Spread a bit of Christmas spirit by spending Saturday afternoon touring parts of the upper mountains in an Explorer’s bus, singing Christmas Carols. There are seats available on the Big Red Bus that will be touring the upper mountains and stopping to sing carols at a number of venues on Saturday 19th December 2015.
The bus leaves from the bus stop at the top of Katoomba Street, outside the Carrington at 3 pm, and returns there drops people to that stop at about 5:15 pm.
Carols on the Bus is organised by Combined churches of the upper mountains, with the support of Fantastic Aussie Tours who provide the bus, so that we can sing for FREE! So give John Cronshaw and his team a big thank-you for their part in the Christmas Fun.
The tour includes Anita Villa Nursing home where the residents come alive to their old favorites, especially Away in a Manger. We will be visiting Coles and regaling shoppers with amusing the anecdotes of Ray Robinson and amateur voices of our impromptu choir (don’t worry if you can’t sing, we will be making a joyful noise either way). The tourists at Echo point usually give the loudest applause and seem quite disappointed when we move on, and we will also be visiting a local street party, who take steps to ensure their party takes place on the same day as the bus each year.
Some people really get into the spirit of the event by dressing up in anything from Angel costumes, to Santa costumes to more discreet festive attire. Others come in their normal street clothes. Either way you are are most welcome to join in the fun.
You will need to confirm your seat on the bus by ringing Carol on 0450 660 740 as some years the bus is booked out.