The beginning of December marks an important occasion - Michael Buble coming out from his 11-month long hibernation. That’s right folks, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. After the longest year in history, who would’ve thought we’d be able to have a COVID-normal celebration? So let’s make the most of it. Let’s honour how far we’ve come this year. If you’re in our region this month, here’s where you can absorb some holiday cheer.
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Floating Christmas Tree Light Show
You know it’s December in Geelong when you look to the waterfront to see the floating Christmas tree. Drop by the waterfront between 8:30pm and midnight, to watch the 25-metre tree come to life in a show of sound and light. There are two different light shows to experience, one from 27 November until 25 December and one from 26 December to 07 January. The tree is moored by The Carousel.
Adventure Park's Christmas Festival of Lights
See the magic of Christmas and fairy tales come to life this December, with colourful state-of-the-art displays and 1.2 million lights that will illuminate Geelong's night sky. With a wonderland of enchanting trails, glistening paths, magical glittering bridges and dazzling floating displays, Adventure Park’s Festival of Lights is an experience for the whole family. Take a photo with Santa and ride into the night on our amazing action rides, under lights!
2020 Christmas Projections
Local artist Matt Bonner is set to once again light up the façade of City Hall on Gheringhap Street this month with stunning Christmas-themed projections. Last year, the crowd were treated to an immersive show taking them through Christmas’ of years past; from the 1920s to the 1960s. The projections screen nightly from 8:30pm to 11:30pm.
With lots of local options open during the holiday period, it's well worth a big brunch or a long lunch. When it comes to stocking your holiday table with homegrown goodies, there's also a range of local teams offering hampers and catering packs - check out Clyde Park, Fork & Flower or Annie's Provedore in Barwon Heads.
Central Geelong Christmas Trail
Fun for the whole family, central Geelong has transformed itself into a Christmas wonderland. You’ll find roving elves ready for a photo opp, three new 3d artworks, a social media face filter that’ll place you directly in front of the floating Christmas tree, an augmented reality trail and a series of colouring sheets that will be brought to life via AR. Download the Love Central Geelong app for a full schedule of Christmas events.