Christmas is almost upon us and in Australia it is time for the big Christmas carol events, 'Carols by Candlelight' in Melbourne, 'Carols in the Domain' in Sydney and 'Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols' in Brisbane.
This year there will be a sprinkling of Eurovision magic added to the festivities as a Eurovision 2016 runner-up, Eurovision 2018 group member and several 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' artists perform across three shows.
Check out which artists are taking part below:
Carols in the Domain
Televised on Saturday December 23, 7:30pm AEDT on Channel Seven, 7 Plus and also to be streamed on carolsinthedomain.com from 10:30pm AEDT
This year's 41st 'Carols in the Domain' will be hosted by Sunrise hosts Matt Shirvington and Natalie Barr from the Domain Gardens in Sydney.
Headlining the event is Australia's 2016 Eurovision runner-up Dami Im who will be showcasing songs from her 'Christmas Songbook' album released in November.
Also appearing are Casey Donovan, who finished runner-up at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2020 with her power ballad 'Proud' and Paulini, who finished sixth at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2022 with her epic anthem 'We Are One'. 2017 Australian Eurovision jury member Lucy Durack will also perform on the night.
Some of the other artists performing include The Wiggles, Rhonda Burchmore, Jonathan Antoine, Mahalia Barnes and Voice 2023 Winner Tarryn Stokes who has previously sung backing vocals for Australian Eurovision artists Guy Sebastian (2015) and Jessica Mauboy (2018).
The events charity partner is The Salvation Army who will be raising money through the sale of candles and candle bags to assist families in crisis celebrate Christmas.
Carols by Candlelight
Televised on Sunday December 24, 8pm AEDT, Channel Nine and 9Now
The 86th Vision Australia's 'Carols by Candlelight' will be televised live on Christmas Eve throughout Australia. The show will be hosted by David Campbell and Sarah Abo live from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
Fresh from her performance in Sydney, Casey Donovan will also feature as part of this show, along with Mitch Tambo who finished fifth at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2020 with 'Together'.
Also appearing is singer-songwriter Jess Hitchcock who accompanied Kate Miller-Heidke on backing vocals during her 2019 Eurovision performance of 'Zero Gravity'.
Some of the other artists performing include Paul Kelly, G Flip, BOWEN*YOUNG and former yellow Wiggle Emma Memma.
'Carols by Candlelight' raises money for children who are blind or vision impaired and their families and is Vision Australia’s biggest annual fundraiser for children’s services, with all profits from ticket sales going directly to the cause.
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
Televised on Christmas morning Monday December 25, from 7am AEDT, Channel Nine and 9Now
The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols returns for another year!
The show is hosted by Queensland’s first lady of song, Naomi Price. The show will feature Dami Im and Eurovision 2018 band member Johnny Manuel, who competed for Bulgaria with the group Equinox with the song 'Bones'.
The duo will be joined by Caroline O’Connor, Swing on This, Loren Hunter, Rebecca Cassidy, Jack Chambers, Irena Lysiuk, Alisha Todd and Brooke Schubert.
The Jingle Belles also return in 2023 under the direction of superstar choreographer Kate Wormald and of course – it wouldn’t have been Christmas without a VIP visit from Santa himself!
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols was more accessible than ever with Auslan interpretation, audio description, an accessible viewing platform, a dedicated Auslan area and the first ever low sensory zone at the Riverstage.
The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols proudly supports the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust.
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