CANDLELIT FESTIVE FUN: A range of carol favourites are set to ring out at the annual Carols by Candlelight at Weeroona Park on December 8.
CANDLELIT FESTIVE FUN: A range of carol favourites are set to ring out at the annual Carols by Candlelight at Weeroona Park on December 8. Troy Kippen

Carols by Candlelight to kick off Yuletide season

FOR children the world over, Christmas is a magical time.

And in Stanthorpe each year three community groups get together to create a little yuletide enchantment for the local community.

For decades the Stanthorpe RSL Band, the Granite Belt Choir and the Lions Club of Stanthorpe have gathered at the bandshell in Weeroona Park to make some of the delights of Christmas come alive for generations of children.

The event, underwritten by the Southern Downs Regional Council, offers families the gift of music and the magic of candlelight (or torchlight) and a visit by a certain fellow dressed in red and white, spreading cheer and goodwill.

This year will be a continuation of the Christmas spirit as the groups once again gather at the bandshell at Weeroona Park for Carols by Candlelight on Friday, December 8.

The Lions will be there to fire up the barbie around 5.30pm, so make sure you bring some spare cash so you can munch on some dinner before and during the event.

The band will start playing about 6pm and at 6.30pm the first carol singing will ring out around the park.

Song programs are available for a gold coin donation.

Darkness falls during the event, so dust off your candles, make sure your torch batteries are working and start practising your carol singing.

The choir will be there to provide guidance on the tunes and every song will have a leader.

The Granite Belt Junior Choir will be there to perform a couple of songs too.

    WHAT: Carols by Candlelight

    WHERE: Weeroona Park bandshell

    WHEN: Friday, December 8, barbecue from 5.30pm, band to start playing about 6pm

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