Carols by Candlelight

Crowd watching stage at 2017 Carols by Candleight Manningham

Event details

Ruffey Lake Park
George Street
VIC 3108


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Our Carols by Candlelight has been bringing our community together for 39 years. On Friday 9 December, pack a picnic rug and head down to Ruffey Lake Park to celebrate the festive season.

To find out more about this event, including a full line-up of performers, what you can and can't bring, and where to park, go to Manningham Carols by Candlelight.

6.00pm - Pre-show entertainment

We'll have plenty of pre-show fun with free craft activities and entertainment for the kids, including face painting and Santa photos.  The pre-show stage entertainment will feature Team Dream, one of Australia’s premier children’s acts. 

 7.30pm Main concert

Starting at 7.30pm, our main concert has a stellar line-up featuring one of Australia's finest vocalists, Chris Sebastian. The winner of The Voice Australia 2020, Chris has had multiple radio hits. He'll be releasing more music and touring the country across 2023. 

Chris will be supported by a line-up of soloists, including Cassie McIvor, who grew up in Manningham! Cassie has graced stages across the globe with her powerhouse performances. Most recently, she was seen on Season 10 of The Voice Australia.

The event will also feature Richard Thomas, Aydan Calafiore, The Amore Duet, Jael Wena, Zoe Bastian, Leah Nanos and Alinta Burnell. Soloists will be accompanied by The All-Star Carols band, led by local award-winning music director John Turcio and the Manningham Concert Band.

And don't miss our highlight of the night - a very special appearance on stage by Santa and Mrs Claus! 

9.30pm - Fireworks

The evening will finish with a spectacular fireworks finale. This display will run for approximately 8 minutes. If you live in nearby streets, secure your family pets in a safe, comfortable location or bring them into your house during the display.

Wheelchair access symbol and Auslan interpreter symbol





This event will have wheelchair access and Auslan interpreters.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Manningham Carols is proudly sponsored by; Barry Plant Manningham, Mercedes-Benz Doncaster, Pizza Forno and Westfield Doncaster.

For more information, please contact the Events team on 9840 9333 or at