The two events will take place on Monday, 27 November at Senwes Cricket Oval in Potchefstroom and Wednesday, 6 December at the Kovsie Cricket Oval in Bloemfontein. Gates open at 16:00 and both events will start at 19:00.

The line-up of artists includes Kurt Darren and Juanita du Plessis, as well as Monique Steyn and the Mzanzi Youth Choir. There will also be entertainment for children, such as balloon sculpting, face painting, and Santa in the dedicated children's areas.

Participants can enter by bringing an unwrapped gift in the form of toys, care packages, or stationery for children ages 0 to 18. Donations of tinned food are also welcome.

Nick Efstathiou, OFM station manager, says, "Carols by Candlelight is a highlight on the OFM calendar. Not only is it a fantastic way to get into the spirit of Christmas, but the toys and other gifts collected at both events bring so much joy to children, who really don't have much to look forward to during Christmas. We hope that this year's events in Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein will once again spread a little Christmas cheer."

Attendees are reminded to bring their own picnic blankets or camping chairs to sit on. Food stalls will be available and picnic baskets will also be allowed. No glass or open fires will be permitted.

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