Regan and Sarii Caldwell looking forward to singing along at Carols by Candlelight.
Regan and Sarii Caldwell looking forward to singing along at Carols by Candlelight. Ron Burgin

Magical carols at Moore Park Beach

“MAGICAL, marvellous and amazing” were just a few words used to describe the Moore Park Beach Christmas Carols on Saturday night.

More than 1000 people flocked to the seaside carols to enjoy the night of marvellous music, fantastic food and charming company.

Moore Park Lions events co-ordinator Jan Refeld was an organiser of the carols and was “thrilled” with the turn out.

“People were saying it was the best carols they have ever been to,” she said.

“We have had nothing but positive feedback.”

The evening of free fun was provided by the Moore Park Lions and the Community Association who provided candles, programs and Christmas gifts for the kids.

The fun began at 4.30pm with a party for local kids that included a merry-go-round, jumping castle and a visit from Santa.

The carols followed at 6.30pm and were led by 50 students from the Moore Park State School Choir and a performance by the Hinkler Harmony Group.

“The kids were singing their little hearts out,” Mrs Refeld said.

“Everyone left with smiles on their faces. The weather was perfect and it was just a magical night.”

Lions member Della Jenkins was the master of ceremonies at the seaside event and was shocked with the event’s popularity.

“There was just as big a crowd at the end of the evening as the start,” she said.

“Even when the carols finished they just sat around talking. No-one wanted to leave.”

Mrs Jenkins said the school choir was her favourite part of the evening.

“The school choir was amazing,” she said.

“They were such an enthusiastic bunch, they were just marvellous.”

The Bundaberg Carols by Candlelight was also held on Saturday night with Bargara and Childers holding carols on Sunday night.

  • The Gin Gin carols will be held on December 18 at the showgrounds.
  • Biggenden will round up the carols for the region with and event on December 23.


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