With the recent announcement of the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Carols by Candlelight cancellation due to the forecasted weather, Ainsley Driver and the Carols Big Band team are bringing the Christmas event back to the city.
The scaled-back version will begin at 7pm on Friday, 10 December at the Heritage Christian Centre building at 58 Woondooma Street, with a number of local performers taking the stage to bring the Christmas cheer.
The night will see performances from LA Dance Studio as well as carols from local musicians Natalie Sweetapple and Bridgette O’Shannessy and The Shalom College Choir.
Organiser Ainsley Driver said the effort that had gone into planning the original Carols by Candlelight event meant it was never an option to not host festivities in some capacity.
“We started planning this event in March, with all the performers putting in hours of practice it would have been a shame to completely miss the event so we found an alternative solution,” Ainsley said.
“We are just wanting to give the community an event where they can share in Christmas spirit as it is such a great time of the year.
“After the year that it has been I really think Christmas is a special time, as it is all about family and we want to have an event for people to share in the joy.”
Ainsley said the show would see the same acts perform in a shortened version of what would have been at Carols by Candlelight.
“This is the exact same event as what was planned for the Recreational Precinct, the acts have just had their performance times adjusted so that we can fit the whole show into around 90 minutes.
“We will also be recording the whole show and will put this on to the Bundy Carols Facebook page just before Christmas for everyone to enjoy.”
To ensure the event remains Covid safe, there are 400 seats available that will be determined on a first come, first served basis.
You can find more information on the upcoming event on Facebook here.
What: Carols in the City
Where: Heritage Christian Centre, 58 Woondooma Street
When: Friday 10 December
Time: 7 pm
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