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Christmas Fair coordinator Gabby Le Brun says the school’s much-loved annual celebration offers an exciting and unique program of activities for the whole community to experience a magical, meaningful and memorable event.

‘Kids will find it hard to choose what to do first,’ says Le Brun. ‘There is a fun-packed Sideshow Alley, Go Hard or Go Home Laser Skirmish, Survivor Obstacle Course, Life Be In It Funworks Interactive Action Stations and an annual favourite, Dunk a Spunk. Kids should definitely bring their swimmers for the Water “Splashtastic” Zone.

‘Little children will enjoy some old favourites including face painting, Santa’s Workshop and Old McDonald’s Farm Petting Zoo,’ Le Brun says. ‘Families can partake in our all-new Giant Garden Party Games such as giant chess, croquet, connect four or get involved in the “Come and Try” workshops including boxing for fitness and yoga.

‘Fairgoers won’t leave empty handed with the famous Finnies Chocolate Wheel stacked with prizes galore, the baking stall laden with home-baked Christmas goodies, the vintage store crammed with bargains, and everyone can stock up on meaningful gifts from Fair Trade and handmade stall.’

Live Auction at 1.30pm where two Splendour in the Grass weekend tickets, two five-day Bluesfest tickets, and a 9000ft Skydive go under the hammer.

‘We are planning our own Taste of Byron experience this year,’ continued Le Brun. ‘Delicious value-for-money tasting plates from Byron’s best local restaurants will be on offer with Fishheads offering a Seafood BBQ, Cypress Tree featuring slow-cooked shoulder of lamb and salad, Fat Belly Kaf providing a range of tasty treats, Barcoo providing their Beef for Gourmet Steak Sandwiches and Earth ‘n’ Sea hosting the Kids’ Pasta Café.

‘Our monster raffle offers the chance to win an overnight stay in Beach Suites Penthouse, Wings and Wheels Package by Classic Aero and Byron Retro Cars, Gold Coast QT Boutique Hotel, Philips Saeco Espresso Coffee Machine from Cummings Electrical and Lifestyle Centres, and a signature Body Polish from Gaia.

‘Main stage will pump all day, kicking off with school choir singing carols and ending with a searing set by local rock band El Scorcho.

‘The much-loved early-childhood music sensation, the Curly Cousins, proudly presented by Southern Cross Credit Union, will entertain the littlies.’

‘With our busy schedules, it can be difficult for families to spend good quality time together,’ says school principal John Wilson. ‘We look forward to welcoming the local community to enjoy a wonderful family day out on our beautiful school grounds.’

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