Santa Claus gets busy for Marburg carnival
MARBURG will go Santa Claus-crazy next weekend when the town celebrates its Christmas Carnival.
The festival brings a night of music, food, magic, dancing and Santa. Country music by Shane Hauschildt, a Christmas dance and Mal the Magician are on the card.
Also there will be mini bikes, an animal nursery, face-painting and a jumping castle to keep the children entertained.
Marburg Christmas Carnival Committee president Norm Reinke said the yearly festivities had become a feature of the town's social calendar.
"It's like a bit of a reunion for some people," he said.
"A lot of guys only see each other once every 12 months at the Christmas carnival.
"It's a great chance for people to have a chat and a beer and see people who you haven't seen all year."
The carnival gets going from 5pm before a guest appearance of Santa from 7pm.
The jolly man will give out bags of gifts to the children at the carnival after his arrival.
Mr Reinke said the carnival would run a mega raffle and a ham wheel with 50 hams to be won during the evening.
Food and craft stalls would also be run throughout the night.
Despite the Christmas Carnival the weekly dance will still be held at the Marburg Hall from 8.30pm.
The Christmas Carnival season will get under way this weekend at Glamorgan Vale.
The annual Glamorgan Vale carnival begins at 5pm at the Glamorgan Vale Community Hall before Santa arrives at 7pm with a free gift for every primary school child and those under.