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Stars sparkle at carols events across Ipswich

Makaela, Amie, Chantelle, Darren and Phoenix Griffin, at North Ipswich.
Makaela, Amie, Chantelle, Darren and Phoenix Griffin, at North Ipswich.

THE sights and sounds of Christmas have come alive in Ipswich with multiple carol-singing events staged across the region.

Thousands of revellers came together on Saturday to enjoy a night of free entertainment, festive celebrations and community spirit at the Mayor's Carols by Candlelight event.

The event, held at the North Ipswich Reserve, featured a stellar cast of performers including special guests Troy Cassar-Daley and Kate Cook.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said the combination of perfect weather, musical talent and great family entertainment all contributed to the success of the night.

Cr Pisasale said the carols always put families in the Christmas spirit and this year close to 6500 people attended.

He said the event had also been an opportunity to showcase local talent with a line-up of Ipswich performers including winners of the A Star is Born competition, Gemma Johnston and Krystel Spark.

The Carols at Robelle Domain concert, which took place on the same evening, also had a huge crowd of about 5000 people turn out for the party-filled festive event.

Ipswich councillor David Morrison said it had been a great night to start the Christmas season in the Springfield area.

The evening featured an exciting program of performances and musical acts with local singer and Australia's Got Talent finalist Paris Morgan among the names to headline.

Cr Morrison said the Christmas event had become so popular that next year could require an additional large screen for an overflow area, as Robelle Domain was packed to capacity.

Both carols finished with a fireworks display.

Missed last weekend's carols? Here are more festive events to mark on the calendar:

  • Rosewood Lions Street Christmas Carnival, Wednesday, 6pm, Rosewood
  • Western Gateway Christmas Spectacular, Dec 14-16, 7pm, Goodna
  • Carols in the Park, Dec 21, 7pm, Cameron Park, Silkstone

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