If you are in Melbourne around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event known as Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.
This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come together to sing along to Christmas carols.
Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight, 2021 Melbourne Dates & Tickets
This traditional event is held outdoors and involves live music and singing performances of popular Australian artists, famous TV personalities, as well as local choirs. This event is telecast live on TV each year on Christmas Eve, so those who can’t attend in person can enjoy singing along to carols from the comfort of their home.
The hosts of the 2021 are David Campbell and Allison Langdon, and the performers will include Bonnie Anderson, Anthony Callea, Tim Campbell, Casey Donovan, Isaiah Firebrace, David Hobson, Dami Im, Rob Mills, Silvie Paladino, Marina Prior, Sheppard, Tones And I, Denis Walter, and many more.
The carols event in Melbourne usually includes a spectacular fireworks display. Thousands flock to the music bowl year after year, where they bring a picnic blanket and a few nibbles, and settle in to listen to traditional Christmas music as the sun goes down.
The gates will open at 4pm for the main event on Christmas Eve, with the broadcast starting promptly at 8pm. They ask all attendees to be seated by 7:45pm. Queueing early for general admission tickets is advised, as the lawn area is allocated on a first-in, best dressed basis.
In accordance with Victorian Government health requirements, visitors to Arts Centre Melbourne must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption. You will need to check-in and verify your vaccination status at the point of entry. Please download the Service Victoria app and link your COVID-19 digital certificate prior to arrival.
Alternate forms of proof of vaccination status and valid medical exemption include a COVID-19 digital certificate saved to a smartphone wallet, or a printed copy of your COVID-19 certificate or immunisation history statement with a valid photo ID.
Channel 9 will broadcast the whole show live from 8pm on Christmas Eve, as well as a replay on Christmas Day. Your local TV Guide will have more details prior to the event. You will also be able to stream the show online at 9NOW.
2UE 954 in Sydney, 4BH in Brisbane and Magic 1278 in Melbourne will have a simulcast of the event for your listening pleasure. Vision Australia Radio will also be streaming Carols by Candlelight with professional audio description, through their local stations and online.