Carols on the Hill 2023

Join us on Saturday, 9 December 2023!

The Archdiocese of Hobart warmly welcomes you to Carols on the Hill.

Supported by the City of Hobart, ‘Carols on the Hill’ is a free, traditional outdoor carols event designed for families to share the joyful spirit of Christmas. 

Staged at Guilford Young College oval (Hobart Campus), this cosy venue is perfect for a family picnic. There will be food vans onsite and activities for children. The Carols on the Hill concert will feature local musical artists performing many well-known Christmas carols and songs. The lighting of the candles as dusk descends on the city is sure to make a memorable night. 

In support of the ‘St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal, you are invited to donate unwrapped gifts under our large Giving Tree. These donations support those experiencing financial hardships during the festive season. You may like to consider donating toys and games, bags, outdoor equipment, movie vouchers, gift cards, beach towels, non-perishable food items and toiletries.

To help reduce waste and our environmental impact, we encourage you to bring reusable and biodegradable picnic items such as plates, bowls, coffee cups, and water bottles. You may also like to enter our Francis Picnic Competition. From 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm, our picnic judge will walk around looking for the best waste-free picnic. 


Date: Saturday 9 December 2023

Where: Guilford Young College School Oval. The entrance is off Patrick Street. 

Time: Gates open 5:30 pm, Christmas Concert 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tickets: These are at the door; the event is free of charge. 

Parking: There is no general parking at the venue for attendees. There are some onsite limited disability parking available, which can be reserved upon request. To reserve a carpark, contact 

We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Conditions of Entry 

  • Please present bags for checking upon arrival.
  • Each person must wear an official Carols on the Hill wristband to gain entry.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times.
  • No knives allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Please use rugs or low seating
  • This public event is alcohol & smoke-free.

For further information contact: