Sonia Kruger to host Carols by Candlelight with David Campbell

Sonia Kruger will join returning host David Campbell on stage at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve to host the 80th Vision Australia Carols By Candlelight

The Today Extra hosts will be joined by a star-studded lineup of artists gracing the stage on Christmas Eve to perform Australia’s favourite Christmas carols.

Returning Carols favourites who will delight the audience include Anthony CalleaTim CampbellMarina PriorSilvie PaladinoDavid Hobson and Denis Walter.

“Watching Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve has always been a tradition for me and now to be part of it is the cherry on the Christmas pudding,” Kruger said.

“It’s a special time of year and I’m excited to be there to see the brilliant performances and absorb the atmosphere by candlelight.

Campbell said: “I cannot wait to share Christmas Eve with everyone again and this year I am even more excited to share it with my good friend Sonia. It’s set to be an amazing celebration of 80 years of this very special tradition”.

The beloved annual Christmas tradition originated in Melbourne in 1938 and this year marks the 80th anniversary. Carols by Candlelight is enjoyed by millions of viewers across each year with over 2.3 million viewers across the nation tuning in to share in the Christmas spirit in 2016.

Carols by Candlelight is Vision Australia’s biggest fundraiser, with 100 per cent of profits from ticket sales going towards services for children who are blind or have low vision. In 2016, thanks to the support of the Australian public, over $1.2 million was raised.

More performer announcements  are to be made in coming weeks

80th Vision Australia Carols By Candlelight airs 8pm on Sunday December  24 on Nine