun­day Bap­tist Church Band, Wel­lard Voice Tu­ition Singing School and Can­non­vale State School Choir will fol­low with the evening en­ter­tain­ment, and ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to join in the merry tunes.

For those boys and girls who have be­haved them­selves this year, Santa will ar­rive at 7pm.

There will be a prize for the best-dressed per­son, so make sure you’re dressed in your most colour­ful and fes­tive cheer to be in the run­ning.

A bar­be­cue will be pro­vided by the Rotary Club of Air­lie Beach, along with dessert in the form of de­li­cious fairy floss and Cold Rock ice cream to sa­ti­ate those with a cheeky sweet tooth.

Car­ols by the Sea is an al­co­hol-free event and pa­trons are ad­vised to bring along some­thing to sit on to en­joy max­i­mum com­fort un­der the stars with some great mu­sic.

In the event of rain, the night’s fun will be trans­ferred to the PCYC.

Watch so­cial me­dia and the Rotary Club of Air­lie Beach’s Face­book page for any up­dates.

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