Six things to do in Geelong to get you in the Christmas spirit

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Six things to do in Geelong to get you in the Christmas spirit

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Christmas is on its way. The Xmas cheer is well and truly creeping back into our lives one candy cane at a time, so we thought we should embrace the season and come up with our pick of Christmassy activities to do this December!
Denis Walter Carols By The Bay
The man, the myth, the legend. Denis Walter is back for the annual Denis Walter’s Carols by the Bay. Bring your picnic blanket and sit at Eastern Beach, watch the sunset, and enjoy the festivities of this free concert. Sing along to some well-known carols performed by some of the regions talented performers and end your night with a fireworks display. Date night sorted.
When: December 1st, 7:00-9:30
Where: Eastern Beach, Geelong
Christmas at the Piano
Christmas at the Piano sees some of Geelong’s best young and bright musicians and voices come together to celebrate Christmas with new arrangements of all the classic carols you expect, plus some you don’t know, presented with the highest level of musicianship. Expect sing-alongs, incredible voices and amazing piano playing for a fitting Christmas celebration.
When: December 7th, 7:30pm
Where: The Black Hatt, Geelong
Geelong Carols by Candlelight
Everyone’s favourite free Christmas Eve event, Geelong Carols by Candlelight is back at Johnson Park once again and ready to play host to a great evening for the whole family. This will see a traditional carols programme with some of Geelong’s best artists and choirs, alongside their concert band and lots of carol singing (of course). This years Carols will feature a long list of talented and local performers including the Mik Maks, Shandelle Cooke, and many more. As an annual favourite since 1965, you would be mad to miss it.
When: December 24th, 8-10pm
Where: Johnson Park, Geelong
The Floating Christmas Tree
This is a no-brainer. We checked this one out back in November (no regrets) and it just gets better and better each year. It’s the largest floating outdoor tree in Australia, and each night it shimmers and glitters on Corio Bay every 15 minutes from 8.30pm. It even sings Michael Bublé. While it may attract a little controversy for some, we say scrooge you Christmas haters, this tree is great!
When: Every night from 8.30pm
Where: Steampacket Quay, 1 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
Santa Pet Photography at Westfield
It’s that time of year again to get your magical family photo with Santa, and yes, that includes your furry family members too – and I’m not just talking about my cousin Fabio. You cant forget your four-legged friends this Christmas, and Westfield Geelong is offering Santa photos for animals! All you have to do is choose your date and session and pre-pay for your package and viola! Check it all out via
When: December 21st, 28th and 5th, 5:30-7:15pm
Where: Westfield Geelong
Leather Lungs at Piano Bar
Coming to you this Christmas, Piano Bar presents Leather Lungs: A Christmas Cabaret. Back by popular demand, you can join the gender bender cabaret star for a feisty, fabulous and frolicking evening, featuring all your favourite tinsel, time and tunes with a twist.
When: December 11, 6:30pm
Where: Piano Bar, Geelong
We also recommend you head to the various Christmas Tree Geelong locations and buy yourself a real pine tree to help celebrate this magical holiday!
Written by Chloe Cicero