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This year the annual SPAR carols by candlelight will be digital again this year, meaning people from anywhere can tune in and join the festive fun.


South Africa (12 November 2021) – On the 2nd of December, the annual SPAR Carols by Candlelight presented by Jacaranda FM will stream across Mzansi as the event featuring some of South Africa’s most prominent musicians goes digital for a second year in a row. 

“Last year SPAR Carols by Candlelight had to be innovated to ensure our loyal fanbase had their annual dose of local festive cheer. The digital event was so successful, that we’ve kept the live-stream format to reach as many fans and donors as possible.” Said Deirdre King, Managing Director at Jacaranda FM

The carols by candlelight will start with the 942s – Mzansi’s youngest pop-rock band discovered by Jacaranda FM. Their set is geared towards getting the little ones excited for the mega line up to come. 

The line up includes:

  • Tarryn Lamb
  • Swing City
  • Elandré
  • Refentse
  • Jo Black
  • Elvis Blue
  • J Something
  • Zolani
  • Kelly Khumalo
  • Charlize Berg
  • Mzansi Youth Choir

“Every year our fantastic artists return for this event, and this year we’re thrilled to welcome J Something and Kelly Khumalo to the ‘Carols Family’. Its all about what we can do together and for each other,” adds King. 

SPAR Carols by Candlelight raised over R300 000 in 2020 and attracted 250 000 viewers from across the world, surpassing the R250 000 goal set. This year SPAR and Jacaranda FM aim to raise R300 000.

Jacaranda FM and the Good Morning Angels team together with SPAR, will use the funds raised through digital donations to buy toys for 2 500 children from 11 homes across South Africa. This year, the beneficiaries are:

  1. SOS Children’s Village – Rustenburg Village, Northwest
  2. SOS Children’s Village – Nelspruit Village, Mpumalanga 
  3. SOS Children’s Village – Pietermaritzburg Village, Kwa Zulu Natal 
  4. SOS Children’s Village – Sekhukhune Social Centre, Limpopo 
  5. SOS Children’s Village – Cape Town Village, Western Cape 
  6. Child Welfare Tshwane, Gauteng
  7. Child Welfare Midrand, Gauteng 
  8. Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis, Gauteng
  9. Look Forward Orphanage, Gauteng
  10. Juno Aurora Home, Gauteng 
  11. The Hanna Charity, Gauteng

The concert is FREE to enjoy for all, but SPAR and Jacaranda FM kindly ask fans to express their goodwill and donate towards this incredibly touching cause. All funds raised will ensure that the Good Morning Angels team can gift vulnerable children across South Africa news toys of their own.

“To know that our event captures the spirt of giving and helps vulnerable children share in the joy that the festive season brings, is incredibly touching. Last year we had fans from Canada, India, and Central Africa join us, this year we’re hoping that South Africans spread around the world will join Mzansi’s best as we use music to connect for a greater cause.” Comments Pieter van Vuuren, SPAR Inland Advertising and Promotions Manager

To join SPAR Carols by Candlelight presented by Jacaranda FM visit, diarise Thursday 2 December, and stock up on snacks and a charitable spirit. 

The event will live stream from 17h00 and will be hosted by Martin Bester and the Breakfast team with a re-broadcast scheduled for Friday 24 December at 17h00.

Visit for more information.

Sources: JacarandaFM – Supplied
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