This year's Ballarat Christmas Carols have been cancelled.
Organisers have released a statement on the Ballarat Carols Facebook page saying an event of this size needs huge funds and resources which despite their best efforts have not been forthcoming.
The statement says they would like to thank all churches, community groups and service providers who've helped over the last 40-years.
The event began as a York Street Church of Christ project at Eureka in the 1970s and moved to several different venues before being held at Mars Stadium in 2018, featuring new compares.
The Carols regularly attracted more than 5000 people.
Within 2 hours of the announcement, a Go Fund Me page had been set up to save the event.... https://www.gofundme.com/f/1ovwsaphpc?sharetype=teams&member=2532064&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&pc_code=fb_co_shareflow_a&rcid=6a68eb47f0434072a83c5b061fe426cd&fbclid=IwAR3uz6lCVHsceXD7KYLrHG1KcD9n3Lc79dxcONzTbUkE0Z-95JNe-rYafyQ