Slight change to Port Lincoln carols event

CAROLS: Pastor Grant Wilson, Reverend Peter Hanan and Pastor Rob Schubert are looking forward to Friday's Carols on the Foreshore.
CAROLS: Pastor Grant Wilson, Reverend Peter Hanan and Pastor Rob Schubert are looking forward to Friday's Carols on the Foreshore.

The Port Lincoln Ministers Association is changing the presentation of its Carols on the Foreshore event, which will spread Christmas cheer on the foreshore this Friday.

The association organise the annual event which gathers people together to sing traditional Christmas carols by candlelight on the foreshore lawns.

However Pastor Grant Wilson of Lighthouse Family Church said this year’s event would have a slightly different format.

“Instead of having a band and a choir, we have four different bands and groups who each lead a segment of the programme,” he said.

“It’s something a little different we thought we would try this year, instead of the same-old, same-old.”

See who attended last year’s Carols on the Foreshore here.

From 6pm a pre-show concert will be held featuring performances from school and community groups including Navigator College, MTC Dance and St Joseph’s School.

The carols will then start at 8pm featuring local musicians and singers.

Pastor Wilson said the event usually brought about 3000 people to the foreshore.

“We’re offering something people seem to want,” he said.

“Whether or not people attend church regularly throughout the year, there’s an awareness that Christmas is a special time of the year.”

There are free booklets on the night, courtesy of the Port Lincoln Times, as well as electric candles.

Food and beverages are available for sale.