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Carols by Candlelight 2017


Get into the spirit of Christmas and enjoy Banyule's very own Carols by Candlelight at Ivanhoe Park. This family friendly event is guaranteed to delight old and young with an array of activities and entertainment. 

Date: Saturday 16 December 
Venue: Ivanhoe Park, The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East 
Time: 6.30pm - Pre-show entertainment and activities, 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Stage show
Address: The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East

Bring your own picnic or visit the onsite food vendors 

Program and Songbook

Before the main stage performances get underway make sure you've got your Carols by Candlelight program and songbook handy.

7:30pm     Welcome & Introduction
7:35pm     Mayors Speech
7:40pm     Diamond Valley Brass Band (DVBB) & Australian Children's Choir (ACC)
7:50pm     The Little Sisters
8:05pm     DVBB & ACC
8:15pm     Stephen and Samantha & DVBB
8:30pm     DVBb
8:35pm     Rhonda Burchmore
8:45pm     The Kazoos & Santa
9:25pm     Final Performance
9:35pm     End


 Australian Children's Choir  Stephen and Samantha  Rhonda Burchmore  The Kazoos & Santa


Food Stalls

The Wright Coffee 2U
Tasty Treatz
Melbourne Paella Company
Regency Baked Potatoes
Pizza To U
Swaggys Soft Serve & Gelati Van
Les Crepes Gourmandes
Ivanhoe Cricket Club BBQ


Thank you to all our sponsors for making this event possible!


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to our Festivals and Events please contact our Festival Officer, Jacqui Ratcliffe on 9457 9936 or by email to

Click here for event photos of Carols by Candlelight 2016.  


Access and Inclusion at 2017 Carols by Candlelight

We are committed to providing events that are accessible and inclusive to Banyule’s diverse community. Providing good accessibility at outdoor events can be challenging but we have tried to provide features to make the event more accessible. The following map provides details of the layout of the venue.

Features include:

Audio hearing Loop – To assist those with hearing aids or limited hearing.

Toilets – Two accessible toilets are available on site.

Car drop off zone – To assist those with limited mobility that may be dropped off at the site.

Parking – Please note there is limited designated accessible parking on site. One space is provided on Lower Heidelberg Road. Regular on street parking is available in nearby streets.

Accessible seating areas – Access onto the oval is limited due to a steep slope however seating areas on flatter ground is available near the Lower Heidelberg Road entrance. This is not allocated or reserved so people are encouraged to arrive early to secure an ideal spot.

Hearing protection - Hearing protection will be available to loan for free from the customer service tent. Ear plugs are available also.

For more information or particular inquires please contact Council on 9490 4222.


For information on the Boulevard Lights please click here


Stallholder Applications

Stallholder applications for this event are closed. Please email with the subject line 'stallholder opportunities' to stay informed of upcoming events. 

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We are looking for volunteers to assist both pre-event and event day and have a range of shift time’s dependant on your availability.

We are looking for people to help out on event day with bump in/out, managing traffic, monitoring stallholders, liaising with artists and other general assistance.

If you are interested in volunteering and being a part of the Carols team please fill out the form and send back by Wednesday 6 December. Don’t forget those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the form.

Send form to:

Arts Officer
Banyule City Council
Leisure & Cultural Services Department

PO Box 94, Greensborough 3088
Fax: 9499 1391 Telephone: 9490 4222