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October 19, 2021

Xmas Eve’s always better in Bangalow

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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For some it is the image of Santa, trussed up like the Christmas turkey in 30-degree heat.

For others it’s the smell of plum pudding boiling on the stove.

Or maybe it’s the competitive nature of neighbourhood light shows that helps you get  your Xmas spirit on.

For the residents of Bangalow, it’s their annual Christmas Eve Carnival, replete with predictable rides, food stalls, bands – not to mention the starring turns of Space Cowboy, the Pitts Family Circus and the Samba Blistas.

It’s a simple event that gets the village together to celebrate and exchange greetings with neighbours, old friends and new ones.

Best of all, it tires out the kids so the adults can get on with the serious business of wrapping presents.


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