Oh. My. Goodness. It’s nearly Christmas time. Or at least that’s what the networks would have us believe, given the number of Christmas specials and Christmas press releases upon us. Oh look! Another one…

For its 28th year, the much loved Christmas event Woolworths Carols in the Domain will be hosted by Grant Denyer and Kylie Gillies.

The Carols will be shown live from Sydney’s Domain on Saturday, December 18, at 8.30pm.

Joining in on the Christmas spirit on the Carols stage include Seven stars Georgie Parker, Jay Laga’aia, Australia’s Got Talent winners Mark Vincent and Justice Crew, Felicity Urquhart and children’s favourite The Wiggles.

Grant says of being on the Carols stage: “Nothing is more magical than the spirit of Christmas and being part of a show that has 28 years of tradition is such a fantastic experience. The sound is a symphony of joy. I always have said that the Carols experience even softens the hardest of men.”

Hosting the event for the first time, Kylie adds: “It’s such an honour to host the Carols, I’m thrilled. My husband Tony and I, together with our kids have been attending the Carols for a few years now. It’s a beautiful ritual leading up to the big day. And I love that it gets televised across the country. I grew up in Tamworth and would always watch the Carols on TV as a kid.”

Woolworths Carols in the Domain brings Australians together to celebrate the songs and spirit of Christmas. The Salvation Army’s OASIS Youth Support Network is once again the event’s official charity. OASIS will receive all the funds from the sale of official candle bags at the event. Woolworths Carols in the Domain is proudly presented by Telstra and MLC.

Love the Wiggles, love Christmas. For the record – that’s my birthday.