Saturday, 1st December 2018, 2pm to 10.30pm



Christmas at the Lakes 2018

The 2018 Christmas at the Lakes event was a great success. Hot and windy conditions did not deter over 9,000 revellers from sampling the offerings of around 30 food trucks/vans/shops and specialty vendors together with around 20 rides and attractions for people of all ages.

On the stage, the singing and dancing continued all day from 2 pm to 10.30 pm interrupted only by the arrival of Santa at 6.15 pm and the Fireworks at 9.30 pm.      

Speaking of the fireworks, for most of the day, the windy conditions put this attraction in jeopardy but the winds calmed slightly after 9 pm and our skilled operators from Geelong Fireworks were able to deliver a great show.

It was generally agreed that the size of the crowd at fireworks time was the largest in the twelve year history of the event and many stayed to enjoy the music  afterwards.

Organizing such a large event takes a huge amount of planning and effort. I would like to thank our executive Committee - Bruce Cahoon, Kevin Birtles, Therese Creighton, Susan McIntyre, Anne Randall and Trent Curwood - for their fantastic work, together with Brett Pender, Colin Calver and Domenic Chiccello representing the CFA, Lions and Rotary, for their work personally and for supplying volunteers, without whom we could not run the event. They were supported by members of the Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club’s Veterans Group. Also, I want to thank Sandee Facey who organized everything on the stage from finding the artists, planning the show, hosting most of the event, and performing as well – a huge job, delivered brilliantly as usual.

Finally, I must thank our sponsors without whom we could not fund the event. They are all listed on our web site. Please take the time to review their names and, if you have need of any such services, please support them.

Christmas at the Lakes 2019 will take place on Saturday 7th December, 2019. Please mark your calendar and, if you can volunteer for a couple of hours on that day, it would be greatly appreciated.

Tony Ferreri

President, Christmas at the Lakes, Inc.

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