Candlelight cheer

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

And if you weren’t already in a jolly mood for the Christmas holidays, then Sunday night’s Carols by Candlelight was enough to get you there.

Thousands of people took up any available spot on the well-manicured lawns of the Prime Minister’s official residence, Ilaro Court, sitting on blankets or folding chairs and enjoying the 2016 edition of the highly popular event now in its 21st year.

Some of the many people who packed Ilaro Court for the popular Carols by Candlelight.

From as early as 5 p.m., many started to pack the grounds trying to get the best possible spot to enjoy the night with their families and friends. The weather, for the most part, was delightful; children were running around and singing carols and one could not escape that feeling of Christmas in the air.

And once the sun had set, what a picturesque scene those candles made! From any angle, it was simply beautiful.

MC Vic Fernandes

The crowd sang merrily along to the sounds of G-Syndicate, Biggie Irie, Tamara Marshall, Morissa Lindsey, Ian Webster, the Mustard Seed Kids and much more.

G-Syndicate performing.

The sing-along segment was one of the highlights of the night, however. Once the words hit the screen – not that they were needed for the avid Christmas carol lover – the kids and adults sang along word for word.

In addressing those gathered, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart spoke of his love for the event put on by the Rotary Club of Barbados, and the joy he felt seeing Barbadians spreading the Christmas cheer.

Cherece Richards (right) and Terez Lambert singing All I Want for Christmas.

2 Responses to Candlelight cheer

  1. Sandra Plant December 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    A friend did not go to carols but had bought her 2 gifts. Who can she give them to? Please let is know.

  2. Peter December 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    A great annual gesture to raise funds and bring Christmas cheer. Your ticket price have jumped from BDS $ 20.00 to $40.00 over the years. Here’s an Idea. And Mr. Andrew Bynoe can head this fund raising effort. Rotary can purchase 5,000 Farmer’s Choice hams at around let’s say $45.00 each. Have them baked by Purity Bakeries, Carlton and Emerald City, some Hotels and some other bakeries through a well co-ordinated and donated business cooking effort. Advertise and take sales orders to be collected on Dec 23rd and 24th from designated collection points at a price of $100.00 each all presold. This can rake in $500,000.00 minus the cost of the hams. These cooked hams can be sold to companies as gift vouchers to their employees and customers, friend to friend , and a lot more gift opportunities. It will save a lot of time and effort with preparations etcetera. Think about it RCBB, You have the skilled pro9fessionals to plan and execute this effort.


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