Carols in the Park

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Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? After a three-year hiatus the much-loved Cessnock City Council’s CAROLS IN THE PARK is set to go off with a bang on Friday 2 December at Cessnock Sportsground from 5pm.

Country music star and local resident Tara Naysmith returns to the Carols stage in 2022 as our host. Santa’s Little Helpers – a 14-piece big band comprised of talented musicians from across the Hunter – are also back for another year of musical magic under the guidance of Musical Director Greg Paterson. Greg is well known for his outstanding contribution to big stage musicals and his wonderful work as an arranger – not to mention his sell-out performances at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre – and has been a part of the Cessnock Carols family for many years.

Of course, the night would not be complete without a visit from the man himself; and, as in years past, the night will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display that is sure to delight and amaze. A selection of food trucks will be on hand to help feed the hungry masses, and for those keen to get a jump on their Christmas shopping there’ll be markets stalls stocked with gift ideas, all expertly curated by Hunter Events Group.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Jay Suvaal is excited to see the return of this much-loved civic event.

“After a tough few years for our community it’s great to have Carols in the Park back. An event like this is a perfect way to bring us all together and mark the end of the year. We’re lucky to have such a wonderful event, with great family entertainment.”

Gates open at 5pm with the Carols performances from 6:30pm, followed by fireworks from 9pm. Pack a picnic rug, head down to Cessnock Sportsground and join us in making this a truly wonderful community event.

Please note that Carols in the Park 2022 is strictly an alcohol-free event.

The event is proudly presented by Newcastle Permanent Building Society (major sponsor), Cessnock City Council, Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Rover Motors and Hunter Events Group.

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