Jeremy Fallow led the St Stephens band at last year’s Carols by the Beach. Photo: Supplied.

Carols by the Beach returns

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The Christmas spirit is spreading through Tahunanui in time for this year’s Carols by the Beach.

The annual music-filled event is in its fourth year and is set to gather the community for carols just days ahead of the big event.

Opening acts Rootstock and Avid Opera will warm up the crowd from 5.30pm at the Beach Reserve, on Thursday, December 21.

Then at 7pm, Bryce Wastney and his Carol Collective will lead the audience in some community carol singing.

Words will be provided for anyone who wants to join in.

Food carts, a sausage sizzle, fresh berries from the Vege stall, coffee, and drinks will also be available.

St Stephens is spearheading the event with the help of the Tahunanui Community Centre and the Tahunanui Business Association.

St Stephens pastor Nathaniel Petterson says it will be a great night for all ages and people are encouraged to blankets, picnics and camping chairs along.

“It’s a real community event that we want everybody to be a part of, our musicians are all excited and it’s going to be great, so come along and spread the word.”

Carols by the Beach is part of Christmas in Tahuna, a series of community Christmas events.

Go to the Christmas in Tahuna Facebook page for updates and more information on Carols by the Beach or any of the other Christmas in Tahuna events.