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2020 has been quite the year and we're nearing the end of it, so it's time to celebrate what we can.
With the holiday season upon us, there are more Christmas themed events that you can mark in your diary.
Do you have a Christmas community event that you would like featured in our What's On section? Share it with us.
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TWILIGHT FARMERS MARKET
Enjoy a local Christmas twilight market with the Bendigo Community Farmers Market.
This event will host about 50 stallholders, showcasing their fresh, seasonal produce and lots of festive items.
Where: The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery & Cafe, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Tuesday, December 22, 3pm to 7pm.
FESTIVE TWILIGHT TRADING
The holidays are here and The Mill will be the place to be for the last minute gift ideas.
Invite your friends and family and head to this twilight market event.
There will be lots of collectables, antiques, local produce, chocolates, wines, beers, clothes and much, much more.
Where: The Mill, Walker Street, Castlemaine.
When: Saturday, December 19, 5pm to 8pm.
The Y Service Club of Bendigo is once again selling fresh Christmas trees.
These trees come in different sizes and start from $40. Stands are also available.
All proceeds are donated to local charities and organisations.
For further information, click here.
Where: YMCA Stadium, Mundy Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Saturday December 20 (or until sold out), weekdays noon to 6pm, weekends 9am to 4pm.
CAROLS ON THE OVAL
Celebrate Christmas eve with your family and friends at these carols on the oval.
Bring a picnic, a rug and celebrate all that Christmas is with the Salvation Army. COVID-19 safe plan in place and masks must be worn while singing.
Bookings required, phone 5461 2789 or click here.
Where: The Salvation Army, 27 Wills Street, Maryborough.
When: Thursday, December 24, from 5.30pm (to sign in).
Usually hosted by St Vincent de Paul Society members and volunteers, this years Christmas lunch will be hosted by the Castlemaine Community House, picking up the hard work and traditions from Vinnies in Castlemaine.
In partnership with a range of community groups, this is a non-religious event which will include a main meal and a dessert with music and activities to keep all entertained.
This event is an alcohol free event.
For more information and to book, phone Castlemaine Community House on 5472 4842 or email: email@example.com
Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, Lyttleton Street (entry via Frederick Street), Castlemaine.
When: Friday, December 25, from 12.30pm.
Celebrate Christmas with a family Christmas service at Enjoy Church, Bendigo.
This event will include Christmas carols, children's items, a giveaway and much more.
Where: Enjoy Church, Phillips Drive, Kangaroo Flat.
When: Sunday, December 20, 9am and 11am.
Celebrate all the Christmas festivities with the Dine Out Goldfields event.
This event will feature many artworks for sale, a curator's tour of the Community Arts Exhibition with Helen Kaptein, free art making activities for children and much more.
For more: firstname.lastname@example.org or 5461 6600.
Where: High Street, Maryborough.
When: Saturday, December 19, 5pm to 9pm
CRAFT AND CELEBRATIONS
Join in for craft activities, decoration making, a story and a sing-a-long at this fun, children's event.
This free session will help young children learn how to socialise as well as get creative.
Presenters will be educators from Paisley Park Early Learning Centre, Maryborough.
Please register here.
For more information, please phone 5461 2544 or email: email@example.com
Where: Station Street, Maryborough.
When: Tuesday, December 22, 10am to 11am.
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