2016 City of Mitcham's Carols by the Creek with Flinders Private Hospital
To our wonderful community sadly we have made a decision to cancel our Carols by the Creek today due to the poor weather forecast for this afternoon. We are so disappointed that we can't bring you this wonderful Christmas celebration but your safety is so important to us. Next year we will be back bigger and brighter. Merry Christmas from a little bit soggy City of Mitcham and Flinders Private Hospital.
5 pm to 9pm, Sunday 4 December
5 pm to 6.45 pm BBQ, community choirs, free face painting, camel and pony rides
6.45 pm to 9 pm Community Carols
Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Belair Road, Hawthorn
The City of Mitcham and Flinders Private Hospital are delighted to present one of the highlights of the Mitcham calendar, the annual Carols by the Creek.
Celebrate Christmas at this joyful free family event with lots of singing and family entertainment.
In 2016, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary Carols event and we invite you to join us and wear something silver, sparkly or add some tinsel to your family to celebrate this milestone.
We also invite you to bring along #throwback photos to share of you and your family at past Carols by the Creek events or taken anywhere in the City of Mitcham 20 years ago, to be a part of our history! There will be opportunities to share ‘then and now’ photos on social media so that you can join in the conversation.
A delicious feast awaits you with a BBQ by Mitcham Lions and pancakes, tea and coffee by Centennial Park Sea Scouts available for purchase as well other stalls to keep you entertained.
The kids will love the free face painting and the popular camel and pony rides.
This year we welcome the delightful Jessica Braithwaite, Nine News weather presenter as our event MC. Jessica is talented singer and guitarist and will compare the evening along with performing some of the Christmas carols on the night. Jessica will be dressed for the occasion by the amazing South Australian designer, Paige Rowe.
International tenor and esteemed Music Director, Brian Gilbertson will be returning to host Carols by the Creek. Brian made his operatic debut in Vienna with the Vienna Kammeroper and will be performing solo and leading the community carols.
Carols will be headlined by Adelaide’s hottest swing band, Lucky Seven, and introduce emergent local young talent, vocalist, Bethany Hubmayer.
Popular children’s entertainer, Tinsel the Reindeer will be performing an interactive Christmas Show full of song and dance sure to entertain the kids.
Our very own Mitcham City Brass together with the Australian Girls Choir and Scotch College Pipes and Drums will be providing musical support during the evening.
Community and school choirs will begin the entertainment at 5 pm and our Carols will commence at 6.45 pm.
Candles are available for purchase on the night from parishioners of local churches with proceeds going to local chaplaincy programs. Performers drawn from local churches and schools will again stage a nativity scene, complete with live animals.
We look forward to seeing you! Don’t forget to find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/cityofmitcham and share your photos using #carolsbythecreek2016
Please enjoy our short movie below to give you an idea of the festivities you can expect at this event!
Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of this event: