Port Lincoln will ring in the start of the festive season this week with the Carols on the Foreshore this Friday, as well as the annual Lower Eyre Peninsula Christmas Lights competition getting underway.
The Port Lincoln Ministers Association is excited for this year’s Carols on the Foreshore, which has the chance to be even bigger than last year.
This year is different as the carols will also run in conjunction with the Port Lincoln Foreshore Markets.
The markets will begin at 4.36pm with the carols to begin at 6.30pm.
Pastor Grant Wilson of Lighthouse Family Church said people could come and enjoy the markets then stay for the carols, or vice versa.
“People can come down after school, buy some tea and have a family night at the carols,” he said.
Entry is free with food and drink available to buy during the event.
“This is a Christmas gift from the churches of Port Lincoln to the community of Port Lincoln, we look forward to doing it every year,” Pastor Wilson said.
The event’s major sponsor is Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank.
Meanwhile Raine and Horne and the Port Lincoln City Band is spreading Christmas cheer by encouraging residents to light up their homes for the Lower Eyre Peninsula Christmas Lights competition.
People from across the Lower Eyre Peninsula, including areas such as Cummins and Coffin Bay, are able to enter for the chance to win $500.
Five entries have been received and a list of registered displays is available on the Christmas Lights Competition LEP Facebook page with a map on the Raine and Horne website.
The winner will be selected by public vote, with voters having the chance to win a food hamper which includes items from the Fresh Fish Place, Raw Meat Store, Bakers Delight and more.
“We’re always excited to spread Christmas cheer and encourage everyone to get festive,” Raine and Horne property sales consultant Valerie Staunton said.
To find out more visit www.rh.com.au/portlincoln.
Ms Staunton will also be spreading Christmas cheer as a part of the Port Lincoln City Band which will be playing Christmas tunes across the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
This includes in front of Kmart this evening from 7pm and aboard the Jo Santa 3 at the Lincoln Cove Marina on December 8 and 14, before marching for the first time since its reformation in the Coffin Bay Christmas Pageant on December 21.
Port Lincoln City Band Christmas performances
- December 6: Kmart, 7-8pm
- December 8: Lincoln Cove Marina – aboard the Jo Santa 3, 8-9.30pm
- December 9: Matthew Flinders Home
- December 14: Lincoln Cove Marina – aboard the Jo Santa 3, 8-9.30pm
- December 15: Mitre 10, 10-11am
- December 19: Laguna Reserve for Magic 899 Street Party, 6-8pm
- December 21: Coffin Bay Christmas Pageant and Hall following pageant, from 6pm