November 20, 2023
Celebrate the festive season in Elsternwick Village
It’s that most wonderful time of year, a time of festive celebration, of experiencing the joy of giving that perfect gift, of getting together with family and friends and celebrating traditions close to our hearts – and there’s no better place to celebrate than Elsternwick Village.
Throughout December, the families of Elsternwick come together to celebrate the festive season, with festive celebrations, and everything you need for Christmas and Chanukah.
Here’s how to celebrate the festive season in Elsternwick Village:
Join our Family Fun Day
Shop windows, beautifully adorned with tinsel, baubles and Christmas scenes and Chanukah decorations, are coming alive with festive spirit, and the friendly welcome of vendors revealing their seasonal joyful cheer.
On Saturday, December 16, Elsternwick Village will hit peak festive season, with a Family Fun Day, where the entire day is devoted to festive celebrations.
Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to fly into Elsternwick Village and meet all the local good little boys and girls. Greeting families and posing for selfies, Santa will be in Elsternwick Village between 11am and 3pm – and he’s super keen to meet you!
Throughout the Family Fun Day, the air will be filled with festive tunes, played by live musicians. There’ll be balloon artists, festive face painting, circus performers and festive season arts and crafts, making it a not-to-be-missed celebration.
You can also jump aboard an antique fire truck and enjoy a free ride down Glen Huntly Rd!
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 11am – 3pm
Place: Begin at the HQ, located outside Officeworks at 377 Glen Huntly Rd
The festive season is celebrated by many cultures and religions, and for our vibrant Jewish community, it’s Chanukah – a time where families and friends come together to enjoy food and family festivities.
Elsternwick Village is joining in the Chanukah celebrations, with candle decorations throughout the precinct.
Elsternwick Village also has everything you need for your Chanukah celebrations. Ruby’s Gifts has a wide range of Judaica gifts, as well as tableware and home decorations for Chanukah celebrations, including kitchenware and candlesticks.
Chunukah feasts start with fresh produce, groceries and wine, so stop by Kosher Kingdom for all your needs.
Do your festive shopping
In Elsternwick Village, festive season shopping is less of a hassle and more of an annual festive season tradition. The festive atmosphere fills the streets, as shoppers and vendors share seasonal greetings or just a warm smile.
Our wide range of stores make sure you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list in the one place. Our fashion stores will make you the star at every festive season event and our fresh food grocers and butchers, delis, and supermarkets will have you cooking up a festive feast worthy of celebrating.
See our promotions page for festive season sales and promotions on offer from Elsternwick Village traders.
Catch up with friends
The true spirit of the festive season is in the sharing of joy with those we love, and Elsternwick Village is the perfect place to come together with friends and family to shop or share a meal at one of our vibrant cafes or world-class restaurants.
Why not make it a night of festive celebration, starting with a movie at the iconic Classic Cinema, followed by some celebratory drinks at one of our eclectic and welcoming bars? Or be sure to book that brunch at your favourite local cafe or make dinner plans at one of the precinct’s much-loved restaurants. The options are plentiful!
However you celebrate the holiday season, perfect festive celebrations always start at Elsternwick Village.