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Williamstown Bluestone Church Market                                                                                                                 

2nd December

Held at the Holy Trinity Church, 225 Nelson Place, Williamstown from 5.00pm- 10.00pm 


Rotary Club of Williamstown Family Christmas Fair



Sunday 4 December    11am to 3pm

This event is free to all children, $2 for adults. Free rides, face painting, clowns, giant slide and animal petting nursery. Art, craft and food stalls plus a visit from Santa. held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.

Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                 

4th December 2015

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408


Truganina Explosives Reserve Open Day

4th December 2015

Bring family and friends down to learn the history of the Explosives Reserve and see what's beyond the fence. Free entry, open from 1pm to 3pm, and located in Queen Street, Altona.



Little Kids Day In

Monday 5 December, 10am to 2pm

Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups! Perfect for kids five and under, their parents and carers. Kids aged 5 and under free, adults $14. Held at Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood. To book, call 13 11 02 or visit https://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/   

Williamstown Christmas Night Market

9th December

Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate the festive season at Williamstown, with vibrant and beautiful shops and hospitality Christmas style, including face painting, music, a visit from Santa and lots of local stores open for business. Held from 6pm to 9pm in Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade.

Melbourne Aces v Canberra Cavalry – includes Friday night Fireworks Show

Friday 9 December 7pm

Early season favourites come to take on a new look Melbourne Aces outfit in Australian Baseball League action. held at Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton. Tickets and information via www.melbourneaces.com.au

Carols by Candlelight Newport

10th December

Join Newport Fiddle Folk Club with Carols being held at The Substation, Market Street Newport from 7pm - 8.30pm.

Farmers Market

11th December

Held on the second sunday of each month from 9am - 1pm.held at Robertson reserve corner Cole Street and Hanmer Street Williamstown.http://www.rfm.net.au/

Carols by Candlelight Altona

11th December

Being held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street Altona from 7.15 pm. Bring a chair, picnic rug. Candles and programs for sale. Presented by Altona Laverton Council of Churches. Carols will move to St Mary's Catholic Church in the event of inclement weather.

Santa Story Time

Between 12th and 17th December

Santa will be visiting all the Hobsons Bay Libraries storytimes, including a special outdoor appearance at Logan Reserve Altona. Visit: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542 for more information.

Christmas Carols at Laverton Hub
Tuesday 13 December 10.30am to 12pm


Enjoy the festive spirit, laugh, sing and dance, includes performances from Alex Hearst and the Macedonian Community Choir. Held at Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton. Bookings: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542. 

Christmas Art & Craft Market

Friday 16 December to Thursday 22 December

Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona. Lots of last minute Christmas presents. Visit website for more information www.ljac.com.au 

Carols by Candlelight Altona Meadows

17th December

Presented by Hobsons Bay Churches. Outdoors at the Trafalgar Avenue Community Park, Altona Meadows from 7.00pm Children’s activities and pre carol entertainment from 7.00pm, Carols from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. Candles for sale. Bring a picnic rug or chair. Carols will take place indoors at Trafalgar Avenue Community Centre in the event of inclement weather. 

2016 Victorian Open Water Championship - WOW Challenge

Saturday 17 December

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, in conjunction with Altona Swimming Club, are hosting the 2016 Victorian Open Water Championships at Williamstown Beach.  The Championships are the peak open Water swimming event in Victoria.  This premier swimming event will also incorporate a community participation swimming event, the Williamstown Open Water Challenge (WOW Challenge).  Enjoy a great day out with a range of activities, entertainment, retail and food vendors.  For further information visit www.williamstownslsc.org.au/open-water-championships/

Altona Miniature Railway Public Open Day

Sunday 18th December

Hobby club run by members that provides miniature 1.5km train rides on scaled steam and diesel engines on public open days. Held at 1-21 Blenheim road, Altona North from 11am to 4pm. For further information visit www.altonaminiaturerailway.com.au

Craft Market

18th December

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au

Carols by Candlelight Williamstown

18th December

Presented by Hobsons Bay Churches.  Outdoors at Commonwealth Reserve Nelson Place, Williamstown from 7.00pm Children’s activities 8.00pm Carols. Candles for sale. Bring a picnic rug or chair. In the event of inclement weather carols will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Williamstown.




















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