On Sunday 15
December, Araluen Botanic Park will
be staging its popular annual Bendigo Bank Community “Carols by
Torchlight" Christmas event.
“With the magical
feel of Araluen’s amphitheatre setting, little wonder this stands as arguably
one of the premier Carols events in Perth.
It again promises to be a very special family night with a line up of
quality talent and plenty of opportunities for community singing,” says Araluen
Botanic Park Foundation general manager, Rod Ross.
Guests are encouraged
to come early from 5:00pm onwards and enjoy a sunset picnic or BBQ.
At 7:00pm popular
Mix94.5 media personality, Blake Williams, will introduce the evening's
performers commencing with the Town of
Victoria Park Brass, which will set the mood with a medley of Christmas
music. The community singing of carols
will be led by the beautiful voices of the Carradine
Choir and the Roleystone Community
College Choir. A special guest
appearance by the ever-popular and talented Jay
Weston will add to the evening's enjoyment.
Candles are not
permitted due to summer fire prevention measures, however guests are encouraged
to bring torchlights or alternatively purchase the highly popular and
inexpensive LED candles at the venue to illuminate the evening and enhance
Araluen’s unique ambience.
“We are delighted to
acknowledge our event sponsor, Roleystone & Karragullen Community Bank
Branch (Bendigo Bank). This partnership
offers an outstanding level of support for this popular family event and
clearly demonstrates this bank’s commitment to the local community,” adds Ross.
Admission is by gold
coin donation with all proceeds going towards restoration of the gardens. Light refreshments, including sausage sizzle,
fruit mince pies, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available at the
Of course, any time
is a great time to visit Araluen Botanic
Park. It’s open every day from 9am
to 6pm. Modest entry fees apply. With spectacular running water all year
round, beautifully scenic bush walks, stunning gardens, heritage structures and
the Chalet Healy Log Cabin Tearooms, BBQs and picnic areas there’s plenty to do