Christmas cheer relieves Cabarita.
Christmas cheer relieves Cabarita.

Santa's fire truck at Cabarita

SANTA may not have been on his sleigh but a fire truck was good enough for the kids at the Cabarita Beach Sports Club yesterday.

And it was more than fitting, seeing as bushfires burning in the region for more than a week were finally contained.

“That was a big hit for the kids and a big hit for the firies also,” marketing and functions manager Nick Brabham said.

“The day allowed a few of those parents in smoky homes to be out and about and take their minds off cleaning up.”

About 500 youngsters and their families attended the club’s sixth annual kid’s Christmas party in the afternoon.

As well as a visit from Santa, the children enjoyed a jumping castle, pony rides, roving fairies, face painting and an obstacle course.

Each child also received a free gift and complimentary food and drinks.

The Christmas spirit was also alive in Murwillumbah last night for the Carols in the Park.

Presented by the Combined Churches of Murwillumbah, the carols were held in Knox Park after being in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre for the past few years.

The live music kicked off at 5pm, followed by the official carols at 7pm and the event catered for all denominations.

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