Carols in the Gardens

Glen Eira City Council celebrates Christmas with live carols within the beautiful and picturesque grounds of Rippon Lea Estate.

Join hosts Rob Mills and Lucy Durack on Saturday 18 December as Glen Eira City Council presents Carols in the Gardens. To be held from 6pm to 9pm within the beautiful and picturesque grounds of Rippon Lea Estate in Elsternwick. 

Residents can enjoy carols, complete with the Glen Eira Band, the Australian Girls’ Choir and songs from Rob Mills and Lucy Durack — stars of musicals Wicked, Legally Blonde and starring on Channel 10’s Neighbours and The Masked Singer. There might even be a special visit from Santa.

Gates open from 4.30pm and there will be plenty of roving entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. There will also be an array of food trucks and an abundance of manicured lawns for the family to bring a picnic rug and enjoy the festive spirit. To pre-book your meal with one of our food trucks, visit Where The Truck's website.

This event is now SOLD OUT. You can watch it live.

If you can’t make it to Rippon Lea Estate, your local community radio station 88.3 Southern FM will be broadcasting Carols in the Gardens. You can listen on 88.3 FM, stream via or via the TuneIn Radio app on your smartphone or tablet.

All visitors to Rippon Lea Estate must follow the Conditions of Entry outlined by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Please be aware COVID-19 double vaccination status will be required for all visitors (over 12), staff, volunteers and contractors to Rippon Lea Estate. Note: this does not apply to those with a valid medical exemption. For more information, visit