The True meaning of Christmas brought to life
Once again the streets of Bokarina have been lit up for a truly incredible Christmas experience. The area from Beach Drive to Thunderbird Drive once again is alight with hundreds of fairy lights with local houses and even the Church lighting up for now the 7th year in row.
This year the Festival of Lights will once again include The Christmas Festival held by Kawana Waters Uniting Church and will feature all the favourite elements from previous festivals with the live animals, entertainment for the whole family and of course the tea, coffee, cordial and homemade biscuits.
This year's living storybook inside the church will be " The First Christmas" a wonderful and colourful experience for children or those young at heart. There will be a two storey set inside as well as live actors telling you the story, as you wonder and marvel as the story comes alive before your eyes. As you experience the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate with all the characters as they share their story with you.
Jenny Munns, the festival Coordinator, hopes that this year's festival will be better and bigger than last years. We hope to draw in more than our 14,500 last year. We hope that many local or not so local families will come here and experience the true meaning of Christmas.
The festival will run nightly from the Saturday 11th of December until Christmas Eve from 7-9.30 pm at Kawana Water Uniting Church, Thunderbird Drive, Bokarina.
The Festival will open on the 11th of December this year with a Grand Parade starting at 7.00pm from the top of Beach Drive to the church where the display will open and refreshments will be served.
Interesting Festival Facts:
The Christmas Festival has been running since 1997 when it ran for 2 weeks with a total of 2000 visitors
Last year in 2003 it ran for 12 nights with a total of 14,500 visitors
In 2002 there was 12,000 visitors over 2 weeks
Approx 36kg of lollies were given away to children and adults last year
13,000 Christmas decorations were hand made and given to families
14metres of Fruit Cake was given away
60 Volunteers each night including actors, costume dresser, kitchen helpers, greeters, exit and entrance people.
Actors repeated their lines approx 500 times a night
The festival was one of Seven Finalists nominated for the Caloundra Community Event of the Year last year in 2003
The festival and the Bokarina Festival of Lights brings approx 40,000 people to the local community each year
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