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Warm up your voices: major carols events around Australia

NEWS | Tess Holgate
Tuesday 8 December 2015

Thousands of people will gather at parks, town halls and churches to sing Christmas carols this December. We couldn’t possibly list them all, so here’s a handy list of just a few of the carols events happening around the nation.

In Perth, watch the sunset at Carols by Candlelight in Cottesloe, hosted by the Town of Cottesloe and St Phillips Anglican Church on 20 December from 7pm. If singing by the sea is not for you, try Duncraig Christian Fellowship’s Carols by Candlelight at Percy Doyle Reserve on 12 December – the fun starts at 5.30pm.

Moving north, a Community Christmas Carols will be hosted at Darwin Baptist Church on 13 December from 6pm. Don’t feel like singing? C3 Church Darwin is holding Light Up Christmas, with lights, lasers, a photo booth and sausage sizzle from 9-11 December, 7-8.30pm.

In Brisbane, Hillsong presents the Southbank Christmas Carols at the Courier-Mail Piazza, The Parklands, over four nights from 17-20 December, starting at 6.45pm. Also in the Parklands, the Roma Street Parkland’s Christmas Concert is on 13 December, starting at 2pm, featuring the Salvation Army Choir.

Heading south to Sydney, the annual Carols Under the Bridge is on again this year, hosted by Church by the Bridge. It’s on 12 December at Bradfield Park, with the fun starting at 5pm. Meanwhile, St Mary’s Cathedral is hosting Lights of Christmas. The cathedral will be lit up from 7.30pm until midnight from 10-25 December, with a short choir performance at 7.30pm each night.

C3 Canberra is hosting Love Christmas Love Canberra on 13 December from 6pm at their Monash campus. Crossroads Church will present Christmas Carols also 13 December from 5pm at Merci College Oval in Braddon.

In Melbourne, CityLife church is hosting Celebrate the Day on 12 December from 4pm and 13 December from 9am at their Knox campus. If you prefer classical music, St Paul’s Cathedral is hosting Carols in the Cathedral, featuring the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra on 18-19 December, at various times. Bookings essential.

Hobart is home to Hillsong’s Christmas Carols Spectacular on 20 December, from 6pm at its Davey St church. If you’re looking for something a little less glitzy, Crossroads Presbyterian Church is holding a Christmas Carols Service at its church from 6pm on 20 December.

In Adelaide, Influencers Church is hosting Carols and Fireworks on 18 December, from 6pm. There will also be Carols in the Adelaide Town Hall on 20 December at 5pm and 7.30pm, hosted by Trinity City Church.

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