Christmas in Stonnington 2013

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The City of Stonnington wishes you a happy and safe festive season and invites you to enjoy the 2013 Christmas program

Christmas Competition

Christmas brings lots of sights, sounds and smells. A time spent with family and friends attending  events, sharing good food, searching for the best Christmas lights and exchanging gifts. This is what memories are made of. 

Tell us about your favourite Stonnington Christmas memory and go in the draw to win a $200 voucher from Honeybee Toys and $200 voucher from Jeffreys Books. 

This competition has now closed.

Christmas Carols

Sing and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at Stonnington's magical Carols concerts. Support a local community organisation by purchasing your candles, glow-sticks and programs.

A Children's Christmas at Ardrie ParkArdrie Park Christmas Carols

Children's Christmas Activities in the Park
Saturday 7 December 2013
4.00 - 6.00pm
Ardrie Park, Ardrie Road, Malvern East
Free event
Join us for lots of fun activities followed by Carols with Sesame Street.

Carols with Sesame StreetSesame Street characters used with permission by 2013 Sesame Workshop
Saturday 7 December 2013
6.00pm - 7.15pm
Ardrie Park, Ardrie Road, Malvern East
Free event
On-street parking only

Favourite characters Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby will perform their Sesame Street Christmas Show in a special concert for younger families.
Proudly supported by Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association

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Carols at Como ParkSmall fireworks_web  

Friday 13 December
Como Park
Williams Road, South Yarra
Free event
Parking on Como Park North Oval - enter from Alexandra Avenue North

Hosted by Lawrence Mooney, winner of the Best Comedy Award at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival, with Melbourne-based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass and a special guest appearance by Scooby-Doo. Be entertained by soloists Rod Davies, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Amy Lehpamer, Josh Piterman and stay for the spectacular fireworks finale.

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Carols at Central ParkScooby Doo with logo 2013

Saturday 14 December
Central Park
Burke Road, Malvern
Free event
On-street parking only

Hosted by acclaimed actor Mike McLeish the popular Carols at Central Park will feature soloists Rod Davies, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Amy Lehpamer, Josh Piterman and Melbourne-based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass and, especially for the kids, a special guest appearance by that loveable character Scooby-Doo.

Proudly supported by Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association
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Storytime with Santa


Monday 16 December, 10.15am & 11.30am             Prahran Library
Tuesday 17 December, 10.15am & 11.30am           Malvern Library
Wednesday 18 December, 10.15am & 11.30am     Toorak/South Yarra Library
Thursday 19 December, 10.15am & 11.30am          Phoenix Park Library
Saturday 21 December, 10.15am & 11.30am           Phoenix Park Library
Saturday 22 December, 2.30pm & 3.45pm               Malvern Library

Santa and his elf will read entertaining Christmas stories before helping children to make exciting Christmas decorations to take home.
Free event for children aged 0-10 years.  Bookings are essential.

Click here to read more and make a booking.

Library Christmas CheerChristmas Divas

Christmas Divas

Wednesday 18 December
Phoenix Park LIbrary             11.00am - 12.00pm
Prahran Library                      12.30pm - 1.30pm
Toorak/South Yarra Library  2.00pm - 3.00pm

Thursday 19 December
Toorak/South Yarra Library    12.00pm - 1.00pm
Malvern Library                          1.30pm - 2.30pm
Phoenix Park Library                 3.00pm - 4.00pm

With their stunning pop arrangements of your favourite carols they'll have you dancing down the aisles.
Free event


Swingle Bells

Monday 16 December
Phoenix Park Library                 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Malvern Library                           5.00pm - 6.00pm
Toorak/South Yarra Library      6.30pm - 7.30pm

Saturday 21 December
Malvern Library                           10.30am - 11.30am
Prahran Library                           12.00pm - 1.00pm
Toorak/South Yarra Library       1.30pm - 2.30pm

They'll have you grooving as they swing their way through all the Christmas classics with jazz and a little pizzazz.
Free event

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Swimming with Santa**

Saturday 14 December
Sunday 15 December
Saturday 21 December

Times and locations
Harold Hold Swim Centre, High Street, Glen Iris
12.30pm - 2.00pm daily

Prahran Aquatic Centre, Essex Street, Prahran
3.00pm - 4.30pm (weather permitting)

Have fun with jumbo inflatables in the toddlers' pools throughout December.
Watch out for Swimming Santa making a splash in his red wetsuit.
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The Christmas Pool Party

Sunday 22 December
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Harold Holt Swim Centre
Free event

Special guest appearance by Santa.
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Town Hall LightsMalvern Town Hall at Christmas_aqua

Malvern Town Hall, cnr Glenferrie Road and High Street
Prahran Town Hall, cnr Chapel Street and Greville Street

Admire magical decorations including giant wreaths, fairy lights and glorious snowflakes transforming the clock towers into Christmas beacons.