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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2022

Christmas is a time to come together with family and friends. What better way to get into the festive spirit than singing Christmas Carols under the stars? There are multiple local councils around Melbourne that host FREE Christmas carols in December, or Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve is among my top picks for Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2022.

Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2023 

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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2022
Image: Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight – John Donegan

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight is a much loved Australian tradition on Christmas Eve, and this year will be the brightest Carols yet. Held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, families and friends will come together to sing along to all their favourite Christmas songs. This magical event raises funds and awareness for Vision Australia, it supports kids who are blind or have low vision.

Date: Saturday 24 December 2022
Time:
Gates Open: 4 pm
Christmas Festival: 4 pm – 8 pm
Children’s Entertainment: 6 pm – 8 pm
The broadcast starts at 8 pm
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Price: $48 – $124

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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2022
Image: City of Stonnington

Carols at Como Park

Carols at Como Park has a stellar lineup of some of Australia’s most popular musical talent. Hosted by Eddie Perfect, he will be joined on stage by Lucy Durack, Aurora Kurth and Bert LaBonté with Musical Director Casey Bennetto. There will also be a visit from Santa, roving entertainment and food trucks.

Date: Sunday, 18 December 2022
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Location: 305-325 Williams Road, South Yarra 
Price: Free
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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne
Image: City of Stonnington

Christmas at Central Park

Families are invited to Central Park for a night of festive singing. Hosted by Michelle Brasier and featuring Rob Mills, Gillian Cosgriff, Shauntai Sherree and Mike McLeish with Musical Director Casey Bennetto, the stunning South of the River Choir and a visit from Santa! 

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2022
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm (children’s activities 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm)
Location: Central Park, 83-141 Burke Road, Malvern East 
Price: Free
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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne
Image: Bayside City Council

Bayside Christmas Carols in the Park

Dendy Park will once again host their annual Christmas Carols in the Park.

More information to come soon.

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm (pre-show fun starts at 5.30 pm)
Location: Dendy Park, Brighton East
Price: Free

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Image: Kingston City Council

Carols by Kingston

Carols by Kingston will be back at Bicentennial Park in 2022, for a festive program that includes live performances, a Christmas gift market, a kids zone and a spectacular fireworks display to finish the night off. More information to come soon.

Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 6 pm – 9.45 pm
Location: Bicentennial Park, Thames Promenade, Chelsea
Price: Free
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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne
Image: Banyule City Council – Rodmar Studios

Banyule’s Carols by Candlelight

Greensborough War Memorial Park will light up for the annual Banyule’s Carols by Candlelight. There will be performances from Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys, Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia!, Ladies in Black, We Will Rock You), Kylie Auldist, The Diamond Valley Brass Band, The Australian Children’s Choir and special guests Elf, Santa and Frosty.

Date: Saturday 17 December 2022
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Location: Greensborough War Memorial Park, Henry Street, Greensborough
Price: Free

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Where to find Christmas Carols in Melbourne 2022

Carols in the Park

Celebrate Christmas with your friends and family at the annual Carols in the Park. This year, professional singers Michael Lapina, Susannah Gidley, Isabella Porter and Jessica Hitchcock will sing carols with music by the Salvation Army Band. There will also be a community BBQ during the event.

Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Location: MacLeay Park, 141 Belmore Road, Balwyn North
Cost: Free
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Image: courtesy of Manningham Council

Manningham Carols by Candlelight

Pack a picnic rug and head down to Ruffey Lake Park on Friday 9 December to celebrate the festive season at Manningham Carols by Candlelight. There is a stellar line-up of performers including Chris Sebastian, Cassie McIvor, plus the All-Star Carols band, led by award-winning music director John Turcio, and the Manningham Concert Band. Keep a look out for Santa and enjoy a spectacular fireworks finale.

Date: Friday 9 December 2022
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Location: Ruffey Lake Park, George Street, Doncaster
Cost: Free

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Image: courtesy of Monash Council – Steve Brown Photography 

Monash Carols by Candlelight

Celebrate the festive season at this year’s Monash Carols by Candlelight at Jells Park. There will be Performances by award-winning cabaret artists Melissa Langton, Bethany Fisher, Jael Wena, Cassie McIvor, Aydan Calafiore, Sienna Ketelyn and Annie Jones. The Monash Carols Band (comprising the Monash Concert Band and Oakleigh Brass Band) and Monash University Chorale Society. Santa will visit the main stage and a spectacular fireworks finale at 9.15 pm.

Date: Sunday 4 December 2022
Time: 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Location: Jells Park, Jells Road, Wheelers Hill
Cost: Free

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