Media Release - Carols by Candlelight Cancelled - 26 November 2021

Published on Friday, 26 November 2021 at 1:39:03 PM

It is with a heavy heart that Katherine Town Council have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Carols by Candlelight due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Katherine Community.

While the COVID-19 situation looks to be improving, there has been mention that a number of restrictions may still be in place as the community transition out of lockdown and into a lockout situation. With many performing groups unable to get together and rehearse, there is no guarantee how many performers will be ready to take the stage in time for the event on 11 December 2021.

With the cancellation of what is arguably Councils biggest event of the year, Carols by Candlelight will be set to be replaced with an alternative event in the new year.

Mayor Lis Clark stated ‘The decision to cancel this year’s Carols by Candlelight was a very difficult decision and not something we wanted to do. Council will be putting all their efforts into finding an alternate event for the Katherine Community to enjoy in 2022’.

Further to this announcement Katherine Town Council has made the decision to extend the close date for the Christmas Light Competition, which was originally due to close on Sunday 5 December 2021. Registrations for the competition will be extended until the Sunday 12 December, with judging to commence between 17 and 18 December 2021. Winners to be announced on 21 December 2021.

We thank you for your understanding and hope that you are staying safe during this time.

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