Civic centre festivities to share spirit of Christmas
IT'S the most wonderful time of the year and an amazing annual family Christmas event is upon us again.
Stanthorpe Combined Christian Churches is very excited about the upcoming event, Through the Eyes of a Child, on at the civic centre on Sunday, December 16.
The team has reworked the presentation that now includes multimedia, dance, the Stanthorpe Concert Band and the Combined Christian Churches choir with a much shorter program.
Chairman of the Granite Belt Ministers Fellowship group Pastor Jeremy Greening said everyone involved had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get the event in order.
"We have worked incredibly hard to transform this popular event into a family- friendly evening so the entire community can come and share a wonderful Christmas experience together,” he said.
"We are starting much earlier at 5pm with the main presentation commencing at 6pm and we will be done by 8pm at the very latest, allowing families with young children to come and enjoy the celebration.
"You can come early for a good seat and a free LED candle but we have limited numbers so come early not to miss out.
"Our desire is to provide a celebration for our community that is easily accessible by all, regardless of the weather. So hosting this event at the civic centre again makes a lot of sense.”
A free sausage sizzle will be provided outside the venue from 5pm, with the local Stanthorpe swing band serenading guests with some Christmas tunes.
This will be followed by the presentation of Through the Eyes of a Child, which starts at 6pm.
"I am very excited to be hosting this part of the event with my wife Anita and we look forward to having a lot of fun with our audience on the night.
"The night promises to be memorable and will leave you without a doubt what the reason for the season is at Christmas time.
"We have involved a number of children in the presentation this year so we can truly see Christmas through the eyes of our young people.
"We look forward to welcoming the Stanthorpe community as our guest and it's our great pleasure to be able to celebrate with you this Christmas.
"If you can't make it (and we really hope you can), on behalf of the local ministers fellowship we wish you a very safe and merry Christmas and all the best for the new year,” Pastor Greening said.