Christmas in Hume

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We are celebrating Christmas in Hume.

After two years of Christmas looking a little different, we are embracing the 2022 festive season with a re-energised Christmas spirit to spread cheer across Hume City in many different ways, big and small.

Carols by Candlelight has made an exciting comeback and there has been a roll out of decorations in Hume.

Alongside these major celebrations there are lots of local activities including event pop-ups, competitions, workshops and so much more!

You will find the ultimate guide to celebrating Christmas in Hume below. No need to make a list and check it twice!

Carols by Candlelight

Thank you for attending Carols by Candlelight, Saturday 3 December at Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre Car Park - we hope you had as much fun as we did!

To help us plan future events like this, please let us know what you think by completing our survey.

Have your say by Sunday 18 December.

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30 Days of Christmas Events Calendar

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Decorations in Hume

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hume City! 

Explore all there is to admire with our interactive map below that showcases where you can find the biggest and best festive decorations in Hume.

Click on the icons for Sunbury, Craigieburn and Broadmeadows to read more about the installations you can visit in these areas. You can also click on the Christmas tree icons to find a Christmas tree close to you. Christmas trees have been installed in multiple locations across Hume.

You can use the map to go on tour of Hume to snap the ultimate Christmas selfie. Remember to share your local Christmas pictures with us by tagging @HumeCityCouncil and using the hashtag #ChristmasinHume on socials.


Click here to view the accessible version of this interactive content


Make Hume Shine - Christmas Lights competition 2022

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We're calling on all Hume residents and businesses to help us Make Hume Shine this Christmas! We are celebrating and showcasing the hard work that our community undertake to decorate Hume City at Christmas time.

With Christmas just around the corner, Santa needs to be able to find Hume. Please help us Make Hume Shine by lighting up your houses, front yards or retail windows.  


  • The Best Residential Display in Aitken Ward, Meadow Valley Ward and Jacksons Creek Ward will each win a $1000 prepaid gift card (three prizes in total, view the Ward map here).
  • The Best Business Display in all of Hume, will receive a $1000 voucher for staff to enjoy at a local restaurant in Hume.

Key dates:

  • Entries open on Wednesday 16 November.
  • Entries close at 5pm on Friday 16 December.
  • Winners will be announced on Friday 23 December.

Competition details:

  • This competition is for residential and business displays located in Hume only.
  • Residents can enter an image of their external lighting display and decorations.
  • Business owners and community organisations can enter an image of their public lighting displays and decorations, for example shop window, shop display or lighting (internal or external).
  • Judging criteria will include: overall impact of the lighting display, creative theme and use of recyclable products to enhance a sustainability theme.
  • The finalists will be selected by a panel of Hume City Council representatives, with winners announced on Friday 23 December on Council’s website and social media.

To enter the competition, simply snap a photo of your shining Christmas display, fill out your details and submit your picture via the online competition form below.

Enter the competition

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