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Family Entertainment - Carols in the Park (Image Supplied)
Christmas carols are a wonderful way to get into the spirit of Christmas, and what better way to do it than with local friends and neighbours? The City of Marion has held free Christmas Carols in the Park at the Glandore Community Centre for a number of years, and it's been growing in popularity every year.
Glandore Community Centre is a former girls' reformatory and industrial school set in a park-like environment. The Marion Council holds a busy program of educational and social activities throughout the year, and Carols in the Park is the end of year celebration.
The Carols in the Park 2018 program kicks off at 5.30pm on Wednesday December 5 with school choirs hosted by MC Rob McLennan from Adelaide's Coast FM. The official opening by City of Marion Mayor is at 6pm, followed by Emma Jones with "Raise Your Voice Music Academy".
Excitement will erupt among the kids at 6.50 when Father Christmas arrives. The Adelaide Allsorts Harmony Chorus will then burst into song, followed by community singing with Adelaide Allsorts Harmony Chorus and Marion City Band.
Carols in the Park isn't just about singing though, there are raffles and a heap of stalls lined for the free market at Glandore Community Centre. More than 30 market traders will tempt you with food, Christmas gifts, and lots of other goodies: think henna tattoos, greeting cards, baby wear, handcrafts, jewellery, dog treats, toys, pot plants (not smokeable), Tupperware and vintage clothing.
Perhaps you should come hungry to the carols because there's a great choice of foods on offer too: Vietnamese street food, Bavarian Grill, fairy floss, ice cream and toffee will be just some of the temptations available.
Find out all you need to know about the free Carols in the Park 2018 event at Glandore Community Centre on the City of Marion website. Or just bring the family and pack a picnic basket and rug, sit under the trees and enjoy the entertainment, community carols, stroll the market stalls, grab a bite to eat from one of the food vans and enjoy the evening with friends.