Community

Jolly Christmas spirit alive at Centro this festive season

Five-year-old Tyrah Hale joins in the Christmas spirit at Centro.
Five-year-old Tyrah Hale joins in the Christmas spirit at Centro. Renee Pilcher

THE people of Gympie sure know how to bring in the Christmas season.

Much trumpeting, colour and fanfare at the Centro Gympie 'Where's Santa?' Christmas Parade and Stage Show yesterday blew the whistle for the start of the festive season.

The vibrant parade of reindeer, elves and Cooloola Dance dancers bounced in Centro's doors at 5.30pm.

Led by excitable jazz marching band The Peppers Pep Band, the parade left toes tapping and children bopping as it passed the crowd to the main stage.

The Naughty Christmas Tree, back by popular demand after last year's parade, had children squealing with delight as it stood still, danced and dashed around.

Centro Gympie marketing manager Anthony Mallett was happy with how people received the show.

"I think everyone enjoyed it," he said.

"It was all about having fun and enjoying the start of Christmas. The kids seemed to have an absolute ball."

The stage show featured Mrs Claus, elves and a magic wizard who made Santa appear, with the help of children from the audience. Children lined up to visit Santa at his village and receive a goody bag.

Mr Mallett said he wanted to create lasting Christmas memories for children at Centro this year.

"That's why we're doing it. Our theme this year is Sprinkle Some Christmas Magic.

"The magic part is creating those memories that stay in your mind."

We want to bring that to our community. We want to keep people here.

"Having a good time is what Christmas is all about."

 

Centro Gympie Christmas calendar

  • December 7, 9.30am - 'Rudolph is here' Kids Club
  • December 15, 11am, 1pm - Mrs Claus stage show
  • December 22, 11am, 1pm - Rudolph stage show
  • December 17 -22, 10am to 2pm - Kids craft workshop

Santa at Centro

Daily until Christmas Eve, Monday to Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursdays10am-7pm, Friday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

Gympie Times

Topics:  christmas community festive season gympie centro holidays



Mayor ready to spend millions

Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey says there is work to be done, and $10 million dollars will help us get there.

$10M cash injection for Bundy ratepayers

Landlord's nightmare: Maggots, faeces and garbage

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

Couple left with massive clean-up

Gig Guide Thursday, January 19-Sunday, January 22

Gig Guide.

Chill out with some tunes at your favourite hangout.

Local Partners

Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Donald Trump win

Chelsea Handler pictured in a scene from her talk show in Los Angeles.

TALK show host blames rise of reality TV family for election result.

Choirboys headline Agnes music festival

ROCK ON: Choirboys are set to headline the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival in 2017.

Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival has announced its 2017 line-up

Law & Order’s Trump inspired episode is still in limbo

The cast of Law & Order: SVU season 18, from left, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. Supplied by Channel 10.

SHOW'S mastermind unsure if or when twice-delayed episode will air.

50 Shades of Bli Bli: Adult theme park plans revealed

THE MIND BOGGLES: Potential buyers of Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli have considered a range of different themes, including an 'adult entertainment venue'.

Sunshine Castle looks to new, prosperous future.

Dating between the sheets on national TV?

Singles meet for the first time in their underwear in the SBS TV series Undressed.

NO shortage of singles willing to get Undressed with a stranger.

What's on the big screen this week

Dev Patel in a scene from the movie Lion.

ACCLAIMED Australian film Lion finally makes its domestic debut.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!