Gabrielle Drew and Beau Utz at the Gatton Christmas Carnival.
Gabrielle Drew and Beau Utz at the Gatton Christmas Carnival. Tom Threadingham

Gatton gets into the spirit

IT WAS Gatton's turn to celebrate the festive season as hundreds of feet walked the bitumen for the annual Christmas carnival.

After wet weather initially dampened festive spirits the week prior, blue skies on Friday, December 19, signalled a green light for crowds.

Santa's arrival behind the Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band kicked off a big night's worth of entertainment which included carols, dancing performances and plenty of rides for the kids.

Aside from Santa, kids were also treated to a special visit by Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen, who performed Let it Go.

Another regular drawcard had crowds try their luck at the ham wheel.

The Gatton Christmas Carnival also had a number of families walk away $1000 better off as part of the Lockyer Better Business "Live Local, Buy Local" competition.

Winners were Melanie Amongol, Amanda Whiting, Tracey Slater and Madonna Pile.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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