Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights kicks off the beginning of the holiday season in Frankston, a suburb of Melbourne, located 25 mi (41 km) southeast of the capital of Victoria. The festival, taking place on a Saturday in late November, has become a beloved tradition for locals and visitors since 1998. The festivities are concentrated in Central Business District, near the Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston Civic Centre.
The family-friendly Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights offers plenty of free entertainment: Christmas carols and holiday performances, sing-alongs, and dances on the main stage. The festival also features a crafts fair with market stalls and various type of food. The little ones can keep themselves busy with craft activities and various rides. A lot of children wait for the entire year to meet Santa and share their Christmas wishes.
The culmination of the Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights is the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display, which ends the day full of fun. The festival runs for one day only, from 9 am to 10 pm.