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It's back! Playford Community Carols to take “Central” stage this Christmas

It's back! Playford Community Carols to take “Central” stage this Christmas
Published 4 November 2022
The festive season will shine a little brighter this year, with the return of the Playford Community Carols on Saturday 03 December at X Convenience Oval. Gates Open at 4:30pm| On street parking available| Free event.

A much-loved highlight of the Playford calendar, carols will be held in the heart of Elizabeth at X Convenience Oval, home of the Central District Football Club.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said he is looking forward to the return of the treasured community event.

“After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, it is wonderful to have carols back,” he said. “Christmas time brings family and friends together, and carols is a way to share this connection with our wider community, with an end of year celebration that is accessible to everyone.

“After the couple of years we have been through, I think 2022 Playford Community Carols will be something really special. It will be an event for locals, held locally and highlight local talent.”

Homegrown singing sensation, Adam Ludewig, will headline the night of entertainment. After competing in the TV program, The Voice, in 2020, he will bring his powerhouse vocals, charm - and trademark mullet - home for an acoustic performance of old and new songs.

The Adelaide Big Band, one of Australia’s premier community big bands, will treat audiences to a range of traditional Christmas songs, along with popular music all ages can enjoy.

Children’s entertainment includes onstage performances from Once Upon a Princess – a glittering show of princesses and dance – and Mr Oopy, who will wow the smaller members of the crowd with his fun-filled, high-energy show.

The free event also features a kid’s zone with face-painting and balloons. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from a range of vendors.

"It will be lovely to celebrate Christmas with thousands of people and see the return of live performances of this scale,” said Mayor Docherty. “Of course, no carols would be complete with a visit from Santa, who will join us at the end of the evening, along with a spectacular fireworks display.”