Discover the top Christmas events in Geelong this year with our festive guide

Experience the Festive Magic in Geelong this Christmas

By Staff Writer

Geelong is gearing up for a spectacular Christmas celebration with a wide range of festive activities to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for dazzling light displays, selfie opportunities, or family-friendly events, Geelong has it all. Here are some exciting ideas to make your Christmas in Geelong truly memorable.

1. Floating Christmas Tree

Don’t miss the iconic 25-meter tall metallic beauty, the Floating Christmas Tree, located on the waterfront. Be mesmerized by the six-minute Sound and Light Shows held every night from 8.30pm. On Saturdays in December, there are special Family Friendly Sound and Light Shows. It’s a sight that shouldn’t be missed!

2. Giant Selfie Trail

Explore the Giant Selfie Trail across 20 locations in Geelong. Capture festive moments with Insta-worthy backdrops, including mistletoe kisses, Christmassy snow globes, selfies with Santa, and even becoming a Christmas tree decoration. There are seven convenient locations in central Geelong and more in Eastern Beach and Geelong West.

3. Christmas in the Gardens

Experience the magic of Christmas in the Gardens at Geelong’s brand-new festive family event. Enjoy activities such as taking photos with Santa, face painting, themed crafts, movie screenings, live performances, giant games, scavenger hunts, and more. This enchanting event is free and promises holiday cheer for all ages.

4. Christmas Festival of Lights

Immerse yourself in the dazzling display of over 3.3 million lights at the Christmas Festival of Lights in Adventure Park. Explore the 1000 light installations and displays, including a lights maze, reindeer, ice castle, candy cane tunnel, and a singing show with Polar Bear characters. Don’t miss out on the high-flying Elf Trapeze Show and other exciting performances. Tickets are selling fast, so book yours now!

5. Christmas Projections

Witness the mesmerizing Christmas-themed projections at Geelong City Hall. Renowned multimedia projection artist Matt Bonner brings City Hall to life with stunning visuals. Watch the projections from a marked viewing area at ground level or enjoy a bird’s eye view from the Civic Car Park. This year’s show features animated Christmas scenes from previous years, capturing the true spirit and wonder of the holiday season.

6. Carols by Candlelight

Join the 60th edition of Carols by Candlelight at Johnstone Park on Christmas Eve. This free community event offers an enchanting evening filled with festive joy. Indulge in delicious food truck offerings or bring a picnic to share with loved ones. Grab a picnic rug and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit in the heart of Geelong.

7. Piccadilly Christmas Market

Get into the festive shopping spirit at the Piccadilly Christmas Market. With over 100 stalls featuring talented local makers, you’ll find unique gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. Enjoy food trucks, outdoor seating, a fun farm for kids, free face painting, and live entertainment. Don’t miss this opportunity to support local artisans and find the perfect Christmas presents.

8. School Christmas Trees

Marvel at the creativity of local students as they showcase their crafty Christmas trees at Johnstone Park. Thirty trees are on display, creating a festive atmosphere in one central location.

9. Christmas Nights at The Carousel

Experience the magic of Geelong’s beloved Carousel with a special after-hours Christmas experience. Enjoy horse rides, festive crafts, and the family-friendly Sound and Light show featuring the floating Christmas tree. Entry to the Carousel pavilion, face painting, and craft activities are all free. Purchase tickets for a magical Carousel ride.

Christmas is in full swing in Geelong, so don’t miss out on the festive fun. Explore the full Christmas program here and make this Christmas a memorable one!

About the Author

“Geelong’s Christmas festivities are bigger and better than ever this year. With a wide range of activities and events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Embrace the festive spirit and make lasting memories with your loved ones in Geelong this Christmas.”

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