Bring your rug, chair and your best singing voice to one of Lake Macquarie City’s biggest community events, Lake Mac Carols, this Sunday, December 9.

The legendary Australian band, Thirsty Merc and iconic Irish singer, Damien Leith will be the star attractions on an afternoon and evening of fabulous entertainment for the whole family, culminating with the annual Lake Mac fireworks spectacular.

Council’s Manager Cultural Services, Jacqui Hemsley, said Lake Mac Carols attracts thousands of residents and visitors for a family-friendly day of Christmas cheer.

“This year’s event will feature kids’ activities throughout the afternoon, live entertainment from local performers and an evening concert performed by the award-winning artists, Thirsty Merc and Damien Leith, a special appearance by Santa and a spectacular fireworks display to close the event,” Ms Hemsley said.

“The event will also feature our festive food truck alley, with tasty treats from a variety of your favourite food trucks available from noon.

“Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight is always a popular evening out for the community of Lake Macquarie.

“I encourage you to come down early to make sure you get the best seats in the house.”

Lake Mac Carols is an accessible and inclusive event for all members of our community. The ‘Including You’ Tent will be on-site providing a space for people with disabilities, their families and carers, and other people in the community with access and mobility challenges, to ensure everyone feels welcome and included.

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Lake Mac Carols program

Noon: Family movie, Christmas All Over Again, on the big screen

1.30-5pm: Local entertainment from Chance to Dance, Overload, Australian Dance and Talent School, Don’t Ask Why, Scallywags and Rod Stewart Show

6.30pm: Carols commence, featuring Thirsty Merc and Damien Leith, supported by locals Prestige, The Dream Catches, Newcastle Signing Choir, Jamie Bacon, Arley Black Duo and Pacific Harmony Choir.

9pm: Fireworks finale