Carols by Kingston

Performers on stage at Carols by Kingston 2022

Carols by Kingston is just around the corner and is the perfect excuse to bring your family together and enjoy a night out in Kingston.

Look forward to seeing our MC, Rhonda Burchmore, and our headliners, Lucy Durack, Rob Mills and Bobby Fox.

Join us for an unforgettable night with live performances, kids activities, food stalls, community BBQ from Edithvale Fire Brigade and a magical fireworks finale at 9.30pm

Santa will make an appearance and the Kids' Christmas Activity Area (Santa's Workshop) will also be back by popular demand, starting at 5pm.

Carols by Kingston is a free event.


Anna Mallows

Anna is Melbourne’s triple threat—singer, dancer, and actor. Catch her in the upcoming Australian tour of "Grease," opening in January at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Anna recently wowed audiences in the Australian tour of "Hairspray," where she played “Lou Ann” and understudied for Amber & Velma Von Tussle. A proud graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Anna's been honing her craft since age 3, training in ballet and lending her talents to events like singing the National Anthem for NBL. Fun fact: She's also an official NBL Team Member with Melbourne United.

Australian Girls Choir

These talented folks are not just a choir; they’re a sensation! The Australian Girls Choir has made hearts flutter globally with their inspirational performances. From national and international tours to sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman, they’re the true embodiment of the 'Spirit of Australia,' chosen by Qantas since 1998. Their voices have echoed in iconic campaigns like 'I Still Call Australia Home,' capturing the nation's soul.

Cecilia ‘CC’ Dewar

Get ready to be blown away by the sensational CC! At just 17, she’s a powerhouse—vocalist, actor, and model. CC’s journey began at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) in the Improvising Vocals program, and guess what? She’s now the School Captain! In 2023, CC launched her solo jazz show, leaving sold-out crowds in awe. But that’s not all—she’s graced the stage with some of Australia’s finest musicians and even starred in NBC/Universal’s 'Woody Woodpecker 2' for Netflix.

Jackson Kemelfield

Jackson Kemelfield is a singing sensation from Kingston. This 18-year-old local star has been serenading audiences since his kindergarten days. A regular at Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra’s 'Jazzaoke' and a three-time performer at Carols by Kingston, Jackson is ready to charm you with Christmas classics.

Kate Amos

Born and raised in Melbourne, Kate is not just a singer; she's a versatile artist with masters qualifications from The University of Melbourne and the Welsh International Academy of Voice in Cardiff. Her career took flight with a principal artist debut at the Sydney Opera House in the world-premiere Australian opera "Whiteley." She’s graced the stages of Victorian Opera, portraying roles from Cinderella to Glinda in "The Wizard of Oz." and she's not just about singing, Kate has trained in classical ballet and the Howard Fine Acting Studio.

Lucy Durack

Lucy Durack is one of Australia’s leading ladies of the stage and screen. You might recognize her as Glinda in "Wicked," Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde," or from her roles in Netflix’s "The Letdown" and "Sisters." With a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award under her belt, Lucy's talent knows no bounds. She’s not just an actress; she’s also an AACTA Award winner and the voice behind many animated characters. From musicals to TV and film, Lucy has done it all and continues to shine in every role she takes on.

Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MoJO)

Step back in time with the Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra (MoJO), a musical gem since the First World War. Originally known as the Mordialloc City Band, this contemporary orchestra specialises in classic swing and big band tunes. Embedded in the Kingston community, MoJO has been the rhythmic heartbeat through almost a century of local history. From the band's formation during wartime to providing the soundtrack for major changes in Mordialloc, MoJO's journey is a melodic thread woven into the tapestry of Kingston.

Nina Ferro

With a slew of awards and eight solo albums, Nina is a sought-after artist on the global stage. She’s shared the spotlight with legends like Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, and Jessica Mauboy. Nina even competed in The Voice Australia, leaving an indelible mark. Her powerful voice, impressive range, and captivating stage presence make her a true international sensation.

Nick Roy

Nick Roy is a singer, songwriter and hails from Bonbeach in Kingston. Nick’s soulful vocals and diverse song writing have earned him acclaim and a spot as a finalist on 'The Voice Australia'. His music, with millions of listens on YouTube and Spotify, spans genres and has graced TV and film. Nick’s not just about creating music; he’s a performer who has shared stages with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Calvin Harris.

Ross Irwin

Ross isn’t just a musician; he’s a multi-talented force—singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, producer, and educator. From touring with The Cat Empire to arranging for The Bamboos, Ross’s trumpet has echoed at festivals worldwide, including Glastonbury and North Sea Jazz Festival. He not only plays for bands but leads his own project, "The Ross Irwin Soul Special." Beyond stages, Ross mentors the next generation, lecturing on jazz, big band, and the music industry.

Sammi Palinkas

Sammi Palinkas is a contemporary country artist and songwriter from Kingston. Sammi’s journey began at age 3, and since then, she’s graced stages with her soul-stirring performances. Recording her debut album with award-winning Producer Rod McCormack, Sammi’s singles have soared on Australian iTunes charts. From singing the National Anthem at televised events to headlining shows, Sammi Palinkas is not just 'One to Watch'; she’s the one stealing hearts across the country. And don’t miss her Christmas single, 'From Me to You', spreading festive joy on streaming platforms.

The Kings of Christmas - Rob Mills and Bobby Fox

Get ready for The King’s of Christmas—Rob Mills and Bobby Fox, Australia's dynamic duo of cheer and charm. These beloved performers are known for lighting up 'Carols by Candlelight' and are bringing the Christmas classics to your doorstep. From cheeky banter to heart-warming melodies, let Rob and Bobby infuse your celebrations with the spirit of the season. It's not just a performance; it's a Christmas party brought to you by two of Australia's most loved entertainers. Get ready to sing along and jingle all the way!

Shop and eat


Wrap Roll It - Traditional Vietnamese street food.

Wesh - South Mediterranean street food. Pita pockets fill with lettuce, onions, french fries, homemade Algerian sauces and different meats.

Melbourne Paella – Gourmet Spanish Paella.

Mr Fresh Truck - Fresh delicious burger varieties (beef, chicken and veggie) as well as hot chips and drinks.

Twisted Potato - A delicious fried twisted potato on a stick.

The Happy Mexican - Authentic Mexican menu featureing a variety of dishes (with vegan and vegetarian options), from street-style tacos to nachos.

Pop-Up Crepes - Traditional sweet and savoury crepes - using organic, Australian wheat and buckwheat (GF) flours.

I Love Dumplings - Authentic Chinese dumplings.

Amazing Calamari - Salt and pepper calamari and hot chips.

Pizza Forno X’Press - Italian wood fired pizzas and homemade garlic bread. Options include vegan, vegetarian, halal and gluten free pizzas.

The Greek Stop - Lamb, chicken, mixed or vegetarian souvlakis. Snack boxes, HSPs and grilled saganaki cheese.

Spudalicious - Traditional baked potatoes loaded with healthy gluten free toppings and frozen slushies.

Ummu Gozleme - Turkish pastries and gozleme filled with feta cheese and a variety of fillings. Turkish delights are also available.

Edithvale Community BBQ – Support the local Edithvale Fire Brigade with a classic sausage sizzle. There will also be vegan/vegetarian options.


Ice Cream Man - High-quality ice cream made in Australia. Their gelati is dairy, nut and gluten free.

Pour Some Suga - Skilfully crafted fairy floss in the shape of your favourite pop culture characters!

Black Pearl Melbourne - Delicious bubble tea and boba ice-cream.

Go for Donuts - Strawberry jam and chocolate filled donuts. Fried donuts with a variety of glaze options. Greek donuts (Loukoumades) with honey & walnuts.

Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream - Handcrafted, gourmet ice cream and sorbet served by the scoop. Ice cream sandwiches and all-natural fruit sticks.

Ozwaffle - Authentic Belgian waffles topped with a variety of delicious options including Nutella, strawberry, banana, marshmallows, and M&Ms. Waffles can be enjoyed in two unique forms: as a special waffle on sticks (Lollipop waffle) or as a bubble waffle in a cone.

The Moo Shakes and Smoothies - Loaded 'freakshakes', smoothies and sundae's.

Those Little Poffertjes - Little Dutch pancakes with a delicious assortment of toppings.

Bean Brewed – Your one-stop coffee and food vendor offering vegan and gluten-free options. Using St. Ali with quality dairy and alternative milks.


Gifts That Give Back - Sparkly Kids hair accessories, clip on & pierced earrings, gift boxes, women’s earrings & jewellery trays & vases.

Guras Cacao – A Kingston fan-favourite - handmade gourmet vegan chocolates. Güras Cacao Chocolaterie is a celebration of chocolate with rich flavours, textures and designs perfect for yourself or to give as a gift.

Island Pasta Company – Small business producing dry pasta and pasta sauces. Our dry pasta is vegan and made with Australian Semolina flour and includes – Vegan / Beetroot / Spinach Tagliatelle / Spelt and Charcoal Pasta

Josephine Cole Photography - Australian landscape, mostly bayside and Kingston photographs framed and unframed prints, calendars, greeting cards, puzzles and a coffee table book.

Sensilla - Soy candles made from 100% soy wax and reed diffusers made from Australian made fragrance oils.

Monster Moulds - Handmade collectables - take a selfie with the velociraptor heads.


Event information

Where and when is Carols by Kingston?

Carols by Kingston will be held at 6pm – 9:30pm on Sunday 10 December at Bicentennial Park, Thames Promenade, Chelsea.

Kids activities will begin at 5pm.

The fireworks display begins at 9:30pm.

Do I have to buy a ticket?

No, it is a free event. 

Do you have accessible parking bays, toilets and an accessible entry?

Bicentennial Park is wheelchair friendly and consists of accessible footpaths, parking and toilets. If you require any assistance on the day, please speak to the event staff.

Can I bring my dog?

Bicentennial Park is a dog friendly park, however please be aware there will be fireworks at Carols by Kingston.

Will there be an AUSLAN interpreter?

Yes, there will be an AUSLAN interpreter, with seating available for those who require access.

Is the event pram-friendly?

Carols by Kingston is pram friendly and Bicentennial Park includes accessible footpaths.

Is there a map?

We do not have an event map, however you can visit our information booth on the day for information.

Will I be photographed or filmed during my visit?

We will have a photographer present on the day, please notify the photographer if you do not wish to be photographed.

How do I perform/get involved at Carols by Kingston?

Our program is full, but please register your interest on our database to be considered for next year. 

Food and drinks

Is there food available?

Yes, there are food vendors onsite.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can BYO food.

Parking and public transport

How do I get there on public transport?

Bicentennial Park is a 10-15 minute walk from Chelsea Railway Station. 

You can take the 858 bus to the Station St/Thames Pr bus stop and walk 10-15 minutes to Bicentennial Park.

Where do I park?

Free parking will be available on site.

Kids and kids' activities

Do I have to pay for admission to go on the amusements rides?

No, the rides are free!

Are there age restrictions on the rides?

There are activities for all ages, please talk to the ride supervisors on the day for ride specific restrictions.



  • Sunday, 10 December 2023 | 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM


Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea 3196  View Map

Consider walking, cycling or using public transport options, leaving your car at home.

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