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Christmas in Clunes - a celebration first started in 2016

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                         Fun, frivolity and festivities in Clunes in 2022

​                            Christmas is a time for coming together, celebrating with friends and family, and just generally having a good time

                            with each other.  It’s an opportunity to step out of the day to day grind and to go a little silly, but in a good way.  

                            Since 2016, the Clunes community has turned the spirit of Christmas into an opportunity to showcase our little town

                            and celebrate all that we love about it.  It’s an end of year party where everyone is welcome, and everyone has a

                            chance to get involved.

Every year this 'end of year' party involves a Parade


Clunes is a town that loves a good parade.  If you haven’t seen the photographs in the Clunes Museum of parades-of-old, then you should.  It seems like the people of this town have always had flair, a wicked sense of humour and an appreciation of community.  The 2022 parade was no exception.  Celebrated during the same week as International Volunteer Day (5th December), the Christmas Parade showcased many of the volunteer-involving groups in Clunes - see if you can spot a few in the photos!  This recognition of volunteers was part of the Clunes Volunteering Local project; funded by the Victorian State Government, supported by the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal.  The Christmas in Clunes festivities were also aided by Hepburn Shire Council, the Clunes Tourist & Development Association and Belle Property Group.

See all the People Involved - many of them volunteers!  

Photographs - and more photographs!  We've got nearly 200 happy snaps from the parade.  See if you can find yourself, loved ones or groups you volunteer with folder.  Feel free to download them as a memento*.

After the years we've had impacted by COVID, the joy of coming together as a community is palpable.  You can see it in every image.  Volunteering is one way that people have formed these connections and found joy in the town in which they live. 


If you want to be more involved in your community in 2023, why not visit to find out more about what is on offer in Clunes.  

Let your light/s Shine Competition


                                                                  There is something fabulous about setting up Christmas lights at home – or on your mailbox

                                                                  or front gate!  Register your lights in Clunes ‘Let your Light/s Shine’ competition and add y                                                                      your location to Map at so others can enjoy

                                                                  your display.  Better yet, all registrations go into the competition to win cash prizes and



                                                                  A great excuse to let your Christmas lights shine as loud as you like!

Street Decorations

Clunes streetscape is like a stage just waiting to be set, and every

Christmas a team of volunteers has gone to great efforts to show

off our town.   


A huge thanks this year to Vik, Dayle, Peter, Eden,

Liam, Leah, Emily, Deb, Sam, David, Neil and David.

*If downloading photographs we ask you to please be respectful.  While photographs taken at public events are not restricted, if there is a photograph here of you or your loved ones that you'd like us to remove please don't hesitate to contact

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