Are you ready to sing your heart out to your favourite Christmas Carols? Well, you’re in luck! There’s plenty of carols events happening in Newcastle and across the region, and we’ve got them all right here PLUS links to the Carols on TV…
Wallsend Community Carols
Wallsend Baptist Church presents its annual Community Carols on Saturday 12 December 2015 at Federal Park Wallsend. Pre Event Entertainment commencing at 6pm with the Maxi-Jazz Dance Studio and THE AMAZING JONO. Main Event at 7pm with all your favourite Christmas Carols. ARNIE’S SHACK will be our special guests this year to entertain all the kids. A great family night.
WHEN: December 12 from 6pm
WHERE: Federal Park Wallsend
MORE INFO: wallsendbaptist.org.au
Mayfield Community Carols
Mayfield Combined Churches presents the annual Community Carols in Webb Park on Saturday 12 December 2015 at Webb Park, Hanbury Street, Mayfield. Pre Carols entertainment is FREE Camel rides, Climbing walls and Jumping Castles. Carols commence at 7pm. Mayfield Community PreSchool children perform at 7:15pm.
WHEN: Sat Dec 12 from 5pm
WHERE: Webb Park, Mayfield
MORE INFO: www.mayfieldbaptist.com
Lake Macquarie Newcastle Permanent Carols by Candlelight
Come along to Lake Macquarie and the Hunter’s largest Carols by Candlelight. Bring the family and a picnic to relax by the lake and be entertained by fantastic talent including the lovely Sara DeBono and local superstar Morgan Evans.This year the Carols will commence at 6.00pm following a festive day of family-friendly activities in the park from midday. Entry is free.
WHEN: Sunday December 13 from 5:30pm
WHERE: Speers Point Park
MORE INFO: lakemac.com.au
Carols Under The Stars at Anna Bay
The Anna Bay “Carols Under The Stars” is celebrating its seventh year with a 21st Century re-enactment of the Christmas story combined with everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols. This year’s event will feature the very popular camel rides, face painting, jumping castles and other kid’s activities. The Carols and Nativity Play include real camels, donkeys and sheep. Festivities begin on Thursday 17 December from 5.30pm with live performances from local musicians, as well as lots of activities and great food for all the family. The highlight of the evening, the Carols and Nativity Play, will begin at 7.30pm. So, bring your family, friends and a picnic rug and celebrate Christmas with your community.
WHEN: December 17 from 5:30pm
WHERE: Gateway Presbyterian Church
MORE INFO: www.gatewaypresbyterian.org.au
Newcastle Herald Newcastle Permanent Carols by Candlelight
Join us in the spectacular grounds of King Edward Park for a magical evening of Carols. Drawing more than 15,000 people to the event last year, this year’s evening will be packed full of performances by fantastic local artists, including crowd favourites Adam Scicluna and Hunter Singers, carnival rides, Newcastle Permanent’s free photo booth and of course Santa! Event starts at 5.30pm and Carols will commence around 7.00pm. Get in early to secure a great spot and take advantage of free parking in King Street Car Park with free shuttle service from 5.30pm to 10.00pm. Entry is free.
WHEN: Friday December 18 from 5:30pm
WHERE: King Edward Park
MORE INFO: newcastlepermanent.com.au
Carols in Gregson Park
Newy parkrun invites all of our Region of Runners to the official, unofficial parkrun Carols Night...
Back again in the beautiful Gregson Park with entertainers Matt Purcell singing his parody songs and Hamilton local C&W Singer Neville Anderson and the debut of his latest single "Gregson Park Carols" which is tipped to go viral. The usual fantastic vibe, enhanced by you - as you bring your rug and picnic tea - to create an enjoyable community atmosphere. Of course the fairy floss will be free (donations to our Nepal Community Development projects), the glowstix will be illuminating with coffee, cold drinks and dutch pancakes on sale. The event doubles as The Region of Runner's parkrun Christmas 'do' with Mossy and Robbo warming up the crowd - Andrew "The Doddfather" Dodd hosting the event which is brought to you by Hamilton Baptist Church. Bring your best voice for this festive sing-a-long.
WHEN: Saturday 19 December from 6.30pm
WHERE: Gregson Park, Hamilton
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Christmas Carols in Lambton Park
Christmas Carols in Lambton park is an annual, family friendly, community celebration of Christmas held in beautiful Lambton Park, NSW. The night starts with a picnic and christmas fair from 5.00pm. All your favourite Carols kick off on stage at 7.00pm. And we finish the night with a great fireworks display around 9.00pm. Don’t forget to get there EARLY to make sure you get a good spot!
WHEN: Sunday December 20 from 5:00pm
WHERE: Lambton Park
MORE INFO: facebook.com/LambtonCarols
Northlakes Salvos Community Carols
Sunday 20th Dec. Gates open 5pm, main show 8pm. Join us for a family friendly event, free rides and entertainment followed by carols by candlelight
WHEN: Sunday December 20 from 5:00pm
WHERE: Macquarie College 182 – 222 Lake Road, Wallsend
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Carols By The Beach
Each year, on the Sunday before Christmas, the Merewether and Newcastle communities come together for Carols by the Beach! Held at Empire Park, Carols by the Beach is the opportunity for families and friends to gather, at one of the most wonderful times of the year and sing carols together at the top of their lungs! Bring your picnic rugs and make your way down on Sunday 20th of December to Empire Park for a night of carols, fireworks, and activities for the kids!
WHEN: Sunday December 20 from 7:00pm
WHERE: Empire Park, Memorial Drive, Bar Beach
MORE INFO: facebook.com/carolsbythebeach
Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight at The Vintage
This year’s host is Matt Percell, one of Australia’s rising stars, who and has shared the stage with some of the country’s biggest artists – Jimmy Barnes & Renee Geyer, Evermore and Stan Walker to name a few. So BYO picnic rug and join us on the fairway lawn with dulcet tones to the fore! After the carols, there will be a special Christmas Eve movie screening under the stars of ‘The Santa Clause’. So make sure to grab a spot on the Fairway Lawn, stock up on drinks and snacks from our candy bar and enjoy the movie!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 24 from 5pm
WHERE: The Vintage
MORE INFO: chateauelan.com.au
Carols on TV
Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest free Christmas concert. 2015 will be the 33rd year of this iconic Christmas celebration and we are looking forward to yet another star studded event. 2015 is shaping up to be one of our best yet! Artists announced so far:
Samantha Jade – 2015 Ambassador. Johnny Ruffo, Dami Im, Adam Brand, Justine Clarke, Mark Vincent, Ky Baldwin, Jay Laga'aia, the cast of The Sound of Music, Georgie Parker, everyone's favourite – The Wiggles and still more to come!
WHEN: Saturday 19 December from 8.30pm
WHERE: The Domain, Sydney
WATCH & LISTEN: Watch it on Channel 7 or listen on smoothFM
MORE INFO: Carols in the Domain
Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight
Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight® has been a fabulous Christmas tradition for 77 years, bringing Australia classic Christmas carols and an evening of entertainment with something for the whole family and 2015 will be no exception!
In addition to being a wonderful show, all of the funds raised by Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight go directly to provide services to children who are blind or have low vision and their families. In 2014, thanks to your support, we raised over $1 million! Whether you purchase tickets to see the event live, watch it on TV or make a donation during the show—you are helping to support a very worth and real cause.
Performers this year include: Delta Goodrem, Taylor Henderson, Silvie Paladino, Ellie Drennan, David Hobson and more.
WHEN: Thursday 24 December from 8pm
WHERE: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
WATCH & LISTEN: Watch on Nine or listen on Radio 2UE
MORE INFO: Vision Australia's Carols By Candlelight
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