National Trust of Australia Victoria's Christmas Events

National Trust of Australia Victoria's Christmas Events

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Posted 2023-11-08 by Jenfollow

Fri 10 Nov 2023 - Sun 03 Dec 2023

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is Victoria's premiere community-based heritage advocacy organisation and has been actively conserving and protecting our heritage for future generations to enjoy since 1956. With over 20 extraordinary heritage sites in Melbourne and Victoria, see here for a quick guide to operating hours of properties you can visit. The places I personally visited have included Rippon Lea Estate, Como House & Garden, Old Melbourne Gaol, VAULT - Block Arcade, and Labassa; at times chasing down Markets at these beautiful venues, tours, and theatric productions. You'd be surprised at how many events are held by the National Trust Vic each year. It's a great way to engage us, the public, and immerse us in our Victorian heritage. If you have a love of architecture as I do, it's always a discovery tour to look on in awe at the history of the buildings visited.


Currently, there are quite a few events running which include guided tours be it building, garden or bird spotting, workshops and more. There are programs for children as well, for an early introduction to our beautiful heritage venues. There are pirate days, hide and seek events, school holiday programs and suchlike, which are perfect for the kids to enjoy and appreciate their historical, opulent surrounds. Be sure to check the event page for details, dates and to book. With Christmas at our doorstep, here are a few events you may want to attend.

  • a) 10 Nov 2023 to 21 Jan 2024 - Como House of Discovery: Seasons Greetings
  • b) 3 Dec 2023 from 10am to 3pm - Trust Christmas Makers Market - Como House & Garden; gold coin donation for entry
  • c) 3 Dec 2023 from 10.30am to 4pm - Christmas at Labassa
  • d) 17 Dec 2023 from 10am to 4pm - Celebrating Christmas at Como: Family Festive Day

  • Follow the links given above to purchase tickets to the event and for all other details. As an NTV member, you can enjoy free and discounted access to year-round events for the whole family and inadvertently help conserve and protect Victoria's heritage for future generations. See here to become a member.


    A little heads-up about the above events to pique your interest - in order. A) Enjoy the installations of yesteryear and immerse yourself in Victorian-era decorations, classic toys and timeless gifts, including rare Australian Christmas cards all beautifully adorning the majestic rooms of Como House as it used to be in the 1880s for Christmas. B) This is a huge event comprising of a sea of marquees filled with goodies waiting for you to pick up and get a start on your Christmas shopping at this Trust Christmas Maker's Market brought to you by The Rose Street Market . While you're there, why not take the opportunity to explore Como House by booking a tour. C) On its last open day for 2023, don't miss out on heading to Labassa and take in a guided tour. Christmas treats are available in the Tearoom from 10.30am to 3.30pm. D) Step into a wonderland of a nineteenth-century Christmas and rediscover the charm of an era gone by. Activities on the day include helping to decorate the tree in Como House; pose for a family photo with the iconic Como House Christmas tree; create a sustainable Christmas Wreath and make authentic Victorian-era Christmas decorations; enjoy Christmas-themed heritage tours; and wander the glorious gardens to enjoy your picnic on the lawns or simply purchase the tasty treats from the Stables of Como .



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