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Traders across Boroondara have ‘decked the halls’ in preparation for the Christmas season. From Christmas hams to the perfect locally-made gift for a loved one, you’ll find everything you need across our 53 shopping centres and strips.

Shop local

Are you ready to start your Christmas shopping? See what special shopping events are on offer in your local area:

Ashburton Village

Ashburton Village is really getting into the Christmas spirit this year with unique decorations along High Street.  Christmas music will be playing throughout the latter part of December and there will be live performers on Saturday 15 December and 22 December from 10.30 am to 1.30pm for some extra Christmas cheer.

Boroondara Farmers Market

Purchase premium free-range turkey, Christmas cakes, the freshest cherries and other goodies directly from Victorian farmers and producers. For extra Christmas cheer, Santa will make an appearance and there will be entertainment and treats for kids so come along on Saturday 15 December from 8 am to 1 pm at Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn.

Camberwell Fresh Food Market

At the Camberwell Fresh Food Market, premium quality is a must. You can source your festive feast from third-generation stallholders selling everything from organic lamb and fresh oysters to salumi and smallgoods.

If you need inspiration to style your Christmas table, come along to the free Christmas table styling sessions on Thursday 6 December and Saturday 8 December. Learn tips to create beautiful platters and floral arrangements which will impress your guests and family.

The market is open from 7am every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Visit the Camberwell Fresh Food Market.

Maling Road

Not sure what to get a loved one for Christmas? This year, Maling Road has made it easy by introducing a gift card, allowing your special someone to experience all Maling Road has to offer.

Maling Road’s annual KristKindl event will also run on Friday 7 December from 4pm to 9pm, where families can enjoy entertainment, live music, gift-making, rides and an animal nursery.

Visit the Maling Road website.

Camberwell Junction

Once again, Camberwell Junction traders are hosting a Family Shopping Day on Saturday, 15 December from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be entertainment galore for the whole family with free rides with Santa on his antique fire truck, face painting, roving musicians, Christmas storytime, and many other fun activities.

Visit the Camberwell Shopping website.

Burwood Village

Burwood Village traders will host a special Christmas Family Day on Saturday 15 December, featuring photos with Santa, carol singers, the famous Lions Christmas cakes stall and a drop off point for charity gifts.

Looking for the freshest produce for your Christmas feast? Then make sure you visit our markets.

Visit the Burwood Village website.

Kew Junction

The traders at Kew Junction will be hosting photos with Santa from Saturday 1 to 8 December at Kew Court House from 10am to 2pm. All money raised will be donated to e.motion21.

Visit the Kew Junction website.

Vote for your favourite Christmas decorations and win

Our local traders are transforming their stores into a magical place for you to shop this festive season.

We need your help to pick the winner of the best Christmas decorations in our annual competition.

All you need to do is:

  • visit Instagram
  • search for #BoroondaraChristmas
  • like your favourite decoration.

By participating, you’ll be in with a chance to win one of 10 shopping vouchers worth $100 each.

More information 

Find a shopping village in Boroondara, with 53 shopping centres and strips in the municipality.

See our Terms and Conditions for further information on our Christmas decoration competition.

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