Christmas Carols by Candelight

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Towns and villages on the Mornington Peninsula come alive to the sounds of Christmas Carols all through December.  Candles and glow sticks light the sky. So grab some chairs and rugs and come along and join in.  Most of the festivities are finished by 9.30, some earlier, so it’s not too late for the kids.

Just in case there are any changes to times check the individual links to the carol pages before you come along.

Please BYO chairs and/or rugs to enjoy the entertainment

Saturday 29th November

Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights

A huge event with carnival rides, food stalls,show bags, live entertainment and free children’s activities. Hosted by Brodie Harper. Join in the singing – it’s hard to resist

Christmas Tree lighting and fireworks 9.30pm.

Cnr Davey & Young Streets, Frankston

5pm – 10pm

FREE entry


Friday, December 5

Balnarring Community Carols

Free community carol singing for the Balnarring community in conjunction with teh Balnarring Primary School.

Location: Balnarring Primary School, Civic Court, Balnarring

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Contact: email: [email protected]

Sunday 7th December

Xmas Poetry People and Musicians By The Bay

Not a carols night but a free event for all of our poets, musicians and members of the public to come and celebrate Xmas by the bay in McCrae. Have some fun singing, playing an instrument or just be part of the audience.

Trims Cafe, 695 Point Nepean Road, McCrae, VIC 3938

7 pm – 11pm

Contact: Theresa A O’dea Tel: 0416866699 (AH)5pm Mob: 0416866699

Thursday, December 11

Joy to the World Concert

Presented by Frankston Music Society, Joy to the World is a Christmas Concert with the Mornington Peninsula Chorale.This event is suited for all ages.

$22 Adults. $20 Concession. $10 14 yrs or under.

Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington VIC 3931


Enquiries 03 9789 3686.

Mount Eliza Carols on the Green

Featuring professional & local singers, choirs and school groups

Mt Eliza Village Green, Cnr Mount Eliza Way & Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza.


Friday, December 12

Choir of Hope and Inspiration (Formerly Choir of Hard Knocks):

Frankston Arts Centre, Cnr Davey & Young Streets, Frankston.

Shows at 10.30am and 1.30am. Tickets $18.

Hastings Carols by Candlelight

A free family focused community Christmas celebration with sausage sizzle, animal farm, activities, games and craft. Kids can come along dressed up and sing on stagewith singing and nativity performance. Includes performance by local schools and special guests.

Hastings Foreshore, 21 Marine Parade, Hastings

Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Contact: Nikki Driscollt: 5979 1882

Christmas Carols in the Park at Rye

Community carol singing with food, drink, candles and novelties on sale. Also, Christmas raffle, visit from Santa and a spectacular fireworks display to finish the evening.

Rye Foreshore, Pt Nepean Road, Rye

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Contact: Rye Beach Community Centre t: 5985 4462

Saturday, December 13

Mornington Carols in the Park

Mornington Carols in the Park is a free community event, with activities in Mornington Park from 6pm, Carols start at 6.30pm. Santa will be arriving on a fire truck. Bring along a picnic or buy dinner at one of the food stalls. Free face painting and balloon artists, an animal farm. Flame free candles will also be available.

Mornington Park, Cnr Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Christmas Carols on the Hill Red Hill

A family focused Christmas celebration with traditional carols. Children can dress up and take part in the nativity scene – costumes provided.. A sausage sizzle, coffee and soft drinks will be available. Meet the Alpacas.

Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Enquiries 5875 5469

Somerville Carols by Candlelight

Community carols by candlelight with local bands and schools performing Christmas carolsTime:

Fruit Growers Reserve, Station Street, Somerville

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Rosebud Carols by Candlelight

Christmas concert by the Southern Peninsula Concert Band and community carol singing by the Carols by Candlelight Choir.

Village Green Rosebud, Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Christmas Spectacular – Frankston

Join together to remember the birth of Christ and sing all favourite Carols. Free food, fellowship and fun for the whole family. Special performance by X Factor Grand Finalist Andrew Wishart.

Connect Christian Church, 135 Golf Links Rd, Frankston

Starts at 6:30pm

Contact: Connect Christian Church Tues-Fri on 5971 3111

Sunday, December 14

Carols in the Park Tyabb

A family carols by candlelight for the Tyabb community. Candles and glow band bracelets will be handed out..

Tyabb Central Reserve, 1580 Frankston – Flinders Road, Tyabb

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 20

Lyrebird Community Centre Christmas Festival, Carols and Fireworks

Music, entertainment and carols plus rides, amusements, craft activites and food stalls. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting)

Carrum Downs Recreational Reserve, Wedge Road, Carrum Downs

Time: 5:00pm – 9:45pm

Tel: 9782 0133

Sunday, December 21

Mount Martha Christmas Carols Concert on the Lawn

Christmas carols concert performed on the oval at Ferrero Reserve for the community.

Location: Ferrero Reserve, 37 Seppelt Avenue, Mount Martha

7:00pm – 9:0pm

Contact: Mike Ronchi on :0458 017 894

Tuesday, December 23

Mount Martha Carols by Candlelight

Free community carol singing on the lawn of Mount Martha house, everyone welcome.

Mount Martha Community House, 466 Esplanade (Cnr Dominion Road), Mount Martha

Time: 8:00pm – 9:45pm

Contact: Rodney Wiley on 0418 977 006

Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Carols at Dromana

Christmas carol singing on the lawn of the Dromana Old Shire Offices for the local community, BBQ dinner available.

Old Shire Offices, 359 Point Nepean Road, Dromana

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Contact:Sue Cashen on 0413 297 733

You can spend an enjoyable and productive day on the Mornington Peninsula. Do some shopping at one of the many Christmas Markets, buy a real Christmas Tree from our Farm, grab a bite to eat, and catch one of the Christmas Carols concerts.