Floating Christmas Tree

Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree will Light Up Geelong from Friday 11 November.

Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree:
11 November 2016 – 7 January 2017 at 8:30pm.

Christmas Projections on City Hall:
11 November – 7 January 2017 at 8:30pm


Did you see Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree light up on Friday night? Have your say by completing our Light Up Geelong survey.



Updates



Upcoming Christmas events


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05 October 2018


Personalised email from Santa

Can't make it to the Carousel or new Geelong library by 15 Dec? Get a personalised email from Santa.


Central Geelong Christmas Trail

The Christmas Trail is your guide to what's happening around the city. We've got Myer Christmas windows, a giant snow globe, Christmas projections and heaps more.




1 Floating Christmas Tree and Light Show (day and evening)
From Nov 11
The largest floating outdoor tree in Australia will shimmer and glitter on Corio Bay every 15 minutes from 8.30pm.


2 Free personalised Santa Letters (day)
From Nov 18
Post your letter to Santa in the North Pole letter box located in The Carousel to receive a letter back from Santa. Mail must be received by 15 Dec. (Post box also at The Geelong Library)

3 Morning Teas with Santa (day)
Dec 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. 9.30am to 10.15am
Delight your children this Christmas with a Morning Tea with Santa at The Carousel. Children can meet Santa and the Magic Meter Elves, enjoy a free morning tea and a ride on The Carousel. Free activity with limited places.
Bookings essential. Book online from 15 November at 12pm.

4 Christmas at The Carousel (day and evening)
From Nov 11
Enjoy extended hours, festive lighting, and roaming Santa. Glow merchandise, souvenirs and snacks available.

5 Illuminated Stars (evening)
From Nov 11
Five giant stars light up The Carousel Precinct.

6 Illuminated Baubles (evening)
From Nov 11

7 Family Christmas Movies (evening)
Family Christmas movies on Steampacket Gardens. BYO chairs and blankets.
2 Dec - Back to the Future - 7.00pm
9 Dec - Muppet Christmas Carol - 7.00pm
16 Dec - Mik Maks, craft & face painting from 6.00pm - Elf 7.30pm


8 Waterfront Activities (day and evening)
From Nov 11
The Waterfront Precinct will come alive with activities for the whole family. From a ride on The Carousel or train to a boat ride or helicopter flight for those looking for adventure.

9 Christmas Waterfront Geelong Makers & Growers Market (day)
Dec 4 10am-2pm
Featuring local produce, gourmet treats, art and hand crafts from regional makers and growers.

10 Ferris Wheel (day and evening)
From Nov 11
Hop on the largest travelling Ferris Wheel in the Southern Hemisphere to get a great view of the Floating Christmas Tree. When darkness comes, the wheel comes alive with over 24 amazing light patterns illuminating the night sky.

11 Cargo Box Light Display (evening)
From Nov 11
These bronze and glass boxes represent the 200 year history of cargo shipped through Corio Bay via the Port of Geelong.

12 Blizzard Lights (evening)
From Nov 11
Enjoy the magic of the lights dripping from the trees at Customs Park.

13 Nativity Scene (day and evening)
From Nov 18
Traditional Christmas Nativity scene at the council offices at 100 Brougham St.


14 Santa Photos at Westfield (day)
From Nov 12
See in centre or Westfield for Santa photo dates, times and prices.

15 Elf Activity @ Bank of Melbourne
From Nov 30
Enjoy Magic Meter Elf themed activities including craft and photo fun. The Central Geelong Magic Meter Elves are presented by Central Geelong Marketing and proudly supported by the Bank of Melbourne.




16 Myer Christmas Windows (day and evening)
From Nov 12
The 2016 windows are a retrospective of the 2014 Myer Melbourne windows featuring Christmas story ‘Santa Claus and the Three Bears’ by Maria Modugno and illustrated by Jane and Brooke Dyer. Presented by Myer Geelong, Westfield Geelong, Central Geelong Marketing and the City of Greater Geelong.


17 Polar Bear Fun (day)
From 2 Dec 11.00am to 11.15am Wed, Friday and Saturday - Outside Myer
Get up close and personal with our polar bear characters – inspired by the 2016 Myer Geelong Christmas Windows. Have a cuddle and take a photo.

18 Catenary Lighting with new star (day and evening)
From Nov 12
Central Geelong’s Christmas Catenary lighting display celebrates with traditional Christmas coloured lights and a new star in 2016.


19 Gingerbread House and craft activity (day)
From 1 Dec 10.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Sat
Discover the Gingerbread House! Enjoy gingerbread craft and photo fun. Illuminated at Night.


20 Gingerbread character fun (day)

From 2 Dec 11.45 am -12.00 pm Wed, Fri and Sat
Meet our gorgeous gingerbread characters inspired by the Gingerbread House. Have a cuddle and take a photo.



21 Santa Photos at Market Square (day)

From 12 Nov
See in centre or Market Square for Santa photo dates, times and prices.


22 School Christmas Trees (day and evening)
From Nov 18
Local schools have decorated Christmas trees. Don’t miss their creations.



23 Magic Meter Elf Base (day and evening)

Dec 1 to Dec 24 Mon to Sat 10.00am to 2.00pm
Central Geelong’s Magic Meter Elves spread Christmas cheer and will use Santa’s Reindeer Training Academy as their base.

24 Santa’s Reindeer Training Academy (day and evening)
From 1 Dec to Dec 24, Mon to Sat 10.00am to 2.00pm,
Fri & Sat 4.00pm to 8.00pm excluding 24 Dec
Help get Santa’s reindeer ready for Christmas Eve. Take a ride on one of Santa’s reindeer in our winter wonderland.

25 Free personalised Santa Letters (day)
Geelong Library From Nov 18
Post your letter to Santa in the North Pole letter box located in the Geelong Library to receive a letter back from Santa. Mail must be received by 15 Dec. (Post box also at The Carousel)

26 ‘Santa Claus and the Three Bears’ Story-Telling & Christmas Crafts (day)
From 1 Dec to 24 Dec, Mon to Sat 9.30am
Enjoy the story of ‘Santa Claus and the Three Bears’ by Maria Modugno and illustrated by Jane and Brooke Dyer - the theme of the 2016 Myer Geelong Christmas Windows - told by Magic Meter Elves daily.
Christmas craft daily during opening hours.

27 City Hall Projections (evening)
From Nov 11
City Hall will be illuminated with a dynamic animated Christmas projection program. Come and be transported into an amazing creative world of light and colour from 9.00pm until midnight each night.

28 Christmas Tree (day and evening)
From Nov 18
A six metre tree adds Christmas cheer to the corner of Malop and Gheringhap Streets.