Carols to get coast all festive
FOR the 28th year in a row, the Kingscliff Carols by the Coast will launch the Tweed into the Christmas spirit.
With the entertainers ready and students from the Kingscliff and Cudgen Public Schools in training for their performances, all organisers need is for Mother Nature to come to the party.
After Carols Under the Stars washed out on the weekend, the Kingscliff event is another chance for Tweed Coast residents to sing along to some carols, just as long as the clouds stay away on December 17.
Throughout its history the Kingscliff event had been lucky with the weather, organiser Gillian Hayllar said.
“We almost got rained out last year, so we are just hoping for fine weather and big crowds,” she said.
A quality group of Tweed performers had donated their time for the event, she said.
“It is very much a community event. It is very low-key and we have got good people who come and give their time at no cost.
“Everyone involved is a professional performer and they are all pretty well-known in their own way.
“It’s a great family evening, and we include lots of carols for the audience to sing along with.”
Among the performers is Andrea Szabo, who will be backed up by the Swing Sisters and Tahlia Mazzaroli, who is just 14.
Peter Tanna, Mary Remedios, David White, Paul Ensbey and Ms Hayllar will also take to the makeshift trailer-stage to add their own twist to favourite Christmas carols.
Kingscliff Public School will also supply some of its finest dancers and the Cudgen Public School Choir will sing.
Santa will make a special guest appearance.
The Kingscliff Lions Club would sell cold drinks, hot-sausage sandwiches, and the children’s favourites – glow sticks, Ms Hayllar said.
“The local kids always really enjoy the event.”
She encouraged all Tweed families to bring a blanket and settle down for a few hours of fun.
“Come along to enjoy a family fun night. Sit down under the stars for a couple of hours and get into the Christmas spirit.”
The free Kingscliff Carols by the Coast is on next Thursday, December 17, at Lions Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff. Entertainment starts at 7pm (DST).