Monash Carols by Candlelight 2017

10 December 2017 | 04:00PM to 10:00PM

Carols in Jells Park concert

Ho Ho Ho – warm up your vocal chords and start jingling those sleigh bells: the 29th annual Monash Carols by Candlelight is just around the corner.

Sunday 10 December 2017
Jells Park

Wheelers Hill

The magic of Christmas is captured under the stars each December at Jells Park, where the community comes together to enjoy the Monash Carols by Candlelight Concert. Now in its 29th year, this celebration has become the City's most prestigious event, which has a strong sense of community and involves the invaluable work of volunteers. 

Two community bands come together on stage to provide the music, with a variety of talented performers leading the audience through all their favourite carols.

Hosted by well-known TV and radio personality Pete Smith, the Monash Carols by Candlelight is one of the largest events of its kind in Victoria and ends with an impressive fireworks finale.

Featuring Isaiah Firebrace performing alongside the Monash Concert Band and Oakleigh Brass under the direction of David Keeffe, plus performance by Oakleigh Primary School.  

  • Compere - Pete Smith
  • Soloists - Isaiah Firebrace, Danielle Matthews, Rob Latham, Jordie Howell, Keenan Te, Natalie Ong and Isabella Clarke.
  • Choir - Exaudi

Please download the songbook: Monash Carols Songbook 2017 (pdf, 863KB)

Entry is FREE

The Monash Carols by Candlelight is a drug, smoke and alcohol free family-friendly event and a live captioned event.

Kids Zone will kick off from 4pm, featuring free kids activities including Scouts Australia activities, face painting, a jumping castle and Santa's reindeer. 

Pre-show entertainment starting at 7.15pm, featuring Bethany Fisher and Oakleigh Primary School. 

The main concert will get underway at 8pm. 

Candles, glow novelties and a selection of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Bring a torch, comfortable shoes, picnic rug and warm clothes.

Please leave your four-legged friends at home as the fireworks can cause distress to animals.

Parking is limited so plan your journey.


The Monash Carols by Candlelight is proudly sponsored by: Eastlink, The Glen, Nine News, Waverley Toyota, Costco, First National Real Estate Waverley City, Leader Community News, Commonwealth Bank and Light FM.

Additional Information

Information Tent & Lost Children - Programs, ATM, general event information available here. Visit this site for a free wristband, write your details on the wristband and secure around your child’s wrist in case you get separated.

Santa Photos and Free popcorn from 4pm located at the Waverley Toyota site.

First Aid, Baby Change and Nursing Mum facilities located near the Information tent

Free limited parking in several locations including;

  • Jells Park, Central car park - accessible via the main entrance on Waverly Road
  • Jells Park, Ferntree Gull Rd car park - accessible via Ferntree Gull Rd (east bound)
  • Waverley Women’s Sports Centre car park - accessible via Waverley Road
  • Waverley Public Golf Course - the entrance is located to the left of Jells Park’s Waverley Road entrance
  • Accessible Parking is located in the Jells Central car park - please speak to a car park attendant if required

Does the event have accessible features?

Yes. The Monash Carols by Candlelight has large screens and live captioning. There is also accessible parking.

Can I bring my dog to the Monash Carols by Candlelight

No. All four - legged friends are asked to stay home as they fireworks and large crowds may scare the animals.

Date & Time

10 December 2017 | 04:00PM to 10:00PM


Monash Council, Events

9518 3636


Jells Park, Wheelers Hill 3150 View Map

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