Big crowd ready for Ballarat Carols this weekend

THOUSANDS will converge on North Gardens Reserve on the weekend for a night of entertainment. 

The Ballarat Carols will be held on Sunday night, with a more contemporary take on traditional Christmas carols, according to organiser Pam McKee. 

“We have a bit of a contemporary feel to the music. It is not going too far from the traditional but it is aimed at younger people as well as older people, a bit of a mix,” Ms McKee said. 

“It is basically run by the churches of Ballarat; we have got a lot of the churches involved.”

The event has continued to grow over recent years, and Ms McKee said they wanted to create a sense of inclusiveness. 

The event is operating for the first time as Ballarat Carols, having been previously known as Eureka Carols.

“It has been really exciting over the past couple of years; it is gathering momentum,” she said. 

“It has been a slow process getting people to say, ‘Oh, I would like to be involved with that’.” 

A sausage sizzle and coffee cart will be at the event. 

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