Christmas in Buninyong
Christmas in Buninyong is a community engagement project that begins in the streets of Buninyong and is shared through local business, and community, bringing happiness and Christmas cheer to the Village.
Celebrating Buninyong, the project is influenced by our own Australian festive identity of summer and nature, it reflects the importance of both community and the natural beauty that has been getting us all through the past difficult year.
Each element of Christmas in Buninyong will engage the community in a variety of ways and will showcase the township of Buninyong through walking, discovery, adornment, and sensory stimulation.
Festive Window Art
Look out for the decorated local shop windows using designs by local artists. The designs reflect an Australian Christmas inspired by the surrounding environment – who needs Christmas bells when you have Christmas gum nuts! Also pick up a FREE beautifully designed gift card and tag – that you can gift to loved ones and inspire them to visit Buninyong!
Elves in Buninyong!
Follow the clues and find the Elves hidden around the Village. This is a self-guided Christmas Elves hunt around Buninyong to locate 12 hidden Elves. Pick up a hint sheet from one of the following local businesses – Buninyong Community Bank, Maggie & Kate, Dynamite Café or Buninyong Newsagency – and spend some time walking around our lovely Village searching for the Elves! Make sure you #elvesinbuninyong and share them to social media for others to see but don’t give away the clues! The Elves have been designed and painted by local artists and made by the local Buninyong Men’s Shed.
The Gift is a purposefully designed, temporary installation. It is the first part of an ongoing project to build a collection of community assets that can be used and shared by local community groups in Buninyong. For Christmas, The Gift will be positioned out the front of the Buninyong Town Hall, decorated in joyous Australian Christmas designs, that lights up at night!
This project has been developed in collaboration with the following community groups
and businesses -
Buninyong Community Events Inc.
Community Bank Buninyong
Buninyong Town Hall Asset Committee
Buninyong Men’s Shed
Buninyong District Community Association
Buninyong & Mt Helen Lions Club
Lesley Hale & Lisa Cressey (local artists)
This project also engaged several local volunteers.