With festive songs blasting out in the shops, kids getting ready for their last few weeks of school and the weather beginning to warm up…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
And, while every season is beautiful in our lovely Moreton Bay Region, summer is particularly packed with awesome events in the great outdoors. We’ve put together a few ideas to get you out and about in the local region, starting with the upcoming Burpengary Christmas Spectacular.
The local community in our beautiful Moreton Bay Region is extremely important to us and we like to give back when possible with donations, sponsorship and a helping hand where needed. Christmas is the perfect time to do just that and for the fourth year we’re sponsoring the main stage at the Burpengary Christmas Spectacular which is being held on Saturday, December 2nd from 3pm-8pm.
The Spectacular is a great family-friendly event with free rides, entertainment, fireworks and lots of Christmas shopping opportunities. Don’t forget to pack your picnic blankets and chairs for carols by candlelight and look out for the North Harbour team in our bright blue tent. We’ll be giving away lots of goodies and hope to see you there. For more information on the Burpengary Christmas Spectacular head to their Facebook page.
Time: Saturday December 2nd from 3pm, fireworks at 7:15pm
Place: Burpengary Community Centre, 111 Station Road, Burpengary
Cost: FREE entry and rides plus lots of free activities. Opportunity to purchase food and drink. There are also plenty of stalls to shop for Christmas gifts and treats.
One of the most special and unique Moreton Bay events is located at Old Petrie Town where visitors can discover the magic of the festive season at the ‘Do You Bee-lieve’ Christmas Wonderland Exhibition.Created by artists Jule Barten and Chris Boston, ‘Do You Bee-lieve’ is a follow-on exhibition for the ‘Farewell Lollipop Land, the Journey Begins’ which was held at Old Petrie Town last year.The 2017 exhibition sees the two hand-sculpted dragons tie the knot in a romantic wedding ceremony, held in a mysterious enchanted forest!This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition, as the artists change the exhibits and layout every year.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm
Friday nights until 8.00pm November 17 – December 22 only
Location: Old Petrie Town, 901 Dayboro Road, Whiteside, click here for more information.
The annual Christmas Twilight Market is a sight to gladden even the scroogiest heart with hundreds of decorated stalls (including lots of new stalls especially for Christmas) offering a huge range of last minute Christmas gifts for young and old. There will be food aplenty and Santa will be making an appearance with lollies for all the kids. The weather forecast says we can expect snow at the showgrounds on the night! To find out more visit https://www.eventfinda.com.au/2015/christmas-twilight-market/caboolture
Roadworks to Fix Right Turn Issue Complete on Uhlmann Road
This week North Harbour completed construction on the Uhlmann Road West / Bruce Highway intersection. The aim of these works was to improve the safety and efficiency of this intersection and make it both easier and safer to get to North Harbour, particularly for those residents who are travelling from the south.
Project Director Peter Lightbody said; “The North Harbour development team met the full cost of the intersection construction with no funding for these works from either the Council or State Government. Although it was an existing traffic problem area, we identified this as a problem we’d like to rectify to improve liveability at North Harbour and for our neighbours in the local region.”
The works, which were approved by the Department of Main Roads, have created a safer intersection which is now controlled by traffic lights and includes a dedicated right turn lane to access the highway to travel north.
Mr Lightbody added; “We thank everyone for their patience during these works and are pleased to deliver a much safer and efficient intersection for all North Harbour and surrounding residents.”
North Harbour parkrun starts November 25th
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the trial parkrun ahead of the launch on November 25th.
The North Harbour parkrun coordinator is Connie Isherwood.
“I have been Co-Event Director of Central Lakes parkrun since its inception (December 2015) and have seen that community develop into a vibrant, inclusive and encouraging one. People meet together, create and foster new friendships and discover a sense of belonging and purpose. Everyone who participates or volunteers always enjoys parkrun. It quite simply changes lives.
“This is what I want for North Harbour parkrun and for the local community. The best thing is, you don’t have to be a seasoned runner to take part. Young and old, walkers and runners. It’s all about your own personal health and fitness journey.
“North Harbour parkrun showcases the history and beautiful natural parklands in the area and will encourage people to take their first step towards a healthier lifestyle and to engage within the local community.”
The North Harbour parkrun is a free off-road run, located in the future public park along the beautiful Caboolture River. It’s a great chance to experience this environment as well as the Morayfields heritage precinct.
To sign up head to the North Harbour parkrun Facebook page.
That’s it for us for this week but before we go a few reminders:
• Sunrise Yoga in the Park is now on every Sunday at 7:30am in Reflections Park. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1920078674978435/. The first class was a huge success with our teacher Dionne saying, “It was soooo good to get started on Sunday. It was followed with such a positive response and everyone just wanted to stay. People already asking about more classes even writing down their suggested times. Such a great way to start the day and in the most perfect environment. Good feels for the rest of the day. Truly enjoyed the experience.
• If you’re moving into North Harbour this week don’t forget to come and grab your welcome gift from the Sales Team
• If you’re a resident make sure we have your correct email address so we can send you an invitation to the Christmas party
• The First Home Buyers $20,000 Grant ends in December!
Have a good one 😊
Our Sales and Information Centre & 35 Home Display Villageincluding are open every day from 10am-5pm, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Moreton Bay Boulevard, Burpengary East. For more information please contact us or visit our Facebook page. You can also request to join the North Harbour Community Facebook group, here.
Please note the Sales & Information Centre will be closed from 5pm on December 22nd and will reopen at 10am on January 2, 2018.