Carols in the Grampians set to impress

Published on 20 November 2015

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The second annual Carols in the Grampians is shaping up as an event not to be missed for locals and visitors alike.

Denis Walter’s Christmas Carol events are renowned throughout Australia as the biggest and best Carols outside of Sydney and Melbourne. The 2015 Carols in the Grampians is going to be bigger than last year with confirmed performers for the event on 12 December including The Mik Maks, Beau Woodbridge, Julie Walters, Michael Christiano, Humphrey B Bear, and Santa Claus, all expertly led by Dennis Walter.

Councillor Jason Hosemans said local talent and fireworks would be two additional exciting features of a jam-packed evening.

“This year we’ll be treated to local acts throughout the night including Halls Gap, Stawell West and St Patrick’s Primary Schools, local musician Norman Evans, songbirds Diane Stewart and Tracey Erkelens, the Pomonal Singers, and the SPACI Come and Sing and Young Ones choirs,” Cr Hosemans said.

“World renowned didgeridoo player Tommy Crow will be playing and we’re planning a fireworks display to finish the evening.

“Food vans will be on site as well as a new Mega Jumps entertainment area for children including a monster truck slide, dinosaur play and jump, clowns, showbags, and a chair plane ride.  

“Over both days of the weekend a family fun carnival commencing from 10am will feature in the children’s entertainment area, with a Santa tent also there for people to take their own Christmas photos with the man in red himself,” he said.

Committee member and owner of Grampians Motel where the event will once again be held, Jeff Lovell, said he’s expecting an even bigger crowd in 2015.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from last year and have changed the event to a Saturday night instead of Friday to make it easier for those who want to travel and stay overnight,” Mr Lovell said.

“The Grampians really is the perfect backdrop for this great event and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone here in December to kick off the Christmas celebrations.”

Mr Lovell said the committee was looking for volunteers to assist with parking and admission on the night, as well as local businesses to provide accommodation for the performers. Anyone willing to assist can contact Jeff Lovell on 0407 266 608.

Carols in the Grampians will be held on Saturday 12 December from 6pm. Entry is just $5 for adults and free for children under 14 years of age. A free bus will be provided from Stawell to Halls Gap for the event.