Reindeer Parade to go ahead
DESPITE the ominous clouds hovering over the region, Santa and his reindeer will not be stopped from making their grand entrance at the Rose City Shoppingworld today.
Rose City Shoppingworld marketing manager Stevie Brennan said the rain and thunderstorms forecast at the weekend would not stop the reindeer parade.
“It will put a dampener on me, but not on the parade,” Miss Brennan laughed.
Once a year the children of Warwick revel in their chance to get up close and personal with real reindeer to kick off the Christmas season.
Beginning at10.30am, the parade will travel up and down the main street before making its way through the shopping centre. This year the parade will be lead by two-year-old Hawk, who takes over the reins from former lead stag Regal.
Once inside, Santa will take his seat in his brand new workshop to meet all of the boys and girls who would like to say hello and whisper their Christmas wish.
Santa's shiny new workshop, crafted by handyman Mal Dawes, is fit for a king and is located in a new spot outside Bi-Lo.
Miss Brennan said welcoming Santa to his new home was a very exciting time and she encouraged families to join in the Christmas fun.
“It's a great community event to welcome Santa to the centre for the very first time in 2010 and we hope to see you all there,” Miss Brennan said.
The morning will feature special appearances from 30 students from the Killarney School of Dance, members of the Queensland Rural Fire Service and the Warwick Pipe Band.
And kids, don't forget to keep an eye out for Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Bear and the elf on stilts.
All kids under 12 to visit Santa will get a free gift.