Christmas and New Year Ideas in Bendigo
Bendigo is located in Victoria only 150km from Melbourne. It is a vibrant and contemporary city that was created by the great gold rush one hundred and fifty years ago.
It has wide streets lined by beautiful buildings from a more opulent age. But modern Bendigo has grown and blossomed creating a culturally diverse and active community. Long standing traditions of food, wine, car rallies and sporting activities are thriving in the everyday life of Bendigo.
And at Christmas, Bendigo gathers up all this expertise to produce an exciting and lively scene.
Christmas at Central Deborah Goldmine
A traditional family day out with good old fashioned fun and games. You can enjoy Christmas dinner and partake in the activities. Pan for treasure, make Christmas decorations, go to the blacksmith shop, take the Cage Rider experience and of course meet Santa. This Christmas for the first time ever there is a special lighting up of the Poppet Head.
Toyworld Santa Tram
This event runs up to Christmas Eve and is a must for all kids, and an experience they will never forget.
Santa and all his Elves have hidden away at a secret location somewhere in Bendigo.
Luckily the Toyworld Tram is on hand to try and find him, so climb on board and take a ride across town to track him down and ask for your favourite Christmas presents.
Christmas (Summer) in the Parks
One of Bendigo’s favourite and most enduring annual events held in the city’s parks and greenland. There will be over fifty free events over December and January for the whole range of age groups.
The event has something for absolutely everybody including Christmas celebrations, outdoor cinema and live music.
Starting December the 4th with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rosalind Park and ending on New Year’s Eve with a Pool Party at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre. There will be two fantastic fireworks displays on the same evening; one at quarter past nine and the other at midnight.
Christmas is the perfect time to picnic in the parks, sit back and enjoy the fantastic entertainment.
Last Post of Piper’s Lament
Running from April and finishing on December the 20th there is a nightly playing of the Last Post of Piper’s Lament being held at the Soldiers Memorial Institute in Pall Mall.This is the timeframe the ANZAC’s were involved in the Gallipoli campaign.
The Christmas period is an ideal time to reflect upon one of the great sacrifices by Australian heroes that helped forge modern day Australia.
Descendants of the original Diggers are invited to join in the service prior to the performance on any day that is of particular significance to them.
Epsom Community Carols
Nothing can be more festive than celebrating Christmas than a good old sing song and especially Noel Carols.
Visit the Epsom Village and enjoy caroling together with loads of activities for the kids and traditional Christmas entertainment.
Whatever you have planned for the upcoming Christmas festivities Bendigo has something for all your needs to enjoy Christmas and the New Year.
Getting to and from any of these great venues is made very easy with affordable mini bus and coach charter from Bendigo Coachlines.
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