Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Get into the festive spirit with the Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church and their annual Carols service.
A well-loved community event, the Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church annual Carols service brings the community together and ignites the Christmas celebrations in the region.
“It is always a popular event,” Jane Bettridge, Fundraising Chair of the Uniting Church said.
“Our church musos will play, and we have a few members with lovely voices, but we welcome the community to get involved and sing as well. The whole idea is that everyone gets involved.”
The combined event of the Christmas markets and the carols is a new update for 2023.
“Last year, we had the markets during the day, and the carols at night, and for this year, we thought to combine them into one big event,” Jane said.
The night begins at 5pm, with the market stalls, with the Minister beginning the Christmas Story at 6pm, and the carols afterwards, with fantastic live music and traditional carols.
“The Christmas story is always lovely. Putting the Christ back into Christmas, and we will be sharing the child-friendly version of the Christmas story,” Jane explained.
So, bring your picnic rug or a camp chair, set yourself up in the midst of all the action.
Jane recommends that all attendees bring plenty of cash, as there is limited EFTPOS available.
WHAT: Christmas Stalls and Carols
WHERE: Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church Grounds, Corner Herbert and Main Street, Proserpine
WHEN: Friday, December 1, from 5pm, with Carols beginning at 6pm
The Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church annual Christmas Carols and Markets. Photo supplied