Carols by the Lake

Carols by the Lake

Our magical carols by candlelight event is held annually in December.

The 2020 Carols by the Lake concert was scheduled for Saturday 5 December but due COVID-19, it will not to be able to go ahead in the usual way this year.

Instead of simply cancelling this festive community celebration altogether, Moreland City Council is currently planning a special Christmas project!


This year we have devised a video alternative to Moreland’s 25-year ‘Carols by the Lake’ concert tradition and we are eager to create a 2020 Carols experience that is truly unique to Moreland!

With this short film project, we plan to bring the community together to share the festive spirit through a series of performances filmed from multiple locations across Moreland, as well as cameos by the people of Moreland and need your help!


We are seeking expressions of interest from Moreland community members that would like to be involved in filming.woman in colourful costume, onlookers watch in background

We want to film or photograph you, your family, your street/ neighbours, your staff, your school, your choir: 

  1. Singing or playing along to one of the film’s featured song
  2. Dressed in Christmas attire (you, or your house, or even your whole street!)

Essentially, we want you to share your biggest, boldest voice and your brightest, kookiest and most colourful festive-attired self!

KEY DATESman wearing hat and christmas tree on head, musicians play in background

  • Registrations close 11:59PM, Sunday 20 September
  • Your participation, the filming date and time confirmed early October
  • Filming will take place on between October and dates to be confirmed November
  • Film broadcasted through Moreland channels mid- December (date TBA)

Before you register your interest, and for more information, please read the information document below:

Download the PDF 2020 Carols Short Film Project Information (PDF 283Kb)

Download the accessible Word version 2020 Carols Short Film Project Information (DOC 77Kb)


Register online for 2020 Carols Short Film Project.

If you have any questions about the film or this registration, please contact us at or phone 9240 2357. 

Carols by the Lake 2019

image of full stage with red and purple lightsMusical Director: Eugene Ball

Hosted by: Sarah Ward (AKA Yana Alana)

Featured live on stage:

Moreland City Band/ Brunswick Secondary College Choir/ Oliver Clark/ Louisa Rankin/ Ben Gillespie/ Phoebe DeKlerk/ VICSEG Lullaby Choir/ Coburg High School Senior Jazz Band/ Auslan Stage Left

* Special appearance by Santa
* Pre Carols entertainment featured: Lijuka

Image credits: Jacinta Keefe Photography

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Moreland City Council
Phone: 9240 1111

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