Ararat’s Carols by Candlelight marks 24th year in the Alexandra Gardens on December 9, 2017

Ararat’s Carols by Candlelight will be on again for its 24th year in the Alexandra Gardens on December 9.

Carols by Candlelight co-ordinator Joe Perry there will be fireworks again this year but organisers will ask for a gold coin donation to cover a shortfall in grants funding.

“Fireworks will go up,” Mr Perry said.

“Barbecue starts at 6pm, We sell sausages, that’s how we help fund the evening. Every little bit helps to cover the cost.

“There will more than likely be a visit from the man in red and the fireworks will go at approximately 10pm.

““There are battery-powered candles available on the night an free programs.”

Mr Perry said there will be facepainting and fairy floss as in previous years.

“The amount of people we get varies according to weather conditions,” he said.

“We usually have about 1000 people. We had 2500 people in the park one year when everything went beautifully. It’s hard to judge as there is no fixed seating.”