There are many traditions associated with Christmas, bringing families and friends together. Singing carols, games, entertainment, shared meals and Santa Claus are among these traditions and Grace Park Community Carols bring all of this to you on Sunday, December 10 from 5-7pm.

The event itself has become a tradition for families in the Hawthorn, Kew, Camberwell, Glen Iris and Balwyn area and this year’s carols builds on the tradition set in previous years.

The two-hour free family event in Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn, is again being sponsored by Parke Lawyers, one of Melbourne’s leading law firms.

Parke Lawyers Managing Director Jim Parke said events such as the Grace Park Community Carols helped make communities better places to live.

We are delighted to be major sponsors as the carols event brings families and friends together in a festive setting. Grandparents, parents and children of all ages get together in Grace Park to join in singing Christmas carols.

The annual, non-denominational event is organised by Grace Park Community Carols Incorporated, supported by the City of Boroondara and will again be led by the Boroondara Brass Band, which will play a mix of traditional carols and popular Christmas songs.

Soloists this year will be Helena Ring and Matt Frampton while the supporting choir will be Melbourne Chorus. Glenferrie Primary School and St Cecilia’s Primary School will also be participating.

A highlight for children will be a guest appearance by Santa, who will take a break from his busy North Pole workshop to attend on Sunday, December 10.

Families can bring a picnic and a sausage sizzle run by the Boroondara Brass Band will fill those rumbling tummies. Other stalls include ice cream, coffee, refreshments and snacks.

Mr Parke commends organisers for their efforts in bringing together the program and arranging all aspects of this free family event. He said this year more than 1,000 pe