Preview to 2018 Lake Mac Carols, in Speers Point Park, Sunday, December 9

MAIN MEN: Thirsty Merc members, from left, Phil Stack, Rai Thistlethwayte, and Matt Smith will rock Lake Mac Carols at Speers Point Park on Sunday night. Picture: Supplied
MAIN MEN: Thirsty Merc members, from left, Phil Stack, Rai Thistlethwayte, and Matt Smith will rock Lake Mac Carols at Speers Point Park on Sunday night. Picture: Supplied

Thirsty Merc and Damien Leith will headline a stellar list of performers and attractions at the Lake Mac Carols, in Speers Point Park, this Sunday.

Lake Macquarie City Council is urging locals to take their picnic blankets, chairs and their best singing voices to the event.

Council’s cultural services manager, Jacqui Hemsley, said Lake Mac Carols attracted thousands of residents and visitors for a family-friendly day of Christmas cheer.

“This year’s event will feature kids’ activities throughout the afternoon, live entertainment from local performers and an evening concert performed by award-winning artists, Thirsty Merc and Damien Leith, a special appearance by Santa, and a spectacular fireworks display to close the event,” Ms Hemsley said.

“The event will also feature our festive food truck alley, with tasty treats from a variety of your favourite food trucks available from noon.

“Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight is always a popular evening out for the community of Lake Macquarie. I encourage you to come down early to make sure you get the best seats in the house.”

Lake Mac Carols was an accessible and inclusive event for all locals, she said.

The ‘Including You’ tent will be on-site providing a space for people with disabilities, their families and carers, and anyone with mobility challenges.

Program.-

  • Noon: Family movie, Christmas All Over Again, on the big screen;
  • 1.30pm-5pm: local entertainment from Chance to Dance, Overload, Australian Dance and Talent School, Don’t Ask Why, Scallywags and the Rod Stewart Show;
  • 6.30pm: Carols commence featuring Thirsty Merc and Damien Leith, supported by locals Prestige, The Dream Catches, Newcastle Signing Choir, Jamie Bacon, Arley Black Duo and Pacific Harmony Choir; and
  • 9pm: Fireworks finale

In Toronto

ON Saturday, don’t miss Carols by the Lake, in Toronto Foreshore Park, Toronto. There will be a Christmas fair from 11am to 4pm, with local bands to perform from 5.30pm, and the carol performers on stage from 6pm. There will be a light show and a visit from Santa.

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