It’s the most wonderful time of the year and in 2020, residents are being encouraged to celebrate with friends and family near and dear at home in their neighbourhoods, and keep Saturday, December 19 free.
With just one month until Christmas Day, the Sunshine Coast Council’s Festive Season in My Neighbourhood campaign kicked off last week, reflecting the different circumstances we all operate under this year.
The Festive Season in My Neighbourhood campaign encourages the community to visit the council’s website and download a free invitation to host a neighbourhood driveway party and draw on a great selection of seasonal tips and ideas.
There will also be something special for all the family, with the Sunshine Coast Community Carols event being held online on Saturday, December 19 from 6.30pm via the council’s YouTube, website and Facebook.
The Community Carols event will feature a great line-up of local performers including Hot Ginger Chorus, Eumundi School of Rock and the Sunshine Statesmen Men’s Barbershop Chorus.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson encourages all residents to look to the 2020 festivities as a time to celebrate and reconnect in their neighbourhoods.
“This has been a hard year for many people who have understandably experienced a range of emotions,” Mayor Jamieson says.
“We are all living through an unprecedented event and together we are working our way to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic.
“Now is the time for people to pause, reflect, celebrate and spread the good cheer throughout our Sunshine Coast, neighbour to neighbour, community to community.
“Our council is delighted to bring the Sunshine Coast Community Carols to our communities and I encourage everyone to get family and friends together and enjoy a night of carols including Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock.”
Community portfolio councillor David Law encourages everyone to download a #festivekindness invitation.
“One of the key goals of our Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 is to nurture creative and innovative approaches to building a strong community,” Cr Law says.
Festive Season in My Neighbourhood features online activities for people to celebrate good neighbours, kindness, generosity, fun, Christmas and the New Year. For more information visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/festivekindness.
You can watch the Sunshine Coast Community Carols at 6.30pm on Saturday, December 19 via the council’s YouTube, website and Facebook.