In recognition of its inclusive nature, the organisers of the Kiama Carols have introduced a name change this year to the Kiama Community Carols in the Park.
The evening will celebrate Christmas through the singing of a mixture of popular traditional carols with more modern Christmas songs.
Musicians and entertainers, both local and from further afield and including school choirs, will perform on the night. It is hoped that Santa will also be able to make time to put in an appearance this year.
The event is hosted by the Combined Churches of Kiama (representing the churches in Kiama and Gerringong), and is sponsored by Kiama Council, the combined churches and many service clubs and businesses. Local shops (many of whom assist with sponsorship of the event) will be ‘open for business’ just across the road from the Carols.
“This is very deliberately an event for the whole Kiama community,” says Rev Rod Harding, chair of the organising committee.
A local charity, Homestead of Hope (providing a weekly place in Kiama for the lonely and those in need to find friendship, food and support), will benefit from donations collected on the night.
Details: Wednesday 14 December, 7-9pm, Hindmarsh Park
(wet weather venue: The Pavilion Kiama). Facebook/KiamaCarols
Carols at Jamberoo
Each year the Carols at Jamberoo bring the whole village together in the peaceful setting of Reid Park to enjoy a program of local performers.
Tuesday 13 December, 6pm for 7pm.