Another busy weekend of activities on the Peninsula! The silly season is officially upon us with markets and Christmas festivities adorning our calendars! Check out what’s on near you, load the kids into the car and support these great local events!
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
PENINSULA SCHOOL CHRISTMAS MARKET
There will be 40 local, hand crafted, boutique market stalls including Grandma’s puddings, Jeni Danks Jewellery, Sprinkles & Spice, Mumma Made, Style Temple, Botanica and lots more. Gold coin donation on entry with proceeds going to The Mto Wa Mbu Project Supporting past student Lizzie Moroney (2008) project build a community centre to educate women and girls in Tanzania.
Zammit Centre, 20 Wooralla Drive Mt Eliza
9:00am – 2:00pm
FLINDERS COLLEGE COMMUNITY MARKET
Flinders Christian Community College – Tyabb Campus Twilight Christmas Market. Delicious food, live music, handmade goods and crafts. $5 entry per car.
155 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Tyabb
4:00pm – 8:30pm
FORESHORE ROCKFEST ROSEBUD (FRIDAY – SUNDAY)
A fun filled festival celebrating all that was great from the ‘50’s & ‘60’s. The revolution in music, dancing, cars, movies, television, fashion and even magazines that came out of these two decades continue to be enjoyed today by millions of people around the world. With Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer holidays, what better place to revive and enjoy the fun filled 50’s and 60’s lifestyle with movies, cars, beach party and market.
Rosebud Foreshore, Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud
Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday 8:30am – 3:30pm
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
PRIMROSE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Exclusive Christmas shopping event in the beautiful Cloisters, Toorak College. There will be more than 40 designers and stalls, fine food and coffee, kids activities, free entry and lots of parking.
Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza
10:00am – 3:00pm
MORNINGTON RACECOURSE TWILIGHT MARKET
A perfect chance to get your Christmas shopping sorted with some of the Peninsula’s best home made and handmade artisans and makers on show!
1 Racecourse Rd, Mornington
3:00pm – 8:00pm
FRANKSTON FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Come and watch Davey’s Street Frankston transform into a magical Christmas Wonderland, where imagination is the destination; Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights. Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights is Frankston’s City most popular event, annually launching the festive holiday season.
Each year tens of thousands of families; young or old, big and small gather on Davey Street to witness the innovative 100 year old Norfolk Pine tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display as well as joining in on lots of free and live entertainment, parade’s, stalls, rides, food trucks, children’s activities and appearances from a special jolly someone in a red suit. It’s the perfect family, friendly atmosphere and a great way to kick off the Christmas celebrations.
Davey Street, Frankston
5:00pm – 10:00pm
SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
POINT NEPEAN PORTSEA MARKET
An idyllic Sunday market by the beach at Point Nepean, Portsea.
Follow this meandering market from the oval to the Quarantine Station, taking in coastal chic homewares, freshly baked cakes, hand sewn Christmas stockings, one of a kind art pieces and hand thrown ceramics along the way.
Stop to chat to the makers behind the products who have come from the Mornington Peninsula and further afield to sell their goods made with love. Delicious coffee, freshly squeezed juices, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be on offer for the duration of the market, with flavours from across the globe represented.
There is plenty of parking within the grounds, at $5 per car for as long as you like. No entry fee to the market.
Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
9:00am – 2:00pm
MT ELIZA FARMERS MARKET
Their last market for the 2016, the Mt Eliza Farmers Market will have all their regular stalls but with some extra Santa magic. This is a genuine Victorian Farmer’s Market complete with art and craft stalls and much delicious produce. The Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit initiative of the Mt Eliza Chamber of Commerce and proudly supports the work of the Mt Eliza Lions and Rotary Clubs.
Corner of Mt Eliza Way and Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza.
9:00pm – 1:00pm
CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT MCCRAE LIGHTHOUSE
Come along for a night out with the whole family to enjoy the festive cheer. A visit from Father Christmas, sausage sizzle, jumping castle, local college bands, kids drawing competition, face painting and a special light up of the lighthouse at 9pm.
McCrae Lighthouse , Point Nepean Road, Rye
7:00pm – 9:00pm
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