Bangalow's main street filled with Christmas cheer

HEAVENLY: The Christmas Angels will be coming to Bangalow.
HEAVENLY: The Christmas Angels will be coming to Bangalow.

BANGALOW main street will once again play host to families from across the shire when the Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Christmas Eve Carnival.

Every year the Byron Street closes down and from 5pm- 9pm the town is a choc-a-block with family fun and entertainment.

This year is all about the spirit of Christmas and the Chamber is encouraging everyone to get along to the Christmas Eve Carnival Wishing Tree at the Bangalow CWA Rooms to drop in a gift for those in need at Christmas.

All gifts go to Ballina Hope Haven Women's and Children's Refuge and you can also drop something in to the CWA between 9am-2pm Monday to Fridays and 9am-12noon on Saturdays.

This year Rhydian Lewis will be bring his Christmas Tunes Buble Style to the Carnival and there will be several local buskers and potential music stars performing that Rhydian himself helped audition and select.

There will be circus performance from Clunes based Sacred Arts Circus and of course Byron's own Space Cowboy will be making his traditional death-defying Christmas Eve appearance. There will be all the fun of the fair in the Primary School grounds, face painting, the Lion's Club Barbecue will be feeding the masses along with a myriad of food stalls.

But most important of all Santa and Fairy Claus and elves will be there at the front of the Post Office ready to hear any last minute requests from local children.

The Chamber is also asking local retailers to light up the street by decorating their windows with festive Christmas lights.

Bangalow Christmas Eve Parade is traditionally closed by the Samba Blisstas but with founder Paul Barrett recovering from cardio-failure the Sambas will sit this one out. To support Paul in his recovery go to: https://www.gofund

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