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Pageants, Carols and Christmas Trees This Weekend

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It’s beginning to look and sound a LOT like Christmas across the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and South Coast with carols, two pageants and a tree festival on this weekend.

Tomorrow night for the first time since it was converted from a grazing paddock, the Glebe land in Littlehampton will host a carols night from 5:30pm.

Carols Director, Glenn Liebelt said, "We are aiming to put an annual date on the calendar for locals to come together and enjoy our great town."

"Littlehampton is such a unique place to live, and we are creating Carols just as unique as the town!"

Carol-goers can expect a live band, many local talents, and performances from the Littlehampton Primary School children and classes. And of course, a Carols night wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the man in red himself!

The Hahndorf Town Band, along with local Littlehampton singer Caitlin Melville, will be leading the community Carols.

On Saturday morning the Mt Barker Christmas pageant will head off from the oval at 10:30am, winding its way to the Main Street.

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On Saturday night it’s Mannum’s turn with the pageant heading off from Adelaide Rd at 6:30pm capped off with fireworks over the river.

Live street entertainment for all ages will continue throughout the evening with Lee Brocky and the Outback Overdrive and the whole family can enjoy giant board games provided by the Mid Murray Council. Free face painting, a pop up disco, hoola hoop fun, jumping castle and Elio the Bubbleman will entertain with his giant bubble blowing and will be showing the kids how to blow giant bubbles. Xmas goodie bags will be given to children under 12 and a spectacular riverside fireworks display will set the river night sky alight at 9.30 p.m.

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Saturday and Sunday will also see the Willunga Christmas Tree Festival kick off where you can enjoy a display of over 50 decorated trees and be part of the people’s choice for your favourite Christmas tree.

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There will be many things to do for all ages, including workshops for advent wreaths and a weaving workshop, you can explore the kid’s trail, colouring competition, visit the community complex and indulge in a Devonshire tea, browse through the many Christmas crafts and food stalls or check out the historic hay cart from the 1800’s that will also be on display.