CAROLS celebrations are being planned across the Macleay, Nambucca and Bellinger valleys – and these traditional Christmas events always draw big crowds and are of particular appeal to young families.
Cheryl Dale from Mid Coast Rides Kempsey reports that along with the Silver Band, a special community carols night will be held at Kempsey Racecourse on Saturday, December 16.
This will be an “old fashioned night singing carols and being involved in a community get-together”, Cheryl said.
As well as camraderie and singing, there will be so much more.
On the food front, there will be a sausage sizzle, plus coffee and cold drinks. There will also be lollies, snow cones or pack a rug and some fold-up chairs and bring your own picnic to enjoy.
There will also be rides (purchase a $10 armband for unlimited rides) and stalls – and of course, Santa.
Entertainment will be provided in spades: The Kempsey District Silver Band - Macleay Choristers, and the Vogue Performing Arts Academy.
Plus there will be karate displays.
And of course no carols night would be complete without glow sticks.
The event will from from 6.30 to 8.30, with a gold coin entry the only charge.
A free community bus will also be in operation – from South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Kundabung, Clybucca and the Kempsey area. Phone or text Mavis on 0407 965-862.
The gates at the racecourse will open from 6 o’clock.
The rides on the night will include a jumping castle, slide and tea cup. Finish up the night with a traditional carols sing-a-long.
BYO blankets and seats.
You can follow details of the event on Facebook: fb.me/kempseycommunitycarols.