Christmas Spectacular to bring carols and fun to Theatre

The Burdekin’s Community Christmas Carols will this year be transformed into a Christmas Spectacular, complete with family entertainment, pop-up kids’ workshops and a special children’s play.

Set to take place at Burdekin Theatre across two nights on Thursday 21 December and Friday 22 December, there will be Christmas activities and entertainment in the forecourt and foyer from 5pm nightly. From 7pm the free Christmas Spectacular will take place in the Burdekin Theatre Auditorium, including a program of family-favourite Christmas Carols and the children’s play, Elf.

The Christmas Spectacular is free but people must still secure their tickets through Burdekin Theatre. Tickets go on sale today.

Book online at www.burdekintheatre.com.au, by phone (07) 4783 9800 or in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 145 Young Street, Ayr.  A maximum of 10 tickets per person applies.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Community Christmas Carols were a great community tradition and this year Council had received funding through the Queensland Government’s Community Drought Support Package to make the event even bigger.

“I thank the Queensland Government for its assistance in making this event possible, by providing $22,500 through its Community Drought Support Package,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We have a great line up of entertainment planned.

“From 5pm nightly, community groups will have food and drink stalls in the Theatre forecourt with entertainment on the outdoor staged area adding to the festive atmosphere.

“Santa Claus himself is also tipped to make an appearance.

“We’ll even have a free photo booth set up where families will be able to pose for a Christmas-themed photo.”

Residents will head into the theatre for a 7pm start for the play and Christmas carols.

The Elf children’s play will be directed by Pat Nuttal, who is currently calling for participants who would like to be involved.

Parents of any children interested in being a part of the play can contact Burdekin Singers at .

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