Santa hunt is on

Vicki McAteer (centre) from Beaudesert's Christmas Spirit Committee delivers Santa to Ken Wright and Trish Ryan from Wright's Jewellers.
Vicki McAteer (centre) from Beaudesert's Christmas Spirit Committee delivers Santa to Ken Wright and Trish Ryan from Wright's Jewellers.

Dozens of little crocheted Santa Clauses are hiding in shops throughout Beaudesert just waiting for festive children and families to come find them.

The Beaudesert’s Christmas Spirit Committee Santa Hunt is on from 1-21 December, with prizes on offer across the 1-6, 7-12, 13-17 and family age groups.

Vicki McAteer from the committee encouraged locals to get involved.

“What the kids need to do is with their parents go into each shop that’s nominated on the sheet and find the secret Santa, and when they get their sheet filled there’s a red box in front of the town Christmas tree at Central Place, and they just need to put it in there with their name and phone number and tick their age group,” she said.

“On the 21st we pick the winners and deliver the prizes for every age group.”

It comes as volunteers have yarnbombed trees, park benches and poles throughout Beaudesert town centre for the festive season.

Yarnbombers have been meeting in Jubilee Park since 4 January to make repairs to existing yarnbombing pieces and work on new creations.

Vicki said the Santa Hunt and yarnbombing were about bringing the community together.

“Keep your eye out because we try to put some of the new pieces in with the old pieces to keep things interesting,” she said.

“It helps the town come alive – it’s quite amazing when we’re putting pieces up to see a lot of people who were strangers come and speak to you and say, ‘what a wonderful thing. How do we get involved? We want to be part of the community’.

“It’s about the community joining together to make something positive.”

Sheets for the Santa Hunt listing each participating business where the crocheted Santas are hidden are available at Mitre 10 and other local outlets.

To stay up to date, follow Beaudesert’s Christmas Spirit on Facebook.

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