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Bracken Ridge Christmas Carols Spectacular

Story: Sally Gordon
Nov 22, 2019
Bracken Ridge  Christmas Carols SPECTACULAR
Organisers of the annual Bracken Ridge Christmas Carols Spectacular, this year, plan on illuminating the audience in a new and immersive concert experience.

One thousand wireless-controlled, mutlicoloured  LED bracelets will be available for purchase on the night, for audience members keen to become part of the show. The wristbands will be pre-programmed and change colours in rhythm with the carols and on stage activity.

Bracken Ridge Baptist Church pastor, Graham Wray, said the LED bracelets formed part of the show’s theme ‘the light has come’ and would make the event more interactive for the audience.

“The bracelets are controlled by the lighting operator, and when each bracelet changes colour, people wearing certain colours will be asked to do something,” he said. “Dancers in the show also will be wearing them.”

The Bracken Ridge Carols Spectacular, hosted by the Bracken Ridge Baptist Church, is one of 4017’s most popular Christmas events. The 2019 event is expected to attract between 3,000-5,000 people.

Concert goers can expect singing, dancing, performances from local talent and fireworks.

Pastor Wray said the Christmas event’s choir was a 50-person ensemble, including singers from the Multitude Community Choir, Counterpoint Choir and members of the Baptist Church Choir.

“Carols on the night will be a mixture of traditional songs and a modern reimagining of carols,” he said.

Adding to the entertainment will be over 10 food trucks, markets with an array of gifts, toys and locally-made products, as well as some Ekka-styled games for the youngsters to enjoy. Fireworks kick off at 8.20pm.

The event is free to attend and the LED bracelets will be on sale for $5. Visitors are encouraged to park in the nearby TAFE car park and walk down to the Norris Road State School oval.

The Bracken Ridge
Christmas Carols Spectacular
Sunday, 15 December with markets starting from 4.30pm and carols at 7pm.
Norris Road State School Oval
28 Greenore Street, Bracken Ridge

The Bracken Ridge Baptist Church is at 47 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge. Church services will be held on Christmas Eve at 6pm and on Christmas Day at 9am.