Buderim Community Carols  Dec 10 2017

It’s a Buderim Family Tradition ~ come along and have a great time!

Buderim Community Carols begins at 6:30pm on Sunday 10th December, at the new stage in “Buderim Village Park” on King Street, Buderim.

Kids, parents, grand-parents! Everyone is invited to this much loved, heart warming, Buderim Christmas event. From Jingle Bells to Hark the Herald Angels,  enjoy a good old fashioned singalong with the community.

For 2017 the Buderim Carols feature Siuzie Keenan and Friends, BYTES and Eva Murawski. Of course there will be a visit from the Fat Bearded Man in the Red Suit for the kids!

The Carols are basically a great big community singalong, where you bring a picnic blanket, the family and join friends and neighbours in traditional Carolling. The traditional candles have given way to safer glow sticks and toys, on sale to entertain the young and young-at-heart; Santa makes an appearance and it really adds to the spirit of the season.

In the event of rain, the Carols will move to the Community Hall across the road.

Carols Coord. Andrew Butterworth (Chair)
[email protected]  0410 173 778

 

 

A little Event History

Buderim has over the many, many decades seen a lot of people contribute to the amenity and community spirit, through their actions on committees and by organising events . . . and just being involved. There would be no room for anything else, if all of their names were placed on plaques around the Village. So they fade into the past. Fortunately, some of their contributions forge ahead, when other take the reins and this is the case with the Carols.

This  event has been running for almost 20 years now. At first held by local businesses through Buderim Chamber of Commerce (now defunct), it was picked up by a handful of private Buderim residents with St. Marks Church for almost a decade, before being handled by  the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA).

Being an outside event in Summer, the weather has always been a concern for the Buderim Carols. There was a terrible period for 3 years, where the rain washed out the event, as the Buderim summers moved from dry to wet.  These days, the new Buderim Village Park and sound shell give some protection to the staging and equipment. This is all a far cry from the original Carols by Candlelight held under the tree in Wirreanda Park so many years ago.

Buderim’s community has been built on volunteer participation, if you are a part of the community, be a part of what makes it great and get involved.

 

Buderim Carols by Candlelight