Carols by Candlelight 2023 - Event Cancelled


Event cancelled - unfortunately Carols by Candlelight has been cancelled due to wet weather 

Melton City Council warmly invite you to join us for some free festive cheer at the 2023 Carols by Candlelight.

When:   Saturday, 2 December 2023
Time:     6.00pm to 9.30pm
Where:  Hannah Watts Park, High Street, Melton
Cost:     Free

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What's On

6.00pm to 9.00pm:    Face painting, craft activities and Becky Bubbles
6.00pm to 9.30pm:    Food trucks
6.30pm to 9.30pm:    Stage Entertainment


Parking for the general public is at Police Paddock.

The public can park anywhere near the event site as long as they follow road regulations and don’t block residential or business driveways.


Public Transport

We encourage people to use public transport where possible.

Buses are running on normal Saturday timetables.

For information, call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit

Road Closures

There will be no road closures, however the slip lane in front of the Civic Centre will not be accessible to the general public.

The Hannah Watts Carparks will be opened only to those with accessible parking permits.



Yes, additional toilets including accessible toilets will be onsite for the duration of the event.

Toilet locations will be clearly marked on site.


There will be no allocated breastfeeding location. This is a breastfeeding friendly event, however breastfeeding parents are welcome to head to the Chill Out Zone if they wish to sit in a quieter space.


Yes, friendly pooches on a leash are always welcome at Hannah Watts Park.

Can we bring our own food, chairs & picnic rugs?

Yes, you are permitted to bring your own food and beverages (no alcohol). It is also recommended that you bring your own chairs and picnic rugs.

Will there be an ATM on site?

No, there will be no ATMs on site. 


A Council photographer will be taking some happy snaps on the day!  We’ll share these on our social media and websites.  If you’re a bit camera shy and don’t want your photo taken, just let our photographer and/or event staff know on the day.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No.  Carols by Candlelight is an alcohol-free event.  Security and Victoria Police will be in attendance.  Any alcohol discovered will be confiscated. 


Melton City Council is committed to delivering events which are inclusive to all people.

Entry to the event
Footpaths are available surrounding Hannah Watts Park and most entry points are accessible from a footpath.

Access throughout the event
Due to the nature of these spaces, footpaths are not available throughout the event site but most of the park is a flat, grassed surface.

Accessible toilets will be available onsite. Locations will be listed on this website closer to the event.

Guide Dogs & Service Animals
Trained guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome at Hannah Watts Park.

Accessible parking is available within the first Hannah Watts Park carpark. Vehicles displaying their Accessible Parking Permit will be allowed entry.

There are no stairs throughout Hannah Watts Park. 

Sensory-Friendly Chill Out Zone
There is a lot happening at this event, and sometimes it can all be a little bit too exciting and we may need a minute or two to step away and chill out.

That's where our Sensory-Friendly Chill Out Zone comes in, away from the noise and accessible for all, it’s the perfect place for a little rest amongst all the action.

This space will be supervised by a member of Melton City Council Families & Children team. The location will be listed on this website closer to the event.

Social Story
Social stories help parents and guardians prepare children, or those requiring special assistance, about the activities to expect at the event.

You can take a look at the Social Story for Carols by Candlelight(PDF, 2MB).

Further questions

Any queries prior to or post the event day, please contact our Events & Culture Team on 03 9747 7200 or email: