Anthony Callea to lead big night of Christmas festivities

ARIA Award-winning vocalist Anthony Callea will host an all-star cast of performers at Hume Carols by Candlelight at Craigieburn ANZAC Park on Saturday, 3 December.

Callea, one of this country's most powerful, passionate and pure voices, shot to stardom as a contestant on Australian Idol and his debut single The Prayer became Australia's fastest and highest selling single of all time and was at the top of the charts for an incredible five weeks. His latest album BACKBONE debuted at number one on the ARIA charts in September this year.

Hume Mayor Councillor Drew Jessop said a bumper crowd of more than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is a great opportunity to celebrate the festive season.

“This promises to be our biggest and best Carols yet,” Cr Jessop said.

“Everyone is welcome to join us for the biggest party this Christmas. We have some of Australia’s best entertainers to get you into the spirit of the season.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Craigieburn ANZAC Park full of families on Saturday night, enjoying the wonderful music, food and free entertainment on offer.”

Anthony Callea will be joined by performers including The Jingle Belles, Aydan Calafiore, The Naturally Cool Big Band, The Divine Divas of Sunbury, Victoria K and Melissa Defina.

There will also be performances from local schools and community groups. “Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic, and enjoy a fantastic night of free entertainment under the stars,” Cr Jessop said.

“There will be kids entertainment from your favourite Looney Tunes characters, and Tubby the Robot - as well as a special visit from Santa and Mrs Claus!” Family fun and activities kick off from 5pm – with jumping castles, an animal farm, food trucks and stalls, plus a heap of prizes and giveaways.

The carols will kick off at 7pm, before closing with a spectacular fireworks show at 9.30pm. Hume City Council and Craigieburn Central proudly present Carols By Candlelight in partnership with Bertocchi, Leader Community News, Mirabella and Stockdale and Leggo.

Hume Carols by Candlelight 2016
Date: Saturday 3 December
Time: 5-9.30pm
Location: Craigieburn ANZAC Park, Corner Central Park Avenue and Aitken Boulevard, Craigieburn

Posted on 10:00 AM, 21 November 2016

Updated : 4:26 PM, 22 November 2016

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