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Carols by Candlelight 2016!

With Carols by Candlelight being held this month, the planning committee has been busy making sure this year event ticks all the boxes.

Being held for the first time on the grassy lawns at Buchanan Park beside the Xstrata Entertainment Centre, this year’s event will encourage an outdoor festival atmosphere, with attendees encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to make themselves comfortable.

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the new location would be more accessible and comfortable than previous years.

“People attending will be able to bring a blanket and relax on the grass, and enjoy the entertainment in a much more casual environment,” Cr McCulloch said.

“It’s going to be a very lively affair and we are very much looking forward to having the community come together to kick off the Christmas season.”

This year’s event will be hosted by engaging cabaret duo Barbara and Barry, who will keep the crown entertained with their fabulous vocals and witty banter, alongside a number of community groups and schools who will perform their special Christmas numbers.

There will be food and drink available, face painting, photos with Santa, fireworks, and the chance to win a lucky door prize

Entry is from 5.30pm pm on Sunday November 27, gold coin donation is encouraged, with all proceeds donated to charity.