We went to the “Carols by Candlelight” event at The Basin park on Saturday evening. Basically it’s an outdoor concert with various schools and community groups singing Christmas carols. A lot of suburbs hold these sort of events each year.
The organisers — the local CFA — built a stage and laid on a few stalls selling food and drinks, glow-sticks and candles. It’s a really popular event, there must’ve been a couple of thousand people on the park when we arrived at around 8pm.
Charlotte stayed up well past her usual bed time, running about the park in her pyjamas. Caitlin was singing with her school mates. =d>
Although it’s difficult to get into the Christmas spirit — sunshine and hot weather in December will never feel right — this event really put us in the festive mood. It was really nice to just wander up the road and sit on the grass listening to the music. \:d/
Next year we’ll know what to expect and take some fold-up chairs and a picnic basket.