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Carols by Candlelight

2016 Your Habitat City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight

The City of Hobart is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Your Habitat City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight presented by ExitLeft Productions. 

From the littlest audience member, watching Santa’s arrival with wide-eyed wonder, to parents and grandparents singing along to Silent Night, the Your Habitat City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight will create a magical night of celebration for every member of the family. 

The gates will open from 5pm and with pre-show entertainment from 5.30 pm, the Gardens become the ideal spot for a family picnic. A range of food vans will be on site, and there are great views of the stage with Carols by Candlelight commencing at 8 pm. 

Your Habitat City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight will feature a variety of fantastic performers, plus a large choir to make a spectacular evening that is sure to appeal to everyone. It’s even rumoured that the big man in red may make a special appearance!

Find out more on the Carols by Candlelight website

Event Information

Date: Sunday 18 December 2016 

Location: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Grounds close: 4.00 pm  

Gates open: 5.00 pm  

Pre-show entertainment: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm 

Carols by Candlelight performance: 8.00 pm 

Website: Carols by Candlelight website

Ticketing information

Entry to the Your Habitat City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight is free and will be only be via printed or electronic ticket.  There will be NO tickets available on the day.  The free tickets are released on December 12, but you can secure the best seats in the house by purchasing a Community Sponsorship package for your business, family and friends. Find out more on the Carols by Candlelight website

A limited number of Community Sponsorships are available to individuals and businesses who wish to avoid the crowds and be close to the stage. For more information, email carols@exitleft.com.au.

Parking facilities

The Regatta Grounds has been designated as parking for this event.  It is a simple one and a half km walk from these grounds to the Gardens (or an estimated 20mins).  Patrons must walk under the underpass and along the lower domain road footpath.  Police have advised that no patrons should cross the highway.

Limited parking is available along the road to the Gardens top entrance. There will be no parking at the bottom entrance as it is a drop off point only for patrons with disability parking permits.


Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001