Rosalind Park warms up for a night of cool carols

ROSALIND Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas at the annual carols by candlelight tomorrow evening.

Between 3000 and 5000 people will gather at the park to take part in the community event, put on by the Rotary Club of Bendigo. 

Club president Brian Figg urged the community to muster up some community Christmas spirit and attend tomorrow’s event. 

“The carols really capture the essence of Christmas and the whole community has the opportunity to be involved,” he said. 

The event will include entertainment from the Forever Young Choir, the Bendigo Youth Choir, the Kangaroo Flat primary choir, the Irish Rose Band and City of Greater Bendigo Brass.  Soloists Pamela Jackson, Jennifer Gogolin and Luke Owens will also  perform. 

Bendigo Youth Choir manager Penny Goonan said the choir, with more than 35 members, was excited. 

“We love performing at the carols each year, the choir members are always excited to get up in front of such a large audience,” she said.

The event will begin with a barbecue at 6pm, pre-carol entertainment will start at 7pm and the main event will kick off at 8pm. Santa will make an appearance at 9.15pm and carollers should bring a chair or rug to sit on. 

Candles are set to be given out on arrival but if there is a total fire ban, carollers should bring torches. 

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