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Held on Sunday 13 December 2015 at Elder Park

Around 30,000 people congregated on the banks of the River Torrens to share in the family fun at the spectacular Woolworths Carols by Candlelight, proudly presented by Adelaide City Council and the Sunday Mail

This has been a wonderful Christmas tradition in South Australia for 71 years, attracting generations of families to share in the spirit of the season.

The 2015 crowd were wowed by a host of start-studded performers including Anthony Callea, Rhonda Burchmore, Samantha Jade, Nathaniel, Cyrus Villaneuva, Peter Combe and Theatre Bugs, the ASO Ensemble... and much, much more!

A fireworks display brought the event to a close, with funds raised for Novita's Christmas Appeal, to provide additional and much-needed resources for their Toy Library.

Your donations on the night will make a huge difference!

All proceeds from Woolworths Carols by Candlelight fund Novita's 2015 Christmas Appeal. Novita Children’s Services is the not-for-profit organisation that provides life-changing support and services to over 3800 South Australian children with a disability or other special needs.


Entry into this event is by a folded note donation, or give as much as you and your family can afford. All contributions will make a difference to the children in Novita's care.

Learn more about Novita Children’s Services

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