The Disability Trust and Salvation Army are hosting Santa Fest at Lang Park on Sunday for the second year in a row the day after the Santa Claus Pub Crawl. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed as Santa from 4pm.
In 2019 the carols will be part of a three day Santa Fest festival. Disability Trust’s Margaret Biggs and the Salvation Army’s Karen Walker are encouraging everyone to come on Sunday and raise money to help young people in need.
Mrs Biggs said The Disability Trust children’s services will use the funds for things not covered by the NDIS. “We give children with a disability the opportunity to use special equipment to be able to do things like get onto the beach or the part or have therapies that are not covered”.
Ms Walker said the Salvo’s would use it to support the First Floor Program. “It will fund a lot of recovery programs and support groups for families who have a family member in addiction. If we didn’t have the funding we get through the Pub Crawl we would not be able to keep the service going”.
Mrs Biggs said the carols will be held in front of St Mary’s at Lang Park. “Prinnie Stevens is appearing as our headline artist. We have around 16 food trucks and a couple of coffee vans. Santa is also coming for the kids.”
With more than 3000 people expected on Sunday people are advised there will be limited parking.
Mrs Biggs said from 4pm there will be food, entertainment, rides and family fun activities. The carols start at 6pm and the fireworks at 8.30pm.
“We are always making an appearance in the mall on lunchtime Friday and also at the night’s markets at Flagstaff Hill from 5.30pm. We want to bring people to our event on the Sunday night,” Mrs Biggs said.