Jubilee Park will be filled with festive cheer when Beaudesert’s Carols in the Park returns on 2 December.
For the first time, it will be held on a Friday rather than a Wednesday, and it will start earlier than usual with Christmas markets from 4.30pm and the carols from 5.30pm to 8pm.
It will also be a comeback of sorts, after soaking rain and summer storms forced the cancellation of the 2021 Carols in the Park.
The Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce is organising the event, which Beaudesert Rotary has organised in previous years.
The iconic Rotary hot chip van will still be a fixture, alongside burgers, sausages, drinks and a variety of sweets including ice creams, milkshakes and more.
There will also be about 25 market stalls offering products like handmade clothing, plants, honey, pottery, macrame, health foods, sauces, chutneys, resin, art, jewellery and leather works.
It will be the first time the chamber’s Christmas night market, which started in 2020 behind Mitre 10, will be combined with the carols in Jubilee Park.
Local vocalist and performance teacher Bec Teese will lead the singing of the carols and is entertainment coordinator for the event.
Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce President David Kassulke said the combined markets and carols would be a fun event for all.
“People can come along and find plenty to choose from at the markets and be entertained and enjoy the cool of the evening,” he said.
“We started the markets at Mitre 10 and that was good, then we said, ‘let’s approach the Council about Jubilee Park’, which they were very helpful with, and it’s quite a nice setting down there.”
He said it was about bringing people together.
“Beaudesert’s population is growing, there are plenty of new faces in town and everyone’s welcome to come. We have these community events to build local connections and so people can see what’s going on,” he said.
“I think it’ll be a very entertaining program and I encourage everyone to come along and participate.”
For more information, keep an eye out in the 18 November Beaudesert Bulletin.