Christmas Salon: Aboriginal Art + Gifts

Christmas exhibition and sneak peek of the McCullochs new exhibition space in Flinders! Featuring an exciting new range of Aboriginal paintings, licensed design homewares, carvings and fibre works for imaginative Christmas gifts. Beautiful new art cushions and covers, bags, teapots, hand creams, soaps, salad servers, cards, mugs, glasses cases, scarves and more.

Alatonero

A long-term love affair with Santorini, and a passion for Greek food, has brought a new culinary vibe to the Mornington Peninsula. Across the road from the McCrae lighthouse (at what was The Pavilion), Alatonero is giving diners the opportunity to enjoy well known and much loved Greek delicacies. With an impressive resume in the food world, and with energy and drive to burn, Jacqui Poulier found the perfect location for her new venture, where she has brought to life her love of food, cooking, people and stories. The restaurant is light, bright, open and airy with a fresh sea breeze that drifts through the open plan dining area.

Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Gather with friends and family around the stunning 30 metre, 100+ year old Norfolk Pine for the Christmas tree lighting spectacular that has become a Frankston Christmas tradition, followed by a dazzling fireworks display to welcome in the festive season. Revel in the Christmas cheer as the celebrations fill Davey and Young Street, Beauty Park, the Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston Library with an impressive array of family friendly performances, children's entertainment and activities, shopping and dining.

Southern Buoy Studios

Southern Buoy Studios has quickly become a major artistic and creative hub in the heart of Mornington’s commercial district. It's a dynamic and abundant space where artists, studios, exhibitions and events go hand-in-hand, but it also acts as a hub that supports a deep artistic community based on the Mornington Peninsula.

Red Hill Peony Estate

The Red Hill Peony Estate is an exceptional floral, architectural and historic experience – it is also the first peony farm in the region. The Holmes/Sheehan family have lived on the property for 132 years, and this is the second time the recently established English-inspired gardens have been opened to the public.

MP Skin Check

It's not a stretch to say that we're all familiar with the "slip, slop, slap" message; however, new research says the risk of skin damage under the sun's rays must be taken more seriously. In a world-first study, researchers from the ANU and NZIWAR found that, on average, regions like the Mornington Peninsula and cities like Melbourne only experienced two days a year where there wasn't enough UV to get sun damage. Two days! They found that even if the UV index is low and if you're outside for more than 15 minutes... you're at risk. Making sure you prioritise a skin check is just as important as a health check.