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Docklands Firelight Festival

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Cold winter nights become fun at the free Docklands Firelight Festival.

The Firelight Festival is held in celebration of the winter solstice- the shortest day and longest night of the year- though it is being held over a week after Melbourne's shortest day. People from many different cultures have long held ceremonies to honour the winter solstice. Some possible evidence of winter solstice traditions is even thousands of years old. The Firelight Festival adapts some of these long-held traditions, with fire-themed performances and entertainers.

The main event of each night will be the setting alight of a huge wooden sculpture, under a display of fireworks.

The celebration takes place over three nights: Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July from 5pm until late.

The Firelight Festival is family-friendly and will delight adults and children alike.

Entry to the event is free, but bring cash to buy food and drink. Remember to dress warmly!

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Celebrate Melbourne's chilly midwinter with some fiery entertainment. Image: Docklands Firelight Festival.
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Why? Because winter isn't just for chilling at home.
When: 5pm - 9pm, 30 June - 2 July 2017
Phone: 1300 663 450
Where: Newquay Promenade, Docklands 3008
Cost: Free
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