Get your singing voices ready because this year’s Carols by Candlelight is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Held in Maitland Park on Sunday, December 14, the park will be bustling with activities for the whole family from 6pm, with the carols getting underway from 7pm.
Presented by Christian Churches of Geraldton with major sponsors City of Greater Geraldton, Rigter’s IGA and Iluka Resources, there will be a host of fun activities including craft, a bouncy castle and yummy food stalls.
City Deputy Mayor, Neil McIlwaine, said the Christmas Carol tradition was one that everyone should get involved in.
“The City is proud to be part of such a great community event and it’s something that everyone can come and enjoy,” he said.
“We encourage the community to come and have a look at the activities on offer and join in the fun.”
Carols committee Convenor, Sue Mischke, said the event brought the community together to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.
“We come from different backgrounds but have a common goal in wanting to provide an event where the Geraldton community can share the Christmas season together.”
The Geraldton City Band will be playing up a storm alongside guest singers and local acts.
The Carols Committee said this year’s carols is set to be even more family friendly after taking on board community feedback from last year’s event.
The night will kick off with special kids segment with the much requested Christmas favourite Jingle Bells and a new pre-carols activity. The ‘Join the Nativity’ photo booth is set to be a hit with children joining in the action by dressing up as Joseph, Mary, a shepherd, a king or an angel. Costumes will be provided and families are encouraged to bring along a camera to capture the moment.
Battery operated candles and carol programs will be available on the night. This year Everything Geraldton will be providing lyrics online for those who want to sing carols by the light of their smart phone or tablet. Head to www.everythinggeraldton.com.au and select "Carol Lyrics" from the menu.
For those unable to attend, the event will be broadcast live by Radio Mama.