News

Santa’s Disco dance

Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Having a great night at the Lismore Carol’s 8yrs Isabella Cappe,and her sisters 4yrs Georgina, 6yrs Hannah, and 8yrs Edwina, all of Tregeagle. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Having a great night at the Lismore Carol’s 8yrs Isabella Cappe,and her sisters 4yrs Georgina, 6yrs Hannah, and 8yrs Edwina, all of Tregeagle. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star DOUG EATON

CAROLS with a funky twist were heard across the Northern Rivers at the weekend, with families getting into the festive spirit in villages, along the beaches and local halls.

The Lismore Carols celebration saw numbers well above last year's 5000 at Riverside Park in Lismore last night.

Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Having a great night at the Lismore Carol’s last night Mum Kylie, 2yrs Kaden, and Dad Matt Everman, of Goonellabah. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Having a great night at the Lismore Carol’s last night Mum Kylie, 2yrs Kaden, and Dad Matt Everman, of Goonellabah. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star Doug Eaton

 

Lisa Hunt and the Forever Band had Santa and all the elves moving shaking it to the tunes of Michael Jackson, funky 70s Disco songs and, of course, more than one Christmas song with a funky twist.

Lismore residents and visitors dancing also enjoyed performances by Dhinawan Dreaming, Georgina Pollard, St Andrews African Choir, Luke Vassella, John Allen, Lismore City Concert Band, Wyrallah Road Public School Choir and Blue Hills College Choir.

There were also guest appearances by NBN's Big Dog and Santa Claus.

The evening came to a close with a fireworks show that awed the children and entertained the adults.

Carols By The Sea were also held in Byron Bay on Saturday.

Run by the Byron Ministers Fellowship and directed by award-winning jazz and gospel music artist, Sharny Russell, the coastal celebration also had a funky and festive feeling that delighted the audiences.

Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Performing at carols on Sunday night Lisa Hunt and Band. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
Lismore Carols Riverside park 16-12-12. Performing at carols on Sunday night Lisa Hunt and Band. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star DOUG EATON

Topics:  carols christmas lismore



Man arrested in front of daughters to do weekend time

Man held in custody as he was refused bail in court.

Man to spend weekend in cell for weapons and drugs charges

NSW selects Tweed as Origin training base

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley announces the new training location at Mantra on the Tweed Shire Coast for next years NRL State of Origin Series .

The NSW Origin squad will train on the Tweed in 2017.

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

Critics say the relaxed lockout laws are still too stringent to promote a thriving night life.

Bottle shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm

Local Partners

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

WATCH: The young Aussie actor playing Barack Obama

A screenshot of the trailer for Barry, a new film from Netflix.

Aussie teen nails Obama's early university years

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!