What’s on in the Wimmera Mallee this December

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Find out what’s going on this December in the Wimmera Mallee.

Hometown, Alice Skye 

Saturday 10 December, 1PM – 6PM  

Sawyer Park Sound Shell, Horsham 

Alice Skye will join the Always Live line-up as the headline act of the Victorian flagship music festival’s second Hometown concert – a new regional First Nations concert series.  The award-winning Wergaia/Wemba Wemba singer-songwriter is an artist whose reputation for bringing forth emotional exposure and introspective storytelling is unparalleled. She returns to Horsham to perform as part of Hometown, a concert series that sees celebrated First Peoples performers journey back to their hometowns for special one-off shows alongside rising local talent.  

 Alice says; “Returning home to play at this venue is going to be beautiful, it is wild to think that I saw Spiderbait play there when I was a kid, and as a teen I ran across that stage with my friends, pretending to perform! Now I am coming home with my band and it will be so special, especially being alongside Barengi Gadjin Wimmera River.” 

This is a free event. 

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Darren Hanlon Live in Watchem 

Friday 2 December, 7PM 

The Church, Watchem 

Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon as he brings this year to a close with an intimate solo show at magical venue, The Church in Watchem.  

In March this year Hanlon released his sixth studio album, Life Tax. It proved to be his most pared down effort to date, full of lyrically dense narrative tales and emotional love songs. For those less acquainted, Hanlon has toured with the likes of the Lucksmiths, the Dearhunters and Weddings, Parties, Anything leader Mick Thomas.

“Even in a long-form setting, Hanlon remains a master of emotional shorthand.” – The Australian  

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Melbourne Grammar Symphony Orchestra 

Saturday 10 December, 7.30 – 9PM 

Wycheproof Shire Hall 

Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra is bringing the finest classical music to Wycheproof, as a part of their Victorian Tour. 85 students will travel to Wycheproof by steam train to perform beloved and incredible works by Brahms, Massenet, Tchaikovksy, a new Australian piece and a suite from John Williams’ music from the Harry Potter films.  

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Wycheproof Railways Station community centre. 

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Nhill Cup  

Monday 26 December (Boxing Day), 11AM – 6PM 

Nhill Racecourse 

The excitement doesn’t stop after Christmas. Head to Nhill for the annual its annual Cup on Boxing Day. Great Nhill racing isn’t complete without kids’ activities, live music and the Luv-A-Duck Fashions on the Field. With a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere, pack your picnic rug, a camp chair and get right up close to all the action – It is country racing at its best. 

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Mixx FM Horsham Santa Day Races  

Saturday 18 December, 11AM – 6PM 

Horsham and District Racing Club 

Strap-in for a family fun day at the races! With free kids’ activities, Santa on the track and loads of live music and entertainment. With excellent race-day packages, great food and cold drinks, the Santa Day races is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy some great country races at the same time.  

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Christmas Carols

How do we tell you it’s that time of year without saying it’s that time of year?! Bursting with Christmas spirit, our towns sure know how to put on a show. Christmas Carols events are the perfect activity for the family and a great opportunity to catch up with friends to kick off the silly season. We’ve capture Carols events form right across the region 


Dimboola Christmas Carols and Twilight Market

Friday 2 December 

6 – 8PM 

A & P Society Building, Dimboola Riverfront 


Edenhope Carols Traditional Service 

Sunday 4 December 


St Malachy’s Church, Edenhope 


Horsham Carols by Candlelight  

Sunday 11 December 

6 – 9PM 

Sawyer Park Soundshell, Horsham 


Nhill Christmas Carols in the Park

Saturday 17 December 

6 – 10PM 

Jaypex Park, Victoria Street, Nhill 



Christmas Markets 

Head to a local Christmas market to support our local businesses this Christmas season. Shop local and gift your friends and family beautiful and unique gifts this holiday season. Find the Christmas markets in the Wimmera Mallee here:  

Dimboola Twilight Christmas Market

Friday 2 December  

5 – 9PM 

A & P Society Building, Dimboola Riverfront 


Horsham Makers Christmas Market  

Saturday 3 December 

9AM – 1PM 

28 McLachlan Street, Horsham 


Warracknabeal Twilight Christmas Market

Friday 9 December 

6 – 8PM 

Rural Northwest Health
18 Dimboola Road, Warracknabeal 


Murtoa by Twilight

Saturday 10 December 

5 – 9PM 

Lake Marma, Murtoa 


Natimuk Farmers Christmas Market

Sunday 11 December 

10AM – 1PM

Natimuk Showgrounds, Natimuk

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