The Buderim Village Park will once again come alive with festive spirit, with the date set for the Buderim Community Carols on Sunday, 8th December.
With pre-show entertainment from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, local identity Rosanna Natoli as MC along with a special appearance by Santa Claus, locals and visitors alike are invited to join in on the popular annual event, hosted again this year by the BWMCA and Buderim Bendigo Community Bank.
BWMCA Carols organiser Andrew Butterworth said the Buderim Community Christmas Carols would be directed by local Riley Cope, with performances by Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (BYTES), the Mountain Creek State High School String Ensemble.
“We are very excited about this year’s Buderim Community Carols, which for the local community really heralds the beginning of the Christmas season,” Mr Butterworth said.
“We welcome everyone to gather their family and friends and come along for a great sing-a-long.
“Along with Rosanna Natoli joining us as MC for the first time, we have some great live acts performing and there will be many Carols for everyone to sing along with too.
“We hope the Buderim community will join in on the spirit of peace and goodwill as we head into Christmas.”
Buderim Bendigo Community Bank branch manager Peter Macdonnell said the Carols would once again be a great way to welcome in the festive season and come together as a community.
“We are so fortunate to have such a talented line up of performers and if last year’s event taught us anything, it’s that the new stage facilities make Buderim Village Park a spectacular venue,” Mr Macdonnell said.
“It will be a very special event and one which the Bank is very proud to support.”
Rosanna Natoli said she was really looking forward to sharing the event with the people of Buderim. “I simply adore Christmas and carols in particular. It’s not often we can come together as a community to celebrate something as pure, universal and heartfelt as the joy of sharing time with family and friends at this time of year. “I love singing and candlelight – so to be able to combine them for an evening is simply heaven for me!”, Rosanna said.
Also supported again this year by 104.9 Sunshine FM, the celebration will also include a great range of food and snacks for sale. There will be a Sausage Sizzle courtesy of the barbecue experts at the Rotaract Club of the Sunshine Coast, with glow stick candles and products and other treats. There will be Fairy Floss for sale thanks to the Buderim Foundation, other food selections thanks to the Buderim Scouts. There will also be delicious cupcakes thanks to the Buderim Uniting Church which will use the funds it raises to support Chappy Dave at Buderim Mountain State School.
So bring your picnic rugs or chairs and come and share the night with us. In the event of severe weather, the show will go on, in the Buderim War Memorial Hall next to the park.
The event is made possible through the generous support of event partners, the Buderim Bendigo Community Bank and through their grants program the Sunshine Coast Council, Carvosso & Winship Buderim Solicitors, the Rotary Club of Buderim, Reflected Image PRoductions, Cope Creative, JPG Print and Design, Fenwicks Fruit Emporium, the Buderim Chronicle, Sunshine Coast Daily, and 104.9 Sunshine FM.
Entry to the Buderim Community Carols at the Buderim Village Park is by gold coin donation.
To keep up to date with weather conditions in the lead up to the event stay tuned to the Buderim Chronicle, 104.9 Sunshine FM and the BWMCA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/buderimwarmemorialcommunityassociation.