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Monthly Events Official tourism guide to Wangaratta, Milawa Gourmet Region, King Valley, Glenrowan, Eldorado and Victoria's High Country.
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December 2014

Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Venue: Springhurst Hall.
Contact Details: 

Ken Adams 03 5726 5241

8pm -midnight. Music by Ken Hocking. Please bring a plate.$6

Date: Every Sunday
Venue: Newman Street, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

 0427 215 258

8am - 1pm

Pick up a bargain at the local trash and treasure market. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables are also available.

Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Venue: Everton Hotel, Everton
Contact Details: 

Cheryl and Allan
03 5727 0232

If you can sing, play an instrument, recite poetry or tell a good yarn come along to the Everton Hotel for fun family friendly activity.

2nd Sunday of the each month @ 2pm

Time: 2pm to

Date: Each Wednesday
Venue: Victoria Parade
Contact Details: 

03 5721 3711

Time: 1pm to

Date: Each Friday at 8pm
Venue: Avian Park, Newman St
Contact Details: 

0427 215 258

Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Venue: Moyhu Lions Park
Contact Details: 

Judy 03 5727 9301

The Moyhu Farmers' Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am till noon, except for Easter Saturday and the Queen's Birthday Long weekend. 

The Market celebrates the best of the King Valley's food, wine and its vibrant community.  A fantastic event for locals and visitors alike where you have the opportunity to speak directly with the growers and to ask them how best to prepare or use their products. 

Date: 25 December
Venue: Various
Contact Details: 

1800 801 065

Looking for somewhere to take the family for Christmas Lunch.

Please click here for flyer on venues for Christmas Lunch

Bookings essential for all venues.

PLEASE NOTE: Information is as supplied by individual operators and was correct at time printing.  Changes to menu and pricing may occur without notice.

Date: 2 - 30 December
Venue: Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta Library Foyer
Contact Details: 

Cassandra Pollock 0478 943 114

Presented by the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group an exhibit of the photographs of significant trees will be on display at the Bainz Gallery in the foyer of the Wangaratta Library.

The exhibit will be available to view during Library Hours Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-6pm Wed 9.30am-8pm Sat 9.30am-1pm

Opening Night 4th December, 5.30pm

Featuring a presentation by John Hawker

John works with Heritage Victoria and has assisted the National Trust with Significant Trees for over 30 years.


In addition there will be a guided walking tour of Wangaratta significant trees on Tuesday December 9th at 8am.  This free tour will depart the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre and last for approximately one hour.  Those participating can expect to visit many of the trees depicted in the exhibition, including red river gums estimated to be over 1000 years old.  No booking required.

Price: Free

Date: 4 December 2014 - 1 February 2015
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre - Foyer Gallery, Ford St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Wangaratta Art Gallery
03 5722 0865

A rare chance to see indigenous artworks from the collection of the Aldridge brothers.  Works on exhibition will be by a number of artists from several outback regions.

Date: Second Friday of the month & Second Saturday of the Month
Venue: Wangaratta Library, Docker St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Bookings essential.  Please call 03 5721 2366

Love ego?

What can you build?

Great family fun at our new LEGO CLUB at Wangaratta Library

A family activity full of fun challenges

Second Friday of every month 4.30pm-5.30pm

Second Saturday of every month 10.30am - 11.30am

Free to attend

Bookings essential


Price: Free

Date: 11 - 23 December
Venue: Ovens St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5722 0888

Coming during Summer 14/15, Wangaratta's first "Pop-Up Park"

This new and exciting project will be brought to you by the Rural City of Wangaratta and will be located in the undercroft of the Wangaratta Government Centre, opposite the Woolworths car park.

The space will be open to everyone, will include free wi-fi, events, pop-up business, food and drink vendors, and community activities.

It is will be a space for everyone so please come along and join in the fun.  
It will be open during daylight hours with some evening events as well.  Keep an eye on council's website www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au and facebook page for more detail.

The pop up park will open from Thurs 11 December through until Tues 23 December and again in January from Thurs 15 January until Monday 26 January.

Click here for December program

Price: Free

Time: various to

Date: Various Dates over December
Venue: The Co-Store, Ovens St, Wangaratta

Grab your wish list.... Santa is coming to Co-Store!

visit Santa & a Photographer near the Target entry

  • Friday 12 December 2pm - 6pm
  • Saturday 13 December 10am - 2pm
  • Thursday 18 December 2pm - 6pm
  • Friday 19 December 2pm - 6pm
  • Saturday 20 December 10am - 2pm
  • Monday 22 December 10am - 2pm
  • Tuesday 23 December 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 24 December 10am - 2pm

Time: Various to

Date: 20 December
Venue: Wangaratta Wesleyan Methodist Church, Crn Parfitt Rd & Great Alpine Rd, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Wangaratta-Wesleyan Methodist Church 03 5721 9146 or follow on facebook at The Story of Christmas

A creative christmas carols presentation "The story of christmas" incorporating live animals, cast and choir

Free Community Event

BBQ from 6pm with the Program commencing at 7pm

This is an outdoor event so please bring a chair or rug.

Supper after the presentation.

Come and meet the animals

Parking available on site.

Price: Free

Time: BBQ from 6pm to

Date: 20 Dec 2014 - 2 Feb 2015
Venue: Wangaratta Art Gallery - 1, 56 Ovens St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Wangaratta Art Gallery
03 5722 0865

Albert Namatjira was a Western Aranda speaking Aboriginal from the Western MacDonnel Ranges who was taught by Rex Battarbee and became one of the most prominent Aboriginal artists of his time.  His inaugural exhibition of watercolours was held in Melbourne in 1938.  It was the first of many during a painting career which stretched over 23 years.  After a period of ill health, Namatjira died in 1957.  This exhibition brings together many works from major proponents of the Hermannsburg School and included large scale contemporary works by Australian artist Richard Dunn.  The majority of works are on loan through private collectors.  Many of these works have not been exhibited publicly.

Price: Gold coin donation

Date: 20 December
Venue: Wangaratta Turf Club, Osboldstone Road, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Nadine Roach
0423 289 862

Get your business involved in the growing popularity and success of our twilight race day.  This is the perfect venue to host your work place Christmas Party, kicking off with racing from 3pm into the evening followed by live entertainment late into the night. 

Check out our packages which include choices such as a 3 course dining marquee as well as other Christmas party marquee option or umbrella packages.  For more information visit http://www.countryracing.com.au/mid-week-racing-summer-2014.html

Time: 2pm to

Date: 20 December
Venue: The North Eastern Hotel, Spearing St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5721 3741

Enjoy a night at the Northo with entertainment from Maurice Milani starting at 7pm until late

Time: From 7pm to

Date: 20 & 21 December
Venue: Cafe KidzARus, Parfitt Plaza, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

For more information contact Cafe KidzARus 03 5721 5177 or on facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/kidzarus

Santa Photos


Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

$15 per image on disc/email

Every child gets a gift from Santa!


Time: 10am, 2pm to 12pm, 4pm

Date: 21 December
Venue: King George V Memorial Gardens, Ovens St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Rural City of Wangaratta
Jenny Bevis
03 5722 0793

Come down to King George Gardens to enjoy kids' activities and share some Christmas cheer as the countdown to Christmas draws nearer.

Live music from 7.00pm / Movie to begin at dusk

Epic(PG) runs for 102 minutes
Young Mary Katherine - M.K. returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming search for a tiny civilisation he believes exists in the neighbouring forest drives them apart.  However, M.K. stumbles onto the tiny Queen Tara, after she is mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans and Tara shrinks M.K. and begs her to help deliver the chosen pod bearing the Queen to safety.  Together with veteran Leafman warrior Ronin, two goofy mollusks and young maverick, Nod M.K. agrees to help.  As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must work together and discover what they have to do to save their world.

Free to attend



Price: Free

Time: 7pm to

Date: 21 December
Venue: John McAleese community park (Factory Lane behind the Milawa Hall)
Contact Details: 

Further details phone Phil O'Keefe 0408 273 349

Join the Milawa community with Carols in the Park at 7.30pm

Featuring Tom & Patsy Routledge

Special guest Pete Denahy

Sarah Pitcher

Laura Watson

Billie Taylor

Claire O'Connell

Trevor Hourigan

Denise O'Keefe

Wangaratta's Sing Australia Group

Special appearance by Santa and friends!!

Candles, food, drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase on the night from 7pm

Sausage sizzle - Berrylicious Ice Cream

Christmas Raffles drawn with loads of prizes

BYO Chairs and rugs

Please Note:  Event will go ahead in the Milawa Hall if inclement weather. 


Time: 7.30pm to

Date: 24 December
Venue: Precinct Bar & Restaurant, 60-62 Faithfull St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5722 1957 email info@precinctbar.com.au

Come down to the Precinct on Christmas Eve to live music on the Deck with "Scott & Amanda"

Book now for dinner reservations

Enjoy overlooking the ovens river with local wines, beers and ciders on tap.

Date: 24 December
Venue: Boorhaman Hotel, 1589 Boorhaman Rd, Boorhaman
Contact Details: 

03 5726 9215

Bring the family along to the Boorhaman Hotel for a great Christmas Eve. 

There will be:

  • Santa
  • Jumping Castle
  • Lots of Raffles

and much more.

Time: 7pm to

Date: 30 December
Venue: Wangaratta Velodrome, Wangaratta Showgrounds, Evans St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Dean McDonald 0427 121 080

Junior Racing for U11-U17 starting at 12pm

Featuring: W15 Victorian Scratch Race Championship - Minimum of 4 races for all categories

Senior Racing from 4pm


  • WINSEC Men's 2000m Wheelrace
  • WINSEC Women's 2000m Wheelrace
  • Christmas Aggregate and Ride of the Day Awards
  • Godfrey Family Women's Omnium
  • Victorian Track League Events

Time: From 12pm to

Date: 31 December
Venue: Mountain View Hotel, 4 King Valley Rd, Whitfield
Contact Details: 

Bookings 03 5729 8278 or go to www.mvhotel.com.au

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the King Valley at the Mountain View Hotel.

Live music from 6.30pm till New Year by Rumbelow & Cutest little monsters (full band)

3 Course all-you-can-eat Gourmet Buffet

Buffel Ticket: $69 (pre sale) or $75 on the night

Kids up to 14years $20

Venue is as well open for drinks only (no ticket required) or table reservation ticket holders only.


Price: Buffet $75pp

Time: From 6.30pm to

Date: 31 December
Venue: Apex Park, Clements Street, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

1800 801 065

Wangaratta's biggest and best New Years Eve party returns this year with a bang!

Entertainment from 7.00pm.

Fireworks 9.15pm and Midnight

Film to begin at dusk

Be one of the first to welcome in the New Year and be entertained as the spectacular fireworks display in Apex Park illuminate the sky!  There will be live music, food stalls and a range of entertainment before the sun goes down.  The first fireworks show commences at a child friendly 9.15pm.  For the night owls stick around as the big screen goes up, and check out the Moonlight Movie that will take you through to the midnight fireworks show, welcoming in 2015. 

Pack your own picnic or simple enjoy the wide variety of food and beverages available for purchase.

Frozen (PG) 102 Minutes
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Krista and his loyal reindeer Sven, in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Parking available in Murphy St, Faithful St, Templeton St and Ovens St and also at the Co-Store Development - multideck carpark off Victoria Parade.  Please refer to Council's easy parking guide available on the Council website www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Free to attend.



Price: Free

Time: 6pm to

Date: 31 December
Venue: Wangaratta Quality Gateway, Ryley St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5721 8399

Dance the night away enjoying a fantastic night of food, wine and dancing to see the New Year in.  Petite fours and champagne on arrival followed by 3 course dinner and entertainment by popular Melbourne band "Midnight Blue".

Price: $70 p/p

Time: 7pm to

Date: 31 December
Venue: McEvoy Tavern, Eldorado
Contact Details: 

03 5725 1778

Come along and celebrate New Years Eve with us at the smallest pub in Victoria.  "Up the Creek" will entertain you from 8pm.  So find a mask and enjoy our masquerade party.

Bookings essential for dinner.

Time: 8pm to 1am

Date: 31 December
Venue: Watermarc, Faithfull Street, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5722 4000

Set menu, shared platters for entrees, mains and sweets - $70 per person.  Leigh & Page performing live. 

From 5.30pm - bookings essential to secure your riverside view of the fire works.

Price: $70 p/p

Time: from 5.20pm to

Date: 31 December
Venue: Lindenwarrah, Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa
Contact Details: 

Bookings 03 5720 5777

Enjoy a six course meal at Lindenwarrah to see the New Year.

Dinner Cost $95pp

Beverage Package $45pp

Click here for menu


Price: $95 pp Dinner

Date: 31 December
Venue: Whorouly Hotel, 542 Whorouly Rd, Whorouly
Contact Details: 

03 5727 1424

New Year’s Eve 2014 will feature Albury band Grooveyard Hammond Combo playing soul, jazz, blues and rock.

So get ready for Pot (pot of beer, soft drink or glass of wine), Parmi (chicken or beef parmi with chips and salad) and Party (dance the night away) for only $40 per person on Wednesday, 31st December.

Please book early to make sure we reserve you a seat, either in the beer garden or in the dining room. Phone the hotel on 5727 1424 or drop by in person. Seats are limited.

Party only is $20 per person.


Price: $40 includes Dinner

Date: 31 December
Venue: Precinct Bar & Restaurant, 60-62 Faithfull St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5722 1957 email info@precinctbar.com.au

See in 2015 at the Precinct.  Overlooking the ovens river and apex park have a first rate view of the fireworks at 9.15pm and Midnight.

Live music on the deck with "Jeff Cabalar"

Book now for dinner reservations.

Enjoy local wines, beers and ciders on tap.

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