The annual Christmas show will take place during a live performance, while the concert is also streamed across the world for those who want to watch with their families at home, according to the duo.  

Tickets cost R65 per person and are limited to 7 000 seats for the live event; streaming, however, is unlimited.

The theme for 2023 — 'Home for Christmas' — pays homage to those who travel and come together to share in the spirit of Christmas through music that cannot be heard anywhere else in the world, says Jacaranda FM and SPAR. 

"As this partnership celebrates 21 years of festive music collaborations, we're bringing everyone from around the world 'home' to celebrate Christmas as South Africans do. We have a world-class line-up of musicians and carols that not only set the tone for the festive season but evoke the spirit of giving as well," says Deirdre King, managing director of Jacaranda FM.

SPAR and Jacaranda FM are kindly asking fans to express their generosity and donate towards this cause. All donations and ticket proceeds will ensure that the Good Morning Angels team can gift vulnerable children across South Africa news toys of their own, says the station. 

"We're exceptionally proud to headline an event that sees top-tier musicians collaborate in the spirit of goodwill. More importantly, the donations collected during this incredible event make sure that we can support a cause like Santa's Shoebox so that over 1 000 children homes in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town feel valued and special this Christmas with a gift of their own," says Maxine D'Amico, SPAR inland advertising and promotions manager.

The artist line-up

17:00 — 19:00

SPAR will host a children's area themed around 'Home for Christmas' where children are invited to make a few crafts while having their faces painted.

Families can also look forward to exploring the Christmas market where vendors will be selling festive décor elements, Christmas merchandise, as well as various treats at the food stalls surrounding the venue.

19:00 — 21:00
  • Brendan Peyper
  • Elandre
  • Swing City
  • Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Ross Learmonth
  • Kurt Darren
  • Judith Sephuma
  • Paxton
  • Demi Lee Moore
  • Lloyd Cele
  • Charlize Berg, and 
  • Bernice West

"We're sending Judith Sephuma, one of South Africa's greatest voices a warm welcome to the 'Carols family'. We just know your iconic voice will make our 21st SPAR Carols by Candlelight even more magical," says King.

Jacaranda FM and SPAR encourage everyone to join the most anticipated festive concert of the year, children under three enter for free, and those who prefer to cozy up and watch the concert from the comfort of their homes can join by visiting

"Last year we raised a record-breaking R400 000 and united 60 000 carolers from around the world. This year we're hoping to raise even more, and with just 7 000 seats available for the live event, we know tickets sell out fast," adds King.

For those who can't join or want to re-experience the magic of Christmas carols as you've never heard before — SPAR Carols by Candlelight will be rebroadcast on Sunday, 24 December, concludes the duo. 

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