Opening Night - Christmas in Geelong

You are invited to enjoy the spectacular show as we kick off our Christmas celebrations and light Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree. 

Feature event

Head to the Waterfront on 9 November to be entertained with a special one-night only event. The performers and program will be added soon. This will be an early evening event, culminating is a short fireworks presentation and the lighting of our floating Christmas tree.

We are also turning on the Christmas projections at City Hall on this night. So after you have seen the tree, wander up to City Hall to marvel at this year's festive projections.

Floating Christmas Tree light show

Following opening night, the Floating Christmas Tree light show will be staged each night from 8.30pm until midnight. Approx 6 minute shows every 15 minutes.

This is the fifth installation of Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree!

For Christmas in Geelong 2018, there will be three different shows to experience.

Make sure you visit the Waterfront to see them all. Each has a different light show and music production worth catching!

The last night to see the Floating Christmas Tree is 7 Jan (to align with Orthodox Christmas).

Christmas is a magical time in Geelong. Don't miss other inclusions: Projections on City Hall,  Myer Christmas Windows, Christmas Trail Map, Augmented Reality, Christmas Outdoor Movies.

> Download the ‘Christmas in Central Geelong App’ from App store / Google

Remember to tag your beautiful photos and share the festive spirit on social media - #GeelongChristmas #EventsGeelong

Check out the highlights:

Christmas tree facts you might not know:
> Weight 15 tonne,
> 25M tall,
> 12,000 kinetic discs make up the body of the tree
> 16 giant stars.


This event is proudly presented by the City of Greater Geelong - part of the Christmas in Geelong activities.

The City's floating Christmas tree is proudly supported by GeelongPort, and brought to life by local Geelong companies Hanlon Industries, Total Events and Elstone Diving Services.

09 November 2018
Next on:
09 November 2018
Steampacket Quay
1 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
Children's activities
Wheelchair accessible

Associated Organisations:City of Greater Geelong

Page last updated: Friday, 27 July 2018