A series of free Christmas family events will kick off at Federation Square on Thursday December 1st and will run right through to December 25th, 2011. Under the banner of 'Spirit of the Square' this year's events program will include live music performances featuring local musicians and community choirs, free Christmas film screenings on the Fed Sq Big Screen, family photography opportunities and much more.
Some highlights of this year's free events program include;
Christmas Films will screen on the Big Screen during the month of December. The film titles are yet to be announced but expect classic Christmas film favourites such as Home Alone, Elf and The Grinch to be part of the film program. Feature Films usually screen on the Big Screen from 6pm. Check the Fed TV daily schedule on the Federation Square website for all the latest on the screening schedule.
Family Portraits will take place every Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Main Square. This special event is entirely free; a professional photographer will take the family portrait, and your photo will be available for download for free from The Projects website.
Hide and Seek is just for the kids. The Fed Sq Main Square will have an installation of 150 Christmas Trees, which will be known as The Pines, a project developed by Federation Square and The Projects. In this space, children will be encouraged to play hide and seek. Plus there will be other events taking place in The Pines, such as Lost in the Woods, which is a maze designed for children.
Wednesday Nights are Music Nights at the Main Square. On Wednesday 14th and 21st of December from 7:30pm, free live music events will be held. Participating in this special event is Craig Woodward, one of the founding members of Headbelly Buzzard and special guests. The live music events will run until 10:30pm.
Outside the Square is another event presented by The Projects. This event will see artists design and print a range of street posters, which will exhibited at Fracture Gallery.
Trees in Your Backyard is another fun interactive family activity, as small olive trees will be supplied for planting.
The Main Square will also play host to the Christmas Day Picnic. This event will be held on Sunday 25th of December from 12:30pm. This free event is open to all and attendees are encouraged to bring along a picnic hamper. Registration is required to attend this event; see The Projects website for further details.