29 November, 2023

Join Gordonvale Christmas Carols

THIS year’s Gordonvale Christmas Carols is an event not to be missed on Sunday 3 December, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, at Norman Park.

The QCWA stall at 2022 Carols. Picture: Supplied
The QCWA stall at 2022 Carols. Picture: Supplied

The 2023 stage performers are guaranteed to be a hit, with guest soloists, dancers from the Mulgrave Dance Academy, regulars Soul Song Choir, appearances by Santa and Mrs Claus and a special group debuting for the first time in their own community. 

Audience participation in the carols is also encouraged. 

Kids activities will start from 4.30pm, with the Gordonvale Men’s Shed merry-go-round, a nativity photo booth and free face painting on offer.  

Families are encouraged to bring picnic rugs and chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, or purchase from the range of food trucks and coffee vans that will be in attendance. 

The Gordonvale District Chamber of Commerce are once again auspicing this annual celebration, organised by a small group of residents and community organisations who have committed their time and energy to deliver the event for the local community.

Our 2023 organising team consists of volunteers from QCWA Mulgrave, Gordonvale Lions Inc, Gordonvale Men’s Shed, the owners of local businesses Vonnie’s Sweets and Treats and Mulgrave Dance Academy as well as Mission Australia’s Cairns South Community Chaplain.  We all welcome the opportunity to contribute and collaborate in the spirit of “many hands make light work”.

We are grateful to have once again received significant support from our major Sponsor Gordonvale McDonalds. Co-owners Steve and Damien were excited to be able to put their hands up once more to support an event they see as being an essential part of our local community life.  

Supporting sponsors this year are Right Angle Cabinets, Curtis Pitt MP Member for Mulgrave, Far North Support Alarms and the Gordonvale Lions Club.  Without our sponsors’ support, this event would not be able to happen, so we encourage everyone to let them know how much it is appreciated.    

Major prizes on the night are our two family-sized Christmas hampers, along with multiple smaller prizes.  Free tickets for all of the prize give-aways can be collected from the QCWA stall on the night.  

Make sure to also bring some cash to purchase raffle tickets from the Friends of the Gordonvale Hospital, QCWA Mulgrave, Gordonvale Red Cross and Local Ambulance Committee stalls. 

We welcome all local residents to attend and look forward to a great evening of entertainment to usher in the Christmas season. 

More information can be found on the Gordonvale Community Carols Facebook page 

By Kylie Bock, volunteer Carols Organising Committee and QCWA representative.


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