Christmas carol concerts are Australia’s most popular arts event. Sydney’s Carols in the Domain regularly attracts a live audience of tens of thousands, with a million watching the follow-up broadcast.
Outside of sports pre-show and half-time entertainment, it is the most popular showcase of Australian musical talent. It is comparable only to the national broadcast audience for the grand finale of The Voice, which attracted just over a million viewers this year. Many more Australians will attend local church, school and community concerts showcasing amateur and professional musicians.