Christmas carols returning to Scarborough

Wendy Kehoe (Australian Army Band Perth), Marlene Robins and Geoff Counsel both from the Scarborough Beach Association, with (front) Brianna O'Donnell (Muscular Dystrophy WA), Hayley Lethlean (Muscular Dystrophy WA) and Capt Matt O’Keeffe (Australian Army Band Perth). Picture: Andrew Ritchie d476759
Wendy Kehoe (Australian Army Band Perth), Marlene Robins and Geoff Counsel both from the Scarborough Beach Association, with (front) Brianna O'Donnell (Muscular Dystrophy WA), Hayley Lethlean (Muscular Dystrophy WA) and Capt Matt O’Keeffe (Australian Army Band Perth). Picture: Andrew Ritchie d476759

AUSTRALIAN Army Band Perth and Scarborough Beach Association members are warming up for the long-awaited return of Christmas carols to Scarborough.

After a year off, the much-loved Carols at Scarborough makes its triumphant return to the foreshore on December 10.

The free family event is run by the Scarborough Beach Association and organiser Marlene Robins hoped it would encourage people to visit the area.

“The worst of the redevelopment is behind us and there could be no better way to celebrate the relaunch of our iconic beachfront,” she said.

“Events such as this give us the opportunity to pause and reflect on our own lives and about the lives of the many others who are less fortunate than us; to consider what we can do to improve the lot of those less fortunate, and in so doing bring happiness not only to them but to ourselves.”

Rick Ardon will host proceedings, which will include performances by guest soloists accompanied by the Australian Army Band Perth, a visit from Santa and fireworks at 9pm.

Developer 3 Oceans is sponsoring the event and money raised from the sale of candles and song books will go to Muscular Dystrophy WA.

Festivities kick off at the Scarborough Beach amphitheatre on December 10 from 7pm.

Parking and access to the amphitheatre will be limited so people are encouraged to arrive early and where possible use public transport.

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