Camperdown Chronicle

Local children help share the Christmas spirit at Camperdown’s annual Carols by Candlelight.

The Lakes and Craters Band teamed up with the Carols Choir to start the night rolling.

St Patrick’s Choir singers during a rendition of ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’.

Santa makes a much anticipated entrance.

The Theatre Royal was full to capacity for the annual carols.

Toby McKenzie performs ‘The Holy City’ with the Lakes and Craters Band.

Madidi and Matéa McKenzie perform ‘Star Child’.


Full house for community carols

FROM ‘Silent Night’ to ‘Jingle Bells the Aussie Way’ and a visit from the man in red himself - the Camperdown Carols rang in the festive season on Wednesday night.

Carols organiser Toby McKenzie said the community carols were a “resounding success”, with more than 350 people coming together at the Theatre Royal for the annual Christmas tradition.

 “The atmosphere was fantastic and we appreciate the work of our wonderful performers and crew in making Carols a great celebration for our community,” he said.

“Feedback is very important to us and we encourage everyone to let us know what they thought and give ideas on things we can work on for future events”.

Lakes and Craters Band secretary Bernie Dunn thanked everyone who went along to support the event.

“The flow of the evening was great and we all had a great time,” he said.

Feedback for the Camperdown Carols can be lodged online at or via email to

The evening program was a joint effort of the Camperdown Theatre Company and Lakes and Craters Band.