Huge crowd turns out for the 2012 Carols By Candlelight.
Huge crowd turns out for the 2012 Carols By Candlelight. Deanna Millard

Families to gather for a magical Carols night

FAMILIES are being encouraged to attend one of the region's biggest family events of the year on Sunday night.

The annual Carols in the Park is set to draw crowds to Leslie Park for a night of entertainment and Christmas festivities under the stars. Warwick Tourism and Events CEO and carol's organiser Tracy Vellacott said the night is set to be magical.

"This event is the most magical night of the year for families in Warwick," she said. "Carols in the Park is simply a beautiful and relaxed family night where we can celebrate Christmas and the blessing of living in a great community."

The event is supported by a number of community organisations including the Warwick Rotary and Lions Clubs, as well as the team from Community Disaster Recovery. The Lions Club and the Community Disaster Recovery food vans will offer a number of summer barbecue favourites, while the Rotary Club will sell hot chips and fairy floss to the crowds.

Mrs Vellacott praised the enthusiastic participation of the local community groups in what is ultimately one of the Rose City's biggest social events.

"These groups do an amazing job, not just at Carols but at lots of community events and we are very fortunate to have such dedicated people helping out," she said.

The Rotary Club will also sponsor a fancy dress competition for the kids.

Rotary Club president Lewis von Stieglitz said the club members want to encourage children to dress up in their Christmas costumes to add even more Christmas spirit to the event.

"We always look forward to seeing lots of angels, shepherds and elves appear at Carols in the Park," he said.

"Most children enjoy dressing up, so the club is pleased to add a little more magic to the night."

Preliminary entertainment kicks off at 5.30pm, with Santa arriving at 6pm and the official stage program from 6.30pm.



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