Can’t stop the carols 

Santa at Bathers Beach.

THIS year’s Carols by Candlelight in Fremantle is a sell-out with locals snaffling up 5000 free tickets.

Due to covid-19 restrictions the city had to cap the number of people attending tomorrow night’s popular sing-along at Fremantle Oval (Sunday December 13).

Carollers will also have to sign-in by using the SafeWA app at the entrance, but all that hasn’t deterred folk from making the effort to go along.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt says people can still go on the Eventbrite website and register to be on a waiting list for cancellations.

“Carols by Candlelight in Freo is always such a special event and a great way to get together with friends and neighbours to share the Christmas spirit,” he says.

“If people have tickets but can’t come along anymore it would be really nice for them to get back onto the website and cancel their tickets so people on the waiting list can access them.”

Making their debut at this year’s Carols by Candlelight is Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, who will take over the main stage and lead a merry sing-along of everyone’s favourite Christmas carols and tunes.

Gates open at 4pm with children’s activities, entertainment, Santa pop-up booth and a variety of food trucks. 

On stage entertainment will be from 5:45–8pm.

To be added to the event waitlist, email

In Melville, Christmas Carols on the Lawn will be held at St Michael’s Anglican Church in Mt Pleasant next Sunday (December 20).

The BYO picnic starts at 6.30pm with live jazz music, then from 7pm-10pm they’ll be Christmas carols and community singing with live music and talented performers to entertain all ages.

For more details email Ashley Favas

If you can’t make it to any of the Christmas carols, then you can always take the kids down to grab a photo with Santa at Bathers Beach in Fremantle.

He’ll be there today (Saturday December 12) and next Saturday from 8.30am-11am

It will be a ‘take your own’ photo with Santa, but there will be an elf on hand to assist if needed.

Families are encouraged to bring their own props and dress up for the photo – perhaps a set of antlers or bells, a cheesy Christmas t-shirt or themed outfit.

Places are limited and bookings are essential to secure your spot. For more information and to book go to visitfremantle.

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