Lake Mac Carols

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Please note: all attendees must be double vaccinated or have a medical exemption to attend. Lake Mac Carols is a COVID-19 safe event and QR check-in will be mandatory. Designated family 'pods' will be mapped out for family units to enjoy the entertainment and maintain social distancing. Sanitisation stations and roving Marshals will be onsite.

Lake Macquarie City Council is proud to present a spectacular evening of entertainment, as we count down to Christmas at the Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight event at Speers Point Park.

Download Carols Songbook

The night will feature kids activities along with yummy food trucks and specialised boutique Christmas market stalls from Homegrown Markets. Entertainment from Lake Mac community groups will also be on offer at the Community stage at MAP from 3pm – 5:30pm. Gates will officially open from 2pm.

The main stage entertainment kicks off at 5:45pm with local children’s group The Quokkas. Local band Uptown will be the house band for the night fronted by a selection of local feature singers including Eve Boyle, Terrance Wakewood, Kazzie, Tim Harding, Komiti and Kylie Jane. Kirsty Lee Akers and her band will headline the night with all singers joining together on stage for the finale. Kirsty was recently seen on The Block and is from Wangi Wangi! Be sure to look to the skies for a very special appearance by Santa at 7pm!

The Australian Dance & Talent Centre will showcase their fabulous dancers throughout the program.

There will be free Wi-Fi available in the park to sing-a-long to the Carols with our online songbook.

Nick, Jess and Ducko from hit106.9FM will be the MC’s for the event.

Lake Mac Ferry will be running return ferry tickets from Belmont and Toronto to Speers Point for Carols this year. Bookings are essential. View timetable below.

To make Lake Mac events more inclusive and accessible Council has adopted the IncludingYOU tent. The tent was an initiative of the Ability Links program auspice by Vinnies to support people in the community living with a disability, their families and carers to participate in large events.

The IncludingYOU tent will be located next to Council’s Information tent and has on offer a  range of equipment including  weighted blankets, books, sensory toys, noise cancelling head phones to use at no cost. It also offers  a place to retreat from the noisy and busy environment. For some people the crowds and noise can be overwhelming, so having the opportunity to recharge can improve the experience and also the length of time people living with disabilities are able to attend the event.

Program - MAP mima stage

Kaitlyn Simm 
Honey Duo is a Newcastle based duo who play a large variety of pop and rock covers. They present a great showcase of old school classics and modern pop hits.
Matt Cross is a multi-instrumentalist with a strong passion for live performance. He started piano lessons at the age of 5 which would eventually become his primary instrument. He is influenced by the likes of Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Matt is well known around Newcastle, not only playing solo but with his band Glovers Land, My Friend Rupert, The Hummingbird Collective and filling in for friends.
The Multi-Arts Pavillion, MAP mima is open to the public with light, sound and colour. Come inside and explore this visually stunning building and experience MAP mima's inaugural exhibition, EMERGE.

Program - main stage

Nick, Jess & Ducko from hit106.9FM
Uptown are a professional cover band from Newcastle that has performed extensively at venues, countless weddings and corporate events around Australia since 2012. Made up of in-demand session musicians with years in the industry who are prominent in the Newcastle jazz scene and full time music educators. Their sound is rich, dense and packed full of groove.
The Australian Dance & Talent Centre, directed by Louise Wilkinson
The Quokkas feature the formidable talents of Komiti Levai, Matt McLaren, Hit 106.9 Newcastle presenter Nick Gill, Steph Tuyl and Pam Hyde and their goal is simple - to bring smiles to the faces of our littlest citizens while promoting positive messages of inclusivity and diversity.
6.10pm  Welcome from Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Kay Fraser and Acknowledgement of Country
Eve Boyle is a high-energy performer with an extraordinary reputation. Certainly not a stranger in the spotlight, she takes the stage, steals the show and blows the audience away with her flawless vocal performances and soulful tone.
Terrance Wakewood has performed extensively with some of Newcastle’s best bands including soul powerhouse Lisa Hunt. His soulful voice and ability to entertain any crowd will bring a fun, versatile element to Carols this year.  
Kazzie is a high energy, experienced solo artist covering an extensive range of genres. She is sure to be a favourite with her powerful vocals shown in both easy-listening acoustics to upbeat classics.
Santa's arrival by seaplane
Komiti has been an entertainer his whole life. He grew up singing in church which gave him the gift to sing and express his voice in public. His musical style of popular RnB, originates from influences of Boyz II Men and Michael Jackson. He has performed in Star Struck and was recently featured as one of the 100 judges on Channel 7 singing show All Together Now with Ronan Keating.
Kylie Jane - some all her country, some call her pop, others hear soul and blues. Kylie Jane stepped onto our screen in 2016 on hit reality TV show The Voice. Kylie knows how to entertain a crowd and with her unique talent, she has the ability to perform any song and make it her own. She draws inspiration from country and soul, adding to the pop undertones of the record. KJ's sound is a mix of them all... Her powerful voice and diverse writing style delivers an addictive sound to keep you wanting more.
Tim Harding has been a professional vocalist and musician for 23 years. As one-fifth of the original Hi-5, formed in 1998, Tim has performed thousands of live shows all over the world, bagging five ARIAs, three Logies and a Helpmann award. He brings a wealth of talent and experience to his performances, and gives his all to the audience at every show.
Kirsty Lee Akers (recent star on The Block) is one of Australia's most unique and authentic recording artists. A rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, she is a woman of the Wonnarua Nation (Hunter Valley). Akers is a fusion of country and Americana, with pop stylings. She has embraced a global music culture and now spends her time between Australia and a hard earned international touring schedule in North America and Europe.

Lake Mac Ferry timetable

Adults - $12 return
Children - $6 return
Infant under 3 years - free (must be booked on)

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Phone - 1300 513 632
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Please note - bookings are essential. Passengers must be double vaccinated and QR check-in is mandatory.

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Note: Due to COVID-19 there will be no fireworks at Lake Mac Carols this year although keep your eye out for the upcoming Lake Mac Festival as we have planned a Big Bang event on 22 January 2022.

Thanks to our Festival partners:

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  • Sunday, 12 December 2021 | 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Speers Point Park, Park Road, Speers Point 2284  View in Google Maps

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