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Summer in the Parks 2019/20

5 December | Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Come along to Riverside Square in Faithfull Street from 6pm - 8.30pm for a free sausage sizzle, craft activities, a very special guest and lighting of Wangaratta's Christmas Tree

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7 December | Rotary Christmas Market

In Apex Park from 8am - 2pm. This free event is run by Milawa Oxley Rotary Club. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with the annual Make it, Grow it, Sew it Christmas Craft Market at Apex Park. Kids can also have their photo taken with Santa.

8 December | Lions Christmas Carols by Candlelight

At Merriwa Park Sound Shell from 6.30pm - 9.30pm. This free popular family event promises an array of vibrant entertainment for all ages. Pack your picnic, or enjoy food and drinks available.

23 December | Twilight Christmas Market

From 4pm - 9pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta. Market stalls with seasonal produce and Makers Market for gifts. Food stalls, wine and craft beer on site. Entertainment from kids and a visit from Santa.

31 December | New Year's Eve

At Apex Park from 6pm - midnight. Bring a picnic rug, your friends and family to celebrate New Year's Eve. Fireworks at 9pm and midnight. Family movie "How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World" from 9.30pm.

January | Garden Series

A variety of activities including Walking Wangaratta, Yogalates, Body Balance, Tai Chi and Community Drumming. These free events are aimed at getting you out and enjoying Wangaratta's natural surrounds this summer.

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10 January | Summer Sounds

King Geroge V Garden hosts this event from 6.30pm - 10pm. Hosted by Jade Gibson, the best of our local youth will be on show. Bring your own picnic rug and chairs.

26 January | Whorouly Moonlight Movie

From 6.30pm come along to Whorouly Recreation Reserve to see "Ferdinand the Bull". The Whorouly community will also conduct its Australia Day celebrations, including a barbecue dinner and awards ceremony.

8 February | Myrrhee Moonlight Movie

From 7pm at Myrrhee Soldiers Memorial Hall. This free screening of the movie "Sing" will be the perfect night out.

26 January | Australia Day

Some 16 events will take place across the municipality celebrating Australia Day.

2 February | YMCA Family Fun Day

Come along to the Olympic Pool from 1pm - 4pm and enjoy pool inflatable, free sausage sizzle, face painting, waterslide, aerobics and lots of fun. All proceeds to YMCA Open Doors.

5 February | Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre Season Launch

Get a taste for what's to come in 202 as the Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre brings the best entertainment to Wangaratta.


15 February | Outdoor Ball

At Merriwa Park from 6pm-10pm. Gather your friends and family for this free event. The Latin sounds of Vatos Locos will light up the night, along with a giant disco ball.

23 February | Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run

Join the festivities of the 10th anniversary Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs. Always an exciting event for participants and spectators.

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1 March | AFL Marsh Community Series

Watch Collingwood and Richmond play at the Norm Minns Oval from 4.10pm.

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Wangaratta Library

A variety of regular and special activities for summer including Silent Reading Party, Story Time Sessions and plenty more

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Wangaratta Art Gallery

A huge number of programs, from NGV Kids on Tour, to workshops with arts educator David Godkin.

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