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What’s On In Clyde – December 2019

November 28, 2019 in News

Happy Holidays To Our Eliston Family!

It’s a serious shock moment when you realise it is already December. It marks the beginning of summer and the festive season. But it’s true —December is officially upon us and our glorious community has gone into overdrive with all the eats, drinks, sings and fun things to do this month.

After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly!

So, whether you have been naughty or nice, the City of Casey has one splendid month of fun ahead for you and the family… with all the trimmings.

We’ve compiled a solid list of everything you need to do this December because aside from eating as much as humanly possible, the holidays are all about the good times.

We hope you enjoy them.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

When: Various Dates (Check Below)

Where: Multiple Locations

Cost: Free

Jingle about your local community next month when the City of Casey throws its support behind a number of local Christmas Carols to help ignite that festive spirit!

And all they want this Christmas, IS YOU to sing along with them!

Dates and locations include:

Friday, 6th December, 6:00PM

Christmas on the Foreshore, Tooradin Foreshore Reserve

Saturday, 7th December, 5.30 pm 

Clyde Carols by Candlelight, Hillcrest Christian College

Saturday, 7th December, 5.00 pm
Endeavour Hills Christmas Carols, South Eastern Christian Centre

Saturday, 14th December, 6.30 pm

Narre Warren North Community Carols, A’Beckett Road Reserve

Friday, 13th December, 7.30 pm 

Hampton Park Carols by Candlelight, Cairns Road Reserve Oval

Saturday, 21st December, 7.00 pm 

Berwick Carols, Edwin Flack Reserve

Saturday 21 December from 4.00 pm – 9.30 pm 

Cranbourne Community Christmas Carols, Lawson Poole Reserve

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 6:00PM

Berwick Carols By Candlelight, Edwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Road, Berwick

Then finally, on Christmas Eve, as Santa’s sleigh hits the slopes of the North Pole, our community will celebrate the occasion with a spectacular event and fireworks in Narre Warren:

Tuesday, 24th December, 6.00 pm 

Carols by Twilight, Max Pawsey Reserve, Narre Warren

We hope this has inspired you to dig out the Santa hats, get those vocal cords ready and board your own sleigh for a very merry evening in the City of Casey!

JIMEOIN

When: 8:00PM, Friday 6th December 2019

Where: Bunjil Place Theatre, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren

Cost: Tickets from $49.90

Get ready to giggle as one of the kings of comedy brings his unique yet hilarious perspective on life to the Theatre. 

Jimeoin, the man with the best brows in the business, brings you his new show Result!

Let the master of observational humour take you on a hilarious rollercoaster ride as he discusses the absurdities of everyday life.

For tickets and further event information click here.

CINDERAD PRESENTED BY REFLECTIONS ACADEMY OF DANCE 

When: 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 4:00PM, Saturday, 7th December 2019

Where: Bunjil Place Theatre, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren

Cost: Adult $36, Child $31

The performers from Reflections Academy of Dance will delight and excite as they showcase their hard work, dedication and talent in their take on Cinderella, featuring three gorgeous shows starring children aged 2 years to adult.

Watch as these talented dancers take you on a magical journey telling the story of Cinderella through dance.

With a wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters, a handsome prince, cheeky mice and their friends, Cinderella’s magical carriage, some sassy cheer squads and of course that beautiful glass slipper, you are going to be very well entertained.

A show not to be missed, a story loved by all and performed by the dancers of Reflections Academy of Dance.

For ticketing and performance information click here

SANTA IN THE PARK

When: 9:00AM -11:00AM, Saturday, 7th December 2019

Where: Wilson Botanic Park, 668 Princess Highway, Berwick

Cost: Free

Say goodbye to awkward family Christmas portraits and capture the perfect festive photo in the beautiful surrounds of Wilson Botanic Park Berwick this December.
Santa will be visiting the park to provide opportunities for family and pet photos, leaving plenty of time to turn those gorgeous pics into cards and calendars.

They’ll provide the scenic backdrop and a gorgeous Santa, just go along with your best smile.

For further updates and information click here

CARDINIA COMMUNITY KITCHEN – CWA MASTERCLASS FOR PRESERVES 

When: 6:00PM – 7:45PM, Monday, 9th December 2019

Where: Pakenham Library, John Street, Pakenham

Cost: Free

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own preserves? Do you have forever hungry family members? Busy family life? Running around after school but want to eat tasty, local and healthy fresh produce? Well, head to this fantastic workshop and learn all the tricks!

Preserving foods can:

– Save time and money
– Maximise nutrition
– Minimise waste

You will also be able to taste test recipes and chat with both a nutritionist and the farmer who grew the produce.

The event is free to attend however bookings are essential.

Click Here for further information.

MELBOURNE STARS FAMILY DAY

When: 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Sunday, 15th December 2019

Where: Casey Fields, Cranbourne

Cost: Free

The Melbourne Stars have teamed up with the City of Casey again in 2019 to bring together the seventh annual Stars Family Day. The community partnership is as strong as ever and the day gives locals exposure to the best cricket players and personalities in the country.

Head down to meet and score an autograph from your favourite Melbourne Stars WBBL and BBL players. There will also be free rides, kids workshops and activities, face painting, music entertainment and community stalls.

You can also take part in a range of fun, cricket activities run by the Melbourne Stars including Star Land, cricket inflatables and a double pitch throwing activity. Local cricketers will also have the opportunity to take part in a Woolworths Cricket Blast clinic.

For details visit: https://www.melbournestars.com.au/community/family-day

Go Stars!

CASEY NIGHT MARKET CHRISTMAS BASH

When: 6:00PM – 10:00PM, Friday, 13th December 2019

Where: Selandra Community Hub, 7-9 Selandra Boulevard, Clyde North

Cost: Free

The Night Market returns again this month to Selandra Rise and this month it’s all about the spirit of Christmas.

Enjoy all the favourites things the people of the City of Casey and beyond have come to love at this fantastic indoor & outdoor market with a festive theme.

Expect food trucks & marquees, an outdoor bar, live music, children’s entertainment & activities.

Entry to the indoor market requires a Gold Coin Donation to cancer research.

For information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/373876133310926/

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE PARK – FRANKIE DAVIS JUNIOR

When: 6:00PM – 9:00PM, Saturday, 21st December 2019

Where: Wilson Botanic Park, 668 Princess Highway, Berwick

Cost: $5 Donation to volunteers at the gate

Saturday Night Live events are back again this summer and are becoming well renowned throughout the City of Casey, with local families bringing groups of friends along for an easy Saturday evening out with the kids.

The next performance will feature entertainment by Frankie Davis Junior, from 6:15pm – 8:45pm.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic and drinks to the event.

To find out more details about the Saturday Night Live at the Park shows, and to see what else is happening at the picturesque park, head to the Wilson Botanic Park Berwick Facebook page.

 

OUTDOOR CINEMA SCREENING OF SHREK

When: 6:30PM – 10:30PM, Saturday, 21st December 2019

Where: Wilson Botanic Park, 668 Princess Highway, Berwick

Cost: $10 (kids under 2 free)

What better way to watch everyone’s favourite green ogre than at an Outdoor Cinema screening of Shrek at the Wilson Botanic Amphitheatre?

Well, now you can enjoy this modern animation in the beautiful grounds of Wilson Botanic Park. There will also be live entertainment, food trucks, art space, games and much more.

So, enjoy an evening of entertainment with the whole family … furry friends welcome as well, in the beautiful fresh air.  That’ll do donkey!  That’ll do!

Please note that the movie will begin once the sun sets between 8:45pm and 9:00pm.

For further information, click here.

NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS & ENTERTAINMENT

When: 6:00PM – 1:00AM, Tuesday, 31st December

Where: Various Locations

Cost:

There may be a bit of travel required to experience Melbourne’s best NYE fireworks, but we think it’s definitely worth it to ring in the new year with the family with a BANG!

Plenty of parties and festivities go down across the city, and you’ll find it pretty easy to get to a place to see the spectacular light shows.

The official live sites for viewing are Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain near the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with accompanying entertainment, but our favourites for families and earlier fireworks are Yarra Park and Footscray Park. These are alcohol-free events.

So, grab your picnic rug, pack some snacks and stake out your spot for a fireworks extravaganza this New Year’s Eve – Melbourne never disappoints!

Here are our pick of the best!

Footscray Park

Maribyrnong City Council is hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9.30pm in Footscray Park located on Ballarat Road, Footscray. Families can bring along picnic supplies, enjoy free entertainment and watch a fireworks display at 9.30pm.

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Treasury Gardens Park

The Gardens offer one of the best skyline viewing spots, so is a fantastic option for NYE fun. There’ll be entertainment and a DJ from 9pm, but the fireworks are only at midnight, so one to go to with the bigger kids.

Time: 9pm – 1am

Flagstaff Gardens

Get right in the thick of the action at Flagstaff, where there is plenty of space in the park to settle in for the evening before the midnight fireworks.

Time: 9pm – 1am

City of Melbourne Yarra Park

Early Eve at Yarra Park brings together all the exciting parts of celebrating the new year without the late night out. Families can enjoy free stage entertainment, films and a spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm. All entertainment is duplicated in two distinct zones across the site to assist with large crowds. Details here.

Time: 6pm – 10pm

King’s Domain Flinders St Station

Tons of opportunity to join the community revelry at the Domain in the lead-up to the midnight fireworks!

Time: 9pm – 1am

Docklands

One of the City of Melbourne’s official viewing sites, there’s great entertainment prior to the countdown/fireworks extravaganza surrounding Victoria harbour, and plenty of parties to join once it’s all over.

Time: 9pm – 1am

Federation Square

No bones about this, you’re going to need to get here early. But what a fantastic Melbourne way of ringing in the new year!

Remember however, if you’re headed into any of the city locations it’s always best to go early and get a good spot, so even if you can’t go yourself (or think the kids will last that long!) send someone on ahead for a recon. It’ll be a great night!

Details on all the major NYE locations in Melbourne can be found here: https://nye.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Lastly, Eliston would love to take the opportunity to wish our amazing community the most wonderful holiday season and happiest of New Year’s. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

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