Get your candles ready

The Lions Club of Deer Park are counting down the days to the Carols in Sassella Park event. (L-R) Sue Weaver, Michael Clark, Ted Allan, Andrew Wilson and Norm Beck. (Damjan Janevski) 376340_01

The joyous melodies of the holiday season will echo through Sassella Park as the Lions Club of Deer Park eagerly prepares for the much-anticipated Carols by Candlelight.

On December 9, families and friends from across Brimbank will gather for an enchanting evening of carolling under the stars.

Set against the backdrop of Sassella Park, the event promises to be a community celebration featuring beloved carols, wheelbarrow raffle, sausage sizzle, and perhaps even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

The Lions Club of Deer Park invites locals to bring their fold-out chairs, blankets, and festive cheer to Sassella Park for an unforgettable night of music, merriment, and community bonding.

The night will be hosted by the talented Sarah De Bono alongside the tunes of the Sunshine Community Brass.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 6:30pm at 119 Station Road, Deer Park.

Sue Weaver said this year’s carols in Sassella Park is set to be the best yet.

“This would be the 43rd year we’ve run the carols event, but we haven’t been able to run it since 2019 due to COVID, so we really want to make this as big as we can,” she said.

“This is something we do to give back to the community. We can’t wait, it’s going to be fantastic.”

Sue said the carols in Sassella Park have been brought to life this year with the help of two locals, Bunnings Warehouse Caroline Springs and Ray White Deer Park.

Hannah Hammoud