Umhlanga Vodacom Summer Carnival 2009
An explosive programme of fun, games and entertainment awaits the whole family at Umhlanga’s fabulous main beach! Sponsored by Vodacom, the Umhlanga Tourism’s 2009 Summer Carnival taking place from the 14th till the 23rd December includes a fabulous programme for beach lovers of all ages.
The Miss Umhlanga glamour event, children’s sports and activities, Carols by Candlelight, Carnival Street Party and many more, will add to the entertainment line up. From the 14th to the 23rd of December, all daily activities on the beach and stage will keep beach lovers of all ages entertained from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alberts Breed, Vodacom KZN Managing Executive says: “We are proud to be part of this year’s Umhlanga Summer Carnival. The festive season is a time for families to reconnect, for friends to relax and have fun, and for partners to enjoy time together. We believe in connecting people, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring people together this festive season to have fun. We hope that after a long challenging year, people are able to relax and get the break they deserve so that they can go into next year with positivity and renewed energy.”
Parents can relax on the guarded golden beaches while kids and teens, keen to show their talent, can choose from sing-along’s, mini-talent shows, mini-soccer and beach treasure hunts. And from beach to surf, those aged ten years and up can join the Summer Surfing Session with KZN Surfing Association (18th to 21st December only, starting 7.30 a.m. daily at Bronze Beach, R150 per entry). Dress up as an action surfer or perform the most innovative aerial manoeuvre and win a prize. From international top grade judges, top entrants and great prizes this fun surfing event will entertain with style.
Following from last year’s great success, the Miss Umhlanga, junior and senior, with girls aged six to 17 will be interviewed on the stage, daily from the 14th to the 21st. The prestigious final judging will follow at Krakatoa, Sibaya Casino on the 22nd at 5 p.m. with the Queen and Princesses being crowned at the Carnival Street Party on the 23rd at 8.30 p.m.
Carnival goers can get into the spirit of the season by donating unwrapped gifts for underprivileged children at the ever popular “Carols by Candlelight” on Monday 21st at the Umhlanga Centre, from 6 p.m. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open – Santa might just arrive on a Harley Davidson motorbike! Chartwell Drive, in central Umhlanga, will host the grand finale carnival street party – an evening of music, dance and al fresco dining. So dress up “carnival style”, join the street party and also stand a chance to win spot prizes!
Thrilled to be hosting the summer carnival for the fifth year in a row, Umhlanga Tourism’s Chairman, Peter Rose, commented: “It is with great pleasure that we bring fun and games to the beach and events to our residents and tourists for their enjoyment. We hope to add value to the “total” holiday experience in Umhlanga. Here’s wishing everyone a safe, memorable and peaceful holiday in Umhlanga over the December 2009 festive season – and heartfelt thanks to Vodacom and Coca Cola”. Fred Hartman of Coca Cola said: “It gives us great pleasure to once again co-sponsor the Umhlanga Summer Carnival. As the longest standing partner of the Carnival, we are looking forward to a warm and exciting summer on Umhlanga beach.”
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