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Stars shine bright for Christmas

Sunrise’s Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington are set to dazzle when the duo from Australia’s #1 brekky show co-host this year’s 2023 Woolworths Carols in the Domain.

Celebrating its 41st anniversary, the special event will be held in Sydney’s iconic Domain this Saturday, 16 December and broadcast nationally on Channel 7 and 7plus on Saturday, 23 December from 7.30pm.

Nat and Matt will be joined by Carols’ best-ever line-up of performers to deck the halls and celebrate Australia’s most magical Christmas tradition, with special appearances from Santa himself and everyone’s favourite, The Wiggles.

Winner of the 2023 season of Seven Network’s The Voice, Tarryn Stokes, and 7SPORT presenter Erin Holland will take to the stage for their first Carols to perform some of their favourite Christmas classics.

Also confirmed to perform on the 2023 Carols in the Domain stage are:

Dami Im

Casey Donovan

Rhonda Burchmore


Jonathan Antoine (International Featured Artist)

David Berry (Outlander)

Lucy Durack

Silvia Colloca (Sing Like an Italian)

Mahalia Barnes

Matt Lee (Frozen – The Musical)

Ben Mingay (Swing on This)

Blake Bowden (The Phantom of the Opera)

Shubshri Kandiah (Beauty and the Beast The Musical)

Big T

Cast members from TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, starring Ruva Ngwenya

Young Stars of Australian Opera

Australian Girls Choir

Sydney Youth Orchestra

Rejoice Gospel Choir

Salvation Army Choir

Carols in the Domain Choir

Plus, in a historic first for the event, Woolworths Carols in the Domain conducted a nationwide poll to unveil Australia's most-loved Christmas carols, with the top 20 set to be officially revealed throughout the show.

“Carols in the Domain is special,” said Natalie Barr. “It’s that one night in the year where we sit around with our families and friends and eat, drink, laugh and sing.

“It means Christmas is close, we’ve made it through another year, and we can sit back and be thankful we live in a beautiful, peaceful country.

“It’s pure joy and that’s why Australians have loved it for so many years. I can’t wait!"

Matt Shirvington added: “Carols in the Domain has been an Aussie Christmas tradition for decades.

”I’ve watched it with my family since I was a boy, so to now be on stage hosting for the first time is quite surreal!

“It’s been a big year, and I can’t wait to help spread some Christmas cheer right across the country.”

Woolworths Carols in the Domain - Saturday 23 December, 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus