Each year, Castlemaine Rotary hosts Carols in the Park for the community, a fun event for the whole family, showcasing a fantastic lineup of musicians and performers including Thompsons Foundry BandCastlemaine Pride Choir and special guests celebrating the festive season in beautiful Victory Park.

A bumper crowd — thanks yet again Castlemaine! — and perfect weather made for a wonderful evening for our 2023 Carols in the Park. See the picture gallery on our Facebook page.

Huge thanks to Director Scott Buchanan, compere Derek Guille, sound tech Calum McClure, the Pride Choir, Thompson's Foundry Band, Santa and all of our artists. Thanks also to Maine FM who broadcast the event live, The Lions BBQ, The SES and Mount Alexander Shire Council for their support.

Community Grant distribution

It's not all about Christmas celebration as Castlemaine Rotary and Mt Alexander Community Enterprise will also announce grants to community organisations. This year, Castlemaine Rotary contributed more than $44,000 to community organisations. See the list here.