‘Tis the Season in Bendigo

Season’s greetings! The Holiday season is finally here and we couldn’t possibly be more excited. Bendigo is the perfect place to embrace the festivities and really let the Holiday spirit sink in. For many of our residents, this will be their first Christmas in their Provenance home and for some, it may be their first in Bendigo, so we want to make sure they know how we do the Holiday season here! With plenty to do in December across the town, Bendigo is your one-stop spot for all things Christmas cheer. Interested? We thought so …


Elf Academy

In the heart of the Central Deborah Gold Mine lies a training facility designed specifically for Santa’s future little helpers, letting them hone the skills that Santa has bestowed upon the previous generations of his elves. The entire surface of the famous mine will be transformed into a cheery and exciting wonderland where carols, reindeers and candy canes are some of the major attractions of the festivities. This one is perfect for the little ones and will certainly make their Christmas a more exciting and engaging one.

Location: Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Date: 16 – 23 December 2021

Time: 9AM – 11AM, 11:30AM – 1:30PM, 2PM – 4PM, 4:30 – 6:30PM

Cost: $20 per person (includes adults & children aged 2+ years of age)

$80 per family of up to six people and infants (0-1 years) free of charge

$15 per Santa Photography Session

Phone: 03 5443 8322


Horsedrawn Christmas Tours w/ Santa

This one is again, for the little ones, and we think they will love it. Santa Claus is on call for countless 20-minute trips around the Bendigo CBD, which takes in the sights of Bendigo’s historic buildings and Christmas decorations. Tours depart every 30 minutes from Sidney Myer Place. The carriage is a twelve-seater and will be totally full of Christmas decorations, lights and a roof to protect you from the unpredictable rain. This is the perfect one to get the kids ready for the Christmas season festivities.

Location: Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo VIC 3550

Date: 20 – 23 December 2021

Time: 6PM – 9PM nightly

Cost: Adult $15 / Child $15

Email: tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 5454 6060


Light up of the Christmas Tree

Join the Mayor and the city of Bendigo in lighting the Christmas Tree at 8:45PM. Come and see the unbelievably spectacular lights on the tree as Christmas begins in famous Bendigo. The stunning tree can be viewed every night on the road leading up to Christmas. Mark the countdown to Christmas Day in the best way possible!

Location: Piazza, Rosalind Park

Date: 3 – 25 December 2021

Time: 6:30PM – 9PM nightly

Cost: FREE

Phone: 03 5434 6000


Christmas Lunch Buffet at the All Seasons Hotel

The famous Christmas Lunch Buffet is back at the All Seasons! Let them take the hard work out of Christmas Lunch this year, while you enjoy your time with friends and family. For only $110 (and $40 for kids under 12), you can enjoy an assortment of entrees, roast vegetables & meats, salads, seafood and desserts. A word of warning – seats are limited this year, so be quick!

Location: All Seasons Hotel

Date: 25th December 2021

Time: 12pm

Cost: $110 for adults, $40 for kids under 12

Phone: (03) 5443 8166


What are you waiting for? Get booking and mark those calendars! Be sure to get to town to experience the Christmas season in a quaint spot like our very own here in Bendigo.