Preparations in full swing for Carols by Candlelight

Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to announce the return of Carols by Candlelight.

This year the famed and beloved event, will once again take place at Queens Gardens on
Sunday 19 December, led by passionate local sponsors and supporters. Residents will also
be able to join in on the celebrations at home with the festive performances available to
watch online.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Councillor Kim O’Keeffe said community spirit and
local support has risen to the challenge and rallied to ensure this incredible event takes

“The organising committee who work hard each year have out done themselves, creating an entertaining show for everyone across Greater Shepparton to enjoy,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

“The spirit of the event has always been to bring the community together, our community has stayed strong through the year, supporting one another and keeping each other safe.

Now is the time to safely celebrate everyone’s hard work and achievements for the year, be together in-person or online with friends and family and wish for a happy and prosperous new year’s.”

This year Carols by Candlelight will truly be a uniting event, staged by the community, for the community. Starting at 6.30pm with some of the community’s favourite carollers, the evening will bring some festive joy to families across the region.

Attendance is free of charge and the event will be adhering to the health directions of the
State and Chief Health Officer. All those attending must be fully vaccinated against COVID-
19 and show proof upon entry and check in through the Service Victoria app. (With exemption to those under 12 years and 2 months old and those who provide proof of
medical exemption). There will be no COVID-19 capacity limitations for this event. Please
help keep our community safe and sanitise or wash your hands on arrival and throughout the evening and please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. While masks are not mandatory, we encourage the community to still have them on hand and wear them if you are unable to physically distance.

Please bring chairs, cushions and rugs to allow for a comfortable evening. Organisers
encourage people to come dressed in bright, festival outfits. Residents can even purchase
glow in the dark merchandise and glow sticks at the event. Food vendors will also be
available throughout the night.