A huge Twilight Laneways Festival is taking over Little Malop Central this December

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A huge Twilight Laneways Festival is taking over Little Malop Central this December

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Words by staff writer

Get into the Festive Spirit at the Twilight Laneways Festival, with 50+ market stalls, Christmas gifts, delicious food, all ages entertainment and more.

The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and there’s no better way to kickstart the holiday season than with a festive celebration.

So why not get down to the very first Twilight Laneways Festival, which is coming to Central Geelong on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 5 pm to 9 pm. It’s the perfect way to ring in the first day of summer and embrace the Christmas spirit in style! Oh, and it’s free to enter!

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For the evening, Central Geelong will transform into a magical wonderland, with Little Malop Street playing host to this fabulous event. The Twilight Laneways Festival promises an unforgettable evening filled with a wide array of markets, live music, and delightful activities for all ages. It’s the ideal outing for the whole family.

A collaboration between the Piccadilly Market and Creative Geelong’s May’d Christmas Market, the heart of the festival features over 50 artisan stalls, showcasing an impressive selection of handmade and unique Christmas gifts. Whether you’re hunting for the perfect Christmas presents or simply looking for something special, these markets have you covered.

While you wander through the stalls, expect to be serenaded by roving musicians and entertained by a variety of artists. The festival’s musical offerings are sure to keep you in high spirits, enhancing the magical atmosphere that fills the air.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas festival without some familiar faces from the North Pole. Special visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their merry elves are bound to delight both kids and adults. It’s your chance to share your Christmas wishes with Santa and soak up the enchantment of the season.

Feeling peckish? You’re in for a treat because food trucks will be on hand, serving up delicious and delectable festive treats. It’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some tasty bites while immersing yourself in the festival’s merry ambience.

As an added bonus, the Twilight Laneways Festival will also mark the launch of the Christmas Windows Discovery Trail, adding an extra layer of excitement to your evening in Central Geelong.

Best of all, this festive extravaganza is a free event, ensuring that everyone can join in the merriment. You’ll also find convenient facilities like catering and dining, children’s activities, first aid services, ample parking, and more to enhance your festival experience.

So mark your calendar for December 1, from 5 pm to 9 pm, and make your way to Little Malop Street, located between Moorabool Street and Yarra Street. Central Geelong will be lit up with the spirit of Christmas, offering you a unique opportunity to shop, dine, and celebrate under the stars.

For further details about holiday events in Geelong, head to Geelong’s Christmas website.