MERRY CHRISTMAS: The festive season will kick off on Sunday with Rotary’s Carols by the Beach.
MERRY CHRISTMAS: The festive season will kick off on Sunday with Rotary’s Carols by the Beach.

‘Sing in’ the silly season

THE air will be filled with sweet singing on Sunday as the annual Carols by the Beach takes place.

One of the most hotly anticipated events in the lead-up to Christmas, Carols by the Beach is an event for all the family including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents and friends.

Headlining this year are pupils from the Cannonvale State School and Whitsunday Christian College, who will be singing carols, and new this year is a performance by St Catherine's Catholic College students on piano, guitar and chimes.

The Proserpine Citizens Band will be warming up the crowd and the Whitsunday Baptist Church Band will also be playing carols. Everyone is welcome to join in with the singing.

And of course Santa himself will be swooping in to surprise and delight the crowd.

"It's a really exciting event for the children," event organiser Dalwyn McErlane said.

"They love to get up there and sing in front of their family and friends, it's really magical. So bring a picnic blanket or chair, sit back and enjoy the carols to really get you in the festive spirit."

Food and drink will be available to purchase, including hot snacks from the barbecue, and ice-cream and fairy floss. There will be prizes for the best-dressed children, with a total of six gifts to give away to the ones with the best Christmas-themed outfits.

Carols by the Beach is a Rotary Club of Airlie Beach no-alcohol event and will take place on the Airlie Beach foreshore (where the Saturday markets are held) from 5-8pm.

If it rains it will be moved to the PCYC, in Jubilee Pocket - check the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Times Facebook pages.

CAROLS BY THE BEACH

Where: Airlie Beach foreshore

In case of rain: PCYC

When: Sunday, December 6

Cost: Free


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