Glenorchy’s 2022 Christmas Carols Events

Organisers of the Carols in the Vale event are busily preparing Collinsvale Town Park to provide what is shaping up to be Glenorchy’s biggest Carols event of the festive season. This family-friendly Carols event will offer live entertainment, food vans, face-painting, and a visit from Santa Claus, who has a full-calendar of Glenorchy events to attend this December. The event is being held this Saturday (10 December) commencing at 5.30pm.

In the lead-up to Christmas, there will be one Carols event each week for families of Glenorchy to attend in the municipality.

The Carols in the Vale event is the second of six events that have been funded through Glenorchy City Council’s Carols Grant program. This Grant program offered community groups and businesses up to $10,000 each to hold Christmas carols and events in the municipality this December.

Council has proudly sponsored events throughout Glenorchy to reach as much of the municipality as possible whilst at the same time empowering local community groups and businesses to get involved in the planning and organisation of these events.

The first Council supported event was held on Sunday, December 4. The Multicultural Christmas Carols Celebration was delivered by the Intercultural Church at the Glenorchy Uniting Church. This event focused on celebrating Glenorchy’s rich multicultural community, where 1 in 5 people in our City were born overseas. The event included carols sung in different languages for a diverse audience, as well as Santa’s first Glenorchy appearance of the 2022 festive season.

The third Council supported event will take place on Wednesday, December 14, beginning at 6pm. The 2022 Multicultural Christmas Carols will be run by St Therese’s of Lisieux, Moonah-Lutana Parish of St Therese Catholic School.

The fourth event will be the Christmas from Around the World event on Sunday, December 18. This day-time carols event will be delivered between 10.00am – 8.00pm by YOUR Church Tasmania at 29 Charles Street Moonah.

Two additional Council supported Carols events will be held by Austins Ferry Primary School and Rosetta Primary School. These events are invitation only and form part of the school curriculum, with students developing logos and brochures for these events. Students will also work with their music teacher to learn carols to perform for their families.

A full list of events can be found on Council’s website or contact Council for more information.

Mayor Bec Thomas is looking forward to attending Collinsvale’s Carols in the Vale event this Saturday evening, where she will be welcoming people to the festivities as well as enjoying the entertainment and activities.

“I’m thrilled to see Collinsvale’s Carols in the Vale event take shape and looking forward to attending on Saturday night to represent Council at the biggest Carols grant event of the festive season.”

“I’ve been immensely impressed by the quality of these community-led Carols events. I am so pleased that Council’s decision to support community groups to facilitate a number of smaller scale Carols events rather than holding one large Council-run event has been so well received by the groups involved. The variety that this model provides for our diverse community is much more inclusive.”

“Spreading Christmas cheer over the entire month of December means busy working families are provided options in terms of time and location as to when and where they would like to attend carols events, and I think that’s of huge benefit to the people of Glenorchy.”

“I’m a huge believer in a collaborative approach to community events, which is why it is great to see community groups and businesses empowered to help make Glenorchy a fantastic festive place this Christmas.”