Family with children watching carols by candlelight stage at dusk holding lanterns
Friday 15 December 2017, 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Celebrate the festive season at Manningham Carols by Candlelight with traditional carols and musical entertainment, family festival with free children’s activities, stage entertainment with a special visit from Santa and a grand finale of a fireworks display.

Come along and enjoy a family night out singing along to your favourite Christmas carols, plus a very special visit from Santa.

Glow novelties will be available for purchase throughout the evening, along with a range of food and drinks. Parking is available via King Street.      

Interested in being involved?

The 36th Manningham Carols by Candlelight is calling on performers, community groups and businesses to get involved.

Fundraising and Food Stalls

Community groups and businesses are invited to submit an expression of interest to host a fundraising stall or activity or food stall at the event.

Please complete the Icon for application/pdf Stallholder Expression of Interest Form 2017 (402.15 KB) and return by Wednesday 27 September.

Solo Performers

Council is inviting singer, soloists to get into the Christmas spirit and perform at the 2017 Carols by Candlelight

To apply to perform at the event please complete the Icon for application/pdf Performer Expression of Interest Form 2017 (258.17 KB) prior to Wednesday 6 September.

Following this, Council will invite the performer to participate based on the following criteria:

  • Performer suitability
  • Availability of space in the program
  • Ability to meet rehearsal schedule.

Auditions will take place the week of Monday 11 September and performers will be notified if they have been selected by Wednesday 27 September.

For more information, contact Business and Events on 9840 9405 or email


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