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64 Free Christmas Events In Melbourne For A Festive Day with Family

Christmas is a special time of year when family, friends and loved ones come together to celebrate through giving, sharing and spending quality time with those we care about most. 

What better way to enjoy the festive season than by attending a festive Christmas event?

There are so many festive events happening around Melbourne, and it can be hard to know where to start…..so we've decided to put together a list of the best free Christmas events happening all throughout Melbourne! 

From Christmas markets and Christmas carols to family fun days out, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Start planning your festive day out now and make sure you don't miss a thing!

Click here if you’re looking for free Christmas events in Melbourne CBD

Christmas has come early at Greensborough Plaza!

Festive trimmings and twinkly lights – a magical Christmas returns to Greensborough Plaza. Visit greensboroughplaza.com.au for details about each day’s scheduled activity.

Free events include: 

Santa arrival weekend – Saturday, November 19, 10am
Children can walk with Santa, Mrs Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman in the official arrival parade. The colourful, joyful and musical Christmas parade will also feature other favourite children’s characters Elmo and the Cookie Monster, and will weave through the shopping centre, starting from the Main Street entrance on Level 3 travelling throughout the mall to Centre Court, located on Level 1, near Chemist Warehouse.

Christmas-themed Children’s activities Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20
The fun continues for children after Santa’s arrival parade with face painting, balloon modelling and other entertainment. Activities will be located on Level 2, outside Toyworld, and Level 3, near Target.

Christmas-themed Children’s craftWeekends from Saturday, November 19, to Sunday, December 18, from 11am to 3pm

Children can take part in free craft activities at the Christmas Gingerbread House on Level 3, near Target, to help them get into the Christmas spirit. Each day will have a different activity for children to participate in, such as creating their own Christmas snow globe, bauble and Santa’s Helper Christmas apron, or colouring in a Christmas stocking and elf mask.

Greensbourough Plaza, 25 Main St, Greensborough, +61 3 9435 4000

Free Christmas Events Melbourne – North

1. Warrandyte Community Carols

Come and celebrate Christmas with the Warrandyte community by singing carols together and enjoying the positive atmosphere at Warrandyte Community Carols

Listen to the performances of local singers and musicians who are spreadig some holiday cheer! Don’t forget to bring a picnic or buy some food and drinks from the food trucks on site. 

Santa will also be making a special appearance, so don't miss out!

Warrandyte Community Carols, Stiggants Reserve, 45-55 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
Sat 17 Dec, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Free

2. Festive Florals – Christmas windows along Chute Street, Diamond Creek

Have a lovely relaxing day out by heading to Chute Street, Diamond Creek to see the area decorated with festive florals and visit the local businesses while you're there.

Decorations will be up from 12 November until after Christmas, so visit anytime within these dates to enjoy the festive window artworks.

Also, make a game out of it by with the kids by trying to see who can spot the most birds hiding in each of the festive floral designs!

Festive Florals – Christmas windows along Chute Street, Diamond Creek, Chute Street, Diamond Creek
Sat 12 Nov – Mon 26 Dec, Starts at 12 am, Free

3. Christmas Carols at Hurstbridge

Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local carolers whose sweet voices are sure to put you in a festive mood.

Carols in Hurstbridge will be at two locations: 

  • 10.30am – Wattle Place
  • 11.30am – Anzac Park

Christmas Carols at Hurstbridge – Wattle Place, Wattle Place, 802 Main Road, Hurstbridge, 
Friday, 02 December 2022, Free

4. Hurstbridge Mens Shed Christmas Sausage Sizzle

The Hurstbridge Men's Shed will be hosting a sausage sizzle in Hurstbridge Town Square this Christmas! Pop by for a free snag and a chat!

Hurstbridge Mens Shed Christmas Sausage Sizzle, Hurstbridge Town Square, 802A Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge
Sat 3 Dec, 9 AM – 1 PM, Free

5. Christmas Carols at the Research Shops

Get into the holiday spirit with the beautiful sounds of local carolers. The show will have two sets, with a 20min – 30min break in between.

Christmas Carols at the Research Shops, Eltham Town Square Rotunda, Main Road, Eltham
Wed 21 Dec, 11:30 am, free

6. Christmas Carols in Diamond Creek

Get into the spirit of Christmas with the lovely sounds of local carolers during Christmas Carols in Diamond Creek. The show will have two sets, with a 20min – 30min interval in between.

Christmas Carols in Diamond Creek, Diamond Creek Plaza, Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek
Wed 14 Dec, 1:30 pm, free

7. Christmas Carols in Eltham

Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local carolers sing festive songs at Christmas Carols in Eltham. The show will have two sets, with a 20min – 30min interval in between.

Christmas Carols in Eltham, Eltham Town Square Rotunda, Main Road, Eltham
Wed 21 Dec, 11:30 am, free

8. German Christmas Market

Come join in on Friday, November 25th, for the German Christmas Market in North Fitzroy! This free, family-friendly event will have a variety of Australian and German Christmas market traditions for everyone to enjoy! It'll be a great night out for the whole family and include Christmas-themed gift stalls, kids' activities, Carols by Candlelight, music, gingerbread houses, German biscuits and more! 

German Christmas Market, 96 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North, +61 3 9205 5555, info@yarracity.vic.gov.au, 
Fri 25 Nov 5 pm – 9 pm, Free

9. Banyule Carols by Candlelight

Listen to Banyule’s annual Carols by Candlelight at the Greensborough War Memorial Park and enjoy the fun activities, entertainment and a wonderful selection of food on offer during this family-friendly event.

Banyule Carols by Candlelight, Henry Street, Greensborough War Memorial Park, Greensborough, +61 3 9490 4222, enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
Sat 17 Dec, 5 pm – 9 pm


10. Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight is back! From 5pm – 8pm Enjoy Pre-event activities and entertainment, festive, fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including face painting, kids crafts, food trucks, stalls and more!

The main stage performances will begin from around 7 pm – 9:30 pm and will include performances from PAW Patrol, Garth Ploog, Michaela Jayde, and more

To end the celebration on a high, there will be a fireworks finale show!

Carols by Candlelight, Anzac Park, Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn
Sat, 3 Dec, 7 PM – 09:30 PM, Free

11. Christmas craft for kids – Mickleham North

Looking for a fun and festive activity for the kids this Christmas? Come along to the Mickleham North Community Centre and where they’ll get to learn how to create their own Christmas stocking!

Christmas craft for kids – Mickleham North, Mickleham North Community Centre, 82-90 St Georges Boulevard, Mickleham
Tues 6 Dec, 3:30 PM – 05:30 PM, Free

12. Plenty of family fun at Christmas in the Plaza

On Friday, 14 December, Christmas in the Plaza will transform the Broadmeadows Civic Plaza into a free, family-friendly, fun-filled, festive extravaganza.  

Entertainment includes face painting, Christmas crafts, a jumping castle and children’s activities paired with live music and roving entertainment. Santa and his helpers will also be available for photos and to listen to Christmas wish lists throughout the evening.

On top of this, there will also be a sausage sizzle, food trucks, and Christmas delights!

Plenty of family fun at Christmas in the Plaza, Civic Plaza, Broadmeadows
Friday 14 December, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Free

13. Westfield Christmas Craft Activities

Bring the little ones along to Westfield as they've prepared a range of Christmas crafts and activities for them to enjoy during the holiday season. Dates and activities include:

  • 18 – 19 November – Christmas Bauble Craft
  • 2 – 3 December – Christmas Cards
  • 16 – 17 December – Christmas Stockings

The fun starts at 10 am at the Kids Space, near Kmart. The free event is exclusive to Westfield Plus members.

14. DIY Kid's Toy Workshop

During the season of giving, kids are invited to come and join in at the DIY Kid's Toy Workshop where they'll get to be Santa's elves for the day and help out in making timber toys that will be given to kids in care on Christmas Day! It'll be a fun and rewarding experience, and the best part is that it's completely free!

DIY Kid's Toy Workshop, Thornbury Church of Christ 390-398 Saint Georges Road Thornbury
Sat 3 Dec, 10 am – 12 pm, Free

Free Christmas Events – Melbourne South / south-east / bayside

15. Fusion Twilight Christmas Community Market

Enjoy lots of fun kids' activities, Christmas gifts and crafts to purchase, as well as delicious food stalls during the Fusion Twilight Christmas Community Market.

Fusion Twilight Christmas Community Market, Fusion Youth and Community Centre, 185 Warrigal Road, Hughesdale, +61 3 9679 3955, oakleigh.centre@fusion.org.au
Fri 2 Dec 4 pm – 7 pm, Free

16. Somerville Community Christmas Carols

On Friday, 16 December, expect an exciting evening with choirs, music, kid’s entertainment, food vans, a few markets, the Charlie Silly Pants Christmas Show and a visit from Santa during the Somerville Community Christmas Carols event!

Also, if you're looking to give back this holiday season, help them support St Andrews Church's giving tree initiative by donating toys and dry pantry products, which will be given to families in need.

Somerville Community Christmas Carols, Fruit Growers Reserve, Edward Street, Somerville
Fri 16 Dec, 6 pm – 9:30 pm, Free

17. Open Creative Studio and Pop Christmas Shop

Spare Parts Art Space are hosting an open day on Sunday, 20 November, where you can learn more about their upcoming school holiday program, adult and children's workshops, space hire, see their gallery space and visit their Christmas pop-up shop!

Open Creative Studio and Pop Christmas Shop, Spare Parts Art Space, 5/11-13 Diane St, Mornington 
Sun 20 Nov 10 – 2 PM, free

18. Stonnington Christmas Concerts

Looking for some festive fun this Christmas? The City of Stonnington has got you covered with a series of free Christmas concerts to celebrate the holiday season. 

Musical director Casey Bennetto will be leading each Christmas concert with a spectacular line-up of festive music, including some of Australia's finest vocalists, the stunning South of the River Choir, and a special visit from Santa!

Finish off the night by watching their Pyrotechnics display that is set to classical music.

There will also be roving entertainment and food trucks, and the events will raise funds for the Mayor's chosen charity.

Stonnington Christmas Concerts, 83-141 Burke Road, Malvern East, Central Park
Sun 11 Dec, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stonnington Christmas Concerts, 305-325 Williams Road, South Yarra, Sunday, 18 December 2022, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, free

19. Kinross Christmas Craft Market

Kinross Christmas Craft Market is on this November and will feature delightful pieces from local craft makers, artists, and artisans who are offering an assortment of thoughtfully made offerings, such as artwork, jewellery, fine prints, wood, glass, home accessories and stationery!

The pop-up shop is a fundraiser that supports the arts centre and local makers.

Kinross Christmas Craft Market, Kinross Arts Centre, 603 Toorak Road, Toorak
Wed 9 Nov –  Sun 20 Nov 10 am – 3 pm

20. Bayside Christmas Carols in the Park

Bayside City Council is bringing back Christmas Carols in the Park, so join in to celebrate with the whole community along with family and friends the holiday season. Pre-event activities begin at 5:30 pm.

Bayside Christmas Carols in the Park, Dendy Park, Brighton, +61 3 9599 4444
Tue 13 Dec, 5:30 pm, Free

21. Beaumaris Community Carols – Christmas Eve 2022

Celebrate the season of Christmas by singing along to your favourite Christmas tunes during the Beaumaris Community Carols on Christmas Eve. The program starts at 7:30 pm. Carol books are available for use on the night with a gold coin donation. Battery candles may also be purchased for a nominal amount. 

Santa will also arrive towards the conclusion of the evening.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic rugs! 

Beaumaris Community Carols – Christmas Eve 2022, Rear of the Beaumaris Community Centre, Reserve Road, Beaumaris, Beaumaris
Sat 24 Dec, 7:30 pm – 9:15pm, Free

22. Christmas in the Park

Come out and enjoy a festive movie in the park, and get into the spirit by decorating your own gingerbread! Bring a picnic and enjoy some quality family time together.

Christmas in the Park, Orana Community Place, Playwright St, Clyde North
Fri 2 Dec 2022, 6pm, Free


23. Christmas on the Foreshore

Christmas on the Foreshore has prepared free entertainment, face painting, a visit from Santa and a fireworks display to top off a wonderful night! 

Christmas on the Foreshore, Tooradin Foreshore
Fri 16 Dec 2022, 6 pm – 10 pm, Free

Christmas on the Foreshore

24. Cranbourne Community Christmas Carols

Come join the Cranbourne Presbyterian Church for their 10th annual Community Christmas Carols! There will be free activities for the kids, live performances, carols and a sausage sizzle.

Cranbourne Community Christmas Carols, Cranbourne Presbyterian Church
Sun 18 Dec, 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Free

25. Macramé Christmas Decorations Workshop

In this fun workshop, you'll learn the basics of macramé with Oznur from ‘Lennon +me' and create your own decorations to add to your Christmas tree. All you need to bring is some Christmas cheer!

Bookings open at 9 am on Wednesday, 23 November.

Macramé Christmas Decorations Workshop, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre Walker and, Robinson Street, Dandenong
Wed 7 Dec 3 pm – 5 pm, Free

26. The Keysie Market – Christmas Edition

If you're looking for a fantastic Christmas market to do your shopping at, be sure to come to The Keysie Market on Sunday, December 18th, from 10 am to 3 pm. It'll be a great opportunity to support small businesses and find unique gifts for your loved ones, all while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

The Keysie Market – Christmas Edition, Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough
Sun 18 Dec, 10 am – 3 pm, Free

27. Christmas Movie Night – Santa Clause – Libraries After Dark

Get in the holiday spirit by joining Springvale Library for their last movie night of the year. Note that Library membership is required to register.

Christmas Movie Night – Santa Clause – Libraries After Dark, Springvale Library, 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale
Thu 15 Dec 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Free

28. Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights 2022

Experience all the magic, wonder and joy the season brings at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights! The free event offers live entertainment, Christmas performers and carols, activities for kids, and of course, the chance to meet Santa. 

There will also be a Little Beauty Christmas Market which is also the perfect place to find some Christmas gifts or lay out your picnic rug and rest or watch the main stage entertainment on the big screen.

You can see also the Bluey Christmas Live Interactive Experience in the Frankton Arts Centre!

End the night by watching the 30m Norfolk Pine light up, followed by a spectacular firework display!

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights 2022, Davey and Young Streets, Frankston
Sat 26 Nov 2022, 5 pm -10 pm, Free


29. Carols in the Gardens

Celebrate the holiday season with live carols within the beautiful and picturesque grounds of Rippon Lea Estate during the Carols in the Gardens event!

Carols in the Gardens, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick
Friday 16 December 6pm–9pm, Free

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30. Elsternwick Village Family Fun Day

At Elsternwick Village, you'll find the streets and shop windows come alive with holiday cheer during their Family Fun Day on Saturday, 17 December 2022.

Enjoy shopping for that perfect gift or your festive season groceries, say hello and snap a photo with Santa and his friends, who will be roaming around Elsternwick Village spreading festive cheer, or maybe even jump aboard an antique fire truck for a free ride down Glen Huntly Rd.

Elsternwick Village has everything you need. The fun starts at 11 am – 3 pm so come on down and enjoy all the holiday cheer!

Elsternwick Village Family Fun Day, Begin at the HQ, located outside Officeworks at 377 Glen Huntly Rd

Sat 17 Dec, 11 am – 3 pm, Free

31. Twilight Christmas Market

Twilight Christmas Market is back and better than ever, and the whole family, including your pups, are invited! With live music, food trucks, workshops, performers, and tons of local artisans, this is an event all ages can enjoy.

See the lighting of the artist-designed Christmas Tree at 8.00 pm, Take some photos with Santa, join in the drumming Workshop, and more!

Twilight Christmas Market, Bunjil Place Plaza, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Sat 3 Dec, 3 pm – 9 pm, Free

Free Christmas events Melbourne – East

32. Notting Hill Christmas Jamboree

Notting Hill Neighbourhood House is hosting a fun Christmas party with plenty of festive activities, a big raffle, a classic Aussie sausage sizzle, and other delicious food to enjoy! 

This is sure to be a great afternoon filled with good memories, so mark your calendars for 10 December to avoid missing out!

Notting Hill Christmas Jamboree, Notting Hill Neighbourhood House, 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill
Sat 10 December, 12 pm –  3 pm, Free

33. Carols by Candlelight

Pack a picnic rug and head down to Ruffey Lake Park on Friday, 9 December, to celebrate the festive season during the much-loved Manningham Carols!

The event will feature both local and national performers, entertaining activities and some of Melbourne's most amazing food trucks! The fun starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 pm with a spectacular fireworks finale! 

So be sure to make your calendars for this sensational event!

Carols by Candlelight Ruffey Lake Park, George Street, Doncaster, +61 3 9840 9333, events@manningham.vic.gov.au
Fri 9 Dec, 6 pm – 9:30 pm, Free

34. Maroondah Carols

Come join in and be a part of Maroondah’s much-loved Christmas Carols event, Maroondah Carols

There'll be great food vendors, a free kid's zone, awesome pre-show entertainment, and the Maroondah Carols Band playing all your favourite holiday tunes, topped off with a spectacular fireworks show at the end!

Maroondah Carols, Croydon Park, Hewish Road Croydon, 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598, maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au
Sat 3 Dec, 6 pm – 10 pm, Free

35. Arts Nunawading Christmas Market

Looking for a unique gift or some fresh produce? Shop local at the Arts Nunawading Market! With a wide range of handmade goods, you're sure to find something special. The market’s Christmas edition will be held on Sunday, 11 December.

Arts Nunawading Christmas Market, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 397-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Sun 11 Dec, 1 pm -5 pm, Free

36. Christmas Twilight Market

Do your Christmas shopping early and enjoy a fun, music-filled evening at the Christmas Twilight Market on November 17th! You'll be able to find high-quality handcrafted products like clothing, accessories, and homewares for purchase.

Christmas Twilight Market, 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton, +61 3 9885 9401, admin@alameinnlc.com.au
Thu 17 Nov, 4 pm – 8 pm, Free

37. Christmas craft crochet workshop

If you're looking for a unique Christmas tree decoration, come join craft extraordinaire Joyce as she walks you through the creation of your own crochet Christmas decoration. You'll be able to take it home and hang it up on your tree.

Christmas craft crochet workshop, Balwyn Library, Whitehorse Road Balwyn
Fri 2 Dec, 11 am – 12 pm, Free

38. Bayswater Christmas Makers Market

Come to Bayswater's indoor market for a festive shopping experience! You'll find a great selection of high-quality goods from local makers such as Christmas gifts and decorations. 

Bayswater Christmas Makers Market , Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre, 790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater
Sat 10 Dec, 10 AM – 2 PM, Free

39. Montrose Community Christmas Carols

Join the community of Montrose for Montrose Community Christmas Carols, presented by Montrose Church of Christ. 

Bring your picnic gear and enjoy a free sausage sizzle, performances by local schools, a visit from Santa, gifts for all the kids, and your favourite Christmas carols!

Montrose Community Christmas Carols, Montrose Community Centre, Montrose
Sun 11 Dec, 5:30 PM – 8 PM, Free

40. Mt Evelyn Christmas Trail

Starting 29 November, Enjoy festive activities happening across stores in Mt Evelyn during their Christmas Trail!

The trail activity will start from the Skatepark end of town and go down to Monbulk Rd. There will be scavenger hunts and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can even win vouchers from their local stores!

They’re also running a colouring competition for kids of all ages! Winners get a voucher to the lolly shop. Pick up what you need to join in the colouring competition from the store from Nov 29 onwards, and return your entries before Dec 16!

Mt Evelyn Christmas Trail, Mt Evelyn, 3796
Tue 29 Nov – Tue 20 Dec, 09:00 AM, Free

41. Live Circus Performances and Magical Carousel

Come experience the magic of Eastland's live Christmas performances and acts during the Live Circus Performances and Magical Carousel! Their amazing Christmas showman will make sure you have a blast as you enjoy all the prepared fun entertainment and roving entertainment, during the weekend, Thursday, and Friday dinner shows. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the memories!

Live Circus Performances and Magical Carousel, 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Mon 12 Dec – Sun 24 Dec, Every Weekednd, Thursday and Friday, 4:30 pm and 7 pm, Free

Free christmas events Melbourne – West 

42. Brimbank December to Remember

The city of Brimbank comes alive in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with festive lights, Santa Claus, carols and entertainment bringing holiday cheer to all corners during their December to Remember Christmas party.

Don't miss out, as we're sure that there's plenty to enjoy for everyone, so come on over and celebrate with the kids.

43. Carols by Candlelight 2022

Come join in at Hannah Watts Park On Saturday, 3 December 2022, for Melton's 2022 Carols by Candlelight! It's sure to be a heartwarming event that'll fill you with some festive cheer!

Melton Carols by Candlelight 2022, Hannah Watts Park, High Street, Melton, 03 9747 7200, csu@melton.vic.gov.au
Sat 3 Dec, 6 pm – 9 pm, Free

44. Carols in Queens Park, Moonee Ponds

Enjoy an evening of carols and festive cheer in Queens Park during their Carols in Queens Park event! Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy some of your favorite holiday tunes performed live. 

Candles, food, and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

Carols in Queens Park, Queens Park, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd and Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds
Sat 10 Dec,  From 5 pm, Free

45. Christmas Carols 2022

Looking for a fun and festive way to get into the holiday spirit? Then come on down to St Albans Square for the annual Christmas Carols event! 

Enjoy live music, entertainment and of course, plenty of Christmas carols

Christmas Carols 2022, 331 Main Road East, St Albans
Sat 10 Dec, 11 am – 2 pm, Free

46. Santa Photos

Santa will be visiting Alfrieda St this year and he’s inviting you to come down with your family and friends for a free instant photo! The photo will be yours to keep as a lasting memory of this year’s Christmas.

Santa Photos, 63 Alfrieda St, St Albans,
Sat 10 December 2022 – 11 am – 2 pm, Free

47. Christmas At The Lakes

Enjoy a day of entertainment as you listen to the beautiful sound of carols and watch local talent performing on the stage during Christmas At The Lakes

The low cost fun filled day includes:

  • Rides Activities
  • Stage performers
  • Food Vans
  • Community stalls
  • Santa visit
  • Firework Display

Christmas At The Lakes, Breezewater Reserve, 25 The Breezewater, Point Cook
Sat 3 Dec, 3 pm – 10:30  pm, Gold coin donation on entry

48. Christmas Festival 2022

Enjoy Christmas Carols, Car Show and Shine, Food Truck Vendors, Kids Entertainment, which includesPetting Zoo, Jumping Castles, Craft, Face Painting, Popcorn and much more

Christmas Festival 2022, 147-155 Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing VIC
Sat 3 Dec 2022, 4 pm – 10 pm, Free

49. Car Boot Sale and Christmas Market

The Wyndham Park Community Centre Car Boot Sale and Christmas Market is the perfect place to find sustainable holiday gifts! The market will include:

  • Second-hand bike sale & bike maintenance and safety advice
  • Christmas presents and ornaments (by Wyndham Park Community Shed)
  • Car boot sale
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Delicious barista coffee
  • Cleanaway truck and recycling workshop

Car Boot Sale and Christmas Market, Wyndham Park Community Centre 55 – 57 Kookaburra Ave, Werribee, 
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 9:30 am – 2 pm, Free

50. Christmas Story Time – Wxerribee Library

Dress up in your favourite Christmas outfit, or just come along as you are to the Christmas Story Time event at Werribee Library! Enjoy lots of fun Christmas themed songs and stories!

Christmas Story Time – Werribee Library, Werribee Library, Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton St, Werribee
Thu 15 Dec 2022, 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Free

51. Christmas Story Time – Point Cook Library

All ages are invited to join in and enjoy the Christmas themed books, songs and fun during the Christmas Story Time event at Point Cook Library

Christmas Story Time – Point Cook Library, 1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

Wed 7 Dec, 4 pm – 4:45 pm, Free

52. Celebrate Christmas in Werribee City Centre

Pop down to Werribee City Centre from 10-11 December to join in all the festive family-fun! Enjoy roving performers, face painting, kids activities, entertainment and more. 

A Makers Market will also be there across the weekend and watch out for participating retailers with offers special for all of your Christmas shopping needs. 

Celebrate Christmas in Werribee City Centre, Watton Street, Werribee City Centre
Sat 10 Dec – Sun 11 Dec, 10 am – 3 pm, Free

53. Christmas Makers Markets

Shop and support local this Christmas at the Christmas Makers Markets! The market has added two new pop up markets for Christmas – one in Werribee City Centre and one in Hoppers Junction.

So be sure to stop by to check out the curated and diverse offerings, high-quality, hand-made, designed or locally grown items!

Christmas Makers Markets, Hoppers Junction – Sat 3 Dec, 10 am – 2 pm, Free
Christmas Makers Markets, Werribee City Centre – Sat 10 Dec – Sun 11 Dec, 10 am – 3 pm, Free

54. Christmas Story Time – Manor Lakes Library

Join in at Manor Lakes Library for Christmas Story Time, where they'll be celebrating the festive season with Christmas-themed books and songs.

Christmas Story Time, Manor Lakes Library, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes
Fri 16 Dec, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, Free

55. Soho Village Christmas Twilight Market

Enjoy the local makers, artists' stalls, food trucks and family entertainment, such as live carols and music at the Soho Village Christmas Twilight Market.

Soho Village Christmas Twilight Market, Adelphi Boulevard, Point Cook
Sat 26 Nov, 4 pm – 9 pm, Free

56. Christmas Rhyme Time at Wyndham Park 

For kids ages 1-5, listen to 30 minutes of Christmas-themed songs, rhymes, stories and more!

Don’t forget to bring along some sunscreen, a hat, water, and a blanket to sit on.

Christmas Rhyme Time at Wyndham Park , West lawn, Wyndham Park, Werribee
Tue, 6 Dec, 10:30 am – 11 am, Free

57. Christmas Story Time – Julia Gillard Library Tarneit

All ages are welcome to join in at Julia Gillard Library Tarneit for Christmas-themed songs, stories and fun! 

Christmas Story Time – Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit
Fri 16 Dec 2022, 3:30 pm – 4 pm, Free

58. Christmas Story Time – Williams Landing Library Lounge

Williams Landing Library Lounge is hosting a Christmas Story Time event where all ages are invited to join in all the Christmas fun. Enjoy Christmas-themed songs, stories and more!

Christmas Story Time – Williams Landing Library Lounge, Williams Landing Library Lounge, 1/101 Overton Rd, Williams Landing
Mon, 12 Dec 2022, 10 am – 10:45 am, Free

59. Christmas Story Time – Hoppers Crossing (Plaza) Library

Get into the Christmas spirit by listening to Christmas-themed songs, stories and more! 

Christmas Story Time – Hoppers Crossing (Plaza) Library, Hoppers Crossing (Plaza) Library, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Shop MM11, Level 1, Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing
Fri 9 Dec, 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Free

60. Outdoor Movie – The Grinch

Get into that Christmas cheer and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones as you enjoy a free screening of The Grinch presented by Wyndham City Youth Services.

The event includes FREE Popcorn and fairy floss available on the night. But note that you should bring your own chair, rugs and blankets for comfort, along with drinks and extra snacks.

The Grinch, Penrose Promenade Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade

Fri 16 Dec 2022, 8 pm – 11 pm, Free

61. Spotswood Kingsville RSL Christmas Party

Bring along nibbles and enjoy a BBQ at this annual family-friendly Christmas Party! The free event includes children's activities, a jumping castle and lawn games.

Some food will also be provided, but everyone is still welcome to bring their own picnic.

Spotswood Kingsville RSL Christmas Party, 59 The Avenue , Spotswood

Sat 17 Dec, 12 pm, Free

62. Christmas in Geelong

This year's Christmas in Geelong Program is going to be extra special, with lots of new events and activities! Whether you're looking for traditional favourites or something new and exciting, they've got you covered.

So come on over with the whole family and celebrate with them this holiday season!

63. Visit Williamstown annual Christmas Celebration

This much loved annual Christmas Celebration is back and will be taking place this year on Friday, 9 December, from 3 to 6 pm! There'll be lots of fun for all ages to enjoy, such as a meet and greet with Santa and his elf, face painting, live entertainment from buskers and magicians and the balloon twister.⁠

Local traders are also joining in and are offering lots of great things for you to enjoy throughout the night.

Visit Williamstown annual Christmas Celebration, Douglas Parade and Ferguson Street

Fri 9 Dec, 3 pm – 6 pm, free

64. Kids Club

Join in at Kids Club every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm for some group fun as you learn, create, and imagine through art and science. For the month of December, activities will teach your kids about Magnets and Christmas angels and reindeer.

Kids Club, Corner Derrimut & Heaths Roads Werribee
Tue 6 Dec & Tue 13 Dec, 10 am – 1 pm, Free

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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