Christmas spirit arrives in a flash
The sound of Christmas carols filled the air at today’s Carnival on Collins as a “flash choir” launched a karaoke competition with a twist.
Cairns Regional Council’s Caroloke competition will take the stage at Cairns Central in October, inviting singers and dancers to perform their favourite Christmas songs.
“It might seem a little strange to be belting out Christmas carols in September, but carols are fun to sing at any time of year,” Mayor Bob Manning said.
“Our carollers today have proved that it is never too early to display a bit of Christmas spirit.”
Caroloke will reward the best carollers with not only cash prizes, but also the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people at the Cairns Carols by Candlelight on December 9.
“The Carols really signal the start of the Christmas season in Cairns, bringing people together for an evening of festive fun but also supporting those in our community who are doing it tough by raising funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Westco Motors, which has come on board as a major sponsor for this year’s Carols to ensure we are able to put on a thoroughly enjoyable event.”
Caroloke heats will be held at 11am daily from October 1-6, with the final to be held on October 6 at 1pm. Heat winners will each receive a $200 cash prize and will be in the running for a $1000 cash prize in the final. The competition is open to anyone aged 7 years or older.