Cocktail Class at the Star

Embark on a journey of cocktail creation at Star Hotel Sale as their team of skilled mixologists share their expertise with you during this two-hour class. Enjoy finger food as you discover the secrets behind making three different cocktails.

Tickets cost $85 and include the two-hour cocktail class, the three cocktails you make, finger food and a 10 per cent discount card for any other cocktails you’d like to purchase on the night between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.

Purchase your tickets via trybooking.com/events/landing/1147385

When: 6.30pm until 8.30pm, Friday, December 1.

Where: Star Hotel Sale, 173-185 Raymond St, Sale.

Pop-Up Wine Bar

Join Victoria Hall each Friday night in December for The Summer Set: A Pop-Up Wine Bar. They take care of the drinks and vibes, and you bring the food.

Victoria Hall’s Summer Set Pop-Up Wine Bar offers a selection of beverages ranging from Gippsland wines and small-batch cocktails to Melbourne’s finest apple cider and cold beer. Sip on your favourite drink while enjoying live music. Pack a picnic, grab some takeaway from a local food vendor, or pre-order a grazing box directly from Created by Bels, and Victoria Hall will have it ready for you on arrival.

When: 4pm until 9pm, Friday, December 1, Friday, December 8, Friday, December 15 and Friday, December 22.

Where: Victoria Hall, 47-49 Macalister St, Sale.

Rosedale Christmas Festival

Celebrate at the annual Rosedale Christmas Festival!

Including a delectable spread that includes a free BBQ, refreshing slushies, crunchy popcorn, and delightful fairy floss.

Quench your thirst with a wide selection of drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the festivities.

Prepare to be entertained by live music and performances by the talented Rosedale Kindergarten and Primary School students.

Explore the Twilight Christmas Market, express your inner creativity with face painting, and watch the little ones have a blast.

Don’t miss your chance to win fantastic prizes in the raffle! And guess who’s coming to town? Santa himself will make a special appearance to spread joy and cheer.

Mark your calendars and join the celebrations at the Rosedale community Christmas Festival.

When: 5pm until 9pm, Friday, December 1.

Where: Prince St, Rosedale.

Carols on the Lawn

Join the festive fun at Sale Baptist Church’s Carols on the Lawn! Sing your favourite carols, savour some scrumptious food, and revel in the holiday spirit.

From 4pm, purchase a bite to eat or immerse yourself in the fun-filled world of face-painting, giant games, card making, woodworking, and even a dedicated Toddler play area for the little ones.

Have your voice box warmed up and ready for the start of carols at 6pm.

When: From 4pm, Sunday, December 10.

Where: Sale Baptist Church, 283 Princes Hwy, Sale.

Esso Community Festival

The sun is out, and the bells are jingling in the distance – the perfect time to bring the whole family out for a fun day in the centre of town.

The annual Esso Community Festival boasts all the fan favourites from live music, food trucks and activities the whole family will enjoy.

You’ll find all the festivities in the Desailly Street car park, opposite Catholic College Sale. If in doubt, head to the clock tower and follow the sound of fun and the smell of good food.

When: 10am until 2pm, Saturday, December 9.

Where: Desailly St, Sale.

Stratford Community Carols

Welcome the festive season at the Stratford Community Christmas Carols and Family Fun Time.

The collaborative efforts of Wellington Shire Council, Marathon Electrical, Stratford Scouts, and Stratford Lions Club will see Stratford’s Apex Park host a free community Christmas celebration.

The Stratford Community Christmas Carols and Family Fun Time is gearing up to be a blast with free drinks, jumping castles, lollies, and popcorn.

The little ones will have a blast with aal the children’s activities available. The delicious $1 family BBQ proceeds will go to Sale-based charity, A Better Life For Foster Kids.

Santa, will grace guests with his presence at 6.15pm, with Christmas songs and carols beginning at 7pm.

Make sure to pack your own rugs and chairs.

Parking and chairs will be available on-site for those who are less able.

Stratford Community Christmas Carols and Family Fun Time will relocated to the Stratford Mechanics Hall on Hobson Street, if inclement weather.

When: From 5.15pm, Sunday, December 10.

Where: Apex Park, McMillan St, Stratford.

Maffra Christmas Festival

Embrace the magic of Christmas at the much-awaited Maffra Christmas Festival.

Scour the market stalls and tick off a few names on your Christmas present list.

Embark on a culinary adventure and indulge in the delectable flavours offered by local vendors.

Immerse yourself in the lively ambience of live music while your children enjoy exciting kids’ activities, thrilling rides, and roaming entertainment.

When: From 5.30pm, Wednesday, December 13.

Where: Johnson St, Maffra.

Twilight Makers Market

Gippsland Art Gallery will host its annual indoor makers market, featuring more than 25 stalls with quality handmade goods.

This year, the market will coincide with the Gippsland Art Gallery’s Summer Season Exhibition Launch from 6pm until 8pm.

Join the Gippsland Art Gallery and enjoy the exhibitions after hours, light refreshments, live music, and a unique indoor shopping experience.

When: 4pm until 8pm, Friday December 1.

Where: Wellington Centre, 70 Foster St, Sale.

TRFM Sale Cup

This Boxing Day, Sale Greyhound Racing Club once again hosts the highly anticipated TRFM Sale Cup, with the best greyhounds in the country vying for a huge $75,000 first-place prize.

Not only is the Sale Cup your chance to experience the excitement of Sale Greyhound Racing Club’s biggest racing event of the year, but with food trucks, live music and entertainment, it promises to be the best party in town.

For ticket inquiries and purchases, go to https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1137334

When: From 5pm, Tuesday, December 26.

Where: Sale Greyhound Racing Club, Maffra-Sale Rd, Sale.

Headline Acts at Jacks

Dale Gannon

When: From 9pm, Friday, December 1.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Jarbeque

When: From 9pm, Saturday, December 2.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Mat Howlett

When: From 9pm Friday, December 8.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Grant & Chuck

When: From 9pm, Saturday, December 9.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Justin Rebbechi

When: From 9pm, Friday, December 15.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Dadbod

When: From 9pm, Saturday, December 16.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Low Profile

When: From 9pm, Friday, December 22.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

DJ Night

When: From 9pm, Saturday, December 23.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Nine9trax DJ’s

When: From 9pm, Sunday, December 24.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Joel Spence

When: From 9pm, Friday, December 29.

Where: Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, 154 Raymond St, Sale.

Gigs at The Gippy

Gippyfest – Party in the carpark

Join The Gippsland Hotel in welcoming the coming of summer in an evening filled with food and music, boasting an eclectic mix from some of the most talented artists in the region.

Harry Hook takes the stage at 7.30pm, followed by Jarbeque at 9pm and Three Chain Road from 10.30pm.

When: From 5pm, Friday, December 1.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Scapegoat

When: 8pm until 11pm, Friday, December 8.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Ryan Lestrange

When: 2pm until 5pm, Sunday, December 10.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

The Swallows

When: From 8pm, Friday, December 15.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Olivia Lay and Christine Watterson

When: From 2pm, Sunday, December 17.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Dadbod

When: From 8pm, Friday, December 22.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Emma + Mitch

When: 2pm until 5pm, Sunday, December 24.

Where: The Gippsland Hotel, 153 York Street, Sale.

Watch it at the Wedge

Leaps & Bounds — Haunted

Leaps and Bounds presents their annual concert, showcasing the talents of local dancers, young and old.

When: 10:30am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, Saturday, December 2.

Where: The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale.

A Gippsland Proms

Get ready to experience a mix of classical music at Gippsland Symphony Orchestra’s ‘A Gippsland Proms’. From the beauty of Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma to the jovial Pomp and Circumstance No 1, to forget Peter Sculthorpe’s touching tribute to his father, Irkanda IV, this concert has it all.

When: 2pm, Sunday, December 3.

Where: The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale.

The Joy of Christmas

Promac Productions Company, led by star tenor Roy Best and Chris McKenna, is bringing its highly acclaimed Christmas show to the Wedge.

With a wonderful mix of classic Christmas carols blended with some contemporary Christmas songs, The Joy of Christmas is set to get everyone in the true Christmas spirit.

When: 11am, Monday, December 4.

Where: The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale.

A Celtic Christmas

Witness the very best World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition as they tell the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience with an all-new story, ‘A Celtic Christmas,’ transporting the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration.

​Featuring an unparalleled cast of World and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought-after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Celtic Christmas’ brings the magic of Christmas in Ireland to the stage.

When: 7.30pm, Friday, December 8.

Where: The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale.

Mozart by Moonlight

An evening like no other as the Australian Shakespeare Company presents an awe-inspiring concert at the Leaf in Sale’s Botanic Gardens.

Prepare to be swept away by the timeless melodies of Mozart’s masterpieces as talented performers bring his iconic arias and duets to life. Let the stars above be your witness as you immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the sumptuous voices of some of Melbourne’s most accomplished artists together with up-and-coming singers, supported by the glorious accompaniment of a live orchestra as you sit back with a picnic and a bottle of wine.

When: 8pm, Saturday, December 9.

Where: Sale Botanic Gardens, Guthridge Parade, Sale.

Ian Moss

Ian Moss takes to the John Leslie Theatre stage on Friday, December 15, as part of The Rivers Run Dry Solo Tour.

Join Moss as he takes the stage, performing tracks from his latest studio album, Rivers Run Dry, alongside some of his biggest and best hits.

When: 7.30pm, Friday, December 15.

Where: The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale.