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Carols by the Lake

Our carols by candlelight event is held annually in December.

Carols by the Lake 2022

We are beyond thrilled that after two long years, our much-loved Carols by the Lake live-on-stage program is returning to Coburg Lake Reserve to wrap-up the year in a community celebration like no other on Saturday 17 December, 6.30–9.00 pm!

We have the Merri-bek Community Band (formerly Moreland City Band) lined up to provide all the festive tunes as is tradition, and we have been working with Brunswick Secondary College once again to showcase some very special student collaborations! 

So, dust of your singing voice and get ready to gather up your family and friends to come sing with us at Coburg Lake Sound Shell for a long-awaited festive celebration together!

Featuring live on stage 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm:

  • Hosted by: Sarah Ward (AKA Yana Alana) and Lisette Wilkinson (Brunswick Secondary College)
  • Merri-bek Community Band (formerly Moreland City Band) led by Musical Director, Jordan Murray
  • Brunswick Secondary College Choir
  • Brunswick Secondary College Chamber Choir
  • Brunswick Secondary College Singers
  • Michelle Nicolle
  • Oliver Clark
  • Angela Lumicisi
  • Gianni Marinucci

*Stage program is Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Candles and Program Songbooks

Available from the Lions Club of Glenroy upon arrival at the event.

Food and Refreshments

Available for purchase from a small selection of vendors.


Please bring along your own keep bottle or cup. Single-use plastic bottled water will not be available for purchase at this event. Instead, a Hydration Station will provide the water, we just need you to bring your own bottle or cup! We thank you in advance for helping us to care for the environment!

  • Large format Program Songbook available.
  • If you have any special needs or would like more information about accessibility at Carols by the Lake, please contact Council on 9240 1111.
Getting to Carols by the Lake

Carols by the Lake is located at the Sound Shell, Coburg Lake Reserve, Gaffney Street, Coburg.

By Bike: Merri Creek Trail

The following transport lines have routes that pass near Gaffney Street:

Bus: 526, 530, 534

Tram 19

Train: Upfield Line, Batman station

  • The car park along Lake Grove is closed.
  • Street parking is limited. Please ensure to read parking signs. Please also be kind to the residents nearby and the heritage trees along Champ Street and park carefully.
  • Parking Officers will be patrolling the area to safeguard amenity.

Contact the Arts and Culture Unit

Festivals Team
Phone: 9240 1111

For more information about Merri-bek Events visit our Arts Merri-bek event page on Facebook.