Talented family ready to belt out some carols
SINGING with her two daughters makes Christmas extra special for Warwick performer Erin Hilton.
On Sunday, she'll be sharing that joy with the entire community when the trio take to the stage for Carols in the Park in Warwick.
For the past eight years the three have belted out blissful harmonies, winning awards at country musical festivals.
With daughters Keely and Tegan now living outside Warwick, Mrs Hilton said the holiday season was a treasured time.
"Christmas is the one time of the year that we get to get together and sing together and that's special,” she said.
Aside from a select few years, Mrs Hilton has taken part in every Carols in the Park event since 1991. But this will be the first year she has taken on the role of musical director.
Mrs Hilton said this year the program had gone back to its grassroots with plenty of local performers.
Dancing will also be added to the program, with performances from dance groups from Assumption College and Warwick State High School.
"It doesn't seem like Christmas unless we've been to the carols by candlelight, it's got a great spirit and a great feeling,” Mrs Hilton said.
Aimee Liesegang, Kristy Searson, the Fern Brothers, Emma Bell, Chapter 3, the Warwick City Band and Warwick Choral Society will also perform on the night.
Children are invited to look the part with best-dressed prizes up for grabs. Thousands turn out for the free performance each year, which will take place at Leslie Park from 5-8pm.
Stanthorpe will enjoy carols at Weeroona Park on Friday from 6.30pm.
Allora will host a carols event on December 16 from 6pm at Stuart Henry Park, while Killarney will hold its night on December 22 from 6pm at Canning Park.