SINGING, starlight and a lot of Christmas spirit.
It was a night to remember in December when Abundant Life Church hosted its annual Compassion Carols Under the Stars, where more than 5000 locals and their families were at Lauderdale Primary School oval for a night of festivities and celebrations.
In addition to the stellar contemporary carols program – made up of talent from various organisations including children from local schools and members of the Hobart Conservation of Music – the event featured live art displays, pre-carols entertainment, an array of delicious food options and a visit from Santa.
This year also saw the event renamed in honour of new sponsor Compassion, a child sponsorship organisation that seeks to release children from poverty.
Event coordinator Laura Bain said the free event continued to grow in popularity each year and saw people travel from across Hobart to attend.
“It is now one of Hobart’s premier Christmas Carol events and continues to go from strength to strength,” she said.
“Carols Under the Stars is the perfect opportunity to draw the community together, honour and celebrate its leaders and give families from all walks a life an opportunity to have fun and connect with each other.
“And, of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of volunteers from Abundant Life Church and our core planning team/organising committee.
“These local residents and volunteers donate their time to make this event happen.”
Other key event sponsors also included Petrusma Property, Smartaz, Clarence City Council, PMLAS and Gloo Advertising.
Caption: More than 5000 locals enjoyed a night of festivities at the annual Carols Under the Stars in December. Photo credit: Graziano Di Martino.