We have had feedback from a number of people that there was a wonderful sense of community at the Carols and plenty of Christmas spirit. And a special thank you to MC Pete Smith who has been at the helm of this event for many years. Pack a picnic rug and head down to Jells Park on Sunday 8 December to celebrate the festive season! The Monash Carols by Candlelight is a live captioned event. Candles, glow novelties and a selection of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The Monash Carols by Candlelight has large screens, Auslan interpreters and live captioning. There is also accessible parking. All four - legged friends are asked to stay home as the fireworks and large crowds may scare the animals. A range of meals, snacks and ice cream are available for purchase vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.
David Campbell is one of Australia's most popular and versatile entertainers. A proven television and radio host, he also headlines theatre, cabaret and concert performances as well as being a multi-platinum recording artist. In David was honoured to play the title role in the World Premier production of Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney, and stunned audiences by reprising the role again in Melbourne in David is one of our leading musical theatre stars and has achieved similar success on the international stage, most notably captivating New York with his award winning cabaret show. David and Sonia Kruger are the popular hosts of the national Today Extra show for the Nine network, as well as hosting the beloved annual Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight telecast together.
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We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to knox. Karen's musical story began when she was eight years old when she auditioned as a contestant on Young Talent Time YTT , an icon of Australian television.
Carols by Candlelight is an annual Australian Christmas tradition that originated in southeastern Australia in the 19th century and was popularised in Melbourne in It involves people gathering, usually outdoors in a park , to sing carols by candlelight, featuring live performances by both national and international celebrities accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Whilst walking home from his night-time radio shift on Christmas Eve in , he passed a window and saw an elderly woman sitting up in bed inside listening to Away in a Manger being played on the radio and singing along with her face being lit by candlelight. Wondering how many others spent Christmas alone, he had the idea to gather a large group of people to all sing Christmas carols together by candlelight. The first ever event was held in Alexandra Gardens the following Christmas in , and was attended by around 10, people. Following World War II , the Carols became so well patronised that the decision was made to move it to the neighbouring park in King's Domain. In , the newly constructed Sidney Myer Music Bowl provided a permanent venue, where they are still held 60 years on as of However, originally, all profits went to the Austin Hospital. In recent years, the dress rehearsal on 23 December has become open to the public. Tickets to the event are cheaper than the main event, while funds raised still go towards Vision Australia.