Keep up to date with the wide range of events this Festive season

With Christmas fast approaching, there are many events being held across Griffith for families to enjoy this festive season.

With the bus tours happening every Friday and Saturday nights, lights are not the only thing to see and do.

One of the highlights will be a moonlight Movie showing at Pioneer Park Museum on Friday December 15.

Mayor John Dal Broi is excited for the showing of the family favorite.

“Part of the Festival of Lights is the Moonlight Movie at the Museum - an incredible outdoor cinema screening family favourite, Arthur Christmas,” Cr Dal Broi said.

The evening at the Museum will feature the popular Museum Twilight Markets, live entertainment kids activities, food, drinks and the main event at 8.30pm is the outdoor movie.

“We have combined the Museum Markets with this event to create a festive atmosphere - the markets are a great way to get in some Christmas shopping while enjoying the outdoors,” Cr Dal Broi said.

The evening will include live entertainment from Cheryl Tucker, with an array of Christmas carols and other songs to get the season spirit pumping.

Not only music, but the food available will be sure to satisfy any appetite, with a barbeque put on by Museum volunteers, Three Brothers from Yenda, cold drinks from Bella Vita Tours, and what movie would be complete without some freshly cooked popcorn with company from friends and family.

There will be a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including kids activities conducted with the help of volunteers from Griffith Child Care Centre.

“Kids will love decorating their very own gingerbread man, and they can create their own Christmas decorations - we even have a best decorated Christmas Tree competition,” he said. 

Bring along a picnic rug to enjoy the movie, making sure not to forget the mosquito repellent.

There has also been confirmation a very special visitor will be coming to town.

SPECIAL GUEST: Santa will be paying visits to griffith, where you can 'snap a selfie' on Banna Avenue, and give him a wish or two. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

SPECIAL GUEST: Santa will be paying visits to griffith, where you can 'snap a selfie' on Banna Avenue, and give him a wish or two. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo.

Santa will be making special appearances every Saturday morning from around 9.30am, and is more than happy to take down a Christmas wish or two.

Cr Dal Broi said residents and visitors to Griffith will even be able to ‘snap at selfie with Santa’ along Banna Avenue.

“This was a favourite of locals many years ago and we are really excited to be able to bring it back this year,” Cr Dal Broi said.

Make sure you get in and register for the festival of Lights.


Griffith City Council and The Area News would like all Griffith residents to get involved by decorating their homes and lighting up from December 1 for the Festival of Lights. 

No matter how big or small your property is, you can get involved! 

There will be prizes for People's Choice, Best House and Best Street. 

To register, please complete the entry form here.


Friday December 8 at Memorial Park

  • Griffith Rotary Christmas Carvnival from 5.30pm
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree from 8.15pm
  • Light the Night - Leukaemia Foundation from 8.15pm
  • Festival of Lights Bus Tour from 8.30pm - bookings required from

Sunday 10 December

  • Carols by Candlelight Griffith Showgrounds

Friday 15 December, 5.30pm

  • Moonlight Movie at the Museum, Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Tuesday 19 December, 11am

  • The Spirit of Christmas, Griffith Regional Theatre

Every Friday and Saturday night until December 23

  • The Festival of Light Christmas Light Bus Tours. Bookings essential - most tours are now sold out, get in quick so you don’t miss out! Book at