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Candlelit Christmas carols at Paphos harbour

Carol service at the harbour last year

An annual carol singing event which attracts hundreds of people every year will take place close to the harbour in Kato Paphos on December 22.

The Christmas event is gaining in popularity every year, with around 600 people attending last year.

The singing is being led by well-known local soprano, Judith Evans Davies, at a beautiful setting, close to the sea.

“This is a highly anticipated annual event which was started about six or so years ago. Everyone loves it and it helps to get people in the Christmas spirit,” she said.

“It’s a wonderful and uplifting experience and great to see hundreds of happy faces, holding candles and singing.”

She added that it’s a chance for local churches, residents and holidaymakers to come together and celebrate.

The participants can sing along from song sheets provided.

“We will be singing all of the favourite traditional Christmas carols like, Silent Night, Away in a manger, O come all ye faithful, Hark! the Herald angels sing, Noel, O little town of Bethlehem, and many others.”

The soprano will also be performing a solo of ‘O Holy Night’ and also a song from her new album which was released on December 7.

“All of the profits will be given to the ‘Pcfi ‘Mathew 25 Project ‘Feeding the hungry in Paphos’, and CD’s will be available to purchase at the event.”

The annual event was started by the local PCFI church, (Paphos Christian Fellowship International), and PACT (Paphos area churches together).

“We will have candles to light but people can also bring their own. Afterwards, we will be offering chocolates for everyone and sweets for the children,” she said.

Participants will gather close to the large Christmas tree in the harbour area, opposite the Kato Paphos bus station and the Harbour café, next to the sea.

“Everyone is welcome, and it’s a great experience for families,” she said.


The Christmas carol event is being held on Thursday December 22nd from 6pm- 7pm, on the seafront promenade in Kato Paphos, close to the bus station.

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