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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.

Stallholder Applications

Stallholder applications are now open for this event. Please click here to complete the online application process. 

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We are looking for volunteers to assist both pre-event and event day and have a range of shift times dependent 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

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 – 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.



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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