Christmas in Clunes - a celebration started in 2016

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Fun, frivolity and festivities in Clunes.

​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.

Christmas Parade – Friday, 9th December (starts 7pm)


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 for a good, ‘let’s all get together’ event!  COVID interrupted us for the last two years, but now it’s time to get this parade back on the road – and that road is right in our main street.

So, what’s involved?

Be in the Parade!  Whether you are a community group, business or simply a bunch of friends we want you to be involved.  All you need to do is:

  • Register

  • Turn up in Purcell Street (at the back of the Chemist) at 6.30pm, ready for the parade to commence at 7pm


Your float will do two laps, going around Purcell Street, down the main section of Fraser Street and then back again.  Afterwards leave your float in the street to be admired and join in the street feast and music.

Come along!  Carols, the street parade, a street feast and music will all be on offer this Christmas.  Bring the whole family along to join in the fun.  This is a free event.

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 your location to the Google Map at so others can enjoy your display!

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


Once again, garlands, wreaths and simple fairy lights will be draped along the verandahs of Fraser Street to help us all get into the festive spirit.  If you feel like getting involved, don’t hesitate to all 53454078. 


We are ‘pretty-ing up’ the garlands now, and begin decorating mid-November.

Register to be in Parade

Yay! Thanks for getting involved.