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Carols by Candlelight 2018

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 15 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 and join in the carols with your Carols by Candlelight program and songbook.

Get Ready to Sing!

This year's line up is guaranteed to delight young and old, featuring an impressive range of Australian and local performers, including Liz Cherry from the Australian Army Band, Colin Lillie, Seth Henderson and the Diamond Valley Brass Band. The Australian Children’s Choir and The Kazoos are back for 2018, plus word on the street is there will be a visit from Santa himself! 96.5 Inner FM will be broadcasting LIVE from Ivanhoe Park, come on down and say hello on the radio!

Food Trucks

Salt and Pepa Food Truck
C'est Chick
Rockin' Donuts and Coffee
Game of Cones - Timboon Fine Ice Cream
Slurp It
Travel'n Pizza
The Bean Master
Dos Diablos
Les Crepes Gourmandes
plus Ivanhoe Cricket Club Community BBQ

Candles and Songbooks

This year, the Carols by Candlelight Songbook and LED battery powered candles, will be available to collect from the Banyule Customer Service marquee for a gold coin donation. All proceeds raised will go to Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal which is an annual initiative that provides quality new gifts, toys and vouchers to local families experiencing financial hardship. Over many years the community has supported 1000’s of families and their children. In 2017, close to 400 children who live in Banyule received gifts, all thanks to community donations.

All of the LED battery powered candles have been generously donated to us by Banyule's very own, Battery World Greensborough. A very special thank you to Elias and his team for this very generous donation.

Traffic Changes and Parking Restrictions

Carols by Candlelight coincides with the first night of the Boulevard Christmas Lights.
Road closures and parking restrictions come into effect Saturday 15 December to Sunday 24 December, 7pm – 11pm each night. During these times, The Boulevard will operate as a one way street and surrounding streets will be affected.

Access and Inclusion at Carols by Candlelight 2018

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 – One accessible toilet is available on site.

Parking – Please note there is limited designated accessible parking on site. Regular on street parking is available in nearby streets - please take of parking signs.

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. 

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

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A Snapshot of Carols by Candlelight 2017

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Stage and lower grass picnic area           A variety of children's activities                Australian Children's Choir

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Rhonda Burchmore                                  The Kazoos and Santa                            Stephen and Samantha

Click here for event photos of Carols by Candlelight 2016.      

Boulevard Christmas Lights 2018

For information on the Boulevard Lights please click here


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