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Have fun at this winter solstice event in Melbourne
Winter Solstice the longest night of the year and this year occurs on Saturday 22nd June 2019. This event will be on from 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm and it will celebrate the return of the light.

The Winter Solstice Festival will be held at Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Road in Eltham. It is a great event for the whole family to celebrate the longest night of the year! Cost of an adult ticket is $30, and you can buy your tickets at this TryBooking site. You can also check out family prices at this site.

Some of the activities that will be on will be:

Live music
Delicious food
A wonderful children's lantern parade
Mulled wine
Pony rides
Fire entertainers
An enormous, sculptural bonfire



This event is now in its eighth year so don't miss out on a fabulous, wintery evening of entertainment, spectacle and family fun.

Eltham is just thirty-five minutes from central Melbourne and is at the entrance to the Yarra Valley.

PROGRAM
The program for the day will be as follows:

3:00 pm START - Gates open
Set up your blanket and chairs
Bar open
Food stalls open



Roving entertainers
Pony rides
Lantern stall
Live music

You can bring your own picnic hamper. There is ample space to spread a blanket, settle in a camp chair and chill out with your family to enjoy your own picnic.

Drinks
The mulled wine stall supplies delicious, warm homemade mulled wine. The wine and beer stall will serve a variety of different beverages.

Non-alcoholic drinks will be available from the food vendors.

Lanterns
You can bring your own lanterns by making one at home, or you can buy one on the night to join in the twilight parade. It does not matter what size your lantern is as they can be big or small!



5:20 pm LANTERN PARADE GATHERS
Lantern parade gathers and the lanterns are lit
Fire entertainers rove the crowd

5:30 pm LANTERN PARADE
Lantern parade winds its way around the event site. Children MUST be supervised by an adult.

6:00 pm FIRE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Choreographed ignition of the bonfire



6:15 pm LIVE MUSIC CONTINUES
Band TBA

7:00 pm DANCE, EAT, DRINK AND ENJOY
Food vans
Mulled wine and more

9:00 pm END OF EVENING

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
This event will be on regardless of rain, hail or shine. In the case of high winds the Winter Solstice Bonfire will not be lit.

NO BYO ALCOHOL PERMITTED. There will be random bag inspections.

Babies under 2 are free

No dogs allowed on the site.

Street Parking
Parking will be available at the North Eltham Adventure Playground carpark and in the surrounding streets.

There will be no parking in front of private driveways or bus stops. There will be no onsite parking at Edendale Farm.
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Why? For a celebration of winter solstice
When: 22nd June 2019
Where: Eltham
Cost: Varies, see article
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That is so hard to get to without a car , its advertised as a "Melbourne" event , Eltham is not Melbourne
by cmurray56 (score: 1|12) 395 days ago
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