Missy Lancaster and Alfie Arcuri headline 2018 Carols in the Garden

TIME TO SING: Carols in the Garden headline acts Alfie Arcuri and Missy Lancaster with event sponsor, Campbelltown Catholic Club's Graeme Derrig. Picture: Jeff McGill
TIME TO SING: Carols in the Garden headline acts Alfie Arcuri and Missy Lancaster with event sponsor, Campbelltown Catholic Club's Graeme Derrig. Picture: Jeff McGill

It’s time to warm up your vocal chords and prepare to spread some festive cheer.

Thousands of people are expected to head to the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan for Carols in the Garden on December 15.

Home-grown talent Missy Lancaster and Alfie Arcuri will headline Macarthur’s biggest Christmas carols event. 

Picton’s Lancaster told the Advertiser that she couldn’t wait to perform next weekend.

“Christmas is my favourite time of the year,” she said.

“I love seeing everyone get together and I love singing Christmas carols.

“My favourite carols are Silent Night and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

Ms Lancaster has spent most of this year on the road promoting her latest album Piece of Me.

She said it had been a big year and she looked forward to returning to Macarthur.

“It will be nice to be home and finish off the year being a local,” she said.

I love seeing everyone get together and I love singing Christmas carols.

Picton's Missy Lancaster

Ms Lancaster said she was keen to share the stage with Arcuri at Carols in the Garden.

"Alfie is one of the most talented people I know and he's a local,” she said.

“I look forward to seeing him do his thing.”

Carols in the Garden headline acts Alfie Arcuri and Missy Lancaster with event sponsor, Campbelltown Catholic Club's Graeme Derrig. Picture: Jeff McGill

Carols in the Garden headline acts Alfie Arcuri and Missy Lancaster with event sponsor, Campbelltown Catholic Club's Graeme Derrig. Picture: Jeff McGill

Former Catherine Field resident Arcuri has kept busy since winning The Voice Australia in 2016.

Arcuri has toured around Australia, including alongside Samantha Jade, and is now writing songs for his debut original album.

He said he couldn’t wait to return to Macarthur and next weekend’s “should be a lot of fun”.

"These type of events bring the community together and the kids get so excited,” Arcuri said.

“I love singing Christmas carols, my favourite Christmas songs are Oh Holy Night, All I Want for Christmas Is You and Last Christmas.

“I will definitely sing all three on the night.”

Gates for the free Carols in the Garden concert will open at 5pm on December 15.

Other entertainers on the night will include the Mount Carmel Samoan Community Choir, the C4 Orchestra, Elise McCann, and Sarah and Emmalisa Engelbrecht.

Event sponsors, Campbelltown Catholic Club will sell candles and glow products to raise funds for the Dilly Drought Drive.