Expect a smurfin’ sack full of entertainment when the Broadbeach Christmas Carols return to Kurrawa Park on Saturday 8 December.
Presented by Pacific Fair, who are providing free parking for Carols-goers from 3pm, the event promises tonnes of family fun right from the get-go. Kicking off with awesome kids rides, the entertainment will continue into the evening with some special guests who are sure to make this year’s event one of the best yet.
Making their only Gold Coast Christmas stage appearance, the classic book and movie characters, The Smurfs, will take the stage at 5.30pm, putting on a performance that is sure to delight old and young audience members alike.
“When selecting entertainment for 2018, we couldn’t think of better characters than the Smurfs”, says Broadbeach Alliance CEO, Jan McCormick. “Over the past 51 years, The Smurfs have won the hearts of great grandparents through to their great grandchildren, and on this special night we can all come together and share this common joy, whilst also experiencing the magic that comes from a unison of carols enthusiasts.”
They may not be the greatest singers, but The Smurfs will provide a great opening act for the array of talent that will take the stage as the night goes on, with the carols beginning at 6pm. One stand-out performer is Danielle Everett, whose soprano capabilities and musical finesse has seen her perform in musical favourites such as ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘Hair’, as well as taking the lead as Christine in Phantom of the Opera. She’s shared the stage with the Hugh Jackman and performed at the closing ceremony of the Manchester Commonwealth Games, and on December 8 she will present alongside seasoned event favourite Martin Crewes – who is widely heralded as one of the best Christmas Carol performers in the country.
Also performing, the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, Gold Coast Youth Choir, Signature Dance and the winners of Pacific Fair’s ‘Sing to Win’ competition. The evening will be hosted by our beloved Flan, Emily Jade & Christo of 102.9 Hot Tomato, and it will be nothing short of entertaining – especially if Emily Jade O’Keeffe acts on the urge to take the microphone.
So come along and spread the Christmas cheer by purchasing a candle, or donating to The Salvation Army – who will be supporting over 400 families in 2018 via their own Salvos ‘Christmas Cheer’ appeal. And, if the night is right and the singing is loud enough, we may even summons a magical appearance by Santa and his elves before the phenomenal firework display lights up the night’s sky at 8pm.
The event is completely free, and a highlight of our local calendar. For more information, head to www.broadbeachgc.com.