ALBURY and Wodonga's Carols by Candlelight gatherings for 2020 are under review, because of COVID-19, with alternatives ways of staging them being canvassed.
Albury mayor Kevin Mack said a decision on whether his city's event in QEII Square proceeds would be made in the next two months.
Its musical director Paul Gibbs said he was keen to hold it, but he expected physical distancing measures would be needed.
"It's my hope that by the end of the year that the community will be wanting to have some sort of event and it would be great if we can have it in some shape or form," Mr Gibbs said.
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"It's always filmed anyway, so in a worst case scenario it would be great to have it as an online event and streamed."
Wodonga Carols by Candlelight organiser Jacob Mildren said various options were being contemplated.
"If we cannot hold an unrestricted event at Willow Park as usual, we are scoping options to live stream Wodonga carols on radio and with video online," he said.
"We are working with Wodonga Council to use The Cube as a possible COVID-compliant performance space, large enough to hold the band and choirs in a socially distant manner, however without a crowd."
Candles and songbooks would be sold beforehand to allow people to participate at home.
Meanwhile, the Wodonga Brass band is still preparing despite the border shutdown.
"Members of the band residing in Albury are gathering to rehearse together on the NSW side of the Border, with members further afar 'Zooming-in' to band practice," Mr Mildren said.