Christmas is coming!

Geelong once again lights up for Christmas with a range of exciting decorations, activities and fun.

Central Geelong will once again be a wonderful place to experience the Christmas fun. There will be a range of activities and sensational decorations from Central Geelong Marketing as well as Geelong’s stunning 25-metre floating Christmas tree which will dazzle from Corio Bay.

In a year that has been characterised by trials and tribulations, our emphasis this festive season is on family, friends and community. We want to acknowledge our community heroes, support our neighbours in need, and celebrate our collective resilience. We hope that our very special community will join us, remotely, for a very festive community event that we will host in partnership with Geelong Giving Tree Appeal and bay 93.9. Read more below about Geelong Night of Lights.

And we are calling all adventurers, young and old, to discover a self-paced Geelong Christmas Adventure which will include, in line with our Advent Calendars, 24 moments – one for each day of the Christmas countdown or 24 to binge, your choice. View the sites on our interactive map below and start your adventure from 1 December. Be warned: there is a puzzle to solve along the way!

This year, we’re also very pleased to bring you a range of Christmas activities and ideas to help you celebrate at home with family and friends. Discover how to make mouth-watering shortbread, draw a Christmas-themed chalk mural, brush up on your carols, learn where the best-decorated streets are and much more. See Christmas at home below.

Also on this page, you will find information about a wide variety of Christmas events being hosted by a range of community groups, businesses and organisations. If your event isn’t listed here, please submit an event listing at:

Page last updated: Wednesday, 11 November 2020