Bells ring out in Sunbury

Hume major Naim Kurt with flyers that show the Christmas events on in Hume. (Ljubica Vrankovic) 374647_05

With Christmas just around the corner, Sunbury residents can put on their Santa hats and get their carol voices ready for a range of events happening in town.

From interactive workshops for children to adults, story times, arts and craft, Christmas in the park and more, the festive spirit will be spread throughout Sunbury this summer.

Hume council will host a twilight Christmas story time at Sunbury Library on Tuesday, December 5, 6-7pm. There will be a special guest at the event, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for photos.

Sunbury’s 2023 Christmas in the park will be held at the Village Green on Sunday, December 17, 11am-3pm.

The free event will include music by local artist Freddie Gibson, an animal farm, face painting, arts and crafts, food and coffee options, a bubble workshop and a special appearance from Santa and his Elf.

Residents are encouraged to attend a watercolour Christmas card workshop with local artist Lena Sheridan, on Monday, December 11, 10am-12noon, at the Homestead Community and Learning Centre.

The workshop will be a gentle introduction to watercolour cardmaking, and will begin with a stroll around the Gardens to gather native Australian leaves and branches.

There will be a range of additional activities held throughout Hume that Sunbury residents can enjoy, including gingerbread decorating in Craigieburn on Wednesday, December 6, 10-11.30am.

Children of all ages can also build their own bear at a workshop in Mickleham South on December 6, 3-4.30pm.