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With Nambour Community Carols
Noel! The Twilight Christmas Markets are back for 2017. You are invited to experience these wonderful evening Christmas Markets, all decked out with strings of fairy lights (the markets, not you). You can enjoy live music by the Nambour Community Carollers and buy beautiful Christmas gifts for your family and friends or treat yourself to something special. There will be many different local Sunshine Coast stalls and products to choose from, as well as amazing food stalls.
Last year the Twilight Christmas Markets were introduced and lots of amazing feedback was received from both stallholders and the public saying how they enjoyed the markets and can't wait to return in 2017. So this year they are back, bigger and better with over 40 market stalls.
Details at a glance: Time: 3pm to 8pm Date: Saturday 9th December Location: Nambour Showgrounds
The market is all undercover so no matter the weather, it will be going ahead. Go along and take your friends, family and neighbours; everybody is welcome.
With a great range of market stalls (even more than last year), you'll be sure to find many special Christmas gift options. * 3pm Free Kids' Entertainment Kids' rides, animal farm, face painting, animal balloons, jumping castle, craft stalls and much more for all ages. * 3pm Food Court There will be a wide range of food options to choose from including sausage sizzle, hamburgers, hot dogs, sliders, prawns, chips, pork skewers, pizza, dumplings, dim sims, Mexican, healthy rolls and burgers, gourmet doughnuts, fairy floss, popcorn, ice cream, sorbet, milkshakes, slushies and coffee. More vendors and options than 2016. * 6pm Carols Concert Enjoy a fun-filled concert featuring local artists and a special visit from Santa and his friend Joy Bells. * 8pm - Fireworks Finale. Everyone's favourite.
Make sure to invite your treasured friends and family as we come together as a community to celebrate Christmas 2017 with a night to remember! See you at the Carols.
Bring a pressie for the tree (image by writer)
BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED PRESENT TO PLACE UNDER THE TREE FOR OUR LOCAL KIDS IN NEED.
Flame Tree Baptist Church has once again partnered with Christmas Care and Sunny Kids to distribute Christmas presents to the local children in need. Together we can make this Christmas one to remember.
Check out the Nambour Community Carols Facebook page to see what's happening at the Carols, by clicking here
History of Christmas Carols
According to Wikipedia: "a Christmas carol (also called a noŽl, from the French word meaning "Christmas") is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, and which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself or during the surrounding holiday season."
The first Christmas hymns date back to the 4th century in Rome. In Australia, where of course it is the middle of summer at Christmas, there is a tradition of Carols by Candlelight concerts held outdoors at night in cities and towns across the country, during the weeks leading up to Christmas. First held in Melbourne, "Carols by Candlelight" is held every Christmas Eve in capital cities and many smaller cities and towns around Australia.
Performers at the concerts include opera singers, musical theatre performers and popular music singers. People in the audience hold lit candles and join in singing some of the carols in accompaniment with the celebrities. Such events are held all over Australia, usually arranged by churches, municipal councils, or other community groups.