We’ve put together a list of Melbourne Christmas carols happening this year to help you carol all the way to Christmas Day—well, almost all the way. Melbourne sure knows how to celebrate Christmas, from inner city and out to the suburbs. You are sure to find a family friendly event that suits you. You might like to pack a picnic blanket and picnic food, or you might like to buy your food and drinks when you get there.
Each carolling event will take on a different format. You may be able to finish your Christmas shopping at local markets, or stock up your Christmas treats at local community stalls. These carolling events are often fundraisers for local community groups or charities so don’t be afraid to splash out.
We have managed to find Xmas carols Melbourne events across the city – from inner city out to the suburbs. We also have lots of other ideas on how to celebrate Christmas in Melbourne from Santa photos to markets and Christmas concerts.
Carols by Candlelight
Pack a picnic, dust off your Santa hats, and bring your family and friends to join in on these Christmas carols Christmas Eve Melbourne at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a night of unforgettable live performances. Be part of Australia’s biggest Christmas eve carols Melbourne tradition and support kids who are blind or have low vision to have a brighter Christmas. Don’t forget to pack the Christmas candles.
Where: Sidney Music Bowl
You can find the details for these carols in Melbourne 2021 Carols by Candlelight here.
The iconic Whitehorse Carols in Melbourne is a fantastic fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy. Santa Claus is coming to town and so are some of your favourite performers, helping everyone to celebrate Christmas at the Nunawading Civic Precinct! Santa and his elves will visit from 4.30pm for photos before leaving the Xmas carols in Melbourne for his around- the- world sleigh ride.
Where: Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
There is more information about these Melbourne Christmas carols 2021 – Whitehorse Carols Melbourne here.
Carols in the Park
Take your family and friends to the free outdoor carols Melbourne 2021, bringing alive the wonder and magic of the festive season. Take a picnic (no glass please), enjoy a sausage sizzle or grab something delicious at the food trucks to the Christmas carols in the park Melbourne.
Where: Clifton Park
You can find out more about these carols by candlelight 2021 Melbourne Carols in the Park Melbourne here.
Carols by the Lake
The magical annual Melbourne carols by candlelight 2021 event will be happening at Coburg Lake Reserve. The event will feature pre-carols entertainment from 6 pm, including roaming Christmas performers, children’s activities and the Salvation Army Moreland City Band Ensemble. Take your own picnic dinner or get something to eat from their barbecue and don your favourite Christmas outfit!
Where: Coburg Lake Reserve
There is more information about these carols by candlelight Melbourne 2021 Carols by the Lake here.
Carols at Como Park
Escape the festive madness and enjoy an evening of Christmas carols 2021 Melbourne with family and friends. The City of Stonnington is presenting a night of Carols at Como Park, a spirited occasion that brings loved ones together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. So pack your picnic, don the Christmas dresses, grab a rug, warm up your vocal cords and get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with some of Australia’s most loved performers.
Where: Como Park, South Yarra
There are more details about these Christmas carols Melbourne 2021 Carols at Como Park here.
Christmas at Central Park
The City of Stonnington will host a festive celebration at Malvern East’s Central Park. Melbourne carols 2021 will ring out from the grassy park. This evening isn’t just about carolling though – there will also be loads of free craft activities. The event is also super family-friendly – there will be a play zone from the Stonnington Toy Library, performances tailored to little ones and of course a visit from Santa. To cap off the 2021 carols by candlelight Melbourne, there will be a big laser light show.
Where: Central Park, Malvern East
You can find more information about these Melbourne carols – Christmas at Central Park here.
Carols in the Park
One of the biggest nights in the Christmas carols around Melbourne calendar is Carols in the Park. Sing along with the carollers with the Christmas Carols Song Book or watch the big screens – this year’s Carols will again be fully captioned to ensure that it’s easy for everyone to follow along. Pack your favourite picnic rug and/or low chairs and you can either bring a picnic, or enjoy food from the food trucks. The night will conclude with fireworks!
Where: Dendy Park, Brighton East
There are more details on these local Christmas carols Melbourne – Carols in the Park here.
Carols by Kingston
Families are invited to Bicentennial Park in Chelsea to enjoy the Carols by Kingston. This year’s festive program includes live performances from Tim Campbell, Rhonda Burchmore and guests. There will also be a Christmas Gift Market, Kids Zone and a spectacular fireworks display to finish the night off.
Where: Bicentennial Park, Chelsea
You can find more details about these Christmas carols in Melbourne – Carols by Kingston here.
Banyule’s Carols by Candlelight
Get into the spirit of Christmas and head to the annual Melbourne Carols by Candlelight. Held each December at a local park, this popular family friendly event includes activities and entertainment. Sing the night away with your songbook and LED candle.
Where: Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe
There are more details on these Christmas carols northern suburbs Melbourne Banyule’s Carols by Candlelight here.
Carols in Canterbury Gardens
Celebrate Christmas with your friends and family at the annual Christmas carols eastern suburbs Melbourne in Canterbury Gardens, this year’s event will feature a fantastic local band, face painting and an animal farm. There will also be a selection of food, sausage sizzle, strawberries and cream, pancakes and hot and cold drinks. All profits going to charity.
Where: Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury
There are more details about Carols in Canterbury Gardens here.
Manningham Carols by Candlelight
Manningham’s largest free Christmas event, with kids’ activities, food, and a range of Carols to sing along to, there’s fun for the whole family. Manningham Carols by Candlelight begins at 6.00pm with a Kids Zone featuring free activities including face painting, jumping castles, entertainment, and photos with Santa. The main concert starts at 8.00pm and will include a mix of traditional and contemporary Carols.
Where: Ruffey Lake Park
There is more information about these Melbourne Christmas carols at candlelight Manningham Carols by Candlelight here.
Monash Carols by Candlelight
The free annual Monash Carols by Candlelight Melbourne is just around the corner. Pack a picnic rug, don some Christmas earrings and head down to Jells Park to celebrate the festive season! The man of the month himself will be there with Santa photos. So, get there early and grab yourself a selfie with the man in the red suit. The evening ends with an impressive fireworks finale that will burst from the night sky.
Where: Jells Park, Melbourne
You will find more details about Monash Carols by Candlelight here.
So there you have a great list to find out when are the Melbourne carols on this year. We are so lucky to have such an extensive list of Christmas carols events Melbourne. Be sure to check ahead on the websites or social media pages in case of last-minute changes. If you can’t get enough of the Christmas spirit, we have plenty of other Christmas events for you to check out.
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