December 2023 - Events - What's On

Thu 30th Nov 2023 Mon 11th Dec 2023

Thursday - Monday 11am - 4pm (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Etchings, Linocuts and Screenprints, this is a showcase of 3 local printmakers - artists Brenda Page, Chris Lawry and Lana DeJager. These editions on paper display their individual processes of traditional printmaking. 

Sat 2nd Dec 2023 Sun 31st Dec 2023

Every Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Sat 2nd Dec 2023

3pm - 8pm

Do all your Christmas shopping at the Cockatoo Twilight Christmas Market. Lots of local artisan products and locally grown produce. Perfect for your Christmas shopping.

Sat 2nd Dec 2023

3pm - 7pm

Save the date, spread the word, and get ready for a twilight filled with joy, laughter, and festive cheer.

Join us from 3pm - 7pm on Saturday 2nd December for a celebration filled with street entertainers, community stalls and music. This is the perfect opportunity to embrace the Christmas spirit, shop for thoughtful and unique Christmas gifts and win fabulous prizes throughout the event.

Bring your little ones to meet the one and only Santa! Let them whisper their wishes in Santa's ear and capture this precious moment with a photo to cherish forever. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Sassafras & Olinda

Sun 3rd Dec 2023

1st Sunday of the Month, except January, 9am - 2pm Gold coin donation

Rotary Club of Lilydale's Craft and Produce Market has over 35 stalls and easy parking. You'll find a range of local crafts, plants, jewellery and baby clothes as well as fresh eggs, fruit and vegies, honey and other delicious fare to take home or eat browsing for birthday or Christmas presents or just a treat for yourself! Entry is a gold coin donation which funds Rotary's local community projects.

Sun 3rd Dec 2023

9am – 12pm $165 per person

Over three hours, explore the art of watercolour and observational drawing with Emma Jennings - an award-winning artist with over 25 years experience. Receive one on one guidance to create your own work of art to take home as you relax in the light filled Emma Jennings Gallery. 

You'll learn about brush techniques, paint fluidity, colour, composition, and storytelling. Above all, I will encourage you to be experimental, to try new things, and to discover the beauty in connecting your observations with meaningful ideas and having fun. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and creative curiosity. 

Sat 9th Dec 2023

2nd Saturday of the month, 9am - 1pm

Monbulk Produce Market at top of main street brings fresh seasonal produce, home baked good and wares to our local town where the community. Make it, Bake it, Grow it. Meet the producers and everyone benefits.

Markets can be seasonal or cancelled due to weather so please check the links for market updates to avoid disappointment.

Sun 10th Dec 2023

2nd Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Sat 16th Dec 2023

3rd Saturday of the Month, 9am - 1pm

Situated at the base of the mountain on the way to Lilydale the Montrose Market has a variety of craft and fresh produce stalls. Drop in on the way out to the Yarra Valley.

Sun 17th Dec 2023

3rd Sunday of the month, 10am - 3pm

A vibrant and colourful market featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Markets can be seasonal or cancelled due to weather so please check the links for market updates to avoid disappointment.

Sun 24th Dec 2023

4th Sunday of the Month, 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

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