Carols by Candlelight

The stage is set for the 8th annual Carols by Candlelight to take place on Sunday, 4th December at Quarantine Point.

Tasty treats served by Santa at Carols by Candlelight

Tasty treats served by Santa at Carols by Candlelight

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Grenada, the venue will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland of lights, musical performances with dance, carols sing-along and an array of food and drinks.

Dubbed a family event, the afternoon will feature a Grotto where Santa will be seated from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. for family and individual photos with patrons.

Santa will also give away one thousand gifts! There will also be face painting and temporary tattoos.

Moco jumbie and Santa look-alikes would also roam the park showing off their tricks and posing for photo opportunities.

The two-hour long concert will be produced by award-winning producer Richardo Keens-Douglas.

“Some of Grenada’s best and best-known singers will be on stage, backed by one of the country’s top bands to deliver a Motown Christmas concert after sunset”, said one of the organisers.

“I have seen them at rehearsal.  They are working so hard and well together to give the audience a time of their lives”, he added.

With the increased number of patrons expected in the Park this year for the event, the organisers are beefing up their logistics on traffic and parking arrangements.

“Much of the Rotary Park will be taken up by the displays and vendor services.  So we have introduced a park-and-ride system from Morne Rouge to efficiently shuttle our patrons in during the afternoon, and out again when the event has ended or as patrons wish to leave” said past president, John Williams, heading the team.

Live performance at Carols by Candlelight

Live performance at Carols by Candlelight

Current president of the Club, Gloria Williams has expressed her amazement and appreciation at how corporate sponsors, volunteers, musicians and others have joined Rotarians in giving freely and willingly of their time and resources for this worthy cause.

“…We even have volunteer bus owners and drivers who are giving up their Sunday afternoon to provide free shuttle services between the venue and Morne Rouge.  All of this is for the charities we support during the year…”, she said.

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