FAMILY EVENT: Enjoying last year’s Warwick Christmas carols event are Amarli, Tegan and Declan Mathews.
FAMILY EVENT: Enjoying last year’s Warwick Christmas carols event are Amarli, Tegan and Declan Mathews. Deanna Millard

Sounds of festive spirit at this year's Carols in the Park

WITH calendars filling up in the lead-up to Christmas, Southern Downs Regional Council is reminding residents to set aside this Sunday for Warwick's 2015 Carols in the Park.

The event will showcase Southern Downs performers and entertainers, and businesses and community groups.

Gather your friends and family, a picnic rug or chair and bring your singing voice to celebrate the festive season in Leslie Park, Palmerin St.

The festivities start at 5pm with the Warwick City Band launching the music program at 5.30pm.

Mayor Peter Blundell said the Warwick Carols in the Park was a beautiful and relaxed family night where the community could celebrate Christmas and the blessing of living in a great community.

"It will be an absolutely fantastic evening and I would encourage everyone to come along and be part of a great program," he said.

"This year we're very fortunate to have a team of locals on board; Susan Needer as musical co-ordinator, and Andy Wilmott from Soular Music and Tracey Gosney from Top Beat Entertainment who will look after all of our sound, lighting and staging requirements."

The three-hour program will include traditional carols.

Christmas favourites will be presented by the choral society, the Blue Violets, David and Sarah Hume and crowd favourites Emma Bell and Ebony Wickham

James Blundell will be the guest artist.

"For all those who love to sing along, the words to all the carols will be projected on a big screen and printed programs will also be available on the night," Cr Blundell said.

"There will be a visit from Santa and his helpers to delight the kids, along with talented storyteller, Carmel Wooding, spreading the Christmas cheer.

"This year there will be a collection with funds raised to be donated to The Salvation Army."

Cr Blundell thanked the event's sponsors Southern Downs Automotive, YMCA, Creed and Lang and Warwick Credit Union.



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