This Christmas, Yarra will come alive with various exciting, pop-up events designed to appeal to the entire community this festive season.
Six free, family-friendly Christmas events will take place across Yarra, while lighting installations, festive projections and Christmas decorations will adorn our three town halls.
This year there will be a special focus on Garrawang, one of the seven seasons of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung.
Garrawang marks the time when the kangaroo apples flower, the wedge-tailed eagles breed, the days are long, and the nights are short.
Carols in the Rotunda
Thursday 9 December, 5pm
Yarra’s Garrawang Festive Program kicks off with special guest Eddie Perfect who will MC the concert.
He will be joined by The Yarra Voices Choir accompanied with performances from some of our wonderful schools across the municipality.
Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy
Saturday 11 December, 5pm
All are welcome at this concert in the heart of Collingwood. The event will start with a ‘Welcome to Country’ by Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter followed by some deadly music and storytelling from Songman Uncle Bart Willoughby, Lauren Sheree, Deniece Hudson and Uncle Dave Arden. There will also be a free barbeque and visit from Santa. Peel Street Park, Collingwood
Songs in the Square Sunday
12 December, 2pm
Rebetiko Trio with Con Kalamaras, Wayne Simmons and Miltos Photopoulos will join the Macedonian Women’s Choir and Fred Leone to perform in this green sanctuary along bustling Rathdowne Street.
Curtain Square, North Carlton
Sunday 12 December, 4.30pm Tripod and Eddie Perfect bring their comic and musical mastery to Richmond’s vibrant Barkly Gardens to add extra silliness to the season. With a performance from the mesmerising Soul Singer Bumpy a proud Noongar female artist, plus Richmond Primary School.