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OH ME, oh my!

Barely have we got Halloween out the way than Christmas has started….

I walked into BIGW the other day to buy a blender and was bombarded by festive merriment!

There were decorations, toys, gifts, lollies everywhere.

From the day this paper is published (Wednesday, November 9) it is just over six weeks until Christmas Day, which isn’t long really to get everything ready.

Especially if you have a family and/or you are going away.

If you’re staying at home…

It’s not too early to start thinking about where you are going to have lunch…or maybe dinner if you don’t do Christmas lunch.

The Rocks restaurant, at Coral Sea Resort, is offering both Christmas lunch and dinner, so you can take your pick!

There will be live music, a visit from Santa and a chef’s classic smorgasbord piled high with all the goodies you want at Christmas.

Tickets available at Whitsunday Tickets.

Light up your house

Whitsunday Regional Council is holding its Christmas Lights Competition again this year.

Homes and shopfronts right across the region will be getting into the spirit for the holiday season.

You can join in the fun by pinning the location of your Christmas lights to the Christmas Lights trail Map, on council’s website. And one lucky person will win a prize!


The Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre’s annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family appeal has started up again, with the scheme having run since 2005.

Whitsunday Adopt-a-Family 2022 is all about ‘sharing joy with struggling families and individuals’.

If you think you can help, call 4946 7850. We will bring you more details in coming issues of the Whitsunday News newspaper.

Lot’s going on

There’s so much going on in our region – we have photos this week of Melbourne Cup events held last Tuesday (November 1) and, of course, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music held over the weekend (see pages 18 and 15 respectively).

The election for the next Division 2 Councillor has been called – see page 3 – and council is declaring ‘war on waste’ – see page 5.

As always, thanks for reading this newspaper.

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