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Williamstown Bluestone Church Market                                                                                                                 

Friday 1st December

Held at the Holy Trinity Church, 225 Nelson Place, Williamstown from 5.00pm- 10.00pm

Carols by Candlelight Laverton 

Sunday 3rd December
 Enjoy the festive spirit, free sausage sizzle and a visit from Santa. Battery operated candles available for $2. Held at Laverton P-12 College, Bladin Street, Laverton.  


Farewell Tenacious




Tall Ship Tenacious (UK), the Jubilee Sailing trust's globally unique, accessible tall ship, is finally departing Australia for the long voyage back to the U.K. Departing Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, waterfront Williamstown on Monday 4th December now due to forcast strong winds up the bay and out to sea on sunday. Ship departure time on Monday yet to be determined.  For current updates please check out www.jst.org.au or www.seaworks.com.au.



Rotary Club of Williamstown Family Christmas Fair


Sunday 3rd December


Free festival fun and amusements. Gold coin donation. From 11.30am held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. 

Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                 

Sunday 3rd December 

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408


Truganina Explosives Reserve Open Day

Sunday 3rd December 

Bring family and friends down to learn the history of the Explosives Reserve and see what's beyond the fence. Free entry, open from 1pm to 3pm, and located in Queen Street, Altona.


Williamstown Christmas Night Market

8th December

Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate the festive season at Williamstown, with vibrant and beautiful shops and hospitality Christmas style, including face painting, music, a visit from Santa and lots of local stores open for business. Held from 5pm to 9.30pm in Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade.

Farmers Market

Sunday 10th December

Held on the second sunday of each month from 9am - 1pm.held at Robertson reserve corner Cole Street and Hanmer Street Williamstown.http://www.rfm.net.au/

Carols by Candlelight Altona

Sunday 10th December

Being held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street Altona from 7pm to 9pm. Bring a chair, picnic rug. Candles and programs for sale. Presented by Altona Laverton Council of Churches. Carols will move to St Mary's Catholic Church in the event of inclement weather.

Santa Story Time


Santa will be visiting all the Hobsons Bay Libraries storytimes, including a special outdoor appearance at Logan Reserve Altona. Visit: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542 for more information.


Christmas Art & Craft Market


Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona. Lots of last minute Christmas presents. Visit website for more information www.ljac.com.au 

Carols by Candlelight Altona Meadows

Saturday 16 December

Presented by Hobsons Bay Churches. Outdoors at the Trafalgar Avenue Community Park, Altona Meadows from 7.00pm Children’s activities and pre carol entertainment from 7.00pm, Carols from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. Candles for sale. Bring a picnic rug or chair. Carols will take place indoors at Altona Meadows Community Centre , same address, in the event of inclement weather. 

Carols by Candlelight Newport

Saturday 16 December

Join Newport Fiddle Folk Club with Carols being held at The Substation, Market Street Newport from 7pm - 9.00pm. 

2017 Victorian Open Water Championship - WOW Challenge

Sunday17 December

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, in conjunction with Altona Swimming Club, are hosting the 2017 Victorian Open Water Championships at Williamstown Beach.  The Championships are the peak open Water swimming event in Victoria.  This premier swimming event will also incorporate a community participation swimming event, the Williamstown Open Water Challenge (WOW Challenge).  Enjoy a great day out with a range of activities, entertainment, retail and food vendors.  For further information visit www.williamstownslsc.org.au/open-water-championships/

Altona Miniature Railway Public Open Day

Sunday 17th December

Hobby club run by members that provides miniature 1.5km train rides on scaled steam and diesel engines on public open days. Held at 1-21 Blenheim road, Altona North from 11am to 4pm. For further information visit www.altonaminiaturerailway.com.au

Craft Market

Sunday 17th December

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au

Carols by Candlelight Williamstown

Sunday 17 December

Presented by Hobsons Bay Churches.  Outdoors at Commonwealth Reserve Nelson Place, Williamstown from 7.00pm Children’s activities 8.00pm Carols. Candles for sale. Bring a picnic rug or chair. In the event of inclement weather carols will take place in St Mary's Catholic Church, Cecil Street, Williamstown.




















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