Photo of Previous Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in 2014
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***Everyone welcome - including newcomers to Melbourne, Christmas Day orphans, people who are single, married, couples, families, students, tourists, migrants, local residents, Australian citizens, children, adults, young or old, any faith or religion - if you are looking for an alternative option for Christmas Day please join us - this event will go ahead - rain hail or shine. Free to attend, bring your own food.***
Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Melbourne
Christmas Day can be a lonely occasion if you are a long way away from family and friends.
It is also difficult if the traditional rituals cannot be recreated - as far as I know, there has never been snow in Melbourne on Christmas Day!
Even if you do not normally celebrate this religious occasion, it is still nice to have 'something to do' on Christmas Day as plenty of people at work will ask you 'what are you doing for Christmas?'
In 2006, Newcomers Network hosted an event in Catani Gardens, St Kilda (Victoria) and in 2007, we moved to the Queen Victoria Gardens next to St Kilda Road and opposite the Victorian Arts Centre. In 2015, Sue Ellson will be hosting the 11th Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Melbourne.
These annual events started in Sydney in 2010, Perth in 2010, Brisbane in 2011 and Adelaide in 2013.
We usually have between 70 - 200 people attending - bringing bikes, footballs, cricket bat and balls, frisbees, dogs, friends or coming on their own.
What to Bring
• a name tag with your first name on it
(a simple sticker or piece of paper and pin will do)
• hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
• whatever you would like to eat, drink and share (including water)
• picnic mat and/or chair
Photo of Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in 2011
Also Listed Online
Sue Ellson (the organiser) will be attending this Meetup and the event is also being promoted on the following websites
• Newcomers Network (http://www.newcomersnetwork.com)
• Eventbrite (http://christmasdaybyopicniclunchmelbourne.eventbrite.com.au)
• Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1788695518019463/)
Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Videos
- fun spy version
- longer descriptive version
Email melbourne @ newcomersnetwork.com
Telephone Sue Ellson [masked].
Queen Victoria Gardens
Under the big tree next to three palm trees,
opposite the National Gallery of Victoria (building with a large water feature in front of it) on St Kilda Road,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
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