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2013 Christmas around Geelong

Denis Walter’s Carols by the Bay

Its Christmas time and the festivities and celebrations are in full swing around the Geelong Region. The fun starts Saturday night with the annual Denis Walter Carols by the Bay at Eastern Beach, featuring a wide array of sensational entertainment including everyone’s favourite Humphrey B Bear plus Lisa Edwards, the Australian Youth Band and Santa. The fun starts at 7:45 so get there early to get a great spot on the lawn at Eastern Beach. read more


Santa’s Christmas Spectacular

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular is an exciting new event is travelling to two venues in Melbourne and also stopping here in Geelong on the 8th of December when it visits the Geelong Showgrounds in East Geelong. The huge family event will feature lots of Christmas themed fun including rides, showbags, food, petting zoo and plenty of roaming entertainment. Santa will be on hand to greet the kiddies in what should be a great big Christmas party.

Carols By Candlelight

The beautiful grassy slopes of Johnstone Park will once again host the traditional Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve to the delight of thousands celebrating this festive night of nights. There will be some of the region’s finest singers, bands and choirs all belting out some of the most beautiful festive songs. The event starts at 8:00PM so get there early to get a great position.


Pirra Twilight Christmas Market & Open Air Movie Night

Pirra Homestead in Lara, home of the Lara Food Festival will host an incredible Christmas Market featuring over 30 stalls and an outdoor cinema showing the movie ELF on Friday the 6th of December. Gates open at 5:30 and the film starts at sundown, so get there early and enjoy some delicious food, handcrafted beers and wine and kid’s entertainment.