Carols by Candlelight 2017

Due to the severe weather forecast, the City of Melton Carols by Candlelight were cancelled and Christmas at the Horse - Family Fun Day was postponed.

It is very disappointing but the safety of our community remains our priority.

We've organised an alternative Christmas event so the community can celebrate the festive season together.

Twilight Christmas @ the Horse

Tuesday 19 December 4pm to 7pm

Celebrate Christmas and the opening of the Stage 3 redevelopment in McKenzie Street Melton.

The Melton Town Centre will be coming to life to help celebrate the start of the festive season, while also showcasing the recently revamped town centre streetscapes.

Come along to this free family friendly event to enjoy fun and games, be entertained with stories, live music and craft activities in in various locations between High Street and McKenzie Street in the Melton Town Centre.

Food will be available for purchase from local retailers and a variety of food vans.


Santa will be making an appearance so make sure you take a photo with him!

Activities include:
  • a Christmas Art Trail with interactive children’s quiz challenge
  • a photo booth
  • giant outdoor games
  • jumping castles
  • candle decoration
  • face painting and
  • colouring activities. 

Entertainment includes:
A live music performance by the ‘Magical Mountain’ at the Amphitheatre, with roaming performers and story tellers. 

The entertainment will take you and your family on a journey full of singing and dancing and adventure with Wozza from Australia and his eight Australian animal friends (and a gum tree named Breanna!)

The ‘Magical Mountain’ fury folk get up to all sorts of different activities and have great messages for the children (and the adults too) with the help of Wozza’s thoughtfully written and energetically performed songs.

There’s Stewie Koala, Locky Cocky, Spike Echidna, Ellie Emu, Pippy The Mountain Pygmy Possum, Willy Wombat, Suzie Roo, Radical Rat, and along with Breanna the gum tree, they help address important topics and issues such as bullying, making new friends, helping others when in need, building a healthy self-esteem and encouraging respect and empathy for all.

They like to raise environmental and cultural awareness, and as well as being sun-smart, they also encourage healthy eating and active living in their songs, as well as displaying their musical and dancing prowess and passing it on to the audience; all whist having a fun time grooving to their own lively tunes.