Carols in the Park

23 November 2015

Pack a picnic rug and head down to Dendy Park, Brighton on Tuesday 8 December to celebrate the festive season.

This year’s carols will be headlined by Australian tenor and composer, David Hobson. David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic, concert and stage performers, with a repertoire that spans the gamut of musical styles from baroque through to pop.

He will be supported by an amazing line up of soloists performing a blend of new and traditional carols and a massed choir made up of locally based community choirs, Vocally Wild and Mosiac plus the Southern Area Concert Band.

There will be a special appearance by Santa and Channel Ten weather personality Mike Larkin will compere the evening's celebrations. The night will end with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9.30pm (weather permitting).

Bayside City Council Mayor Cr James Long said the long running carols event was a great way to mark the festive season and close the year.

“We expect to see around 20,000 people at Dendy Park for Council’s biggest community event of the year. We hope the weather gods are kind to us, and we will have another fantastic evening of great family fun,” Cr Long said.

Pre show activities for children start from 5pm and include bubble blowing machine, hula hoops, tunnel, tug of war, lawn bowls and parachute games.

There is also an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa (don't forget your camera) from 6pm - 7.30pm. Proceeds from the gold coin donation will go to the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation.

The songbook can be downloaded at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/carols from Monday 1 December. A limited number of hard copies of the songbook will be available on the night.

Patrons are encouraged to walk or car pool. Temporary parking restrictions will apply to the local area. Pets should be left at home and be well contained as there will be noise from the fireworks finale commencing at 9.30pm.

Carols in the Park is presented by Bayside City Council and proudly brought to you by major sponsor Brighton Land Rover and supporting sponsors Southland, Citywide and Leader Newspapers.


Page last updated: 01 Dec 2015