Carols to connect Maiden Gully community
CLASSIC Christmas carols are set to resound through the Maiden Gully Recreation Reserve as part of an annual event aimed at celebrating the season.
Run by the Maiden Gully Progress Association and set for early next month, the event will mark the return of the Maiden Gully Carols.
The group’s president James Proctor said it will be an entertaining evening showcasing local performers.
“We’ve got the Maiden Gully Primary School performing, Marist Brass Band, Village Early Learning, and CBV Dance Studio among others,” he said.
“The sort of carols we’ve had are the traditional ones like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Here Come’s Santa, and there’ll be modern repertoires as well.”
Six food vendors will feature in the event as well as free face painting, a barbecue, raffle, and a visit from Santa Claus.
The event saw roughly 1000 attendees last year, which marked the event’s return following COVID lockdowns.
Mr Proctor said the event is a fixture for Maiden Gully.
“The numbers last year were probably a typical amount for us but given there’s some 5000 people in Maiden Gully that’s not a bad turnout,” he said.
“I’m a comparatively recent resident of Maiden Gully. I moved here about two-and-a-half years ago. When I talk to everyone involved, it’s seen to be a Maiden Gully tradition.
“For me, the highlight is being a part of a huge group of people just having a good time. It’s a nice relaxed evening to come together for, with a lovely vibe to it.”
Maiden Gully Carols will take place on Sunday 3 December from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Entry is via a gold coin donation.