Griffith Christmas Carols to build on festive cheer

Griffith’s famous Christmas Carols are set to return this Sunday, with an awesome line up and a fireworks display that could “rival anything in any city”. 

The event kicks off at 6.15pm on December 10 in its new home at the Griffith Showgrounds, with the main Carols starting at 7.30pm. 

Event organiser Jenny Ellis said the show offers something for everyone. 

“We have over 200 performers on the night, including three choirs,” she said. 

“There’s going to be a lot of talent up on that stage.”

A combined children’s choir, the Wicked ensemble choir and a combined church choir will all be strutting their stuff. 

Kids entertainment is also on offer, with face painting and a number of games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Residents are asked to make sure they bring a picnic rug or chairs to sit on. 

A jolly man in red and white is also rumoured to be making a special musical appearance. 

“Santa will be there this year, and he’s bringing his band,” Mrs Ellis said. 

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The fireworks display will cap off the night at 9.45pm. 

“Each year the fireworks do a fantastic job. It could could definitely rival anything in any big city … We have a great community response every year.” 

Two gates will be open at Walla Ave and from Murrumbidgee Ave on the night. Entry is $1 at the gate, with proceeds donated to local Christmas charities.