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Join us this Sunday!
8 December from 6pm
Bicentennial Park, Thames Promenade Chelsea

Tim Campbell

Have an unforgettable evening with family and friends at Carols by Kingston!

Enjoy a festive program including live performances from Tim Campbell, Rhonda Burchmore and guests. There will also be a Christmas Gift Market, Kids Zone and as always, our spectacular fireworks finale. And kids, Santa will be coming!

Keen to secure a great spot with your family and friends? Arrive early to set up your picnic! A family-friendly Christmas movie will be on the big screen from 4pm along with music from the Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra.

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Main Stage Program

6pm Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MoJO)

The Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MoJO) is a contemporary orchestra specialising in classic swing and big band tunes. MoJO play a significant role within the Kingston community. Originally formed around the time of the First World War, the band was then named the Mordialloc City Band and has been an important part of the local music scene ever since. They have provided the musical accompaniment to many of the major changes that have taken place in Mordialloc for almost a century.

Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra
A Merry MoJO Xmas
Ain't Misbehavin'
I Get a Kick Out OF You
Hark That MoJO Swings
Too Darn Hot
Come Fly With Me
When You Wish Upon a Star
New York New York
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Xmas
Deck the Halls
Silent Night
The First Noel
Away in a Manger
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

6.30pm The Kingston Carols Choir 

7pm MC Welcome - Rhonda Burchmore OAM

With her bright smile, big personality and bold and colourful voice, Rhonda Burchmore has endeared herself to the hearts of all Australians, continuing to turn heads and draw thunderous applause wherever she goes. Rhonda's illustrious career has seen her perform on London's West End, take out numerous industry awards, had her splashed across Australian TV and co-produce and star in successful productions right around the country. Few Australian entertainers share her status and popularity.

Rhonda Burchmore

Sleigh Ride
The Man With The Bag

7.10pm Official Welcome - The Mayor

Cr Georgina Oxley, City of Kingston Mayor

7.15pm Stephanie McCorkelle

Born into a fabulously musical family, Steph began singing from a very young age. Classically trained,she got her passion for music through her time in various choirs, including national choir Gondwana Voices.

Steph joined the Royal Australian Navy Band at the age of 17, which widened her musical world to include rock, pop, funk, soul, and jazz. The Navy has provided her countless opportunities to perform nationally and internationally to wide audiences. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and ANZAC Days in Gallipoli, Belgium, France and at the MCG, have been highlights in her career.

For the last 2 years, Steph has been an alto in the award-winning A Capella quartet the Velvetones and has enjoyed travelling around Australia performing at festivals, concerts and events.  

Stephanie McCorkelle

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Grown Up Christmas List
Once in Royal David’s City

Once in royal Davids city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For He is our childhood's pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.


Here Comes Santa Claus

7.30pm Jackson Kemelfield

Jackson is a 14 year old local who lives in the Kingston community, wherever possible he involves himself in all singing opportunities because of his love of music. His passion for music began when asked to sing a solo in kindergarten and he has been performing ever since. In more recent events, this year he has performed a lead roll in the school musical Spamalot. Earlier this year Jackson discovered Jazzaoke with Mojo Big Band and his love of jazz has flourished.

Winter Wonderland
White Christmas

7.40pm Bernard Curry

Bernard has appeared in many Australian film and television productions, including Blue Heelers, Packed to the Rafters and The Dish. Bernard has had starring roles in both Neighbours and Home & Away, and was particularly grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside his brother Stephen, who played the role of Graham Kennedy in The King.

Bernard has performed in many stage productions, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the Melbourne Theatre Company. He has also appeared in a number of Hollywood film and television productions, including NCIS, CSI, Pretty Little Liars and Once Upon a Time. Bernard can now be seen playing Jake Stewart in the acclaimed Australian prison drama Wentworth.

Bernard is also an accomplished musician, having performed as singer and guitarist in bands in Australia and USA for over 25 years. He currently plays with band Johnny Wonderpants.  

Bernard Curry

Hot Christmas
War Is Over
Santa Claus is Coming To Town

7.50pm Santa Arrives!

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow
On a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tail ring,
making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh


Joy To The World

Joy to The world! the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonder wonders of His love


8.05pm Sammi Palinkas

Debuting on iTunes in 2016 with singles 'This Love' & 'White Disco', Melbourne-borne singer and songwriter Sammi is no stranger to the stage or music industry.

Sammie's career kicked-off as an 8-year old, winning the Channel 7/20th Century Fox singing competition, 'Anastasia Sings Around the World'. Following her professional musical theatre debut in 'Annie the Musical' starring Anthony Warlow at the age of 11, she has gone on to perform professionally in music, TV and stage. 

Kicking off her recording career back in 2007.  Since she has gone on to write and record between Australia and the US, with some of the hottest, award-winning creatives in the business, securing her first cut for Nashville-based, teen recording artist Karoline Rhett in 2012 with her song 'Modern Girl'.  

Sammi has spent the past 12 months honing her craft and working on her sound, with a plan to release new music in 2020.

 Sammi Palinkas

O Come All Ye Faithful
Santa Baby
Underneath the Tree 

8.20pm Patrick Harvey

Patrick has been performing professionally for 23 years and began at the age of 8 years old while he was living in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He returned to Australia at the age of 15 and appeared in shows such as Blue Heelers and The Saddle Club. In 2001 Patrick landed the role of Connor O’Neill in Neighbours. 

Patrick was a popular fixture in Ramsey St and was honored with a Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent. 

Patrick is one of Melbourne’s busiest voice actors. He has also written, produced, directed and acted in several

Productions for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a number of music videos for well known Aussie artists.

Patrick Harvey

Let it Snow
Swingin' Rudolph
Must Be Santa

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
play in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history! 

8.35pm Kate Amos

Kate is a young Melbourne-born soprano with a versatile repertoire, spanning many genres. The 2011-12 AME ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ winner, Kate has performed solo at Opera in The Market and Opera in the Alps and also performed in well-known classics, La Traviata, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and Madame Butterfly amongst many others.

Kate was a two-time Herald Sun Aria semi-finalist, and Eisteddfod by the Bay Aria winner. She was a finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, winning several prizes and scholarships. Kate was a guest soloist at the 2014 NYE concerts in Sydney and Melbourne, alongside Kate Ceberano, Mark Vincent, Dennis Walter and the APO.

Kate Amos

Angels We Have Heard
Holy City

8.45pm Cecilia 'CC' Dewar

13-year-old CC trains at Dan Hamill Performance Coaching, and has performed widely as a contemporary vocalist, actor and model.  In 2019 she made her musical theatre debut as Rafiki in Lion King Jr at Chapel Off Chapel, Pilar in Legally Blonde Jr with the Performing Artists Company at VCA and her school’s production of Wicked. 

She won FastTrack 2018 and performed in the Victorian State School Spectacular in the same year.  This year at Royal South Street she won 2 Golds and 3 Silvers in Contemporary Vocal, along with being a winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award for Royal South Street Hour 2019. She has recently discovered a special love for Jazz which she is exploring!

CC lives and loves the performing arts and embraces every opportunity she is offered that will help her to achieve her goal of appearing on the international stage.  


The Christmas Song
All I want for Christmas Is You

9pm Jack Howard

Jack Howard has been described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music”. He is a member of one of Australia’s iconic bands, Hunters And Collectors, and in 2017, he toured the world with Midnight Oil.

He has also been releasing his own beautiful CDs and playing live with his fabulous band The Long Lost Brothers for the last 17 years. In 2020, Jack will be releasing an autobiography about his life in music and a new CD.

Hunters & Collectors are touring again as part of the Red Hot Summer shows across the country at the start of 2020. 

Jack Howard

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
We Three Kings
Throw Your Arms Around Me

9.15pm Nina Ferro

Nina Ferro is a multi-award winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist whose powerful voice and impressive vocal range have earned her an international reputation. Nina is a sought after vocalists on the international circuit, with eight solo albums to her credit and guest appearances on ARIA award winning albums.

Nina continues to tour the world, performing at festivals, clubs, concert halls and arenas and has appeared regularly on TV and radio across the globe. Nina has performed alongside artists such as Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, Jose Feliciano, Jessica Mauboy, and Kate Ceberano amongst others. Most recently, Nina has opened as the special guest artist for Grammy Award winning industry legends Gregory Porter, Charles Aznavour and Neil Sedaka. Nina competed in the 2016 season of The Voice Australia, making it all the way to the top 32.

Nina Ferro

This Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear
Joyful Joyful

9.25pm Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is one of Australia's most versatile and much loved entertainers. From leading roles on Home and Away, House Husbands, Big Sky, Dead Gorgeous and host of national prime time shows Celebrity Singing Bee, Wheel of Fortune, National Bingo Night and countless other TV roles, to lead roles in the stage shows Wicked, Rent, Hairspray and Shout!, Tim is certainly a star of both stage and screen. When he's not Dancing With the Stars or entertaining on Channel 9's Carols By Candlelight, Tim is a much sought Emcee at events around the country, as well as consistently filling the dance floors with his live band. 

Tim also just released his sophomore album Electrifying 80s - Stock Aitken and Waterman through his new record label Encore Records, debuting at number 15 on the ARIA Album charts.   

Tim Campbell

Need a Little Christmas
Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree / Jingle Bell Rock

9.40pm All Cast

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

9.45pm Fireworks Spectacular!


Kids Zone, Market & Food Vendors

Kids Zone and Market 6pm - 9pm
Food Vendors 6pm - 9:30pm

Christmas Gift Market

Pick up some unique gifts for family and friends at our market!

Stalls include:

Winkie Vintage
Vintage clothing


Tanja's Handmade Creations

Sweet & Sour

Kaias Kloset
Accessories for kids

Mac + Pat

Silicone Wine Glasses
Drink accessories

Grumpy Gary's
Hot sauces

Pop up Braid Bar
Hair braiding

Food Vendors

Enjoy some of the delicious food options!

Edithvale Fire Brigade
Sausage sizzle

Propa Coffee
Hot + cold beverages

The Ice Cream Workshop
Traditional gelati van

Slurp It
Slushy drinks

Lady Paella

Dandee Donuts
The famous hot jam donuts

The Greek Stop
Souvlaki + Greek delicacies

Twisted Potato
Spiral potato on a stick

Lemon in Lemon
Vegan sorbet

The Happy Mexican
Nachos, tacos and Mexican food

A&A Cerminara
Hot chips, burgers, hotdogs - festival favourites!

Ice Cream Man
Traditional gelati van

St Gerry's
Waffles + donut desserts

Tibetan MOMO
Traditional dumplings - steamed or fried

Pizza Forno
Traditional pizzas

Christmas Nativity and Santa Photos - Free!

Come to the Kids Zone and take a photo in our Nativity Scene or with the big man himself, Santa!

Bring your camera and share it on Instagram! #kingstoncarols

Santa will be available for photos:
6:15pm - 7pm
8:15pm - 9pm

Face Painting - Free!

Come to the Kids Zone for free facepainting!

Please note: this is always super popular with the kids, so expect to wait in line and please be patient with our amazing facepainters.

Christmas Craft - Free!

Make your own Christmas crafts!
Door hangers, headbands, finger puppets

Write a letter to Santa

Colour in sheets

Amusement Rides - Free!

Enjoy a free ride!

Jumping castle

Ferris wheel


Useful Information

Reserved seating

Carols is a free family event, but you can book front row tickets if you are quick! Limited reserved seating at the front of the crowd is available for $15 a seat. 

Children who sit on the lap of an adult or in a pram are free. If a child needs a seat, the cost is $15.

Please note that while your tickets may be numbered, seats within this section are not allocated - so get there early for the best spot in the house!

Reserved seats are on sale until Friday 6 December (unless sold out prior). 

Getting to the event

By car
Parking is available on site at Bicentennial Park, enter via Argyle Avenue at the end of Scotch Parade.
Please note for community safety, parking restrictions will be in place along Scotch Parade.

Public transport
Take a train/replacement bus to Chelsea Station and walk along Thames Promenade (due to project works, there will be replacement buses between Moorabbin and Frankston).
The 858 bus runs from Carrum Station along Thames Promenade.

For more information & timetables see

Carols by Kingston map

Accessible features

Carols by Kingston is Auslan interpreted.
Our interpreter will be on the left side of stage and will be featured on the big screens in the middle of the crowd.

Bicentennial Park has a Changing Places facility onsite.
Located near the playground, ask one of our friendly staff to direct you.

Limited disabled parking will be available close to the event space. Please speak to the security guards at the gate (please note a valid Disabled Parking Permit will need to be displayed).
If the allocated disabled parking is full, patrons will be able to be dropped off close to the stage.

 With the weather forecast looking good, we are expecting a large turnout so would recommend arriving early to allow extra time.

Lost Kids

Don't panic! There are plenty of Kingston Staff and contractors on site and we will help!

Found a child who is lost?
Take the child to the Information Booth near the Fire Truck, or speak to a Kingston team member (wearing red t-shirts and lanyards).

Lost a child?
Head to the Information Booth near the Fire Truck and the Kingston team will assist you.

BYO small chairs and picnic rugs

Small foldable camp chairs and picnic rugs are permitted.

Can I bring my dog?

Due to the large number of attendees and the fireworks, Carols by Kingston is a dog free event.

Food and beverage

Bring your own picnic, or enjoy some of the delicious food available at the event, including a sausage sizzle by the Edithvale Fire Brigade


Support our local community groups and buy a $2 candle on the night. Visit the Kingston Toy Library stall to get yours. 

Be green and create your own recycled candle cup for you change to win! #diycandlecup


Thank you to our Sponsors

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