A warm welcome awaits you in Kaniva this Christmas. Follow our Christmas Sheep Art Trail (14th - 30th Dec) and view the many Christmas displays around town. Explore the magical miniature world as the Polar Express rolls into the Kaniva Puppet Shop just in time for Christmas. Visit the Christmas room at the Kaniva Puppet Shop with Dame Edna Everage on display for the holiday season.
Festive Family Trail Primary aged children will love our fun Festive Family Trail: a smartphone Christmas treasure hunt. Find out about Christmas traditions, history and trivia to discover the location of the hidden treasure in Kaniva using the Actionbound App. (Limit of one prize per smartphone completion.) Starts 1st Dec. Decorate your House or Business Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas in Kaniva. Enjoy a walk or drive around Kaniva and view the many Christmas displays around town. Best viewed from 9pm at night. Residents, Farms and Businesses: Light up your house or business for Christmas and Show us your Santas! We have token thank you gifts for the best displays, sponsored by KDPA. Don't forget to upload your photo using the #Kaniva to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or email us.
Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings Available in various Kaniva shops and street stalls
UPCOMING CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2023
Sun 10th Dec, 10am Empty Christmas Tree Join us on Sunday, 10th December 10am, at the Church of Christ for a special Empty Christmas Tree service. Bring non-perishable groceries, Christmas treats, paper for wrapping, ribbon, toiletries, and cleaning products – let's make this season brighter together!
Fri 15th Dec, 2 - 6.30pm Kaniva Christmas Party and Market Pop down the street for the Kaniva Traders Christmas Party and Market. Stall holders welcome. The head to the Community Hub for the Kaniva Carols. Contact Kaniva Link Neighbourhood House, (03) 5392 2865
Fri 15th Dec, 6 - 8.30pm Kaniva Community Christmas Carols Family friendly carols at the Kaniva Community Hub. BYO tea, picnic rug or seats. Photo booth, face-painting, Santa arrives at 6.45pm. Carols start at 7pm. Contact Major Karen Armstrong, Office 0401 402 275
Sat Dec 16th, 6.30pm Serviceton Christmas Carols Barbecue tea supplied at the Serviceton Rec Reserve Oval followed by Carol Service 7.30pm. Bring a chair. All welcome.
Sat Dec 16th, 7 - 9.30pm Nhill Community Christmas Carols at Jaypex Park
Sun 17th Dec, 6.30pm Bill's Gully Community Christmas Party Basket tea to share. BY drinks and chair. Treats for the kids. Santa arrives at 8.30pm. All welcome. Contact & RSVP Glad Kyle 0439 329 362
Sun Dec 17th, 6.30pm Bordertown Christmas Carols Bordertown Oval, 6.30pm - 7.15pm for BBQ & drinks, 7.30pm start of Carols
Sun Dec 17th, 10.30 - 5pm Woolshed Inn Bordertown Cup, Website
Thurs Dec 21st Selected Kaniva businesses open till 7pm
Thurs Dec 21st, 6pm Yearinga Community Christmas Party It’s that time of year again, join us at the Yearinga fire shed for a BBQ tea at 6pm with a special visitor arriving around 7pm. Remember to bring a wrapped gift for your child for Santa to give out.
Sun 24th Dec, 7.30pm Christmas Eve Mass All are welcome for our traditional Christmas Eve carols service at the historic Anglican church in Commercial Street. Contact Janet Kuchel, Ph 0490 151 924
Mon 25th Dec, 9am Christmas Day Service Celebrate Christmas at the Church of Christ. Major Karen Armstrong will be bringing the message. 108 Commercial St, Kaniva. All welcome. Contact Kerryn Dyer 0437 033 747Alternatively head to the Serviceton Recreation Reserve for a family friendly relaxed service at 9am
Nhill Heritage Aviation Centre Open Boxing Day through to 2nd Jan from 10 - 4pm. Website
New Year's Eve Check the Club,Commercial Hotelfacebook pages. Bookings for tea are recommended Please note the highway is exceptionally busy over Xmas, so take extra care if you are travelling. If you are driving, the safest place to turn is at the round about. Pedestrians - please use the pedestrian walkway crossings to cross the highway.
Kaniva, first and last highway town in Victoria. Gateway to the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail. Home of Sheep Art.
Visitor Information Centre, 41 Commercial St, Kaniva, Vic. Ph (03) 5314 9083 Open Weekdays 9am - 3pm, Saturdays & selected public holidays 9am - 2pm.