If you love belting out some Christmas tunes & being surrounded by the festive mood, then visiting one of the many carol concerts happening around the North Shore is probably a cherished tradition! In 2020, most outdoor events have moved online (or cancelled)… but the good news is, you can have your own Christmas party and stream the festive tunes live into your home!
- Asquith Carols
- Carols in the Domain, Channel Seven
- Carols Under The Star, Online
- Crows Nest Community Carols
- Rotary Carols On The Common
- Sing Noel, Online
- Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert
- Thornleigh Community Christmas Carols
- Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Chatswood
Friday 5 December
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
Celebrate the Christmas season at this delightfully jubilant one hour concert performance for the whole family. Enjoy your favourite Christmas classics under the baton of acclaimed conductor Guy Noble. The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and special guest soloists from Pacific Opera will perform festive carols that will fill your heart. A COVID-safe event.
With limited seating to accommodate physical distancing, the venue will have COVID safe procedures in place including temperature checks, use of hand sanitiser and thorough cleaning between each performance. Please stay at home if you are unwell or if you have come into contact with anyone who has cold and flu symptoms.
- When: Saturday 5 December. Two shows: 4pm or 7pm
- Cost: $23-$53
- Where: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Saturday 12 December
The 2020 San Carols that are usually held on the lawn in front of the hospital have been cancelled this year.
This decision was made with consideration to the COVID-19 situation, restrictions and regulations applying to large outdoor gatherings, and the importance of minimising risk to our community. While we appreciate that this decision was disappointing for many, our primary concern has always been to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, doctors, volunteers and community members.
Instead, Sydney Adventist Hospital has partnered with Wahroonga Seventh-day Adventist Church and Hope Channel to bring you a traditional Christmas experience that is sure to enkindle the season with joy and peace. This year, bring your family and friends together and enjoy your favourite carols – perhaps by candlelight – in the comfort of your own home.
- When: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December, 7pm
- Where: Online
Sunday 13 December
Carols on the Oval will be online and at home in 2020. Details to be confirmed! Latest updates.
Carols on the Common
The annual Carols on the Common in North Ryde will be going online in 2020, and you can enjoy a live video show screening from home.
- When: Sunday 13 December, 7pm
- Where: Online
Thornleigh Community Christmas Carols
Carols in the park has been replaced this year by an online event. Same great music, but streamed online into your backyard, house or street party.
- When: Sunday 13 December, 7.30pm to 9pm
- Where: Online
Crows Nest Community Carols
Annual family friendly Christmas Carol event. Musical performances, bouncy castle, face painters, sausage sizzle and a Santa appearance.
- When: Sunday 13 December, 4pm to 7pm
- Where: Ernest Place, Crows Nest
Thursday 17 December
Carols Under the Star, Berowra Heights
Carols Under the Star 2020 is going virtual this year.
Featuring carols, bands, school performances and special guest Colin Buchanan, this premiere Youtube event will bring the hope of Christmas to Berowra and beyond in a COVID-safe way.
This event is also to raise awareness of the work of Compassion – see Berowra Carols Facebook page for details of how you can help their work.
This year, gather your family and friends together and set up a house party, BBQ or street party to celebrate Christmas – with ‘Carols under the Star’!
- When: Thursday 17 December, 7.30pm
- Where: Online
Saturday 19 December
Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert
Bring the family and get into the festive spirit with live entertainment at the iconic Taronga Zoo. Sing along to your favourite carols set against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, enjoy amazing performances, and keep your eyes peeled for an appearance from a very special guest, all the way from the North Pole.
A variety of food and beverage options will be available to purchase on the night or you can pack a picnic to enjoy with the family!
Spaces are limited – book your tickets now so you don’t miss out!
- When: Saturday 19 December, 7pm – 8.30pm (Gates open 6pm). Buy tickets.
- Location: Taronga Zoo, Sydney
- Tickets: $27 Adults | $22 Children (4-15 year) | Under 4 FREE
Wednesday 23 December
Carols in the Domain
Carols in the DomainSydney’s largest outdoor Christmas concert is back, but not as we are used to. The show will be filmed at the International Convention Centre and then broadcast on television. They have announced some of Australia’s best talent, including Hugh Sheridan, Penny McNamee, Todd McKenney and Rachael Beck, as the first performers for their 2020 concert line-up.
- When: Saturday 23 December, 7.30pm
- Where: Channel Seven
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