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The festive season is in full swing at Sanctuary Cove this weekend and the Christmas cheer reaches its climax for family fun with the Christmas Carnival. Enjoy an enchanting program of events and free entertainment for all to enjoy from Wednesday, December 14 to Sunday, December 18 and make it a ‘Sanctuary Cove Christmas’.

DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT
Kick off the season to be jolly by visiting one of The Marine Village’s superb restaurants on Wednesday, December 14 as they host a special Dinner by Candlelight. Lights will be switched off and scores of candles will glow to create an inviting and cheerful atmosphere for diners enjoying Christmas-inspired menus from around the globe at restaurants including Ioesco, Dragon Cove, Black Angus and Thai House.

Date: Wednesday, December 14
Location: Selected restaurants in The Marine Village
Time: From 6pm

CAROLS ON THE GREEN
Hark and hear the angels sing with the family at Carols on The Green on Thursday, December 15 when a chorus of talented voices send the traditional sounds of the season floating through The Marine Village. The evening will star talented young local musicians from Sanctuary Cove’s Sunday Sounds events, the exquisite voice of tenor Rocco Speranza, and of course a certain jolly man in red along with his favourite reindeer, Rudolph.

Date: Thursday, December 15
Location: The Village Green
Time: From 6pm
Cost: Free

VILLAGE NIGHT MARKETS
Tick some items off your Christmas shopping list as you wander through the Village Night Markets along the boardwalk, also on Thursday, December 15, where there will be a selection of pop-up stalls brimming with gift ideas from The Marine Village’s boutique retailers.

Date: Thursday, December 15
Location: The Boardwalk precinct, The Marine Village
Time: From 6pm

CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL
1468498_856191447736696_3849386871702840616_nFriday, December 16 heralds the beginning of the three-day Christmas Carnival that will be bursting with free festive fun and entertainment for the kids each day until Sunday, December 18. Youngsters will delight in the roving performers cavorting through the streets, as well as the jam-packed daily schedule of pony rides, trackless train journeys, jumping castle jaunts, face painting, MV Kilkie rides, the zany roller skating elf and a Christmas Show featuring dancing reindeers.

Dates:  Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18
Location: The Marine Village
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free

SANTA’S GROTTO

Santa’s Grotto will be set up to stage Saint Nicholas-inspired selfies or a festive family memory each day between 10am and 1pm. Those with furry family members can bring their pet in for snaps between noon and 1pm.

Dates:  Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18
Location: The Marine Village
Time: 10am – 1pm (noon – 1pm with pets)

More information: ‘A Sanctuary Cove Christmas’ at www.sanctuarycove.com.

 

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