Lights on the Lake is a fun outing for the whole family held in such a stunning location, right on the banks of Currimundi Lake. All the fun starts at 4.00 in the afternoon with music and entertainment right through to the evening. Supervised children's activities are all happening during this time i.e. from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Why not try your hand at beating out a rhythm in the free drumming circle?
How big is that drumming circle? Image: Lights on the Lake FB page
Get a group of friends and family together, bring a picnic blanket and hamper to set up on the grassed area to watch the fun on stage or alternatively, keep a lookout towards the Lake, where the decorated and lit kayaks and canoes join the water parade from dusk. Last year there were thirty-two individual festooned watercraft with sixty-eight paddlers. The boat light decorations were bigger, brighter and more creative than ever before, ensuring the lake exploded into a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours! So, you can only imagine what 2017 Lights on the Lake has in store for us - bigger, better and definitely more colourful!
Entrant for the 2016 Lights on the Lake water parade - Image: Lights on the Lake FB page
There is so much on offer at Lights on the Lake! Local artists will be displaying (and selling) affordable and original work at the arts and crafts stalls. Another perfect opportunity to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done, especially with the range of unique and handcrafted gifts on offer. Local artists will love the support!
I think that's Santa arriving! Image: Lights on the Lake FB page
How exciting! The jolly ol' man, dressed in red - you know the one that we all love! That's right, Santa, our favourite person from up North, will be arriving at about 6.00pm from across the lake. I suspect he's leaving his reindeer at home this time around, as they definitely prefer snow to water! Santa will be arriving to visit the children….ho, ho, ho, here's hoping we've all been good boys and girls this year and get to share in Santa's sack full of lollies!
Besides the excitement of Santa's arrival, what else is there for the children to do? The children get to participate in the drumming circle, painting, planting, playing, swimming, singing, dancing, riding bikes, listening to music, paddling boats and jumping to the laser light show. Enough entertainment to ensure all that excess energy gets put to good use.
So many activities for the children to get involved in - Images: Lights on the Lake FB page
Are you keen to enter your kayak or canoe into Lights on the Lake? Start decorating your watercraft now and just ensure you register in advance - the organisers have been very generous, allowing registration up to THE day as long as registration is done before 5.30pm. It's as easy as that - decorate your kayak or canoe, register in advance and bring your craft along. You can download the entry form for the water procession by clicking here.Save the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to: Lights on the Lake, 1 Gam Avenue, Currimundi, QLD, 4551 or bring the completed form to the event…before 5.30pm!
Watercraft owners getting ready for the parade - Image: Lights on the Lake FB page
A few housekeeping rules for the water procession:
Boat owners must be ready and registered at the launch site (Crummunda Park) by 5.30pm;
No naked flames, no motorised craft;
Children under thirteen must be accompanied by an adult and wear a flotation device;
Most important rule of all……..HAVE FUN!
Lights on the Lake is a family community event that appeals to all ages and everyone is welcome! If you live in the area, please consider walking, cycling or even paddling to the event. Crummunda Park is in very close proximity to bus stops on Nicklin Way, giving visitors an alternative method of travelling. The organisers recommend travelling to the event with public transport, whenever possible.
Santa's Reindeer? Image: Lights on the Lake FB page