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SA, we just couldn’t wait to tell you! Now announcing our @otr_sa Search for a Christmas Star winner... Scarlett Anthony! Check out what Scarlett had to say exclusively in The Advertiser below 👇 #Repost @thetiser ・・・ Young Scarlett Anthony has just endured surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed – but you can’t wipe the smile from her face. The 19-year-old singer has just been announced as the winner of the OTR Search for a Christmas Star competition, beating hundreds of other entrants and a shortlist of five performers, produced with the guidance of singer Paulini. Ms Anthony will perform before an audience of around 30,000 people at the QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight at Elder Park on December 15. 📷 @loxton.photo . #qbecarolsbycandlelight Read more
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Kush Goyal - Mary's Boy Child (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Kush Goyal and his family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before he takes the stage to perform 'Mary's Boy Child'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Kush Goyal - Mary's Boy Child (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Kush Goyal and his family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before he takes the stage to perform 'Mary's Boy Child'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Scarlett Anthony - Amazing Grace (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Scarlett Anthony performs her rendition of Amazing Grace. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Scarlett Anthony - Amazing Grace (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Scarlett Anthony performs her rendition of Amazing Grace. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Elyse Harby - Silent Night (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Elyse Harby and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'Silent Night'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Elyse Harby - Silent Night (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Elyse Harby and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'Silent Night'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Kush Goyal - Mary's Boy Child (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Kush Goyal performs his rendition of Mary's Boy Child. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Kush Goyal - Mary's Boy Child (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Kush Goyal performs his rendition of Mary's Boy Child. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emma Peluso - O' Come All Ye Faithful (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emma Peluso and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'O' Come All Ye Faithful'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emma Peluso - O' Come All Ye Faithful (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emma Peluso and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'O' Come All Ye Faithful'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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It's the last day to have your say! Voting closes tonight at midnight for the @otr_sa Search for a Christmas Star. ⏰⏰⏰ Head to the OTR App NOW to cast your vote! 👉📱 Read more
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In The Studio With Mark Vincent

We caught up with Mark Vincent while he was recording his 9th studio album, 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year'
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In The Studio With Mark Vincent

We caught up with Mark Vincent while he was recording his 9th studio album, 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year'
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Emilio Lacar - The First Noel (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emilio Lacar and his family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before he takes the stage to perform 'The First Noel'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emilio Lacar - The First Noel (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emilio Lacar and his family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before he takes the stage to perform 'The First Noel'. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Scarlett Anthony - Amazing Grace (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Scarlett Anthony and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'Amazing Grace' VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Scarlett Anthony - Amazing Grace (Chat + Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Scarlett Anthony and her family chat with OTR Chief Motivation Officer Carlos Bay before she takes the stage to perform 'Amazing Grace' VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! The OTR Search for a Christmas Star votes are being tallied and we can't wait to find out the result! 😱 The winner will be announced exclusively in The Advertiser tomorrow as well as across our social channels - so keep an eye out to see if your favourite Christmas Star will be performing live in front of 30,000 people at Elder Park and thousands more on Channel 7! Read more
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Emma Peluso - O' Come All Ye Faithful (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emma Peluso performs her rendition of O' Come All Ye Faithful VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emma Peluso - O' Come All Ye Faithful (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emma Peluso performs her rendition of O' Come All Ye Faithful VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emilio Lacar - The First Noel (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emilio Lacar performs his rendition of The First Noel. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Emilio Lacar - The First Noel (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Emilio Lacar performs his rendition of The First Noel. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Elyse Harby - Silent Night (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Elyse Harby performs her rendition of Silent Night. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Elyse Harby - Silent Night (Performance)

Our OTR Search for a Christmas Star finalist Elyse Harby performs her rendition of Silent Night. VOTE NOW via the OTR App on your smart phone!
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Our Partners

Thank you to our Partners for making Carols possible 

QBE Insurance Australia is part of the QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies. 

We have a strong presence in South Australia and across the country, providing a broad range of insurance products to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers. 

We’re committed to giving South Australians the confidence to achieve their ambitions and delivering community-focused initiatives aimed at making everyone Road Safety conscious. 

From car and home insurance, to tailored business packages and specialist cover for industries such as aviation and farming, we’re committed to understanding our customers and developing competitive, flexible insurance cover that works for them, while continually striving to deliver the highest level of service. 


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Presenting Partners

A message from the Premier of South Australia: The South Australian Government has proudly been associated with the state’s largest Christmas concert for many years and it’s a privilege for us to be able to help Novita Children’s Services achieve its goals. The organisation does a fantastic job providing child development, rehabilitation and disability services to young people, their families and carers.

I encourage you to come along to QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight with family and friends, sing carols together, enjoy live entertainment under the stars and fundraise for a worthy cause.

Hon Steven Marshall MP

PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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OTR is proud to sponsor the 2018 QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight, by helping discover a new SA performer with the OTR Search for  Christmas Star competition. 

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. 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. 

 Our 3,000 team members are here to welcome you into our 145 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, pick up food without waiting from your favourite OTR brands like C Coffee and Subway and earn Rewards for your purchases. Plus, with OTRGive on the app you can choose where OTR makes a donation to the community every time you shop or refuel, at no cost to you. Download the OTR App for FREE today from your app store.

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Supporting Partners

Council continues to be a proud supporting partner of QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight, located in one of our city’s most beautiful and iconic community spaces, Elder Park. This traditional gathering on the banks of the River Torrens is a delightful way for family and friends to spend time together to celebrate the festive season.

This Christmas, the City of Adelaide is once again filled with magical and joyous experiences for everyone. The Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga is even more spectacular this year with a new festive playground - Christmas Lights, Festive Nights - taking place from 15 to 23 December.

There is so much happening in the city at this time of year and I encourage you to visit cityofadelaide.com.au/christmas for latest event details, gift guides and festive food ideas.

Most importantly, Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and giving back to those less fortunate. On behalf of myself, my family and City of Adelaide Elected Members, I wish you peace, joy and a very Merry Christmas.

Sandy Verschoor

LORD MAYOR OF ADELAIDE


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KFC is proud to sponsor QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight and bring you a finger lickin’ good Christmas. From all of us at the KFC family, have a Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year.

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Media Partners

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

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

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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

QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight supports Novita. A folded note contribution upon entry will support kids living with disability achieve their goals. Your support will ensure, this Christmas, Novita can continue to provide Samara and the thousands of kids just like her with the best chance of an active future.

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Cadbury is proud to support QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight, helping continue a much loved Christmas tradition.

Cadbury has a long history of bringing joy to Australian families' lives and we're proud to continue this Christmas tradition, helping share the Christmas spirit.  


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Tomich Wines is a multi-generations, family owned boutique winery. 

Our vineyard is situated 400m above sea level in a 1,000mm rainfall zone, which is true cool climate country. Ancient soils of red clays over quartz and schist produce delicate wines, a true expression of the ‘terroir’. The region promotes long, slow ripening of the fruit allowing for the production of wines that display intense, pure fruit flavours, which are complex in nature. The vineyard is located in the ‘dress circle’ location of the Adelaide Hills, adjacent to Shaw & Smith iconic M3 vineyard with Nepenthe and Bird in Hand down the road.

The Tomich family has been making wine since 1946. Family patriarch John Tomich learnt first hand the skills and knowledge required to grow grapes from his father Ivan, who was born to a miner in Broken Hill in 1913. John, with an eye to detail, whilst endeavouring to produce better wines, completed his post graduate studies in wine making and undertook his Masters of Wine program in London.


The vineyard and winery are run by Randal and John, whose passion for the land and wine is backed up by a winemaking team, past and present, including Peter Leske, Tim Knappstein and Andrew Pike. Randal’s

viticultural skills, particularly vineyard development and soils, are well respected in the industry having established vineyards in Australia and California for the likes of Penfolds, Pikes and Monterey Pacific.

With 27 individual blocks planted over 322 acres, this allows the winemakers the diversity to select the perfect parcels of fruit with the right fruit expression. We farm with an organic approach, trading softly. Soil structure is key allowing vine roots to spread out and explore more soil and we rely on natural organisms to make nutrition from compost which the vines thrive on.

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The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel is a boutique Art Nouveau Hotel offering a blend of classical style and contemporary luxury.

In the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct, The Playford brings together a rich tapestry of South Australia’s food, wine and artistry with a passion for service excellence and genuine hospitality.

Spoil yourself with a stay at Australia’s most awarded boutique hotel. Indulge in the luxury of our elegant rooms and suites while you explore all that Adelaide’s arts, cultural and entertainment precinct has to offer.

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Smiling Samoyed Brewery, a family run and family friendly business based 60 kilometres south of Adelaide, is delighted to be part of the 2018 QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight.

Founded by owner brewers Simon Dunstone and Kate Henning in 2013, the brewery has developed a reputation for excellent beers – being twice awarded Most Outstanding Beer in Show at the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards and being the reigning Champion Small Brewery.

Smiling Samoyed has something to please every taste, from a crisp and clean golden ale to the latest trends in seasonal releases.

Smiling Samoyed’s beers can be found at great venues around South Australia and, of course, at their own brewery bar. The family and dog friendly brewery bar is co-located with the brewery and is open for lunch every day of the year except Christmas Day.

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At National Pharmacies and National Pharmacies Optical we are all about families which is why we are proud to be involved in Carols by Candlelight, a night when families of all ages get together during the busy holiday season.

Throughout the year, in our stores across South Australia, our health advisers, pharmacists and optometrists offer products and services that support each member of your family whatever their needs may be.

And during the festive season, our stores will be open to help you whether it's some Christmas shopping, packing for an extended beach holiday, re-stocking the first aid kit before the relatives arrive for Christmas or making some healthy New Year's resolutions.

But at Carols by Candlelight, we don't want you to be thinking about any of those things, instead, we'd like you to find our Wonder Fairy who will be there handing out $10 vouchers as our Christmas gift to you and also binoculars from National Pharmacies Optical so you don't miss any part of the show.

Merry Christmas from National Pharmacies to you and your family, we hope you enjoy the night.

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

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