After a strong turn out last year, Carols in the Wetlands will be hosted once more at Salt Pan Creek Reserve in Riverwood on Friday 13th December. Amongst the serene and picturesque background of the wetland reserve, the annual Christmas Carols in the Wetlands is a wonderful community event and a celebration of hope and unity. This free event, now in its third year, draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, set in one of the area’s most beautiful parklands for a relaxed night of fun for everyone to enjoy. “Carols in the Wetlands is always a memorable Christmas experience, and PAYCE is again proud to be the major sponsor” said Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE, the event’s founding sponsor.

This year the night will feature a variety of talented singers and musicians performing a broad selection of traditional and contemporary carols. The evening will also be marked by a special visit from Santa who will be dropping by for some quality time with both young and old. Performing on stage again this year will be children from the local Riverwood Public School. Commenting on the children’s outlook to the upcoming performance principal Ms. Daniela Frasca expressed the immense delight felt by the schools’ budding performers. “There is a great sense of joy and pride from the children as they rehearse for the ‘big stage’. ‘They have shared the news and event details with family and friends and are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the event and this opportunity to shine.” Ms. Frasca explains. “Last years’ Carols in the Wetlands was a huge success,” elaborates Dominic Sullivan, PAYCE General Manager, “There was a strong community spirit to the event and this year promises to be even better.”

With a barbecue available from 5:30pm, families are granted a unique opportunity on this night to relax and celebrate outdoors together with dinner and shared entertainment. Carols in the Wetlands is a community initiative proudly supported by PAYCE, Club Rivers, NSW Housing, St George Community Housing and Riverwood Community Centre.