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Lantern Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown

Friday and Saturdays 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts. Visit abandoned morgues, forgotten burial grounds and hidden laneways in Victoria's most historic seaport. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue and Australia's Timeball Tower. Meet at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For more information and bookings contact 1300390119 or visit http://www.lanternghosttours.com

Williamstown Bluestone Church Market                                                                                                                 

2018 Dates TBC

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

Carols by Candlelight Laverton 

2018 Dates TBC
 Enjoy the festive spirit, free sausage sizzle and a visit from Santa. Battery operated candles available for $2. Held at Laverton P-12 College, Bladin Street, Laverton.  


Rotary Club of Williamstown Family Christmas Fair


2018 Dates TBC


Free festival fun and amusements. Gold coin donation. From 11.30am held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. 

Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                 

Sunday 2nd December 

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

Sunday 2nd December 

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.


Williamstown Christmas Night Market

2018 Date TBC

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 5pm to 9.30pm in Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade.

Farmers Market

Sunday 9th 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

2018 Dates TBC

Being held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street Altona from 7pm to 9pm. 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.

Carols by Candlelight Altona Meadows

2018 Dates TBC

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 Altona Meadows Community Centre , same address, in the event of inclement weather. 

Carols by Candlelight Newport

2018 Dates TBC

Join Newport Fiddle Folk Club with Carols being held at The Substation, Market Street Newport from 7pm - 9.00pm. 

2018 Victorian Open Water Championship - WOW Challenge

2018 Dates TBC

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, in conjunction with Altona Swimming Club, are hosting the 2018 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/

Craft Market

Sunday 16th December

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

Carols by Candlelight Williamstown

2018 Dates TBC

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 St Mary's Catholic Church, Cecil Street, Williamstown.




















For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au