Santa and Batman make a grand entrance at MarketPlace Raymond Terrace

Dance groups were a hit with their performances throughout the day.
Dance groups were a hit with their performances throughout the day.

 

SANTA has arrived back in Raymond Terrace for the festive season, and he hitched a lift into town with a very special buddy!

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MarketPlace Raymond Terrace hosted a jam-packed day last weekend to celebrate Santa’s arrival with none other than Batman, in his personal Batmobile!

Santa’s arrival on the day was coupled with a host of fun-filled things for the family.

Roving characters entertained the children, with Bumblebee the Transformer.

Community Groups from Raymond Terrace and surrounds set up stalls to give information about their services.

The main stage had performances running all day, with dance groups and musical performer from all local schools showcasing their talent.

The widely respected Irrawang High School Drum corp put on another stellar performance, impressing the audience with their high level of musical skill.

Arts and Crafts activities were available inside in the centre, with Sand Art proving popular with the young ones
Arts and crafts inside.

The ‘Show n Shine’ car show outside was a hit with all ages groups, with everything from vintage, classic cars through to high power performance vehicles on show.

Raymond Terrace resident Elissa Brown told News Of The Area, “What a fantastic day the MarketPlace has put on!”

“We come every year with our boys, and they never cease to amaze me with the effort they put in to make sure the event is a wonderful day for the whole family.”

Colleen Mulholland-Ruiz Centre Manager/Marketing of MarketPlace Raymond Terrace, told News Of The Area, “I am so pleased with the outcome of the festival, the way it brought the whole community together to have fun and raise money for a wonderful cause.”

“We had people from all across the community coming to us through the day, offering simply to help out with anything we needed.”

“We work really hard to make this event happen every year, and the wonderful feedback that flows back to us when it’s all done just makes it all so worthwhile,” she said.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

Santa Claus is back in town, and he arrived in style! (left) Roving characters were a hit with the crowds. (right)
Santa Claus is back in town, and he arrived in style! (left)
Roving characters were a hit with the crowds. (right)

 

The mini petting zoo was a hit with young and old alike. (left) There were baby animals galore at the petting zoo for everyone to meet. (right)
The mini petting zoo was a hit with young and old alike. (left)
There were baby animals galore at the petting zoo for everyone to meet. (right)

 

Vintage cars were a hit at the Show n Shine. (left) Car enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful selection of vehicles at the car show. (right)
Vintage cars were a hit at the Show n Shine. (left)
Car enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful selection of vehicles at the car show. (right)

 

The parade of characters and performers drew a fantastic crowd of onlookers. (left) Irrawang Drum Corp got a roar of applause from the crowd watching the parade. (right)
The parade of characters and performers drew a fantastic crowd of onlookers. (left)
Irrawang Drum Corp got a roar of applause from the crowd watching the parade. (right)

 

Batman was a hit with the crowd, delivering Santa to the festival. (left) Rudolph was a hit with the kids. (right)
Batman was a hit with the crowd, delivering Santa to the festival. (left)
Rudolph was a hit with the kids. (right)

 

The roving Christmas characters were a lot of fun for everyone.
The roving Christmas characters were a lot of fun for everyone.

 

Eamon and Owen Brown meet a crazy elf. (left) Brothers Eamon and Owen meet Batman after he delivers Santa to the festival. (right)
Eamon and Owen Brown meet a crazy elf. (left)
Brothers Eamon and Owen meet Batman after he delivers Santa to the festival. (right)

 

Owen Brown checks out the fire engine cabin. (left) Bumblebee the Transformer was a hit with everyone. (right)
Owen Brown checks out the fire engine cabin. (left)
Bumblebee the Transformer was a hit with everyone. (right)

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