Festive Yarra 2023

Friday 01 December 2023 - Thursday 04 January 2024

There's plenty of festive fun for the whole family in Yarra! Join in the celebrations with performances by local artists and community groups, dazzling decorations, illuminating projections and much more.  

Carols in the Park

Thursday 14 December
6pm to 9pm
Curtain Square, Carlton North

Join us for an evening of festive tunes with MC Casey Bennetto, performances by local schools, community choirs, and a special visit from Santa. Enjoy delicious treats from Wrap Roll It, a sausage sizzle by Collingwood Toy Library, and pop-up stalls from Billy Van Creamery and Molly Rose Brewing.

Download the Carols in the Park Song Book.


Christmas Decorations

Friday 1 December to Wednesday 3 January
Fitzroy Town Hall

Vin Tagé transforms the façade with festive trimmings, including garlands, wreaths, and twinkling festoon lights.

Artwork Projections

Friday 15 December to Wednesday 3 January
Every night from dusk
Richmond Town Hall  

Experience a vibrant Bauhaus-style projection by Multimedia Events, illuminating Bridge Road in festive colours.   

Fairy Light Tunnel

Friday 1 December to Wednesday 3 January
Every night from dusk
Curtain Square, Carlton North

Walk through and immerse yourself in an enchanting fairy light tunnel display.

New Year’s Eve

Sunday 31 December
From 4pm
Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North

Ring in 2024 with free movie screenings, including a special early film for kids. Grab a bite from food trucks Wazzup Felafel & Froygo and join the countdown to midnight in a relaxed, family-friendly setting.

Drinking in our parks 

Please note that alcohol is not permitted in any Yarra parks from 9pm on Saturday 30 December until 9am Monday 1 January.

Film Program
The Gruffalo (27mins, G)
E.T The Extra Terrestrial (115mins, PG)
6.30pm ELF (96 mins, G)
8.10pm Barbie (114mins, PG)
10.09pm Two Cars, One Night (11mins, PG)
10.15pm A Mighty Wind (92 mins, PG)


Location & Contacts

General Enquiries


Date and time:
Friday 01 December 2023 - Thursday 04 January 2024

Across Yarra