Kelly Hazel, Rachel Hamilton, Mark Thompson and Narelle Earl. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN.

THE tree’s been decorated, shortbread’s in the oven, and the presents are getting wrapped – and now all that’s left to make that Christmas cheer a little brighter, is some carols.

And luckily, this Sunday evening, December 9, there are two opportunities to raise your voice high.

Sacred Heart’s Carols in the Cathedral kicks off from 7.30pm, where the Marist Brass Band  will entertain crowds with classic carols such as O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World and Deck the Halls.

They’ll be joined by Marist College Choir, Fr Rob Galea, St Francis and St Peters combined Primary Schools choir and more.

Then, across town in Eaglehawk, the community will gather for the annual Canterbury Carols at 7pm.

There will be a free sausage sizzle from 6pm, a visit from Santa, and performances from Bendigo Baptist Band, Sing Australia Choir, Eaglehawk Citizens Brass Band and local schools.

Don’t fret if your singing voice is a little rusty, you’ve got most of the weekend to practice.