Santa meets Leslie Peckham at last year's Laidley Christmas festivities.
Santa meets Leslie Peckham at last year's Laidley Christmas festivities.

Santa comes to Laidley this weekend

SANTA will visit Laidley this Friday as he does his rounds checking to see if all the boys and girls have been good.

He will be dropping by the schools and day care centres and then he will be at the carnival at the Laidley show grounds from 5.30pm for photos and free lollies and ice-blocks to enjoy the festivities.

Neil Duddy will bring his miniature racing pigs followed by our own Lockyer cheerleaders and the circus. 

There is to be a free animal nursery, rides, show bags, markets and food. Face painting is always a favourite with fairy floss and there is a multi -draw raffle with a first prize of a barbecue and outdoor setting donated by Laidley Mitre 10 Goodwin & Storr.  

Buy tickets on the night as well as on Friday morning from Dalray outside the Bendigo Bank.

The newest attraction is the dunking machine, with Mayor Steve Jones and Laidley High teacher Craig Barrett the guinea pigs on the night. All proceeds will be donated to the Mulgowie Rural fire service.

The fireworks will end proceedings at 8pm.

Laidley Show Society president Craig Wass thanked local groups involved in making the carnival a success.

"The Laidley Show Society are very happy that they have been the chaperone of the Laidley Christmas carnival for over 30 years," Mr Wass said.

"Firstly in the main street and now at the Showgrounds so we have a bigger and better Christmas carnival.

"We have many new families in the area and we would like for them to come and join in on the good country atmosphere while we celebrate Christmas. "


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