Christmas is less than 25 sleeps away, but Elder Park will be transformed into a merry wonderland this Saturday by being an idyllic venue to host the Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight. Celebrating their 75th year of Adelaide Carols on December 7, 2019, the family-friendly event hopes to bring together a myriad of adults and children alike to get their fix of endless Christmas entertainment and the impressive finale of the fireworks, which will light up the sky from 10pm onwards.
With an impressive line-up of musicians joining Shannon Noll, patrons will be treated to the tunes by Ella Hooper (Australian rock singer, songwriter and media personality), Jack Jones (Australian singer, guitarist, and former front man of Southern Sons), Isaiah Firebrace (X-Factor 2016 winner, top 10 finalist in Eurovision Song Contest), Harrison Craig (who will be in the midst of his national tour, 'The Elton John Love Songs Tour'), Rachael Leahcar (Adelaide-born singer), and G-Nation (with an infectious energy and own spin of R&B and pop style to Christmas carol classics).
Considered to be South Australia's largest Christmas carols concert, Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight will also be welcoming two new and exciting acts to the stellar line up. School of Rock has taken their successful performance globally and after skyrocketing in their career highlight after opening on Broadway in 2015, they will be putting on a very special performance for this year's event, led by the extraordinary Joe Kosky (playing Dewey Finn). We will also be graced by the presence of Silvie Paladino, who boasts of a variety of theatrical credits to her name, including Les Misérables, Cats, Miss Saigon, Chess and Mamma Mia.
An impressive array of local artists will also be on-site for the pre-entertainment, including the City International Gospel Choir, vocalists Emma Peluso, Elizabeth Ruyi, Genesis Holt and 21-year-old full-time musician, Emilio Lacar, returning for the second year.
While the above-mentioned artists may appeal more to the adults, there will also be a fine selection of music artists to get the kids with their dancing shoes on in no time! Expect to be serenaded and pumped up for energy by children's performer and singer Sam Moran, Australian soprano Sky Ingram and Aussie country music talent and multi-Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence. Tony Genovese will be bringing his Cool 4 Kids Variety Show to the stage, promising to engage children with their Christmas puppetry, dancing, action and movement games the kids will love.
For drinks, patrons can expect to enjoy some of South Australia's best beer, wine and gin at the Riverside Bar, which will be serving up Smiling Samoyed's local award-winning craft beer on tap, Adelaide Hills' finest wines from Longview Vineyard and small batch Barossa-made gin from Seppeltsfield Road Distillers.
Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight, in support of Novita, is a FREE event for all South Australians to enjoy. You are welcome to provide a note donation upon entry, the proceeds of which will be contributed towards supporting people with disabilities. The event will be held at Elder Park on December 7, 2019 from 2pm onwards, with a City of Adelaide Pre-Show at 5pm, and the main concert kicking off at 8pm. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to make the most of what the whole day has to offer – visiting Santa at the Torrens Transit bus stop, enjoying free face painting at the Nippy's Drinks van, showing off your skills at the Mix102.3 inflatable basketball hoop, visiting the SA Power Networks truck for a free Santa hat, feasting on free Original Recipe Chicken and chips from KFC and checking out our 3D decorations from Adelaide City Libraries trike.