Local Events: Carols By Candlelight
19th Dec 2018 at 7pm
Christmas wouldn't mean half as much without the beautiful carols, traditional and modern, that we sing at this joyous time of year.
Over the past eleven years Knysna Sedgefield Hospice has held its annual Carols by Candlelight at Woodmill Lane. It is a festive, family oriented evening and it would not be complete without a visit from Father Christmas. Attendees are requested to bring a wrapped gift, which Father Christmas, who always makes an appearance, will collect so that we may distribute them to the needy children of our patient’s families. We ask that each gift be marked with the appropriate age and ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ to make distribution easier.
Candles and song sheets are provided and the families gather around the gazebo where, accompanied by a choir and band, they sing all the familiar songs of Christmas. Entry is by donation to Knysna Sedgefield Hospice.
The highlight of the evening, and also the most moving, is the lighting of the memory candles. The Tree of Lights is an international hospice symbol of love and hope and as darkness falls people have the opportunity to remember their loved ones as the candles beneath the Christmas tree are lit.
People can buy memory candles on the evening for this purpose at R20 per candle.
As with all our fundraising events none of this would be possible without the generous donations of the sponsors and the public.’