Father Christmas is prepared to leave the North Pole early to visit children when he heads to Lyndoch’s popular Christmas Party on December 14.
The jolly old fellow in red will be making his usual guest appearance at the Lyndoch Oval, hearing from scores of youngsters before sending detailed lists back to the North Pole factory where the elves will work hard to make sure all orders are met.
The star appearance of Father Christmas will be a highlight of an evening of fun, frivolity and entertainment heralding the Christmas season in the town.
Just to put a smile on his face, members of the SA Police Band will be there to play Christmas tunes, and the St Jakobi School choir, classical guitarists Josh and Alan and ‘blues’ guitarist Lachlan Smith will also be highlights.
For all, particularly the mums and dads, there will be plenty of food, beverages and Southern Barossa wine to satisfy tummies and tonsils.
There’s the traditional Lyndoch Christmas raffle with prizes provided by local businesses – and there will be stalls from local artisans who will tempt all with last-minute Christmas gift selections.
Organised by the Lyndoch community, guided by Rueben Batten, the night promises to be the hit it always is.
“This is a great way to spend an early summer Barossa evening with some great food and wine and mum and dad can relax and let the kids run around the expanses of the oval precinct with lots of rids and activities to keep them occupied,” community committee chair Steve Balch said.
“So put a tinsel marker in your diaries – and just be there.
“If you’re not there, you’ll be marked down as ‘naughty’ – let Santa see you’re ‘nice’ by attending the Lyndoch Christmas Party,” he said.