Christmas in Coogee

After a two-year break, the Coogee Carols is back in 2022 and will take place Sunday 18 December at Goldstein Reserve, just behind Coogee Beach…

“The whole community is looking forward to the carols being back! This is a fun, family-friendly event and it has been missed. The line-up of talent and singers is second-to-none. This is going to be a spectacular show!” said Dylan Parker, Mayor of Randwick.

This year, the carols will be hosted by Melissa Hoyer, one of Australia’s leading and most respected and well-read lifestyle, fashion commentators and popular culture writers for both print, online and television. Melissa first hosted the Coogee Carols 10 years ago and is very excited to return.

The Star Line-up

Natalie Abbott
Natalie (she/her) recently performed as Helena in the world premiere production of The Lovers at the Sydney Opera House and is so honoured to be performing at Coogee Carols!

Blake Appelqvist                   
Blake (they/them) is a Māori (Ngāti Porou) and Swedish multidisciplinary artist who most recently played “Harry” in FANGIRLS and is currently playing “Demetrius” in The Lovers at the Sydney Opera House.

Cameron Daddo
This is Cameron’s second Coogee Carols and he says, “It’s always a delight when the locals sing louder than you do!”

Georgina Hopson
A proud Coogee local, Georgina (she/her) was most recently seen playing Christina Daaé in Opera Australia’s Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour. She is thrilled to be performing at the Coogee Carols this year.

Amber Lawrence 
Nominated for Best Country Album at the 2022 ARIA awards, 5 times Golden Guitar winner and Coogee girl, Amber Lawrence has lost count of the times she has performed at the Coogee Carols.

Simon Pryce
Simon Pryce has been touring Australia with The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show tour and is thrilled to be performing at this year’s Coogee Carols, one of his favourite events of the year.

Chloé Zuel
Having recently finished playing Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton Australia, Chloé is thrilled to be back home in Sydney performing at the Coogee Carols again.

The Local Legends

Teresa Tate Britten
Teresa has had a busy 2022 voicing radio and television spots while running after her two beautiful young boys. This self-confessed Christmas enthusiast can’t wait to see all your faces beachside for the wonderfully iconic carols in Coogee, her home.

Jennifer Peers             
Jennifer Peers is one of Australia’s leading singing teachers for musical theatre and has performed in many musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady.

Katrina Retallick
Katrina is so excited to be joining the team of Coogee Carols for Christmas this year after being on the road with Come From Away for the last three years. Merry Christmas!

Garry Scale
Local educator and long-time Coogee Carols favourite Garry loves Christmas and the Coogee Carols.

Joe Sullivan
Joe is looking forward to performing in his 21st Coogee Carols!

Bring your picnic rug, your festive mood and your singing voice to join in the merriness at this wonderful community event. Large TV screens are placed at Goldstein Reserve so everyone will be able to see the concert and the event finishes with a fireworks display.

From the entire CRE team, we wish you, your family and friends a happy and healthy Christmas and we look forward to reconnecting with you in 2023.