Monash Carols by Candlelight 2018

09 December 2018 | 04:00PM to 10:00PM

Monash Carols

30 years celebrating the Spirit of Christmas

Sunday 9 December 2018
4pm-10pm
Jells Park

Wheelers Hill

This year the celebrations at our annual Monash Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 9 December will be bigger than ever as we recognise 30 years of bringing joy, fun and the spirit of Christmas to the thousands of people who attend every year.

Our FREE annual carols concert in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill usually attracts 25,000 people, the largest crowd of any community carols across Melbourne. It features wonderful carols from a host of performers and a spectacular fireworks finale that lights up the sky.

The event will kick off at 4pm with the Kids Tinsel Town which includes free rides and activities for children and an opportunity for a photo with Santa (so bring your camera along).

The main concert will get underway at 8pm, featuring an impressive line-up including Mirusia Louwerse, an Australia-Dutch soprano, Josh Piterman, an award winning musical theatre star, Aydan Calafiore, The Voice 2018 runner up, and Natalie Ong, a singer-songwriter from The X-Factor 2016.

The Monash Carols by Candlelight Band and the Exaudi Choir will entertain and perennial favourite Channel Nine’s Pete Smith will again compere the carols. Glow novelties and a selection of drinks and food will be available for purchase.

  • Monash Carols by Candlelight is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event
  • Please leave your four-legged friends at home as the fireworks can cause distress to animals
  • Bring a torch, comfortable shoes, picnic rug and warm clothes
  • Parking is limited so plan your journey.

Program

Download full program (includes performers and songbook):

Monash Carols by Candlelight 2018 Program (pdf, 4MB)

Sponsors

The concert is organised by Council and sponsored by: Channel Nine, Eastlink, Doncaster MINI Garage, The Glen, First National Waverley City and Leader Community Newspapers.

Site Map

Download site map (car parks, entry points and more):

Site Map (pdf, 146KB)

Transport

From Glen Waverley Train Station

  • Take the 754 towards Rowville
  • Get off at the Heysham Dr/Jells Rd Bus Stop (approx. 11 minutes)
  • Walk east into the park

From Springvale Train Station

  • Take the 902 towards Airport West
  • Get off at Glen Waverley Station (approx. 22 minutes)
  • Take the 754 towards Rowville
  • Get off at Heysham Dr/Jells Rd (approx. 11 minutes)
  • Walk east into the park

From Ferntree Gully Train Station

  • Take the 693 towards Oakleigh Station
  • Get off at Elmstead Dr/ Ferntree Gully Rd (approx. 19 minutes)
  • Walk north into the park

From Brandon Park Shopping Centre

  • Take the 693 towards Belgrave Station
  • Get off at Marykirk Dr/Ferntree Gully Rd (approx. 6 minutes)
  • Walk north into the park

From the Glen Shopping Centre

  • Take the 754 towards Rowville
  • Get off at Heysham Dr/Jells Rd Bus Stop (approx. 9 minutes)
  • Walk east into the park

From Stud Park Shopping centre

  • Take the 754 towards Glen Waverley
  • Get off at Heysham Dr/ Jells Rd Bus Stop (approx. 8 minutes)
  • Walk east into the park

Additional Information

Free limited parking in several locations including;

  • Jells Park, central car park - accessible via the main entrance on Waverley Road
  • Jells Park, Ferntree Gully Rd car park - accessible via Ferntree Gully 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 Park 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 the fireworks and large crowds may scare the animals.

Date & Time

09 December 2018 | 04:00PM to 10:00PM

Contact

Monash Council, Events

9518 3636

Location

Jells Park, Wheelers Hill 3150 View Map

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