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Our Partners

Thank you to our Partners for making Carols possible in 2017

QBE Insurance Australia is proud to sponsor Adelaide’s 2017 Carols by Candlelight supporting Novita Children’s Services. 

We’re looking forward to getting into the festive spirit at this event. There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities on the night – stop in at our marquee for your family Santa photo and keep your eye out for the QBE mascots, roaming among the crowd with Santa’s helpers giving away some treats.

 We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of increased road safety at this time of the year. We know the most common causes of road accidents are fatigue, speed, distraction and driving under the influence. Stay safe on the road this holiday season by planning your trip with enough time for breaks and potential traffic delays, pay attention when driving and don’t forget to do the safety checks on your car!

 All of us at QBE wish you a Merry Christmas and safe and happy holiday season.

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Presenting Partners

A Message from the Premier of South Australia

The South Australian Government is delighted to support QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight in 2017. QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight brings together families and friends in a spirit of warmth, harmony and goodwill, and it continues to be one of our State’s most loved public events. Through the dedicated work of Novita, this concert will go a long way towards supporting South Australians in need, and I have no doubt this year’s show will be a wonderful evening for all involved.

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The Holden Equinox is a proud sponsor of QBE Insurance Carols by CandlelightAvailable at Holden dealerships now, the Equinox is Holden’s all-new mid-size SUV, packed full of technology like wireless phone charging, practical space features like a hands-free power tailgate, and enough performance to turn that Sunday drive into a Funday drive!

Holden's relationship with Australia started over 100 years ago and has grown to over 200 dealerships, a local Proving Ground to tune and test cars, a local state-of-the-art design centre and approximately 7,000 employees across the nation. It's a relationship like no other and one that will continue to flourish well into the future. From our Holden family to yours, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Supporting Partners

The City of Adelaide continues to be a proud presenting partner of this wonderful family event in one of our city’s most beautiful and iconic locations, Elder Park. QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight is a delightful way for family and friends to spend time together to celebrate the festive season. I am proud to be Vice-Patron for Novita; the organisation we are supporting tonight. Novita improves the lives of many South Australian children, so as you sing along to your favourite carols this evening, please give generously. This Christmas, the City of Adelaide will once again be filled with magical and joyous experiences for everyone. The Giant Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be even more spectacular, we have rolled out more decorations and lights across the city, and there is an exciting calendar of events of activities to get involved in.

On behalf of myself, the Lady Mayoress and City of Adelaide Elected Members, Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings.



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OTR is proud to sponsor the 2017 QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight. As a South Australian owned company, OTR’s history has been built on supporting the local community and making life easy. We wish all our customers a relaxing Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our 2,500 team members are here to welcome you into our 140 stores across metro and regional SA, whenever you need us. And with the new OTR App, you can take the store with you in the palm of your hand. You’ll experience a whole new level of convenience – pay for fuel without leaving your car, Click&Collect from your favourite OTR brands like C Coffee and Subway and earn Rewards for your purchases. Download today from your app store.

We look forward to seeing you at the Krispy Kreme Doughnut stand at this year’s event for delicious doughnuts to enjoy with family and  friends during the Carols.

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Media Partners

The Sunday Mail is the official print partner of QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight in 2017.

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The Seven Network in the official broadcast partner of QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight in 2017.

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Mix102.3 is the official radio partner of QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight in 2017.

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Event Partners

Cadbury is proud to support QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight to help light up the season. Cadbury has a long history of bringing joy to Australian families' lives and we're proud to continue this Christmas tradition with our Cadbury Joy Deliveries. 

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QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight is proud to announce Novita as our official charity in 2017.

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T-bone Productions is proud to supply website development services to QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight.

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The InterContinental Adelaide is the official hotel partner of QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight in 2017. 

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Bickford’s is proud to sponsor the QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight that brings Christmas cheer each year to our home town. Bickford’s premium beverages have been refreshing South Australians since 1874. Stop by our Airstream or full-service bar this year for a range premium refreshments for the whole family.

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jennie bell ink is Adelaide’s most exciting marketing & events house and has been designing and delivering successful events for 15 years, including the highlight on their events calendar - QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight. 

jennie bell ink has been awarded a wide range of events in South Australia including Gala Balls, large outdoor festivals, corporate dinners, conferences and exhibitions. 

Regardless of the nature of the event, all of jennie bell ink’s events involve attention to detail, exceptional organisational skills, seamless branding, creative flair and a commitment to excellent service.

Events are a way of life for the team at jennie bell ink… they love what they do and it shows!

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Telstra is proud to support QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight

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