Carols by candlelight

in the park.

Tickets were free.


But not just carols.

Coffee stall, candy floss

Ice cream vendors.


Six thousand people

Picnic blankets, baskets

Pizzas and chips


Santa hats and

Reindeer antlers.

Kids in pyjamas.


Friendly neighbours

Happy to chat

As dusk settled.


Then music

And candles

And coloured glow sticks.


Traditional carols,

Christmas songs,

Part concert and singalong.


I should have guessed

That it’d be different

It’s Christmas in summer.


Oh and a lovely Aussie version of “The 12 days of Christmas”.