Christmas in Boroondara

Get into the spirit of Christmas and enjoy the abundance of festive things to do in Boroondara.

Local Christmas carols events

Date and time Name Where
Sunday 1 December, 6.15pm - 9.30pm Carols in Canterbury Gardens 190B Canterbury Road, Canterbury
Saturday 7 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Carols on the Lawn Ashburton Presbyterian Church, 1 High Street Road, Ashburton
Sunday 8 December, 4.30pm - 7.30pm Multicultural Carols in Bowen Gardens 95 Bowen Street, Camberwell
Sunday 8 December, 5pm - 7pm Carols in Grace Park 6 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn
Saturday 14 December, 6pm - 10pm Carols in the Park 101 Belmore Road, Balwyn North

Christmas decorations

From mid-November, you’ll notice special decorations beginning to festoon our City. Each night, beautiful light displays will illuminate the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Camberwell Town Hall, Kew Court House and the Camberwell Fresh Food Market (Riversdale Road entry). 

Magnificent Christmas trees will adorn the open spaces in front of the Hawthorn Civic Space and Camberwell Library.

Inside Camberwell Library, you’ll also find the Book Giving Tree near the children’s area. If you’re looking for a way to give back this year, you can leave a new book under the tree for children in need.

Christmas Window Competition 

Another perk of shopping locally this festive season is our Christmas Window Competition.

Retailers across the City will be dressing up their shopfront windows with colourful Christmas displays, making our unique shopping centres a magical place to shop this festive season.

By participating you can go in the running to win one of 5 shopping vouchers worth $200 each and support your local traders.

To participate, simply post a picture of your favourite store’s Christmas window decorations on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #boroondarachristmas and mention the name of the store.

The competition will run from Friday 29 November to Friday 20 December 2019.

Things to do

Start booking time in to catch up with family and friends over a meal at one of the many cafés and restaurants in Boroondara.

Shop handmade at one of our markets or head to boutiques, providores and gift stores scattered all over our City to find that perfect present. Not only will you be supporting local businesses and jobs, we guarantee you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts that'll impress your loved ones. 

Grab a picnic blanket and head to your local carols event or discover other festive events happening across the City.

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