Hundreds of community members turned out for The Basin Fire Brigade’s annual Carols By Candlelight on Saturday 3 December at The Basin Triangle Park.
The brigade has hosted the event for their community for almost 40 years, with this year’s event the first time it has been held since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The day started at 1pm with live music courtesy of The Basin Music Festival. At 6pm, brigade members held a local fire safety information session, with the carols starting at 7pm.
Local musicians as well as schools and kindergartens performed on the night.
Brigade members finished festivities with an ‘Aussie’ version of 12 Days of Christmas followed by the arrival of Santa who handed out lollies to the children.
Captain Koala was in attendance, and local food trucks and vendors kept participants fed throughout the evening.
Brigade Community Safety Coordinator April Himmelreich said the event took a lot of planning and commitment from members, but the results were worth it.
“We had a massive audience and the love from our community and their Christmas spirit was insane and infectious,” April said.
“It makes every single bit of our efforts to put on the event worth it when that’s the result you get.”