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Christmas in Central Geelong

NOV-DEC. 2017

Morning Teas with Santa

1ST DEC. - 23RD DEC. 2017

Catenary Lighting and Star

10th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

Cemtral Geelong's Christmas catenary lighting display with star celebrates Christmas with traditiona...

Magic Meter Elf Base

1st Dec. - 23rd Dec. 2017

The Central Geelong Magic Meter Elves will begin their regular Christmas service from 1 December (Mo...

Festival Of Sails 2018

26th Jan. - 28th Jan. 2018

Celebrate the 175th Festival of Sails in 2018! The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boa...

Floating Christmas Tree and Light Show

10th Nov. - 7th Jan. 2018

The largest floating outdoor tree in Australia will shimmer and glitter on Corio Bay until 7 Ja...

Christmas at The Carousel

10th Nov. - 5th Jan. 2018

Enjoy extended hours, festive lighting, and roaming Santa. Glow merchandise, souvenirs and snacks av...

Illuminated Baubles & Stars

10th Nov. - 7th Jan. 2018

Illuminated baubles and five giant stars light up The Carousel Precinct. This activity forms part o...

Myer Christmas Windows

11th Nov. - 24th Dec. 2017

For the first time, engineering students from Deakin University have partnered with Central Geelong ...

Green Spine

10th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

Discover Geelong's new botanical walk.  This activity forms part of the Central Geelong Christ...

Waterfront Activities

10th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

The Waterfront Precinct will come alive with activities for the whole family. From a ride on The Car...

Ferris Wheel

10th Nov. - 30th Apr. 2018

Hop on the largest travelling Ferris Wheel in the Southern Hemisphere to get a great view of the Flo...

Cargo Box Light Display

10th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

These bronze and glass boxes represent the 200 year history of cargo shipped through Corio Bay via t...

Blizzard Lights

10th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

Enjoy the magic of the lights dripping from the trees at Customs Park. This activity forms part of ...

Santa Photos at Westfield

12th Nov. - 24th Dec. 2017

See in centre or www.westfield.com.au/geelong for Santa photo dates, times and prices This activity...

Elf Activity @ Bank of Melbourne

1st Dec. - 24th Dec. 2017

Enjoy Christmas themed activities for the kids.Look out for the Christmas in Central Geelong marker ...

Santa Photos at Market Square

12th Nov. - 24th Dec. 2017

See in centre or www.marketsquare.com.au for Santa photo, Santa pet photos and Sensitive Santa dates...

School Christmas Trees

15th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

Local schools have decorated Christmas trees. Come and see their colourful creations.  This ac...

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish and Story Time and Christmas Crafts

1st Dec. - 23rd Dec. 2017 (20 sessions)

Enjoy the story of 'Little Dog and the Christmas Wish' - the theme of the 2017 Myer Geelong Christma...

City Hall Projections

10th Nov. - 1st Jan. 2018

Local artist Matt Bonner has come up with an exciting new Christmas projection display for City Hall...

Christmas Tree

15th Nov. - 31st Dec. 2017

A six metre tree adds Christmas cheer to the corner of Malop and Gheringhap Streets. This activity ...

Nativity Scene

1st Dec. - 5th Jan. 2018

See a traditional Christmas Nativity scene in the window at the council offices at 100 Brougham St, ...

Courthouse Christmas Photo Opp

1st Dec. - 22nd Dec. 2017

Get a free polaroid pic as part of an angel backdrop painted by local artist Joshua Maxwell. Monday ...

Maxwell Collins Christmas Windows

1st Dec. - 25th Dec. 2017

This series of Christmas windows are an annual tradition presented by Maxwell Collins.  This a...

Laneways Precinct - Little Malop Street

10th Nov. - 24th Dec. 2017

Central Geelong's Laneways precinct will be buzzing with great food, shopping and music.  This...

Waterfront Geelong New Years Fireworks Displays

31st December 2017

Free public fireworks displays to celebrate the start of 2018 and say goodbye to 2017. Pro...

Eastern Beach Reserve, Sea Baths & Children’s Pool

1st Jan. - 28th Jan. 2018

Daily – Lifeguards on duty from 11am-7pm. Cool off in the enclosed sea baths and children...

42nd Street

16th Mar. - 24th Mar. 2018

CenterStage Geelong presents 42nd Street‘The mother of all showbiz musicals’ (The D...

Dawnbuster Fun Run

31st December 2017

The Geelong Cross Country Club kicks off the 2018 New Year Celebrations by conducting the 5km Dawnbu...

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong 2018

18th February 2018

A multi-looped fast course, IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong tests even avid triathletes looking for a challengi...

High Tea at James St. Bakery

27th Aug. - 29th Jul. 2018 (11 sessions)

On the last Sunday of each month James Street Bakery open the doors for our scrumptious and decadent...

Beav's Disco - Sunday Nights

17th Sep. - 17th Dec. 2017 (14 sessions)

Get your Sunday night posse together for a night of non-stop disco dancing! All your fave old s...

Tastes of Central Geelong 2018

6th Jul. - 29th Jul. 2018

Indulge your senses at Tastes of Central Geelong – it’s a 24 day festival of food, flavo...

Acoustic Sundays at Centra

15th Oct. - 17th Dec. 2017 (10 sessions)

Starting on 15th October, Centra is going acoustic. With great musicians treating our ears to some f...

Santa's Reindeer Training Academy

1st Dec. - 23rd Dec. 2017 (20 sessions)

Help get Santa’s reindeer ready for Christmas Eve. Take a ride on one of Santa’s reindee...

A Colourful Christmas

3rd Nov. - 5th Jan. 2018

Celebrate Christmas with colour. Make your own Christmas decoration inspired by local artist Andrea ...

Family Christmas Movies

15th Dec. - 22nd Dec. 2017 (2 sessions)

Family Christmas movies on Steampacket Gardens. BYO chairs and blankets.  FRIDAY 15 DEC - 6.30...

Christmas Wall Art

25th Nov. - 6th Jan. 2018

You’ll find five Christmas themed 3D artworks throughout Central Geelong that you can immerse ...

Augmented Reality

10th Nov. - 1st Jan. 2018

Morning Teas with Santa 2017

1st Dec. - 23rd Dec. 2017 (14 sessions)

Children can meet Santa and the Magic Meter Elves, enjoy morning tea and a ride on The Carousel. Fre...

Ain't No Siesta - Christmas Eve

24th December 2017

No matter whether you've been naughty or nice this year, we've got a present for you this Christmas....

NYE@Centra

31st December 2017

A sophisticated way to see in the New Year.  In the dining room: experience a four course menu...

Kylie on Stage Exhibition

9th Dec. - 4th Mar. 2018

Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours...

Christmas Dinner 2017

25th December 2017

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Day Dinner in Geelong with friends and family. Let the team at Rydg...

Christmas Day Luncheon

25th December 2017

Fishermens Pier WILL NOW BE OPEN for Christmas lunch. Call to book NOW 5222-4100 Five course set me...

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

2nd June 2018

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelato...

Edible garden design workshop

24th February 2018

We want to show that backyards can be productive and beautiful. Join our friend (and permaculturist)...

Christmas Lunch at Lord Nelson

25th December 2017

4 course menu - $30 per child $80 per adult.  Phone 5222 8756

The Art of Butchery

3rd February 2018

This our first butchery class! During this half day workshop, Chris and Timmy, his on farm butcher, ...

Summer fruit preserving

17th February 2018

This our first preserving class! During this half day workshop, Katrine from Pennyroyal Raspberry Fa...

Tomato Day

17th March 2018

You didn't grow up in a traditional Italian family?! Well, gather around our table, chat and get to ...

Cultivating mushrooms from coffee grounds

10th April 2018

This our first mushroom cultivating workshop! During this hands on evening, you will be shown the se...

Basic cider making

14th April 2018

This your "I have a box of apples, and I want to make quaffable booze" workshop! Mike is a cider fan...

Salami making

5th May 2018

On Saturday the 5th of May, Little Green Corner along with Tammi from Jonai Farms (Daylesford) will ...

Cheese making with Corinne of Drysdale Cheese

16th June 2018

What a treat; Little Green Corner's wonderful cheese provider, turns workshop host! Corrine from Dry...

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies

29th December 2017

Returning from it’s sell-out season in London, Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies are back this ...

New Years Eve at Frankie.

31st December 2017

Made plans for New Years? Book your crew in for a banquet style feast that's sure to impress and spe...

The Little Prince - Family Show

15th Dec. - 18th Jan. 2018 (7 sessions)

The fabulous and enchanting story of The Little Prince has been readapted to combine stories, songs,...

The Tempest - Shakespeare in the Gardens

13th Jan. - 14th Jan. 2018

Prepare to be spellbound as OZACT presents THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare's timeless tale of magic, myster...

Youth Craft Workshop - Arty Felted Bowls

19th January 2018

Design, shape and decorate a colourful felt bowl. Youth Craft Workshops - 10 – 16 years.Cost:...

Geelong's Best Busker 2018

6th Feb. - 17th Feb. 2018 (4 sessions)

Geelong's Best Busker competition is the perfect platform for unsigned artists to showcase their tal...

White Night Geelong

13th October 2018

Geelong will be hosting the enormously popular White Night (festival) in October 2018. This latest ...

Angus & Julia Stone - Geelong

18th May 2018

Currently playing to full houses in the US, following a sold out European and UK tour, Angus and Jul...

The Pier presents Wah Wah Gee NYE Cocktail Party

31st December 2017

Wah Wah Gee is taking over The Pier for New Year's Eve, cocktail style! Looking for something diffe...

NYE at Wah Wah Gee

31st December 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Wah Wah Gee! Where else would you go, when we have the best sea...

Beer & Dumpling Pairing Night

19th December 2017

Blackman's Brewery have teamed up with SOBER RAMEN to bring you a night of beer and dumplings - is t...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53

1st Dec. - 13th May. 2018

Stunning images unveiled as 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at Geelong's National Woo...

NYE with Art Simone

31st December 2017

NYE with Art Simone @ Piano Bar (Upstairs) Come and ring in the New Year with the most fabulous com...

Operation Ouch! Live!

25th January 2018

Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the stars of hit ABC...

The 78 Storey Treehouse

3rd March 2018

A CDP Kids ProductionA play by Richard TullockAdapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry De...

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

26th May 2018

A shake & stir theatre co and QPAC production Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre ...

Josephine Wants to Dance

16th June 2018

A Monkey Baa theatre company production Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley  ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27th October 2018

A JWR Productions Australia & Michael SiedersAdapted from the book by Eric Carle “and - p...

The Roaring Twenties NYE on the Waterfront

31st December 2017

NEW YEARS EVEON THE WATERFRONT Cocktail Event / Fireworks / Live Entertainment The Roaring 20s $1...

NYE @ Piano Bar

31st December 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve @ Piano Bar Geelong. Celebrate in style and welcome in the New Year with o...

NYE 2018 at Home House Geelong

31st December 2017

This year we'll be decking out the venue in classic glam and bling and we have been planning for mon...

Lambys NYE Saints & Sinners Cocktail Party

31st December 2017

Whether you've been a Saint or a Sinner this year, Lambys is giving you one last sesh to end it on a...

New Year in New York at CQ

31st December 2017

Bring in the New Year in New York... at CQ! For one night only, The City That Never Sleeps is takin...

NYE- FREQUENCY at AMPED

31st December 2017

CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE @ AMPED!FREQUENCYS LAST PUBLIC SHOW WITH CURRENT LINE UP.COME THANK THEM FOR...

Sunset Soirée Boxing Day Bash ft. CC Disco!

26th December 2017

Join us, as we take a road trip with the top down, into the sunset for an evening pairing of disco, ...

St James: New Years Eve Heave

31st December 2017

NAYLO - COMBO! - ALI KH - AMINOS KH - PROSDO - KEESH - DANIEL CUDA - HARRY J - Supported by:...

Eye spy art adventures for wee ones—I can’t get you out of my head

22nd January 2018

Join us for a fun adventure through Kylie on Stage. Explore the amazing costumes on display followed...

Eye spy art adventures—Kylie fever

23rd December 2017

Join us for a fun adventure through Kylie on Stage and get a rare glimpse into the world backstage. ...

TextaQueen—drawing workshop

24th December 2017

Australian artist TextaQueen is known for her multilayered drawings. Join the artist in a fun intera...

Drawbridge: Santa Attack!

20th December 2017

We are super excited to be bringing a new workshop to Centerpoint Arcade on Wednesday 20 December - ...

The People's Piano

1st Dec. - 28th Feb. 2018

Central Geelong has received delivery of a stylish new street piano, which will be located outside o...

Centre Court at Market Square Lawn Tennis Club

15th Jan. - 21st Jan. 2018 (7 sessions)

Ace these summer holidays by taking the family to Geelong's first pop up Lawn Tennis Club at “...

Disneys Beauty and the Beast

19th Jan. - 4th Feb. 2018 (13 sessions)

Based on the Disney movie and dating back to an 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty And T...

35MM Old School Photography

16th January 2018

Come and explore Geelong’s laneways with a professional photographer. Lunch provided. Pic...

Free BBQ in LMC

12th January 2018

Come along for a free BBQ and a chat with our staff about what's happening in LMC.Age: For ages 12 &...

Bungee Run in Lt Malop St Central

19th January 2018

Come along and try out the Bungee run in Little Malop Central! Race your friends to see who can get ...

Pop Up Wildlife Cards

15th Jan. - 17th Jan. 2018 (3 sessions)

Drop-in from 10.30am until 12.30pm on 15, 16 and 17 January and make your own pop-up wildlife cards....

Animal Shadow Puppets - Drop in Craft

22nd Jan. - 24th Jan. 2018 (3 sessions)

Drop-in from 10.30am until 12.30pm on 22, 23 and 24 January and craft an animal shadow puppet. You&r...

Fantastic Beasts

11th Jan. - 20th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Fantastic Beasts are found all over the world. Test your knowledge and then hunt some down to take h...

Family Photography Adventure - Botanic Gardens

18th January 2018

Bring the whole family on a photographic adventure around the Botanic Gardens using your smart phone...

Upcycled printing, flora and fauna patterns - Youth Craft Workshop

25th January 2018

Learn fun techniques to design your own patterns and print on a calico bag or pillow case. Youth Cr...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 – Tour in French

21st Jan. (2 sessions)

Brush up on your French and explore the WPY53 exhibition with native French-speaking teacher Marie, ...

Stargazery

9th Jan. - 15th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Calling all Star-gazers! Explore the night sky, create a 3D model of star patterns and make your own...

KYO POP-UP shop

15th Dec. - 23rd Dec. 2017

BIG NEWS! KYO POP-UP shop in store at Duckfat from FRI 15th to 23rd DEC Kyo is a trade warehouse th...

Dino Steps

16th Jan. - 24th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Enjoy tales of Dino's large and small. Match the footprint to the right dinosaur and make you very o...

Dance Around the World

8th Jan. - 23rd Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Put on your dancing shoes for a fun filled hour of traditional dances from around the globe. Ages 5+...

Collage Stop Motion

17th December 2017

Learn to create your own unique stop motion movie using collaged images. Ages 8+ Cost: Free Booki...

Out of this World

13th Jan. - 18th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Join us on a fun-filled adventure exploring space, aliens, and the moon, and make your own space shi...

Morse Code Bracelets

16th Jan. - 22nd Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Learn to transmit secret messages in morse code and make your own coded bracelet to take home. Ages ...

Basic Programming with NAO

10th January 2018

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite and discover how to make her m...

Explore Coding

11th January 2018

Grown-ups will delight in helping their little people learn how to make the sun set with basic codin...

Techno-colour

8th Jan. - 18th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Let us introduce you to our favourite colouring apps and lose yourself in the moment while you enjoy...

Green Screen Me

9th February 2018

Drop in and let us show you how to create impossible photos to share with family and friends using t...

The Wonder of Watercolour

10th Jan. - 21st Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Join us for this hands-on workshop, explore some basic watercolour techniques and make an awesome mi...

Wicked Weaving

12th Jan. - 22nd Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Explore the art of weaving using recycled CDs to make beautiful hanging ornaments. Cost: Free Boo...

Smash Books

15th Jan. - 23rd Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Smash it up! Create your own creative journal using recycled library items. Ages 12+. Cost: Free B...

Advanced Programming with NAO

19th Jan. - 24th Jan. 2018 (2 sessions)

Meet NAO, our humanoid robot. Learn to program with Choregraphe Suite, teach NAO some new dance move...

NEW IN CENTRAL GEELONG

Special Offers & Discounts

$12 Seafood Thursday @ Sir Charles Hotham Hotel

$12 Seafood Thursday. 

Offer Available: Between 07 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Sir Charles Hotham Hotel
3 Brougham Street
Ph: 5229 8842

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Half price wings, ribs and pints @ The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

Monday means wings, ribs and pints half price at the Sporting Globe.

Offer Available: Between 10 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill
175-177 Ryrie Street
Ph: 52242600

Terms:

Conditions apply, see in store for details and T&Cs. Offer valid Mondays only.

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$15.90 Angus Rump or $19.90 Porterhouse Steak @ The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

Enjoy an Angus Rump for $15.90 or a Porterhouse Steak for $19.90 on Tuesday's

Offer Available: Between 11 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill
175-177 Ryrie Street
Ph: 52242600

Terms:

Conditions apply, see in store for details and T&Cs. Valid Tuesdays only.

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All burgers $14.90 on Thursdays @ The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

All burgers at The Sporting Globe are $14.90 each Thursday!

Offer Available: Between 13 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill
175-177 Ryrie Street
Ph: 52242600

Terms:

See in store for details. Offer valid Thursdays only.

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Buy 1 dessert get 1 free @ The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill

Buy 1 desert get 1 desert free on Wednesdays.

Offer Available: Between 12 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill
175-177 Ryrie Street
Ph: 52242600

Terms:

See in store for details. Offer Valid Wednesdays only.

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Roast Lunch for $10.50 @ Jokers on Ryrie

 

Enjoy a $10.50 roast lunch during the week.

Offer Available: Between 07 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Jokers on Ryrie
205-211 Ryrie Street
Ph: 5229 1104

Terms:

Conditions apply, see in store for details and T&Cs

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Parma Night @ Jokers on Ryrie

Parma night on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Offer Available: Between 10 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Jokers on Ryrie
205-211 Ryrie Street
Ph: 5229 1104

Terms:

See in store for details. Offer only available Monday or Tuesday nights. 

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$12.50 Pasta Night @ Jokers on Ryrie

$12.50 Pasta Night on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Offer Available: Between 09 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Jokers on Ryrie
205-211 Ryrie Street
Ph: 5229 1104

Terms:

See in store for details. Offer valid only on Sundays.

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$19.50 Steak Night Thursdays @ Jokers on Ryrie

$19.50 Steak Night

Offer Available: Between 13 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Jokers on Ryrie
205-211 Ryrie Street
Ph: 5229 1104

Terms:

See in store for details. Valid Thursdays only.

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2 course lunch for $16 or 3 courses for $22 @ Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy a 2 or 3 course lunch, available Monday to Friday

Offer Available: Between 07 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
48 Moorabool Street
Ph: 5229 6100

Terms:

Conditions apply, see in store for details and T&Cs

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Kids Eat Free @ Hogs Breath Cafe

Every Monday and Tuesday kids eat free for both lunch and dinner!

Offer Available: Between 07 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Hogs Breath Cafe
Shop MM1A Westfield Geelong, 23 Yarra Street
Ph: 5221 4661

Terms:

Conditions apply, see in store for details and T&Cs. Offer only available on Monday and Tuesday.

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$9.90 lunches @ Hogs Breath Cafe

$9.90 lunches every day.

Offer Available: Between 07 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Hogs Breath Cafe
Shop MM1A Westfield Geelong, 23 Yarra Street
Ph: 5221 4661

Terms:

See in store for details.

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Tuesday Risotto Night at Caruggi @ Caruggi Italian Restaurant

Tuesday Risotto Night $25. Includes risotto, wine, bread and salad.

Offer Available: Between 11 Jul 2017 and 31 Jul 2018

Caruggi Italian Restaurant
66 Little Malop Street
Ph: 5229 6426

Terms:

See instore for details. Offer valid Tuesday nights only.

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Half price main meals for workers @ Tomi Lounge Bar Cafe

Central Geelong workers receive a ½ price main meal Monday – Friday’s during lunch and 20% off drinks. Just mention you work in Central Geelong to redeem the offer.

Offer Available: Between 04 Apr 2017 and 31 Dec 2017

Tomi Lounge Bar Cafe
64-66 Malop Street
Ph: 5229 6437

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Sunday - Kids Eat Free - all day @ The Geelong Hotel

Been a long weekend?  Bring the family in and let us do the work this Sunday.

1 free kids meal available with every full priced main meal ordered.

Offer Available: Between 10 Sep 2017 and 24 Dec 2017

The Geelong Hotel
69 Yarra Street
Ph: 5223 2946

Terms:

Valid Sunday's only. See in-store for details.

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