Australian musician Paul Kelly will make his debut at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve.

The event will be live from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl at 8.00pm on December 24, also screening on Channel 9 and 9Now.

Kelly, who has won 17 ARIA Awards and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997, will perform his classic Christmas track, How to Make Gravy. It tells the story of a newly imprisoned man writing a letter to his brother in which he laments that he will be missing the family’s Christmas celebrations. It is set to be made into a movie starring Hugo Weaving.

Voicing his enthusiasm about joining Carols by Candlelight, he said: “I’m a ’newbie’ at carols and it will be my very first time singing there.”

Also joining Carols by Candlelight this year is husband-wife duo Bowen & Young, making their debut as a duo. Clare Bowen is best known for playing the role of Scarlett O’Connor in the TV series Nashville. She met her husband Brandon Robert Young when he filled in for her no-show duet partner at a performance in Nashville in 2013 and they married in 2017.  Also taking to the stage on Christmas Eve are Casey Donovan, Denis Walter, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Simon Gleeson and Silvie Paladino.

Carols by Candlelight is celebrating its 86th year. Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight is also the organisations largest annual fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards services for children who are blind or have low vision.

Tickets available at  for Christmas Eve as well as rehearsal night on December 23.