Christmas is on the way!

christmas-ballsChristmas parties have started – this year you can add a gala dinner as an option for your get together. Remember to shop local and support our locals.

Make sure you set these dates aside for the much loved Carols by Night. If you have a Christmas or New Year event please let us know by November 18 for the December edition.

Backing singers wanted in Rainbow Beach

The annual Rainbow Beach Community Carols will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 6-8pm at the Community Centre, commencing with a free sausage sizzle at 5pm.

Santa will be in attendance and available for photos between 5 and 6pm, with face painting by Daisy and a candle making workshop for people wishing to make their own beeswax candles to use on the night. There will be a small charge for the candles and soft drinks will also be on sale.

Music will include items by the Rainbow Beach School choir and local artists. Come along and enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars with family and friends, singing all the traditional carols that we know and love.

There will also be a visit by a very special family. Make sure that you bring along a rug or chair and maybe a torch just in case it is windy!

We are looking for people who can hold a tune to sing in the backing choir – call Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867.

Tin Can Bay Carols

Tin Can Bay Community Christmas Carols are happening on Sunday, December 11 in the park behind the RSL. There will be the obligatory sausage sizzle and drinks for sale from 5pm (catered by Think Like a Pony).

Carols commence at 6pm, presented by Tin Can Bay Community Church Guest Artist – Bundaberg School Chaplain, Lisa Crosbie.

We also have lollies for the kids, a visit from Santa and glow sticks for sale. A collection will be taken to support Chaplaincy in our schools.

Are you on your own this Christmas?

Would you like to spend Christmas Eve with other folk from our Community?

Tin Can Bay Community Church would like to invite you to Christmas Eve Dinner at the Community Complex starting at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve followed by a carol service.

If you would like to attend, please phone John on 0477 166 906, or Graham on 0419 502 645 to register your attendance.

Lionesses bring fashions and food

The Tin Can Bay Lioness Club invites you to a Christmas Morning Tea, plus fashion on parade by Cooloola Craft and Fashion and Jilly’s by the Bay.

This morning of merriment will also include raffles and a lucky door prize, along with great conversation and plenty of laughter!

So come along to Cathy House, Toolara Road on Wednesday, November 30 at 9am for a 9.30am start. The event only costs $10, with tickets being sold at Cooloola Craft and Fashion. All proceeds from the day will stay local.

Please RSVP by November 24, as bookings are essential. Enquiries to Denise McKean, ph: 5486 4103, or

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