Carols by Candlelight

In 2014 the Cairns Regional Council Carols by Candlelight will be held on Sunday 14 December.  The purpose of the Carols is to celebrate Christmas but also to help raise funds to provide over 800 hampers to less fortunate members of our community.

Carols by Candlelight - Auditions

Council are currently looking for talented local performers to sing at the Carols by Candlelight at Fogarty Park. 

On Saturday 23 August, Council will be hosting live auditions at the Spence Street Office.  If you would like to audition to be part of the 2014 Carols by Candlelight please email to register.

You must register to audition and you must also provide your own backing music (live or recorded), Council will provide a PA/speaker system with iPod connectivity or CD player for use.  

If you are unable to make the audition, audition videos can also be sent to

width=The 2013 Cairns Regional Council Carols by Candlelight is set to be the best yet with a huge line up of talent from here and across the globe.  Coming home especially to perform at the Carols is 2013 Miss World Australia, Erin Holland.

Erin was born and raised in Cairns, until at the age of 17 when she followed her dreams to Sydney, where she took up a scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Describing herself as vibrant, outgoing and hardworking, Erin hopes to one day be a leading lady on Broadway. Classically trained, Erin is a highly skilled singer, clarinet player and saxophonist.

Also performing this year and visiting from his current home of the USA is Steve Judkins.  Born in Melbourne and coming to Cairns to visit family, Steve is an accomplished performer on stage, TV and screen.  Many of you will be familiar with Steve from his stints on "Water Rats" and "All Saints".

A number of talented local performers will also grace the stage including Carols favourites Chris Lloyds, Rhys Tolhurst and back from their successful visit down south K.I.D.S. 

This year's event is heavily supported by McDonalds Restaurants who are the major sponsor and who are providing the pre-carols entertainment with the Ronald McDonald Magic Show.

Also sponsoring this year are Masters Home Improvement, SeaFM, The Cairns Post, Weekend Post and Southern Cross TV.

When: Sunday 8 December, entertainment from 5pm and Carols from 6.30pm

Where: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

Cost: FREE!


This event is proudly brought to you by:

Cairns Regional Council

This event was proudly sponsored by:

Major Sponsors

McDonalds Restaurants


Supporting Level Sponsors

Masters Home Improvement


Media Partners

Cairns PostSeaFMSouthern Cross Ten