Carnival to kick off the festive season in Wondai town
WONDAI will get a taste of the festive flair when its annual Christmas Eve carnival kicks off on Thursday.
The longstanding, traditional start to the Christmas break is a chance to reconnect with family and friends and celebrate the joys of the season.
Wondai Show Society acting secretary Noreen Brier said it was a wonderful way to wind down prior to Christmas Day.
"There are a lot of people visiting friends and relatives for Christmas and it's somewhere nice to take them," Mrs Brier said.
"It's a family orientated event and it's very much for people to get into the Christmas spirit and just come down and sit and talk."
Mrs Brier said Christmas was something which had become commercialised over the years and it was important for people to preserve the traditional meaning of Christmas.
"Christmas is something that has changed a lot over the years," Mrs Brier said.
"It's definitely important to get back to the real meaning of the holiday."
The carnival is a fundraiser for the annual Wondai Show in August, which continues to be possible thanks to the South Burnett community.
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