2013 Bayside Christmas Carols in the Park

13 November 2013

This year’s Bayside Christmas Carols in the Park will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 December at Dendy Park in Brighton East and, as in previous years, promises to be another magical night for Bayside residents.
Last year’s event attracted over 20,000 local residents and visitors.
A fantastic selection of local artists will be performing a blend of new and traditional carols including choirs from the Sandringham East and Elsternwick Primary Schools, a massed choir made up of locally based community choirs, Vocally Wild and Mosiac plus the Southern Area Concert Band.
This annual Carols celebration will be under the expert direction of Haileybury College Deputy Head of Music, Robert Dryden and the event has again secured local resident and Channel Ten weather personality, Mike Larkan, to act as host.
The 2013 Carols in the Park will once again feature large screens so everyone, big and small, can view the great line-up of entertainment on stage throughout the evening.
In order to save waste, this year’s songbook can be downloaded via an environmentally friendly Smartphone App from Council’s website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/carols - available from Sunday 1 December.  A limited number of hard copies of the songbook will be available on the night
Mayor Laurence Evans said Bayside’s Christmas Carols event is a wonderful way for the community to come together and celebrate the festive season with family, friends and colleagues.
“I’d encourage all residents to bring a picnic and their best singing voices and join us at Dendy Park on December 10 for Bayside City Council’s biggest annual community event and a magical night,” he said. 
“We are lucky to have such an amazing selection of local talent performing and with appearances from our very special guest Santa Claus, it promises to be an evening to be enjoyed by the whole family.”
Cr Evans acknowledged the support of its major event partners and sponsors along with the support offered by Victoria Police, the SES and Brighton Beach Rotary.
Representatives of this year’s not-for-profit event charity, Bayside Community Information and Support Service (BAYCISS), will be onsite collecting donations that will go toward supporting community members who are vulnerable, facing financial hardship or social distress.
If weather permits, local patrons are encouraged to walk to the venue and people from further afield to car-pool in order to ease the demand on parking.  Temporary parking restrictions will apply to the local area so refer to the event website for this and other important event information.

Pets should be left at home and be well contained as there will be noise from the fireworks finale commencing at 9.30pm.
For further information contact Bayside City Council on 9599 4444 or check Council’s website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/carols.

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