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Christmas Carols in the West 2014

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Published December 8th 2014
Singalong for Christmas
The traditional Carols by Candlelight held all around our beautiful city and suburbs are one of the most magical and family-friendly highlights of the Christmas season. In the west there are multiple community carolling events on offer so get your family and friends together and come along for a local and very joyful celebration of Christmas.

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Here's where you can join in the festivities this year in Melbourne's West.

THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER

Kingsville Carols
When: Thursday 11 December from 6pm
Where: Beavers Reserve, Kingsville
Cost: Free
Details: For more information see here.

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER

Melton Carols by Candlelight
When; Saturday 13 December 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Hannah Watts Park, High Street, Melton
Cost: Free
Details: Melton City Council
Performances include The Kazoos, Jayka Singing Academy, guest MC Kane Alexander as well as Melton Melody Makers, Kororoit Creek Primary School and Wedgepark Primary School.

Wyndham Carols by Candlelight at the Mansion
When: Saturday 13 December, gates open at 5.30pm, program starts at 8.30pm
Where: The Mansion, Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee
Cost: Tickets $10, Concession $7, Children under 12 free
Details: Featuring the Wyndham Combined Churches Carols Musical Team, Sing West Choir, Victorian Police Pipe Band and The Western Region Concert Band. For more information see here.

SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER

Altona Christmas Carols
When: Sunday 14 December, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: Logan Reserve Pier Street and Queen Street, Altona
Details: For more information see here.

Newport Christmas Carols
When: Sunday 14 December, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: Enjoy the Newport Carols Orchestra led by Michael Stewart and sing along with local musicians. See here for more information.


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SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER

Altona Meadows Christmas Carols
When: Saturday 20 December, pre-carols entertainment from 7.00pm, carols from 8.00pm
Where: Trafalgar Avenue Community Park, 28 Trafalgar Avenue, Altona Meadows
Details: For more information see here.

Carols by Candlelight in West Footscray
When: Saturday 20 December 2014, 7.30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Gaudion Reserve, 674 Barkly St, West Footscray
Cost: Free
Details: Featuring the Footscray Gospel Choir. For more information see here.

Yarraville Carols in the Garden
When: Saturday 20 December, 6pm - 10.30pm
Where: Yarraville Gardens, Yarraville
Details: Special features include Opera singers, a mass choir and fireworks.
For more information see here.

SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER

Carols at the Castle
When: Sunday 21st December, Gates open at 5.00pm, Concert from 7.00pm
Where: Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor
Cost: Tickets $10 for a family of five, $5 for singles - Tickets through trybooking
Details. Featuring professional performers leading visitors in a range of favourite carols, roving performers and Santa and his elves. For more information see here.

Williamstown Christmas Carols
When: Sunday 21st December, pre-carol entertainment 7.00pm, carols 8:00pm
Where: Commonwealth Reserve Rotunda, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Details: For more information see here.
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Many of the carols events are held in the great outdoors. For details on what to bring, what to wear and any contingency arrangements for bad weather see each event's website for the most up to date information.

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When: 11-21 December 2014
Where: Various venues
Cost: Some free, some ticketed
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