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Spirit of Christmas Celebrations
Amongst the many Christmas markets and festivals across Melbourne the Twilight Christmas Festival offers something a little different. Of course, all the usual pre-Christmas festivities will be there, the carol singing, the craft stalls, delicious food and wine and family activities. But it is the Rippon Lea House and Gardens that makes this festival so different.
Come into the beautiful grounds of Rippon Lea Estate
Built in 1868, Rippon Lea Estate offers a chance to visit history and be transported into another era. Both the mansion and gardens can be visited, either for special events or on their own. Many of the events held at Rippon Lea Estate over the years have had a historical theme and daily tours of the mansion and gardens can also be taken.
The Twilight Christmas Festival, set in this wonderful heritage-listed Estate, will add an atmospheric element to the event as it celebrates the traditions of Christmas. There will be carols sung, fun activities for children and of course, no Christmas festival would be complete without a visit from Santa.