Mayor’s Christmas Carols a virtual who’s who of music

13 October 2020

The ninth Mayor’s Christmas Carols  presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast will be the most star- studded ever with previous headliners set to join the  annual event with a 2020 twist.

Kate Ceberano, Anthony Callea and Casey Barnes will be among the stars who line up for the free virtual event to be simulcast on the City’s website, Facebook page and aired on 102.9 Hot Tomato.

Mayor Tom Tate said it wasn’t an easy decision to move the event online but the uncertainty of this year left little choice but to rethink the event which is traditionally held at Broadwater Parklands.

“We decided to look at this as an opportunity and invite back previous headliners as well as local superstar Casey Barnes – Gold Coast Music Awards artist of the year -  to be involved,” Mayor Tom Tate said.

“So while it’s disappointing we can’t all be there together for this wonderful tradition, the quality of the talent who will be singing carols and Christmas songs for our city is unprecedented.

“I’d encourage everyone to tune in with their families for what will be a truly unique, exciting and fun experience.”

The Mayor said the uncertainty of what restrictions may be in place also led the City to make the difficult decision to not proceed with the annual Christmas lights competition or the Christmas Carols events in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.

“This was not an easy decision to make but we couldn’t take risks in this current environment.”

The Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast and supported by 102.9 Hot Tomato and Nine News Gold Coast will be aired on Saturday December 5 at 6pm. Visit

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