January Events

The Gully Market

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station

Enquiries: 0417 599 466

Lilydale Farmers Produce Market

Sun 1st January , 8am - 1pm

A farm fresh produce market next to Lillydale Lake with over 50 stalls with a variety of fresh foods, easy access and car parking. You'll find a range of vegetables, seasonal fruits and berries, butchers with beef, pork and small good products, processed foods – jams, chutneys, sauces, soups and pasta lines, bakery products – breads, croissants, cakes, tarts & muffins and more... and baby farm animals and a jumping castle for young children to enjoy.

Bellbird Park, Swansea Rd, Lilydale

Enquiries: 9727 0037

Simply Sassy Stunning Sale

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , Open Everyday From 11.30am

Sensational Sassy Jewels, handbags and scarves for every fashionable lady at "as always" sensational value. We look forward to seeing you!!! Open 7 Days.

Simply Sassy, 395 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd,Sassafras

Sale Prices!

Wine Tasting at Olinda Cellars

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , 5pm - 8pm

Join us EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT for free wine tasting where we explore new wines, new vintages and sometimes golden oldies. With a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest boutique wine specialists, we offer sensational wines from all over Australia, with a great collection of hard to find vintage wines, boutique local beers and Australian Spirits.

Shop 7/540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

Wines are selected weekly so call 9751 0999 for details of wines available for tasting.

Wild About Tours

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January

Tours available tailored to suit your interests and time frame. Boutique wineries, cider & ale trail, Gardens, The best of The Dandenong's. Groups from 2-7 person. Call Jilly on 0431 970 522 for prices and to organise the perfect tour for you.

Picking up across the Dandenong Ranges

From $99 half day (lunch extra).

Lavendar Harvest Time at Warratina Lavendar Farm

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January

Come and enjoy everything lavender during lavender season. Book a tour and see how lavender is harvested and dried. Drying Shed Tours take place at Weekends or by appointment at other times. Enjoy our new summer menu with daily chef specials. For further information call 03 5964 4650.

Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock

Tours of Drying Shed. Gold coin entry.

Stonefruit U Pick Season

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , 9am - 5pm daily

Stonefruit Season kicks off in December! Yellow and white flesh peaches and nectarines, as well as apricots a week or so later & interspecific varieties. Fruit tasting Tractor Tours run daily on demand - an hr long journey around the farm, sampling seasonal fruit along the way - U Pick available during December.

Rayner's Orchard, 60 Schoolhouse Rd Woori Yallock

Adults - $28. Children & Seniors - $23. All Fruit picked on $5/kg.

New Year's Day Buffet Brunch at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

Sun 1st January , 11am until 2pm

Buffet Brunch Menu - Fresh assortment of fruits, croissants, Danish pastries (served as platters on your table). Cereals and preserves, full English breakfast including toast, English muffins, sausages, bacon, baked beans, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms and maple syrup waffles with ice-cream. Fried, poached eggs, omelettes or eggs benedict can be ordered fresh from kitchen. Bookings are essential on 9751 0443. For more information visit our website.

26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong

$45 per adult $25 per child

Summer Bargain Art Sale

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , 11am - 4pm daily (closed Tuesdays)

Choose from a selection of framed and unframed paintings from established and merging artists at bargain prices. Enquiries on 9754 4264.

Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave

Free Entry

Winery Tours with Wild Wombat Tours

Sun 1st January  until Tue 31st January , Public & Private Tours 7 days

Our Yarra Valley Winery Tour is so popular we run it every day, seven days a week. One of the things that sets us apart from other tours is that we like our Yarra Valley winery tour itineraries to be totally flexible. This way, we can discuss with you any particular wineries you’d like to visit, or wine varietals you’d like to try, so we can ensure you get the most out of your day. Call 1300 945 396 to book.

Wild Wombat Tours : 1300 945 396

From $110 per person

Kallista Community Market

Sat 7th January , 9am - 1pm

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 8th January , 9 am - 2 pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Hayes Car Park/Blacksmiths Way, Belgrave

Free Entry

Mont De Lancey Country Market

Sat 14th January , 9am - 1pm

The Mont De Lancey Country and Homemade Crafts Market will provide a unique personal encounter with the makers and growers of quality regional products in a heritage setting which provides a true country market environment. You'll find fresh produce, craft, herbs, meat, native flowers and more. Come and see the working Blacksmith's & Wood Turners. Great family fun.

71 Wellington Road, Wandin

Gold Coin entry, children free

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 15th January , 9am - 3pm

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Enquiries: 0419 345 750

2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships proudly sponsored by STIHL

Tue 17th January  until Sat 21st January , 9am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 9am - 12pm

See our carvers in action from Tuesday 17th January until Saturday 21st January, 2017. One of Victoria's biggest tourist destinations will host the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships. With the ideal backdrop for this amazing event.The best carvers from Japan, Canada, Czech Republic & USA will be wielding their chainsaws like a conductor's baton turning plain logs into amazing works of art. See the website for information.

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong, 26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong

Gate Entry Fees Apply $6.00 per car $2.00 per bike $10 per bus

Little Yarra Market

Sat 21st January , 9am - 2pm

Looking for a great outdoor market? Little Yarra has it all, quality stalls, crafts & recycled goods, organic skincare, eco-cleaning products, local & organic produce, sourdough bread, coffee, chai, great food, massage, wood fired pizza, biodynamic sausages, local buskers, entertainment and more. Enquiries can be made to [email protected] or phone 0411 243 673.

Little Yarra Steiner School or Upper Yarra Museum

Free Entry

Gembrook Market

Sun 22nd January , 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Gembrook Railway Station

Australia Day Celebration at The Cuckoo

Thu 26th January , 11.30 Lunch, 3.30 Afternoon Tea

Australians ONE AND ALL – come and celebrate who we are on Australia Day 2017 where all nations come together to eat, drink and have a laugh along with our quirky Bavarian Floor Show and raise a toast to how AWESOME we all are! Open for Lunch (11.30-3) & Afternoon Tea (3.30-5.30). Live music throughout. Tummy bursting 4 course buffet. Massive dessert buffet. Great Aussie theme. For Bookings: 03 9751 1003.

The Cuckoo, 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

Australia Day Gourmet BBQ & Live Music

Thu 26th January , Midday to 5pm

Celebrate Australia Day in style at Woods Sherbrooke Gourmet BBQ. Enjoy an a la carte BBQ menu with selection of delicious salads and fresh bread, local wines available by the glass and Live music. Bookings for Garden tables recommended on 9755 2131.

Woods Sherbrooke, 21 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

A Cloudehill Cèilidh with DUCK DUCK GOOSE

Sat 28th January , Start time: 6.30pm

Forming part of our Music of the Highlands and Islands Twilight Series, Sarah Wade and Jessica Foot are Duck Duck Goose. They bring you popular and haunting melodies from the inns and castles of Scotland and dance music from over the border, France and Scandinavia. Jess (oboe and fiddle) and Sarah (small pipes and concertina) provide commentary on many of the places inspiring their wonderful music.

Cloudehill Gardens, 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Adults $25 Children under 16 $15

Chinese New Year at The Cuckoo

Sat 28th January  until Tue 31st January

With thousands of guests visiting the Cuckoo Restaurant from all over the globe it's time to celebrate Chinese New Year. Family friendly and catering for groups large & small we offer our usual four course buffet plus extra special Chinese dishes. The restaurant will be decorated to reflect the year of the rooster and our usual live entertainment and floor show will delight at every session. For Bookings: 03 9751 1003.

The Cuckoo, 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

BBQ Master Class with Ben Higgs

Sat 28th January , 11am - 2pm

Executive Chef Ben Higgs will show you the tips and tricks for successful BBQ cooking, including how to cook the perfect steak. As well as accompaniments, salads and seafood and getting the X factor out of your outdoor entertaining (as seen on postcards with Shane Crawford). Call 9751 2033 to book or online via our website.

Wild Oak Cooking School, Cnr Ridge Rd & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mt Dandenong

$125 (Bring a friend for just $100)