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Where To Find Carols by Candlelight Events in Melbourne 2017

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
We're in December now so we're officially in the month of Christmas!

We've already covered where to meet Santa in Melbourne this year, and also where to find Christmas lights, but where can you sing carols with your local community?



This week we are covering the best Carols by Candlelight Events in and around Melbourne.

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Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight

This year is the 80th anniversary of Melbourne's largest Christmas Carol event; Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

This ticketed event raises money for Vision Australia and features big name musical talent, this year hosted by Anthony Callea. Joining Anthony Callea will be Casey Donovan, Koi Boys, Tim Campbell, David Hobson, Dennis Walter, Marina Prior & Silvie Paladino.

When: Christmas Eve, gates open at 4pm. Pre-show entertainment 5:30pm. Carols by Candlelight 8pm.
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Web: Here

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Manningham Carols by Candlelight

The 36th Manningham Carols by Candlelight includes starts with kids activities from 6 - 7:30pm followed by traditional carols and musical entertainment (8pm) (guest appearance by Santa) followed by a spectacular evening fireworks display (10pm).

Pack a picnic rug and head to Ruffey Lake Park to celebrate the festive season.

When: Friday 15 December, 6 - 10 pm
Where: Ruffey Lake Park, 267 George Street, Doncaster
Web: Here

Carols by Kingston

Carols by Kingston is is an annual event to encourage the local community to get together with friends and family and enjoy the sounds of Christmas.

This yearís event will also feature an artisan Christmas market for your last minute gift ideas and the jolly man in red will make an appearance, too.

While the event is free, a limited number of reserved seats are available to purchase for $15 each. Book Here

When: Saturday 10 December, 6:30 - 10pm
Where: Sir William Fry Reserve, Nepean Highway, Highett.
Web: Here

Carols at Como Park

Carols at Como Park is one of Melbourneís much-loved festive events.

Cameron Daddo hosts Carols at Como Park 2017 featuring the iconic Christine Anu, performing some of her greatest hits and original Christmas songs, joined by a stellar line up of hit musical performers including, Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Kane Alexander (Hair, Footloose) and Blake Bowden (The Book of Mormon).

The evening will end with a spectacular riverside pyrotechnic display.

Supported by Stonnington City Brass and South of the River Choir.

Car parking $5 per car (car park opens at 5pm) run by the Rotary Club of Prahran at Como Car Park North (and the Upper Oval).

When: Sunday 17 December, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Como Park, Williams Road, South Yarra
Web: Here

Carols at Central Park

This year's Christmas at Central park will present a fun and traditional Christmas event featuring songs and carols, craft activities and performances for the kids from 5.30pm.

Entertainment for the little ones includes I Scream Nails, Smart Art, Bethany Fisher's Christmas Spectacular, roving Giant Stilt Elves and The Kazoos Christmas Show and a special visit from Santa.

The official Carols performance will begin at 7:30pm hosted by star of stage and screen Tim Campbell (Home and Away, Wicked) and performed by some of Melbourne's most popular musical talent including Lucy Maunder (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Thando Sikwila (Dreamgirls, The Colour Purple), and Paul Biencourt (Auf Naxos, The Marriage of Figaro).

Supported by Stonnington City Brass and South of the River Choir.

When: Saturday 9 December, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Central Park, Burke Road, Malvern East
Web: Here

Carols in the Cathedral

A little different from Carols in the park, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra present Carols in the Cathedral at St Paul's Cathedral in the city.

Over 150 singers from Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, with special guests Melbourne University Choral Society and The Australian Children's Choir combine with the spectacular RMP Brass and Percussion Consort, organ, piano, harp, guitar, and soloists to perform a magnificent celebration of Christmas.

When: 15 & 16 December, various times.
Where: St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Sts, Melbourne
Web: Here

Have we missed any 2017 Christmas Carol events in Melbourne? If so, please let us know so we can include in our list.


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