Dec18:30 to 19:30
› Star-studded line-up at Stonnington’s free Christmas concertsLocation: Central Park, 83-141 Burke Road, 3145 , Malvern East - Open in Google Maps -
City of Stonnington’s Family Christmas at Central Park on Sunday 9 Decemberhosted by Lucy Durack and Carols at Como Park on Sunday 16 December.
It’s a Christmas wish come true for local residents and visitors, as Stonnington’s much-loved free concert series returns with a glittering parade of some of Australia’s most popular stars. All performances are supported by the Stonnington Brass Band and South of the River choir, with a special appearance by Santa! The festivities begin with Family Christmas at Central Park to be held on Sunday 9 December from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Central Park, Malvern East. Hosted by musical theatre sensation Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde), this year’s event will feature incredible performances by Emily Williams (Australian Idol), Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys, Riverdance, Mamma Mia) and Euan Doidge (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Kinky Boots).
One of the largest free Christmas concerts in Victoria, Carols at Como Park will be held the following week on Sunday 16 December from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Como Park, South Yarra. Hosted by one of Australia’s most popular actors, presenters and all-round funnymen Shane Jacobson, this star-studded line-up will be headlined by Australian Idol and I’m A Celebrity winner Casey Donovan and feature unmissable performances by Genevieve Kingsford (The Light of Piazza, Brigadoon), Blake Appelqvist (Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Kinky Boots) and Josh Piterman (The Ten Tenors, West Side Story, Cats). City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos was excited to share the exceptional line up this year to get everyone in the holiday spirit. “This year we secured some of the biggest names in Australian musical theatre to celebrate the start of the festive season,” “We welcome residents, visitors and their family and friends from far and wide to bring a picnic blanket and come and experience the magic of these free Christmas concerts in our beautiful gardens,” said Cr Stefanopoulos.
Sunday 9 December, Family Christmas at Central Park, 83-141 Burke Road, Malvern East - Festivities start at 6.30pm with host Lucy Durack - Featuring headline act Emily Williams - Christmas display concludes the concert Sunday 16 December, Carols at Como Park, 305-325 Williams Road, South Yarra - Festivities start at 7.30pm with host Shane Jacobson - Featuring headline act Casey Donovan - Spectacular fireworks display concludes the concert Proceeds from the sale of programs, candles, glow-sticks and Santa hats will go to Kids Under Cover. For more information, visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/christmas. For media or photo opportunities, please contact Amanda Mills, Green Light PR: M: 0412 513 412 firstname.lastname@example.org.