Sing in the festive season at Carols by Candlelight

Published on 15 November 2018

City of Melton residents are in for a fabulous evening of festive entertainment at this year's Carols by Candlelight event, to be held on Saturday 1 December.

Due to upgrade works underway at Hannah Watts Park, the 2018 Carols by Candlelight will be held at the nearby Melton Recreation Reserve.

The free event commences at 6.30pm with community performances that feature local primary school students, choirs and musicians.

From 7.30pm, flame-free candles will light up the park as feature artists, including Lucca Franco, Al Wilkinson and Lheon encourage everyone to join in singing traditional and much-loved Christmas carols and songs.

Children’s entertainers The Mik Maks will be wowing the younger audience members, while Santa’s craft village, face painting and a jumping castle will keep all children entertained.

And of course, Santa himself will be coming along to join in the fun.

City of Melton Deputy Mayor, Cr Lara Carli said the Carols by Candlelight event was a great opportunity for residents to welcome the festive season with family and friends.

“Carols by Candlelight will have something for everyone; it’s an event not to be missed,” Cr Carli said.

“This is a wonderful annual event that celebrates the importance of family, friends and the magic of Christmas.”

“I invite everyone to bring their best singing voices and enjoy performances that will lift spirits and create a sense of excitement for the coming holidays.”

Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and basket, however food vans including Twisted Potato, Pizza to U, Sweet Forbidden Journey, Mr Quick Whip, Jeepsy Coffee will be on site with food available for purchase, as well as a Melton Valley Rotary Club sausage sizzle.

In the event of severe wet weather, Carols by Candlelight will be cancelled. Notification of any cancellation will be posted on Council’s website and Facebook page the morning of the event.

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Where: Melton Recreation Reserve. Parking available at Police Paddock (High St)
When: Saturday 1 December, 6:30pm – 9:30pm