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xmas 2017 

CHRISTMAS IN GEELONG OPENING NIGHT - YOU ARE INVITED!

10 NOVEMBER - FROM 7.00PM AT WATERFRONT GEELONG

You are invited to celebrate a spectacular night of Christmas activities to kick start the 2017 Christmas in Geelong program.Geelong’s stunning Floating Christmas Tree returns on Friday 10 November 2017 with a few new surprises when we launch our city's biggest night of Christmas celebrations.Families who mark the annual tradition of lighting the tree at the Waterfront will also be treated to the biggest Christmas entertainment line-up yet! It will feature an impressive line-up of entertainment from 7.00pm including the Mik Maks and hosted by Bay FM's Hayden and Milly.

The lighting of our Floating Christmas Tree will occur at 9.00pm. Come and help us do the traditional count-down to light the tree! Following this, head up to City Hall to see our festive Christmas projections which will commence at 9.30pm at City Hall. This year, the creative presentation has been developed by renowned local artist, Matt Bonner.

Again this year, one lucky child will have the chance to turn on Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree as well. Enter the City’s Christmas colouring competition for your chance to win. (Open to children up to 13 years of age). View Geelong’s spectacular christmas weekend activities

Sidewalk Sales

CENTRAL GEELONG SHOPPING FESTIVAL AND SIDEWALK SALES

7 NOVEMBER - 9.00PM TO 5.00PM
CENTRAL GEELONG

This year’s Central Geelong Sidewalk Sales on Tuesday 7 November is set to be the largest yet with over 200 businesses expected to participate. This is Central Geelong’s biggest shopping day of the year; it’s the day of the year people flock to Central Geelong for a fantastic day out, to snap up a bargain, to enjoy a long lunch and to be entertained. View the event

Gala

GALA TWILIGHT PARADE

11 NOVEMBER - 7.30PM TO 9.30PM
MALOP STREET AND MOORABOOL STREET

The Gala Parade will be a visual spectacular, creating a fun and enchanting atmosphere igniting children’s imaginations with glittering lights, LED parade floats and performers. After the Parade, head down to the Waterfront to watch Geelong's amazing floating Christmas tree. This is FREE community event. View the event

6Hours

SIX HOURS IN GEELONG

27 OCTOBER - 7.00PM TO 8.30PM
GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
50 LITTLE MALOP STREET, GEELONG

Six Hours in Geelong is a story of loss, loathing, love, and racism. A fast and funny musical ride, through cultural complexity, into the soul of a changing city. A true story about a group of young people, who witness an Islamophobic incident on the Melbourne to Geelong train which leads them to question their identity, friendships and sense of belonging. Buy tickets or read more 

Upcoming Events

Food Truck Friday
3 November 2017 View the event

Michael Leunig: Recent, Rare and Classic Works on Paper
Until 4 November 2017 View the event

Toast to the Coast
4 - 5 November 2017 View the event

Cyber safety sessions
Various dates from 7 November 2017 to 6 June 2018 View the event

The Bald Archy Prize
Until 11 November 2017 View the event

Run Geelong
19 November 2017 View the event

2017 Barwon Month of Action
Until 25 November 2017 View the event

2017 Archibald Prize
Until 10 December 2017 View the event
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Public Notices

JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY INTENSIVE SWIMMING PROGRAM

Held each school holidays, our Holiday Intensive Lessons are provided over consecutive days by our AUSTSWIM qualified swim teachers. Emphasising fun and learning, your child will benefit from concentrated lessons to aid in their development and progression.

Kids enjoy a free swim before or after each lesson! Webstar's Swim School members receive a 10% discount on the Holiday Intensive Swimming Program. Read the full news item
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