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Christmas Carols and Family Fun for Free
Are you in the mood to get festive with some Christmas carols? Do you want a fun night out with the kids in a casual community atmosphere? I'm sure you do and your local Christmas Carols event is the place to be. There are six locations for Christmas Carols in the City of Casey this year. All are free community events.
Christmas carols date back centuries, so when you sing them, you are taking part in a time-honoured tradition. I can remember singing them in my childhood (and that's a long time ago!) Back then we sang things like Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Of course, these days you can expect some modern favourites to be thrown in. Songs like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, Jingle Bell Rock, and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
So, without further ado, here is the where and when of free Christmas Carol events in the City of Casey in 2022.
Endeavour Hills – 10th December
Endeavour Hills Christmas Carols. This is one not to be missed. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with pre-show entertainment, which includes food, market stalls, and pony rides. The carols begin at 9:00 pm and the night finishes with a fireworks finale at 9:15 pm.
Where: Reveal Church 2-8 Gleneagles Drive, Endeavour Hills VIC 3802 and Barry Simon Reserve When: Saturday 10th December 2022 from 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Reveal Church Endeavour Hills Community Carols 2022 - Image from reveal Church Facebook page
Christmas on the Foreshore. This will be a great night out. There will be free entertainment and face painting. Santa will, of course, be in attendance and your night of carol singing will be topped off with a fireworks display. To take the stress out of parking, there will be an event team directing parking on the night.
Where: Tooradin Foreshore Reserve, Foreshore Road, Tooradin VIC 3980 When: Friday 16th December 2022 from 6.00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hampton Park Carols by Candlelight. This Christmas family event is much more than carols. There will be live music performances from community groups and the Aspire Church. And don't race home early as there will also be a fireworks display.
Where: Cairns Road Reserve Oval, 47-59 Cairns Road, Hampton Park VIC 3976 When: Friday 16th December 2022 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Cranbourne Community Christmas Carols. This is the tenth time the Cranbourne Presbyterian Church has put on the carols, so hats off to them! There will be a sausage sizzle, free activities for the children, live performances and, of course, lots of carol singing. Parking at the site is limited and organisers ask families to be mindful of the neighbours and park appropriately. Public transport and ride share services are available near the location.
Where: Cranbourne Presbyterian Church, Corner of Sladen and Russell Streets, Cranbourne VIC 3977 When:Sunday 18th December 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm