Glenorchy City Carols is set to rock Glenorchy and be a night filled with fun, families, singing, activities and more. Over 4000 people have secured the free tickets.
Glenorchy City Council Commissioner Sue Smith said this is a much larger than expected crowd and Council is delighted to see how well this has been embraced.
“The staff members who have pulled this amazing event together have done an incredible job,” she said. It has been a team effort between staff members, volunteers and other professional organisations that are working with us and all of them deserve to be commended,” she said.
Not So Silent Carols starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm on Saturday 9 December at Tolosa Park.
Tolosa Park is still wet from the large downpours Tasmania experienced so patrons are recommended to bring waterproof shoes, rain coats and warm clothes. Patrons should also bring a torch to help them find their way back to cars at the end of the night.
Council has recommended that patrons carpool with friends and family to help make parking easier.
Volunteers are part of the fun and fantastic Vollywood team. The Vollywood team will help patrons find their way around the event, collect donations for the ABC Giving Tree, and work with the kids on the creative activities in the Holliday Village. Patrons can identify volunteers by their lanyards and bedazzled flannel shirts.
936 ABC Hobart’s Ryk Goddard will be host for the evening. Fifteen acts will be performing, made up of schools and community and professional singers. One hundred children will perform in the combined school choir. A community parade will take place before the performers start with one minutes silence as the sun goes down.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase or patrons can bring their own.
Patrons can buy battery operated candles from the Glenorchy Lions marquee for a donation. The profits will go to the ABC Giving Tree. Due to current fire bans, patrons are unable to bring candles with real flames.
Song books will be digital this year and can be download prior to the event from http://www.gcc.tas.gov.au/articles/not-so-silent-carols#.WijLmGYUmUk and lyrics will also be displayed on large screens. This is a smoke and alcohol free event.
Glenorchy Carols 2017 is proudly supported by; Glenorchy City Council, Moonah Arts Centre, Glenorchy Lions Club, YMCA, Commonwealth Bank, ABC Radio Hobart, Nyrstar, Glenorchy Cricket Club, Milo T20 Blast and Glenorchy Gazette.