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Top December Events 2019 - Launceston & Surrounds

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Published November 17th 2019
Looking for something to do this December in Launceston?
1. Launceston Santa's Christmas Wonderland
When: Saturday, 30 November 2019: 9:30am-8:30pm
Where: 223 Charles St, Launceston
Cost: See website
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase a jam-packed program filled with Christmas festivities, entertainment, activities, Christmas Treasure Hunt, winter wonderland exhibits & themes, art & crafts, workshops, Santa photos, roving performers, jumping castles, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Facebook


2. Sally's Ride- Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge
When: Sunday, 1 December 2019: From 7 am
Where: See website
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$60pp
Details: This fundraising event aim is to provide healthy community activity for Launceston and the Tamar Valley region as well as raising funds and awareness of Mental Health issues among youth, with a particular focus on preventing youth suicide. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sally's Ride : Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge Facebook


3. Celebrate Summer at Marakoopa Café
When: Sunday, 1 December 2019: 1pm-6pm
Where: Marakoopa Café, 186 Mayberry Rd, Mayberry
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$100pp
Details: There will be entertainment, fantastic music from four great acts on the outdoor stage and grass amphitheatre, food stalls & trucks, meals will be available from the Licensed Café, heartfelt combination of groove and soul, enchanting cultural stories, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Marakoopa Cafe Facebook


4. Clothes Swap
When: Sunday, 1 December 2019: 12pm-4pm
Where: Civic Square, Launceston
Cost: Free
Details: This event will motivate you to refresh your wardrobe and get started on cleaning on your wardrobe! There will be opportunities to select six pieces of clothing that you would like to swap, at this trade-in-trade-up pre-loved fashion event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Launceston Official Facebook


5. Spirit of Tasmania Cycling Tour
When: Tuesday, 3-7 December 2019
Where: Launceston- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This multi-day cycling event tour will give spectators opportunities to get up close and cheer the riders as they battle it in various locations over five consecutive days. Click here for the website.

6. Male Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Workshop
When: Tuesday, 3 December 2019: 9am-5pm
Where: The Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 Invermay Rd, Launceston
Cost: Free
Details: This workshop will give participates the knowledge, skills, and the confidence needed to identify men at risk, talk with them about suicide and point them in the right direction. The training will cover topics including the pathways to male suicide, how to spot a man with a suicide plan, to talk or not to talk, and keeping suicidal men safe. Click here for the website.

7. Launceston Night Market
When: Friday, 6 December 2019: 5pm-9pm
Where: Civic Square, Launceston
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will showcase a celebration of local food, beverages, and live music entertainment. There will be something for everyone. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Launceston Night Market Facebook


8. Flinders Island Quick Shear
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019: 3:30pm-Midnight
Where: Whitemark Showgrounds, Flinders Island
Cost: Free
Details: This community family-friendly event will showcase the incredibly hard-working individuals in the Shearing industry. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, competitions, prize money, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Flinders Island Quick Shear Facebook


9. Bob Dylan Revisited with John Waters
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019: From 8pm
Where: Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Ave, Prospect
Cost: $67.23pp
Details: This concert will present a homage to Bob Dylan. John Waters will revisit the illustrious Bob Dylan songbook from "Blowin' In The Wind", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Hurricane", "Knocking On Heaven's Door", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Abstract Entertainment Facebook


10. Tunbridge Country Market
When: Sunday, 8 December 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: Tunbridge Hall, 99 Main St, Tunbridge
Cost: Free
Details: These country markets will feature bric-a-brac, art & craft, trash 'n' treasure, gifts, pre-loved items, homemade goodies, and more. Click here
for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tunbridge Town Hall & Markets Facebook


11. World Street Eats Market
When: Sunday, 15 December 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Civic Square, Launceston
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie event will showcase a celebration the diversity of Launceston with multicultural food stalls selling different cuisines, street food around the globe, including Korean pancakes, Brazilian Pastels, Thai curries, Filipino vegetarian food, and more. There will also be multicultural performances, art & craft, displays, cooking demonstrations, kid's corner, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from World Street Eats Facebook


12. A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland
When: Saturday, 21 December 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: Princess Theatre, 57 Brisbane St, Launceston
Cost: See website.
Details: This multicultural Christmas event sold out in New South Wales, and broke the touring records with their flagship production in early 2019. The performance will showcase Irish music and dance with the very best World Champions of Irish dance as they present a magical evening of tunes, taps, and tradition. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from A Taste of Ireland Show Facebook


13. Christmas Lunch Buffet
When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019: From 11:30am
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron St, Launceston
Cost: See website
Details: This Christmas wonderland event will showcase Christmas festivities, Christmas decorations, Christmas Tree, visit from Santa Claus, and a traditional Christmas feast featuring a carvery of meats, fresh seafood, classic plum pudding, and more. There will also be special guest appearances, a gift for the little ones, live music performances, and Santa photo opportunities. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston Facebook


14. Beerfest Launceston
When: Tuesday, 31 December 2019: 4:30pm-12:30am
Where: Royal Park, Park Street, Launceston
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$25pp
Details: This premier New Year's Eve event will showcase the finest in unique, exotic, and small batches of craft beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines. There will be pop-ups, tastings & sampling, food trucks & stalls, entertainment, family-friendly activities, VIP Lounge, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BeerFest Australia Facebook
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