Christmas Events for Seniors & Families

Take a look at our exciting list of upcoming 2021 Christmas events that are family friendly and catered for seniors. These include events happening in different locations across Victoria that your loved ones can enjoy with your family, as well as online events that are COVID-safe and can be enjoyed from the comfort of their own home. 

Please note: Any events marked with an asterisk like so – * – indicates that technological assistance may be required in order for your loved one to attend the event. 

Upcoming Christmas Events in Victoria

Wed 8 Dec – The Tenth Annual Mama Alto Christmas Special

Jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto presents the Tenth Annual Mama Alto Christmas Special with Australian Digital Concert Hall. A beloved tradition, this Yuletide soiree of vintage holiday song fosters togetherness at a time when many can feel isolated – a silly season balm for the soul. 


Event Details

How to attend:  Bookings are essential prior to the event. This is an in-person event. 

Link to buy tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=823774  

Date of Event: Wednesday 8 December 

Cost:  

  • Adult / general $44 
  • Student / concession $32 

Event Start & End Time: 8.30PM – 9.30PM 

Location:  

Theatre 2 Upstairs  
Athenaeum Theatre  
188 Collins St  
Melbourne 3000 

Contact:  


Sat 11 Dec – Fresh Christmas Wreath Workshop

Spend a morning creating a decorative festive wreath using beautiful fresh materials. Tutor Sophie Kempton will guide you through flower selection and placement of the foliage to ensure a glorious fragrant floral decoration for your home.  No experience necessary and all equipment, materials and morning tea will be provided. 


Event Details

How to attend:  

Bookings are essential prior to the workshop. This is an in-person event. 

Link to buy tickets:  https://rbgfriendsmelbourne.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/38319-fresh-christmas-wreath-floral-workshop-with-sophie-kempton  

Date of Event: Saturday 11 December  

Cost:  

  • From $125 to $140 
  • Adult / general $140 

Event Start & End Time: 10AM – 12PM 

Location:  

Plant Craft Cottage – Enter via Gate H 
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Melbourne Gardens  
Melbourne  
Victoria 3004 

Contact:  


Tues 14 Dec – Online Community Christmas Party *

This is a special online celebration including live music and the chance to win a Christmas hamper!


Event Details

*How to attend: 

Register online. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online event. 

Link to register: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=836697 

Date of the event: Tuesday 14 December  

Cost: FREE 

Event Start & End Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (UTC+11) 

Location: Online 

Contact:  


Wed 15 Dec – Festive Music for Christmas

St Patrick’s Cathedral and Cathedral Brass present a festive program including works for brass, percussion and organ. Featuring a variety of music including Christmas favourites from Handel, Mascagini, Mendelssohn and Howarth; and some of Australia’s leading brass musicians. 


Event Details

How to attend:  

This is an in-person event. Bookings are not required; however you can still book ahead of the event. 

Link to online booking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=832549 

Contact: 

  • 03 9926 5753 
  • email address: philip.matthias@cam.org.au 

Date of event: Wednesday 15 December 

Cost:  

  • Adult / general $25 
  • Free for children under 15 

Event Start & End Time: 7PM – 8PM 

Location: 

St Patrick’s Cathedral  
1 Cathedral Pl  
East Melbourne 3002 


Thurs 16 Dec – Festive Morning Tea

Join in person and celebrate the festive season with a light morning tea at the South Yarra Senior Citizens Centre. 


Event Details

How to attend: 

Bookings are essential prior to the event and must be made by Monday 13 December. 

How to Book: To book, call 9658 9190 or email Healthy Ageing: healthyageing@melbourne.vic.gov.au  

Date of the event: Thursday 16 December 

Cost: FREE 

Event Start & End Time: 11AM to midday 

Location:  

South Yarra Senior Citizens Centre 
65 Toorak Road West 
South Yarra 


Sat 18 Dec – Christmas with Silvie Paladino

Join the Queen of Carols Silvie Paladino in the annual Christmas Spectacular full of festive cheer and joy. Hear all of your favourite Christmas carols and songs, and sing-along as Maestro Raymond Lawrence conducts the critically acclaimed 50-piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra and 60 member Melbourne Opera Chorus. 

The concert will feature favourite songs Silvie has sung over the years at Carols By Candlelight, a mix of traditional carols, Christmas and inspirational songs.  

Be mesmerised by the vocal prowess of one of Australia’s leading ladies alongside the critically acclaimed 50-piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra in this not to be missed concert spectacular. 

Members of the Richard Divall Emerging Artist Programme, which gives young singers an opportunity to perform, will also be joining in this fantastic evening of entertainment. 


Event Details

How to attend: Bookings are essential prior to the event. This is an in-person event (location further  below).  

Link to online booking: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SILVIEC21  

Date of the event: Saturday 18 December 

Cost: Adult / general $49

Event Start & End Time: 7.30PM – 9PM 

Location:  

Athenaeum Theatre  
188 Collins St  
Melbourne 3000 


Thurs 23 Dec – Online Celebrate Christmas with the Salvos *

This virtual Christmas event is great for everyone – whether you’re travelling on Christmas Day, unable to attend a local church, unwell or just interested in seeing how the Salvos do Christmas.  


Event Details

*How to attend: 

  1. Click this link: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/christmas/events/celebrate-christmas-with-the-salvos-online/  
  1. Then select either the ‘Add to Apple Calendar’ or ‘Add to Google Calendar’ button at the bottom of the page to save the online link into your calendar. 
  1. Simply join the event when the time comes at 7PM.  

The online Christmas event will remain available to watch after this time at your convenience on Christmas Eve Friday 24 December, Christmas Day Saturday 25 December and Boxing Day Sunday 26 December.

Date of the event: Thursday 23 December 

Cost: FREE 

Event Start & End Time: 7PM – 7.30PM 

Location: Online 


The Salvation Army – Events Near You

Still not sure where to attend? The Salvation Army website it a great portal to find out about your own local Salvation Army’s Christmas events close by. 

Click this link to start searching: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/christmas/events/?utm_source=semstandar&utm_medium=lunch&utm_id=christmasmission&gclid=Cj0KCQiAy4eNBhCaARIsAFDVtI20HdO5NqPwQqyFlw-bsa72Dxlxza2s0WgYKEEely_MUiCaKD5376AaApT_EALw_wcB  


Discover more Christmas Events in Melbourne

Discover more events at the What’s On Christmas Events page here:

https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/things-to-do/christmas/events


This year may have prompted many questions over your loved one’s safety and wellbeing. Maybe you have noticed that they’re dependent more and more on needing care in their home. Perhaps you want to simply start an open, honest conversation with your loved one about trying to find the right services to future proof against their specific circumstances.  

Whatever your individual care needs may be, we’re able to assist with all types of care options. These include in-home care (CHSP), interim care, home care packages, residential respite and permanent care, emergency and transition care to suite their individual care needs and current circumstance.  

Reach out to our independent aged care consultant Pauline Healy. Pauline will provide her expertise and industry knowledge in order to navigate the complexities of the aged care system on your family’s behalf. She will ensure you experience an efficient, informed and gentle transition into care.   

Don’t navigate the aged care system alone & contact us today:  

Ph – 0419 327 294     

Email – pauline@wellplacedcare.com.au 

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