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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The event runs from 5pm – 10pm. The Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display will be at approximately 9.15pm. If you are around early, the Frankston Library will have some face painting and Christmas crafts available from 4.30pm.
It’s free to attend Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights, and there are plenty of free activities, however, you should bring some money in case you would like to purchase food, beverages, market items, candles or ride tickets.
There are a large range of food and beverage vendors within the Festival Dining precincts, which include Young Street and Beauty Park. There will be plenty of variety to cater for different dietary requirements.
The Little Beauty Christmas Market will consist of over 65 market stalls, food trucks and live music by the playground. The park also offers a great view of the fireworks!
The official parade starts at the corner of High and Young Streets at 5pm and travels north towards Davey Street to deliver Santa to the event - before he makes his way to Santa’s House in Cube 37.
Santa will be ready to have a chat about your Christmas wishes and pose for your own photo at Santa’s House located in Cube 37 on Davey Street (next to the Frankston Arts Centre). Santa’s House will be open from 5.30-9pm.
Thrill seekers make your way to Elf Alley (Baxter Street) with rides suitable for young children located in Rudolph’s Family Zone on the corner of Davey and Young Street (opposite Frankston Arts Centre). Ride ticket sales will cease at 09.40pm and rides will stop operation at 10pm.
No. There will be free performances of the show at 5m, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on a first-come-first served basis and cannot be booked in advance. The duration of the show is approximately 20 minutes. Doors open from 4.30pm.
Head to the activities page for a breakdown of all the activities and entertainment on offer.
There will be a number of musical performances to enjoy throughout the evening. Click here for further information.
Yes. SES volunteers will be selling battery operated candles from their location on Davey Street. Candles are $2 with all proceeds supporting this local community group.
Gather around the Norfolk Pine from 9.15pm for our Tree Lighting Ceremony and fireworks display. If it looks like weather will impact the fireworks, announcements will be made on the night. You can keep up to date by following the Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights Facebook and Instagram pages for live updates.
Behind the Civic Centre, which is located on the corner of Young and Davey streets, and from Frankston Oval.
Yes, however exclusion zones will be in place to ensure your safety. Please follow any direction given to you by festival staff, security, SES, CFA or Victoria Police and do not enter the exclusion zones at any time.
Yes. Police and security staff will be monitoring the event and taking a zero-tolerance approach to unruly behaviour.
The Festival information and first aid marquee will be located near the corner of Davey and Young Streets.
Public toilets will be available along Davey Street, Young Street, Plowman Place and Beauty Park. Permanent facilities will be open within Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston Library. Accessible toilets are available at each of these locations.
Yes. An ATM is located at the Little Beauty Christmas Market Precinct in Beauty Park.
There will be several hydration stations throughout the event site. It is recommended you bring a water bottle to fill up and stay hydrated throughout the day.
No, this is a family-friendly event. Smoking, vaping and alcohol consumption is not permitted within the event site.
No. Pets are not permitted within the festival site, excluding service animals. All pets in areas surrounding the event site should be secured by 9pm in preparation for the fireworks display between 9.15 and 9.30pm.
Yes. A portable parent pod will be located in Beauty Park opposite the playground. A second parent pod will be located in Rudolph's Family Zone. Equipped with a baby change table, comfortable feeding chair and mini kitchenette. There are also change facilities in the Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston Library.
In some conditions it may be necessary for aspects of the event to be modified. In extreme conditions where it is deemed unsafe to continue, programming may be delayed or cancelled. You can keep up to date by following the Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights Facebook and Instagram pages for live updates.
We suggest using the following public car parks, however, fees and restrictions may apply, so please check signage.

- Bayside Entertainment Complex
- Bayside Shopping Centre
- Frankston Railway Station
- Frankston Waterfront
- High Street
Skip the traffic, and take advantage of Frankston’s newest mode of transport with the Neuron Mobility Pedal assisted E-Bikes and E-Scooters. Please note: riding/parking restrictions will be in place within the event site footprint. Visit Ride Neuron for more details.
We encourage you to take public transport to the event, please visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey.
The below road closures will apply from 4am Saturday 25 November to 4am Sunday 26 November.
Davey Street - closed between Baxter Street and Nepean Highway
Young Street - closed between High Street and Playne Street
Baxter Street - closed between Park Street and Davey Street
Plowman Place – closed between Young Street and Nepean Highway
Frankston City Council are making every effort to ensure our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. Please find a Social Script and Safe Travel Guide under the accessibility section of the website with a full breakdown of the features onsite.
Phone: 1300 322 322
Email: frankstonevents@frankston.vic.gov.au

Important Information 

- Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times 
- Some aspects of the event may change due to inclement weather, any changes will be communicated on the website and social media pages
- This is a smoke/vape, drug, alcohol and pet-free event (service animals permitted)
- For local residents, please ensure your pets are securely contained at home during the fireworks display between 9.15 and 9.30pm. 
- Information correct at time of release and subject to change without notice.
- Pets are not permitted within the festival site, excluding service animals. For local residents, please ensure your pets are securely contained at home during the fireworks display between 9.15 and 9.30pm.