It’s beginning to look like Xmas
IT’S December, and the Festive Season is upon us.
To get into the spirit of Christmas, Ballina Shire residents can head along to several carol-singing events.
And while Alstonville Public School is a long way from Melbourne’s famous Myer Music Bowl, Rachael Beck will be using the school’s carols on December 7 as a warm-up for the popular Christmas Eve event in the Victorian capital.
Rachael, the star of Hey Dad and It Takes Two who also has appeared in Home and Away, is a former student of the school and daughter of school librarian, Robyn Beck, and sister-in-law of the school’s bandmaster, Kirsten Beck.
She has appeared in the stage productions of The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Singing in the Rain, Cats and Beauty and the Beast.
School principal Lorraine Bryant said the ‘school community is extremely grateful that Rachael could spare the time out of her hectic schedule to join with the performers from the school to entertain the community in the free concert’.
The carols will be held from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Meanwhile, other carols events will be held throughout the shire.
And for the kids, it will be a large man in a red suit who will be the star at a couple of the Christmas events, to be held as follows:
* Alstonville, December 4, Alstonville Christmas Markets and Carols by Candlelight hosted by the Apex and Lions clubs of Alstonville at the showground, with the market starting at noon and the carols at 6.30pm. Santa will make an appearance, and there will be plenty of arts and crafts for sale, music, food and drinks.
* Lennox Head, December 5, Carols by Candlelight at Williams Reserve, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with entertainment, stalls and fireworks. Glow sticks and candles will be available for purchase. Santa will make an appearance.
* Ballina, December 12, Ballina and District Ministers’ Association Riverside Carols, Kingsford Smith Park from 6.30pm. School students and choir will perform, carols start at 7.30pm, with fireworks at about 9pm.