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Carols by Candlelight

Please join us for
The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight! 
Saturday 10th December, 7pm-9:30pm
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park

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Thank you, Canberra!  The Carols will go on!

The Woden Valley Youth Choir is delighted with the response of the Canberra community, in response to our call out for help for this beloved community event.  Proudly presented by the Woden Valley Youth Choir, with support from our talented friends the Canberra City Band and Spectrum Big BandEclipse Lighting and Sound, The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight is the major carols event in Canberra. 


Firstly, we would like to sincerely thank The Canberra Times for coming on board as a major sponsor. They were very concerned when they read about our plight and we are delighted that they have taken on the naming rights to have the event become The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight.  The Canberra Times has generously supported the event operationally and financially, and we couldn't thank them enough. 

A big thanks also to our other media partner, 2CA/2CC, who have generously donated advertising time to this event, in support of our major sponsors. 

Our other major sponsors include ECG Electrical and Holder Family Practice.  You can read more about both companies below. Cash supporters are vital for Carols by Candlelight, as without them, we simply cannot afford to cover the event costs. If you are a business and would like to be involved in supporting this fabulous event, please reach out to

We would also like to thank National Capital Authority, for hosting The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight event in the beautiful National Triangle.  We really appreciate their support.  

Last but not least, we want to thank the Canberra public for their generous donations through the GoFundMe campaign.  We are still actively fundraising for the event, so please do continue to support us. 

This year, our charity of choice is Lifeline Canberra.  The do amazing work in our local community. Please come along on the night and support them. 


What: The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight

When: Saturday 10th December 2022, 7pm to 9:30pm. We advise that you arrive by 6pm in order to secure a place.  PLEASE NOTE that the roped off areas cannot be used or accessed, as the grass has been repaired due to the unseasonal weather.  Tickets are not required and there will be no live-stream of this event.  

What to bring: A picnic, sunscreen and hats, cash to support our charity partner, picnic rugs or chairs, your family and friends, good humour and voices.  Please respect the "Chairs" or "Rugs" signs to ensure that everyone has good visibility. Please refrain from smoking or vaping near other attendees. 

What NOT to bring: Please DO NOT bring food-cookers (bbq's, gas burners or the like) for the safety of patrons.  Please also do not bring dogs or other pets, as they would probably not enjoy the noise. 

Will there be food?: Yes, a variety of food vendors will be onsite. No alcohol will be served at this event.  You can BYO your own alcohol. 

Parking: Parking will be limited at the Regatta Point site. We do not recommend this area, unless you have access needs.  The recommended parking options will be near Mr Spokes, near the pool, or at the Canberra Theatre area, or Canberra Centre.  There is no shuttle services for this event.   

Songsheet and Candles:  Songsheets and candles are available for a small cost. The money raised from the songsheets will be donated to Lifeline Canberra.  An digital version of the Songbook is available by scanning the QR code on this page. 

Donations: This year, our charity of choice is Lifeline Canberra. Collectors will be present onsite with visible ID.  Please support them.

Updates:  This website will not be updated again prior to the event. Please follow the Canberra Carols by Candlelight Facebook page for the most up to date information on the day. 

About Our Sponsors
With our sincere thanks to:

Naming rights sponsor, The Canberra Times is the trusted voice of Canberra and has been serving the national capital for almost 100 years. Our journalism keeps our community informed and connected every day of the year. To subscribe visit    

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Major media partner, 2CA and 2CC have come on board with The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight to give great exposure to the event and to our cash donors. Please tune in and listen here and here

Organising partner National Capital Authority assist the event to get across the line each year, and also donate the use of Stage 88.  We are grateful to be able to hold The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, National Triangle each year. 

Carols by Candlelight relies on cash sponsors to fund the event running-costs.  We are grateful for the support from our local business donors: 

The MC of 2022's The Canberra Times Carols by Candlelight is Wes Heather, who has kindly donated his time to this event. Venue Events is a family owned business with one simple goal, to provide your venue, corporate or private event with quality entertainment. For more information, visit

This event wouldn't be able to take place without our partner, Eclipse Lighting and Sound, who put on an amazing production each year.  Eclipse Lighting and Sound is your one stop production company. To learn more, visit

We are also grateful to work with Canberra City Band, who have been our musical partners in this event for many years now. For more information about Canberra City Band, see here

Other Supporters:

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