Carols by Candlelight 2019

Carols by Candlelight 2019

We enjoyed carols by candlelight in Ivanhoe Park. Picnics were had, and we joined in with the songbook and LED candle!

Key information

  • Pre-show entertainment started at 6:30pm.
  • Carols showtime was 7:30pm-9:30pm.
  • Food trucks operated on site from 6pm, serving delicious snacks, food and drinks.

Get the 2019 songbook(PDF, 5MB)

Event site map


Bobby Fox

Bobby is an Irish-born Australian actor who originated the role of Franki Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys. On stage, he has had lead roles in Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, plus many more! We are thrilled to have Bobby as our MC and feature performer this year!

Bobby Fox at Carols by Candlelight

Jazmin Varlet

Having grown up in Greensborough, Jazmin is excited to return to our Carols stage after a successful stint as a finalist on The Voice Australia 2019. Throughout her career, Jazmin has also had guidance from many recording artists and professionals, such as Printz Board (creator of The Black-Eyed Peas), Justice Crew and Stan Walker.

Jazmin Varlet at Carols by Candlelight


Jordan-Ravi is an 18-year-old singer songwriter from Darwin. He is an enigmatic, soulful singer-songwriter with a chocolate tone and a talent on the guitar celebrated by his fans. He has recently launched his debut single ‘One More Time’ to rave reviews worldwide, and has just returned from America’s Got Talent where he received 2 standing ovations from Simon Cowell.

Jordan-Ravi at Carols by Candlelight

Australian Children's Choir

With over 30 years of high profile performances behind it, the Australian Children's Choir regularly appears in concert with many of Melbourne's leading ensembles. We are delighted to have the choir back again this year to perform alongside the Diamond Valley Brass Band.

Australian Children's Choir at Carols by Candlelight

Diamond Valley Brass Band

It wouldn't be Carols by Candlelight without the Diamond Valley Brass Band. The ensemble is a crowd favourite, and we are pleased to have them back for another year to perform with the Australian Children's Choir.

Diamond Valley Brass Band at Carols by Candlelight

The Kazoos with Santa

Bringing their outstanding talent and energy to our Carols stage, The Kazoos certainly know how to engage and captivate children with their exciting Christmas show. A little birdie told us that The Kazoos may even have a special guest dressed in red and white with them on the stage this year … Santa!

The Kazoos with Santa at Carols by Candlelight

Access and inclusion

The events and festivals were as inclusive and accessible as possible, for all people. To support increased community participation a number of strategies and resources were made available.

Auslan Stage Left

We were thrilled to have Auslan interpretors for the first time this year. They interpreted the main Carols showtime from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Social story

We provided a carols-specific social story describing what can be expected from attending our event, including descriptions and photos.

Phonic ear system and hearing protection

This service was available for people who are hard of hearing or are hearing aid users. Noise cancelling headphones are available for loan from the customer service tent at the event.


There was 1 accessible toilet available on site. This event was set on an oval so access is limited due to a steep slope. The seating area on the ground was flatter near The Boulevard and Wamba Road side of the oval.


  • Saturday, 14 December 2019 | 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Ivanhoe Park, Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 3079  View Map

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