A couple of superb park locations and more than 40,000 happy candlelit carollers are highlights when the festive season is in full swing – and our Fruitbowl teams are hard at work. The Bayside Carols in Dendy Park in Brighton East was a new venture for us – although we had much past experience to guide our activities. It’s a hugely popular event in the community festival calendar, with an audience roughly equally to the suburb’s total population! This is a free event, and the many local performers, guest artists, event suppliers and attendees offered us a typical warm Victorian welcome. Everyone recognises this as a terrific way to close the year as well as welcoming in the holiday season. Of course, there is always a fireworks display to add an exclamation point to the fun.

The larger – in terms of those attending – of the two festive events where our Fruitbowl personnel were hard at work was the Monash Carols by Candlelight celebration, held a few days later in Jells Park. This superb, quiet location (except when packed with happy carollers) is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley at Wheelers Hill. For more than a quarter of a century, the community has come together in this prestigious event, hugely supported by the valuable efforts of so many local volunteers. Add TV star Pete Smith as host, a couple of terrific community bands, some talented performers to lead the singing, and a magnificent fireworks finale, and you’ll appreciate how it’s one of the largest of these events held in Victoria. Santa’s in the Kids Zone for photos, where there are also free rides to enjoy.

These are just two of so many different events, held throughout the year and across both Victoria and the whole of Australia, for which Fruitbowl is trusted to provide professional event management services. We help ensure that celebrations, conferences, exhibitions, launches, and so many private and public occasions pass smoothly. Our activities range across many areas, including project and budget management, event administration, volunteer and food site organisation, environmental management, programming, and traffic and parking control – as well as risk management and safety assessments.

If you are organising any public or private event where you feel our professional services could reduce the hassle and add to its status and success, simply give us a call for an introductory conversation. You’ll reach us on 1300 663 450 or just email us and we’ll call you right back.