Christmas Fest 2018
Tis’ getting very close to the season to be jolly so why don’t you shop for all the Christmas presents you need at the annual Pleasant Street Primary School market.
This giant market will be full of awesome gifts, delicious food and fun activities throughout the evening. It is sure to be a can’t-miss event for those who love to get into the Christmas spirit.
When: 5pm – 9pm.
Where: Pleasant Street Primary School, Lake Wendouree.
Cloud Nine Ballarat
Ravers rejoice! One of Melbourne’s best clubs is launching a full invasion on Ballarat’s nightlife as Cloud Nine brings its full crew to The Bluestone Hotel.
The one off event is sure to get revelers moving until the break of dawn.
When: 10pm – 4pm.
Where: The Bluestone, 101-103 Mair Street, Ballarat Central.
Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door.
Here are the markets on display this Saturday.
Ballarat Farmers Market
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Lake Wendouree.
Ballan Farmers Market
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street, Ballan.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Skipton Mechanics Hall, Anderson Street, Skipton.
Buninyong Lions Club & combined churches community celebration
Christmas celebrations for people of all faiths and nationalities will be taking place at this years Buninyong Lions Club & combined churches community celebration.
The day will feature children’s entertainment, a sausage sizzle, coffee van and a visit from father Christmas himself!
When: 8am – 11pm.
Where: De Soza Park, Warrenheip Street, Buninyong.
Keeley’s Cause annual Christmas Party for children with disabilities
Created by a 13-year-old girl with Autism, Keeley’s Cause is best known for giving out iPads to children with learning and communication difficulties to help with school work.
This party will feature the not-for-profit’s biggest iPad giveaway.
There will also be at least 45 market stalls, entertainment, children’s karaoke and activities, raffles, food vendors and a visit from Santa.
Where: Ballan Racecourse
Tickets: gold coin entry
2018 Volkswagen Ballarat Cup
A collection of Australia’s premier racing greyhounds will descend on Ballarat for the 2018 Volkswagen Ballarat Cup.
Along with an exciting night of racing there will be face painting, live music and food trucks to entertain all in attendance.
When: 5pm – 10pm.
Where: Ballarat Greyhounds, Corner of Rubicon and Sutton streets, Ballarat Central.
Since its triumphant premiere in Dublin in 1742, Messiah has remained Handel’s most frequently performed work.
This popular annual concert is the perfect way to welcome in the festive season, and in 2018, Handel’s masterpiece will be conducted by Warren Trevelyan-Jones, who will bring his own unique take on the masterpiece of work.
When: 5pm – 7.30pm.
Where: Mary's Mount Centre, Loreto College.
Tickets: Adult $55, Concessions $50, Her Maj Members $45, Group (10+) $45, U3A or Probus Member $50, and Child $15.
Jim Moginie and The Family Dog at Karova
Jim Moginie, formerly of Midnight Oil, is back with his solo group in promotion of their new album ‘Bark Overtures’.
Fresh from Midnight Oil’s reunion and massively successful Grand Circle World Tour, Moginie is back with The Family Dog to wow Ballarat audiences.
Where: Karova Lounge, 15 Field Street, Ballarat Central.
Here are the markets on display this Sunday.
When: 8am – 1pm.
Where: Ballarat Showgrounds.
Daylesford Farmers Market
When: 8am – 3pm.
Where: Daylesford Train Station.
Clunes Farmers Market
When: 9am – 2pm.
Where: Collins Place, Clunes.
Miners Rest Community Market and Book Fair
When: 10am – 2pm.
Where: Community Hall, Market Street, Miners Rest.
WBBL: Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers
The Melbourne Renegades are excited to bring the Women’s Big Bash League to Ballarat on Sunday, with the hopes of playing in front of 2000 people at Eastern Oval.
The Renegades will take on the Adelaide Strikers from 2.10pm in the round two fixture on Sunday.
Where: Peel Street North and borders Ebden Street and Scott's Parade.
Bren Luke – drawings inspired by the films of Yasujiro Ozu (and other work)
This exhibition is a collection of drawings and paintings inspired by the films of Yasujiro Ozu as well as a large selection of other various work completed over the past few years by Ballarat artist Bren Luke.
When: November 12 – December 17.
Where: Mercure Ballarat, 613 Main Road, Golden Point.
Her Place Women’s Museum Australia exhibition
This free exhibition honours the lives and contributions of women throughout Victoria.
It celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance through video interviews, biographical accounts and personal artifacts.
When: November 14 – December 9.
Where: Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat Central.
Kikie Wilkins Photography Exhibition
Offering a glimpse into Kikie Wilkins’ home town of Tucson, Arizona, Mexico and surrounding areas, this exhibition is an opportunity to take a peek into the world of his and see why he loves where he lives.
When: November 14 – February 2.
Where: 102 Main Road, Bakery Hill.
Federation University End of Year Exhibition 2018
he Mining Exchange, Ballarat, will come alive in December with the much-anticipated End of Year Exhibition (EYE).
This is your chance to explore the future of contemporary art in Australia. Passionate, contemporary and visionary, EYE showcases the diverse talent of our graduating ceramics, visual arts, communication design and graphic design students.
When: December 1 – December 9.
Where: Mining Exchange, Lydiard Street, Ballarat Central.
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