WONTHAGGI’s annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’ will be held once again this Sunday evening at Wishart Reserve at the southern end of McBride Avenue.
All the Christmas favourites will be heard from various local artists and regular performers at the event, the Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band.
The night, run by the Wonthaggi Christian Churches, will commence with a free family barbecue at 6pm before the carols will commence at 7.45pm.
The family barbecue will include clowns and other children’s entertainment – with everything put on for free beside a small charge on drinks.
Organiser Barry Smith said the night was aimed at including all families.
“We want everyone to come and have a great time; we make it free because we understand it is hard for families at this time of year so we want to make it accessible,” Barry said.
“We had an excellent turnout last year and it was a great night. It was outside with over 1000 people.
“The three years before that we were in the Town Hall because of rain which limited the people that could come in.”
The Wonthaggi Citizen’s Band will be joined by local performers Tom Green, Mitchell Sanders, Alicia Gartland and the University of the Third Age (U3A) Choir.
“We have local artists who’ll come and sing a few items and then we sing carols,” Barry said.
Children from St Joseph’s Primary School will once again do the nativity scene while the night will be compered by Natasha Crestani.
The night would not be able to run without the support of many local organisations including the Rotary Club, SES and VCF Transport who are donating the stage.