Time : 5pm - 8pm
Where : Bracken Ridge State School
Address : 1 Binburra Street, Bracken Ridge
An explosion of light and colour will welcome Santa and the community to Bracken Ridge State School in early December.
The annual Christmas Under The Stars Spectacular will have food, markets, fireworks and entertainment, and is expected to raise money for air-conditioned classrooms next year.
Fundraising event organiser, Jo Roberts, said there would be plenty to see and do, as well as a big surprise from Santa on the night.
“It’s a fete on a smaller scale - we aren’t having rides, but entertainment, markets and great community spirit,” she said.
“We have twilight markets with local stallholders and small businesses, community groups, sideshow entertainment, great food and refreshments, train rides, a major raffle with a holiday to the Gold Coast to be won.
“Not forgetting a visit by the man in red, arriving in style, one (surprise) to keep you guessing.”
Ms Roberts said she thought it would be a fantastic end to a fantastic year and a great opportunity to celebrate all of their achievements, particularly with improvements to the school.
There are only two buildings in the school without air-conditioning and the Christmas Under the Stars Spectacular will help fix this.
“We are installing air-conditioning to the classrooms in the whole school,” Ms Roberts said.
“This year we have contributed over $40,000.
“We hope to end 2019 and kick start 2020 with raising some great funds at this event to install it in the next building.”
The event organiser said that other than the fireworks, the student performances were always a highlight, especially for the parents.
“Watching the students and teachers have great fun performing on stage is great,” Ms Roberts said.
“We never know (what they will perform) until the day; it’s always a great surprise to watch first hand.”
The event also features twilight markets, filled with a large variety of items for sale, from eco-friendly and handmade items to Christmas gifts and personalised decorations.
For more details, timetables and information about stallholders search for the free event on Facebook.
Christmas Under The Stars Spectacular
Friday, 6 December from 5-8pm
Bracken Ridge State School
1 Binburra Street, Bracken Ridge