Celebrate Christmas and summer under the stars at Stonnington’s free outdoor carols concerts

Residents and visitors are invited to kick-off the festive season in shimmering style at one of the most-loved concert series featuring Christmas at Central Park, Malvern East on Saturday 9 December and Carols at Como Park, South Yarra on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Gather up the kids as Santa Claus is coming to town, along with free craft activities, roving performances and an amazing display of song and dance from 5.30pm, including nail art from I Scream Nails, ornament-making with Smart Art, play time with the Stonnington Toy Library, stage performances from Bethany Fisher’s Christmas Spectacular and The Kazoos Christmas Show.

Carols will follow for those who can stay up a little later. Sing along with host Tim Campbell (Home and Away, Wicked), Lucy Maunder (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Thando (Dreamgirls, The Colour Purple), and Paul Biencourt (Auf Naxos, The Marriage of Figaro), followed by a spectacular laser show.

The fun continues with Carols at Como Park, one of our biggest free carol events, hosted by Cameron Daddo.

Carols at Como Park is one of the best and brightest concerts of the season. Settle in for a magical evening under the stars with Christine Anu, who will be performing some of her greatest hits and original Christmas songs, Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You), Kane Alexander (Hair, Footloose) and Blake Bowden (The Book of Mormon).

An incredible pyrotechnic display will close the evening.

Both concerts will feature the Stonnington Brass band and the South of the River Choir and all performances will be Auslan-interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Christmas at Central Park

Saturday 9 December 2017
5.30pm – 9.30pm
Central Park, 83 –141 Burke Road, Malvern East

Carols at Como Park

Sunday 17 December 2017
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Como Park, 305 – 325 Williams Road, South Yarra

For more information, visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/christmas