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Sunday, 29 November, 2020 - 22:00


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Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Gordon and Blackwood
Moorabool Shire VIC 3340

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Happy holidays from Moorabool Shire Council


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas in Moorabool Shire.  Join us in celebration of the festive season by taking part in our Christmas activities.  And to support our local businesses we encourage you to spend local.


Christmas Trees and supporting decorations

Visit our four giant Christmas trees in the main streets of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Gordon and Blackwood. Take a photo and post to social media using #ChristmasinMoorabool 

  • Village Green, Bacchus Marsh
  • McLean Reserve, Ballan
  • The front of Gordon Public Hall
  • Opposite the Blackwood Pub

When exploring Ballan keep an eye out for the hyper local Christmas decorations with thanks to Wombat Regional Arts Network.



Support Local this Christmas

This Christmas, make sure you shop, spend, eat and enjoy local. 

When you support locally owned businesses, you are directly supporting the local economy, the employment of local people and helping to make your community a great place to live.  



Write to Santa

What a strange year 2020 has been! Send a letter to Santa with your present wishlist and tell him how different 2020 has been to other years.

  • Drop the letter in Santas mail boxes located at our libraries in Bacchus Marsh and Ballan from Monday 30 November. 
  • Letters will be kept in a time capsule to be opened in 2050*
  • You may include your full name, town and age, but full address is not required.



Meet Santa

Santa is coming to Moorabool Shire. Chat with Santa telling him how good you have been this year and what is on your list. Santa and his elf helper will be roving our town centres on the following dates:

  • Ballan – Saturday 12 December, 9.00am-12.30pm
  • Bacchus Marsh – Saturday 19 December, 10.00am-1.30pm


Best Shop Window Competition

Share in the spirit of Christmas by dressing your business shop window (or equivalent) to impress and take out the title for Christmas 2020 - Best Shop Window.  

Competition information

  • To enter, upload an image of the shop window to social media (Facebook or Instagram) tagging #XmasWindowMoorabool before Tuesday 15 December - just make sure your privacy settings are public so we can see your post. 
  • Judging will take place at midday on Tuesday 15 December
  • One prize** is available
  • Judge’s decision is final
  • Winner will be notified by Wednesday 16 December with an announcement on social media
  • If a member of the public has entered your business, please note only the winning business will receive the prize.




*Privacy Statement: As part of Christmas 2020 celebrations, Moorabool Shire Council is providing a Santa’s mailbox for local children and the young at heart. Letters will be stored in a time capsule to be opened by Council in 2050. To enable those who have submitted letters to be able to locate them once the time capsule is opened, it is requested that the letter includes first name, last name, age and suburb or town. Street address is not required, and it is preferable that this is not included. At Council’s discretion, letters may be shared or showcased publicly in 2050 when the time capsule is opened as a means of reflecting on the year that was 2020. Your information can be accessed by contacting Council’s Privacy Officer, up until 15 January 2020, after which time the letters will be sealed in a time capsule and ono longer available until the time capsule is opened in 2050 at a specific date to be advised.  

**Prize information: Prize is a Video Package valued at $990 which includes the following. The prize is not transferrable and must be redeemed prior to 30 June 2021.

  • Production of 30 second video
  • Filming on site at your business
  • High quality licensed music
  • Include your logo with basic animation
  • Download in multiple formats ideal for social media
  • 6 photos to use on social media


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Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 14:46