About the Festival
Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
Cost: FREE entry, with costs for rides, food and amusements
Location: Davey Street, Frankston
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You are invited to celebrate the start of the festive season at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights 2018. Now celebrating its 21st year.
The largest free Christmas festival in the state, this year’s event promises a night of magic for the young and young at heart. Bring the family together to create lasting memories. Enjoying entertainment and activities including Santa’s grand arrival and the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree.
- Watch Santa’s Grand Arrival
- Meet Santa Claus at Santa's House
- Enjoy the sounds of Christmas at the Entertainment Stage
- Have an Elfie Selfie with The Elf on the Shelf®
- Watch the PJ Masks live shows at the Frankston Arts Centre
- Meet’n’Greet with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
- Kick off your Christmas shopping at the Little Beauty Christmas Market
- Children can create Christmas masterpieces in the North Pole
- Enjoy culinary delights in the Gingerbread Lane Festival Dining
- Head to Elf Alley to discover amusements and rides
- Children can have fun in Rudolph's Children Zone
- Marvel at the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Display at 9.15pm
This magical spectacle truly captivates and has become a Frankston City Christmas tradition. 2018 marks the 21st year the tree has been lit!
- 5.00pm - MC Welcome
- 5.05pm - The MikMaks Featuring Santa’s Grand Arrival and Ash Marton Realty
- 6.00pm - Bethany’s Christmas Spectacular
- 6.25pm - PLOS Musical Productions- Shrek the Musical
- 6.55pm - Voices of Frankston, Christmas and beyond
- 7.40pm - Frankston Ladies Choir, Christmas carols
- 8.05pm - Westernport Regional Band with special guests
- 8.30pm - Adam Ladell, Christmas and surprises
- 9.15pm - Tree Lighting
- 9.20pm - Fireworks
Map of Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights
Download the map of Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights (2MB)
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Display at 9.15pm
This magical spectacle truly captivates and has become a Frankston City Christmas tradition. Witness the excitement on children’s faces as the breathtaking Fireworks Display lights up the night sky creating a truly magical moment to remember.
Ensure you grab your $3 candles from The Boulevard to join in the ceremony.
Festival Road Closures and Detours
The following streets will be closed from 4am Saturday until 3am Sunday.
- Davey Street - between Nepean Highway and Baxter Street
- Young Street - between Playne Street and High Street
Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights is an accessible event and features:
- Accessible unisex toilet
- Pram and wheelchair accessible pathways
- Accessible parking around the city centre
- Accessible by Public Transport
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Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
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