The City of Newcastle Carols By Candlelight presented by Newcastle Herald and Newcastle Permanent will be held on December 14 in King Edward Park. The official opening begins at 7pm by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

Pack a picnic and settle in for an evening of Christmas performances from a host of local artists. The event features the the all-female vocal quartet Bella Voce and The Hunter Singers. There’s fun for the whole family.

This free event starts at 5.30pm with free carnival rides for the children. Carols commence at 7.00pm.

Get in early to secure a great spot and soak up the atmosphere.

Free parking is available in King Street (East) Car Park supported by a free shuttle service from 5.00pm to 9.30pm.

There will be coffee and food vans, along with a special visit from Santa on the night!

Don’t forget to bring a gift to donate to The Salvation Army Toy Drive. A collection point will be set up accepting toy and gift voucher donations.

For more information, visit the Newcastle Permanent website.