Although it’s not being held at Bella Vista Farm this year, Christmas in the Hills will still dazzle as it goes on line on Wednesday, December 16.
The televised production will feature Santa and all the favourites, music, songs and Christmas Carols that have made it shine over the past nine years.
Organisers are urging people to gather with family and friends and enjoy the local live-streamed specular together, especially now restrictions are easing. This year’s event, which has been sponsored by The Hills Shire Council, will again be supporting three local charities, Foster Care Angels, Hills Community Aid and Learning Links in their various programs supporting children and young people.
The live-stream Christmas in the Hills will kick-off at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 16. There will be an orchestra, choir, singers and dance productions during the night.
Santa will also visit. It will conclude with a bit of dazzle. The event is supported by three local churches St Pauls Anglican, Wesley Uniting and Castle Hill Baptist Church.
Senior Minister John Gray from St Pauls who has been on the organising committee since the event began said: “I think people in the Hills and greater Sydney are looking forward to an opportunity to celebrate something this year. Christmas in the Hills gives people an opportunity to do that.
“By live-streaming the event people can watch it at their home or take their TV out into their backyard or their drive way and sing with their neighbours and sing with us.
“I hope it will lift spirits and raise money for three very significant charities who have done it tough this year. One of the charities has done it all its work on 7 per cent of its income.
“We need to be generous to these charities who have been helping the most vulnerable in our community.”
This year organisers are asking people donate their ticket money to Foster Care Angels, Hills Community Aid and Learning Linksdirectly online or via the Christmas in the Hills website www.christmasinthehills.com.au