And to celebrate that we had double the Christmas fun this year. The first was our traditional Carols by Candlelight, hosted by the City of Armadale. The second was a Community Christmas, hosted by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. It was our first time at this event and we had a great time.
It was a relaxed evening, with people milling all over the oval, fuelled by food from food trucks, the kids going wild on the bouncy castle. You could bring your own picnic blanket and deck chair and make yourself at home with family and friends on the insanely green grass. Tying it all together was the free entertainment, some of it provided by us. We had the privilege to play quite an extensive set, with a range of pieces – from Let the Bells Ring to Winter Wonderland to O Holy Night to Last Christmas to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen to All I Want for Christmas is You. Safe to say, if it was festive, we played it.
Topping it all off, it was the Goldilocks of outdoor gigs – not too hot, not too cold. There was a light breeze but armed with wooden pegs we were more than prepared. And the breeze had the added bonus of keeping those pesky flies away. Of course, being on an oval there was little opportunity to go mad with the Christmas lights but even at a Christmas gig you didn’t miss them. All you had to do was look up (something that is so easy not to do) and right above your head was a brilliant sky show that seemed to stretch forever.
And that’s it from us for 2017. We’ll be back in no time at all, ready for what 2018 has to bring. Until then enjoy your wonderful Christmastime and have a fabulous New Year.