Medowie Christmas Carnival to light up Ferodale Sports Complex on Friday

The Medowie Christmas Carnival will return on Friday bringing with it an emporium of carefully curated artisan stalls, street food vendors, rides and amusements, show bags, giveaways and a visit from Santa.

About 7000 people attended the community Christmas event last year - the first time the annual Williamtown Rotary Club carols were transformed into a carnival.

"Medowie Christmas Carnival's foundation has been built on the strength of community engagement and the dedication of volunteers who have pooled their experience and professional skills to deliver an event worthy of our audience," Katrina Becker, an organiser of the carnival, said.

"A not-for-profit event on this scale helps build trust and community outreach, connects people and resources, develops new leaders and creates opportunities for cooperative learning experiences.

"Medowie Christmas Carnival is community funded with businesses, community groups and individuals investing in the families who live, work and play in our community via sponsorship, fundraising, stallholder fees, and community donations.

"We encourage families and their friends to bring a picnic blanket, relax and enjoy live entertainment and immerse themselves in the festive community spirit as we celebrate the countdown to Christmas."

The Medowie Christmas Carnival will be held at Ferodale Sports Complex from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, December 6.

The carnival will feature a range of children's rides and amusements, stalls, food, live music and entertainment as well as activities involving schools, sport, dance and community groups, local businesses and Christmas carols.

Kim Hornby, better known as Miss Kim from Romper Room, will host the carols. Leading the community in the carols will be the band from The Studio Performing Arts Academy in Taylors Beach.

Entry into the Medowie Christmas Carnival is free thanks to the sponsorship of R and R Property.

The core organising committee consists of representatives from Williamtown Rotary Club, Overflow Church and Medowie Christian School.