Winter Solstice Events Melbourne 2022
There are so many wonderful, family friendly ways to rug up and celebrate the longest night of winter in Melbourne. Winter Solstice events in Melbourne are being held all over the city with bonfires, lanterns, music, storytelling, warm food and drink. Find all the information you need to know below.
What is Winter Solstice?
The winter solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year.
When is the Winter Solstice?
Usually the winter solstice occurs on the 22 June but it can actually occur any time between 21 and 23 June.
Winter Solstice Events Melbourne
Here is a list of the Winter Solstice Events in Melbourne.
1. Collingwood Children’s Farm Winter Solstice Bonfire
One of the most popular annual winter solstice events in Melbourne is the Collingwood Children’s Farm Winter Solstice Bonfire. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an array of food trucks while your family is entertained with live music, lanterns, face painting, storytelling and of course, the massive bonfire.
Date: Saturday 25 June
Time: Gates Open 4pm
Bonfire Lit at 6:15pm
Address: 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Family tickets $50 (2 adults and 2 children)
Adults $20/ Concession $12
Kids $12 / Concession $7
2. Belgrave Lantern Parade
Want to really immerse yourself into the festivities this year? Make your own lantern and join the Belgrave Lantern Parade! Originally planned for 19 June, the parade has been postponed but organisers are very hopeful the parade will happen in 2021! A new date is to be announced.
A favourite for the kids who either want to parade or watch the beautiful, creative light sculptures walk by. Fire Pits are lit by the local scouts to keep you warm. Local providers will have food and drinks for sale as part of the Big Dreams Market. Limited parking is available but fills up quickly so take public transport if you can.
Date: 25 June 2022
Parade kicks off around 5:30pm and starts Inspiro
Address: Hayes Carpark Belgrave
3. Montsalvat Winterfest
Lantern parade, story time in front of the fire, mulled wine and live music! Winterfest at Montslavat has everything you could want on the shortest day of the year. Great family event. For the kids there is a lantern making workshop lead by creativity 4 kids. Show off your creative flare by making your very own paper lantern! Workshop runs for 30 minutes. All materials supplied. Battery operated tealights provided.
Date: Saturday 18 June 2022
Time: 5 – 9pm
Address:7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham
Children under 5 years of age FREE
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $65
4. Eynesbury Winter Solstice
The Eynesbury Winter Festival is on again for 2022 and makes a fantastic family day trip from Melbourne. Put on a warm hat, jacket, grab some skates and discover the world of ice skating on the pop-up skate rink. This is a month long celebration with their special winter solstice event happening mid July!
479 Eynesbury Rd, Eynesbury VIC
More Winter Events
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