The town of Koroit is ready to raise its voice and celebrate the return of its annual Christmas carols event, after a one-year hiatus.
The Koroit Carols By The Railway is on Sunday, December 5 at the historic Koroit Railway Station.
Organiser Adele MacDonald said the community event, run by the Koroit Irish Festival and the Koroit Lions Club, continued to grow in popularity since the first event in 2016.
Last year's event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
"After missing last year, we are so excited to have the carols back," Mrs MacDonald said.
"There is a buzz around the whole community that we can all come together again to kick-off the Christmas season.
"It is such a nice thing to be able to do together as a community, things like this bring everyone closer together."
It is one of the few carols to be held in the region this year, with Warrnambool and Dennington cancelling their respective events due to COVID-19 limitations.
Mrs MacDonald said in "true Koroit style", there would be an appearance by an Irish Santa at the event - complete with a green Santa outfit and Cavan accent.
The afternoon carols event includes music and entertainment from the Warrnambool Holiday Actors, who will perform Christmas tunes and popular songs from its upcoming Shrek production.
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Ms MacDonald said singers Angela Kenna and Keelan Mast would play a starring role, with a performance of some festive favourites.
Koroit Irish Festival committee member and former Australian Danny Boy Champion Barbara Brooks will also perform, as will members of the Koroit CWA and children from the town's two primary schools and kindergarten.
It's on from 3pm to 5pm. Entry is free and proceeds from raffles and a sausage sizzle will go to the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail committee of management.
"Once again businesses in the town have been so generous with prizes for the raffles," Mrs MacDonald said.
"The station area is looking so nice and the rail trail committee work so hard to make that happen. It's good to be able to give something back to them for their efforts."
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