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There’s a lot happening in January….

With the Christmas tree packed away and summer is at its best, it’s time to get out and about. Long summer days and warm summer nights are perfect for getting the most out of your time. Here are a few fun and fabulous events for you to look forward to across the Mornington Peninsula in January.

Fancy a bit of music & theatre?

New Years leaves us wanting to enjoy music in fun and beautiful Peninsula places.  Find a friend and fill your January by booking a spot at one of these great events, or all of them! Some offer the option of adding lunch or dinner as well. Remember to book…

January 1: Join the Hair of the Dog concert at Lindenderry in Red Hill. This one is an unsurpassed flamenco journey with Arte Kanela – a widely acclaimed exciting force of three musicians MORE>>>

January 3: Port Phillip Estate is the setting for ‘Massimo and Hannah’. Think, virtuoso guitar, elaborate arias and delightful chamber music MORE>>>

January 4: Main Ridge Estate hosts ‘Dancing Guitars’ a late afternoon filled with Argentinian tango, passion and dramatic overtones MORE>>>

January 8: At Montalto there will be an evening of ‘Twilight Jazz’ with Australian Musical theatre stars performing Cy Coleman classics MORE>>>

January 14: Crittenden Estate in Dromana presents Shakespeare in the Vines. Bring your blanket and prepare to enjoy a memorable and magical performance of ‘Twelfth Night’ MORE>>>, or spend an afternoon of ‘Live Music with Lexi’ at Green Olive at Red Hill’s farm bar. MORE>>>

Plus there is live music every Thursday night at Peninsula Hot Springs – free with your bathing pass MORE>>>

Exhibitions to explore

For something different here’s three arty events to broaden the mind and add value to the soul:

At the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the ‘Coast’ exhibition – a large scale contemporary artists exploration of local sites inspired by historical works. On until February 18  MORE>>>

Explore a blend of diverse cultural backgrounds through contemporary artworks by 40 of Australia’s leading artists in the ‘20/20 Sense Of Place’ exhibition at Whistlewood in Shoreham. On until February 4 MORE>>>

Experience collaboration between multicultural and indigenous communities through the artwork of Tania Ferrier in an exhibition on until January 27 at the Frankston Arts Centre MORE>>>

Crafts, coffee and gourmet classes

Find something to share with friends with these crafty and tasty treats:

There is something for everyone at a great market… handmade and hand-crafted jewellery, clothes, craft, fresh produce, pictures and painting, sculptures and arty pieces, and delicious food to snack on or take home. Check out the special Mornington Twilight Craft Market on until January 4  MORE>>>

Or the Point Nepean Craft Market on in the afternoon of until January 21 MORE>>>

For something different check out the Georgie Bass Cooking Classes in Flinders - on January 13 there is an afternoon dedicated to Summer Entertaining tips and tricks MORE>>>

or on until January 20 there is a Tasty Vegan & Gluten Free cooking class full of flavour MORE>>>

No need to book, you can just rock up any day until until the end of February and order a Boneo Road Roasters ‘Coffee Tasting Paddle’ at Blue Mini Café; in Rosebud. This paddle is chock full of all things coffee and all made on site MORE>>>


Relax and have a bit of fun

Whether it’s time for yourself, or time with the family we have you covered with the following ideas:

Lie back and relax in the serenity of the gardens overlooking the vineyard with an early morning ‘Yoga on the Lawn’ session at Polperro Winery. Daily until January 14, then weekends until January 28 MORE>>>

For family-friendly fun spend an evening wandering through ‘Lantasia’ – the lanterns and light installations that create an illuminated landscape at Boneo Maze between December 26 and January 27 MORE>>> 

Bring a blanket or chair and a bunch of friends and make yourself comfortable under the stars for an outdoor cinema experience at the Mornington Racecourse for ‘Despicable Me’ on January 12 MORE>>> or at Lindenderry in Red Hill for ‘The Dressmaker’ on January 14 MORE>>>

On January 21, rub shoulders with celebrities, play a little golf and enjoy free music and entertainment at the Portsea Golf Club Celebrity Open Day MORE>>>

All aboard! Bring the kids and take a special Australia Day ride on the Mornington Railway heritage steam train from Moorooduc to Mornington on January 26 MORE>>>


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