Isabelle Hawks in her festive outfit.
Isabelle Hawks in her festive outfit.

Carols ring out in Leslie Park

IT WAS hard not to catch the festive vibe flowing around Leslie Park last night, as families rolled out picnic rugs and deck chairs to settle in for a night of carols.

There was hardly a patch of free grass as thousands of locals piled in, decked out in everything from Santa costumes to elf outfits and everything in between.

One girl who was excited to be at the event was Karrington King.

"I like the fairy floss and I want Santa to be here," Karrington said.

Karrington's mother, Teresa King, said attending the Carols in the Park was a must.

"We love the carols," Mrs King said.

"It starts Christmas and just gives it that feel.

"We come down every year and have been for many years now but it's the first time Karrington really understands it all."

Warwick Tourism and Events chief executive officer and Carols in the Park organiser Tracy Vellacott said the event was a great way to bring the community together at Christmas time.

"It's going to be a fantastic night by the looks of things and a big thanks to all who helped make the show come together," Mrs Vellacott said.

"A big thanks to the parks and gardens staff for making the park beautiful for the night," she said.

Mrs Vellacott said she expected a crowd of between two and three thousand.

"We're at a different location this year, so it's hard to tell how big the crowd really is, but by the end of the night I think we will be beyond par with previous years," she said.


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