Media statement Monash Carols by Candlelight 2020

Published on 04 September 2020

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Media Statement from Mayor Stuart James

Our Monash Carols by Candlelight at Jells Park is a well-loved and highly anticipated event attracting around 25,000 people each year.

This year – the 32nd year of our carols - the way we come together to celebrate will need to change.

Due to COVID-19 we won’t be able to hold the event at Jells Park so we are working on a way to celebrate through a virtual carols event.

This is new territory for us all and we are exploring new ideas to make it as engaging as possible. Whilst we cannot release program details at this stage we look forward to sharing them with you as soon as we can.

I share the disappointment of others in the community about not being able to meet in the ways we usually do. We are working to capture the spirit of our carols in a new way, and to ensure we continue to celebrate together.

Media Contact: Jo Robertson 0418 391 979 or email