Share a delicious meal with good company on Christmas Day. Come alone or bring your family & friends. Enjoy music, activities and festivities!

Take-away packs & gifts are available for those unable to dine-in.

Date: Monday 25 December 2023

Time: 12:30-2pm

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton Street (entry via Fredricks Street), and (potentially) Mechanics Lane Outdoor space for picnics!

Cost: FREE

To book, call 5472 4842 or click here.


We’re offering free transportation to/from the Community Christmas Lunch, within Mount Alexander shire again this year.

We will have a wheel chair accessible bus available, thanks to Mount Alexander Shire Council.

If heaps of people are wanting a lift, we’ll also have buses kindly provided by Maldon Neighbourhood.

If you think that you, or your friend/family/neighbour, might like to hop on a bus to/from lunch, please let us know what area you are in, and how many people would like a seat on the bus.


The Christmas Community Lunch would not be possible without the incredible team of volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer your time on 22nd, 23rd, 24th or 25th December to help with set-up, food prep, serving, clean-up/pack-up, assist with activities, or drive a courtesy bus, please call 5472 4842 or email


Can’t attend the Community Christmas Lunch but are keen to contribute? Here are a couple of suggestions that might tickle your generous giving spirit….

We are seeking the following donations toward the 2023 Community Christmas Lunch:

  • small gifts for kids (big, small, all), handmade, homegrown, all is welcome and appreciated 🙂
  • Cash donations – also goes a big way with supporting this free community event.

For more information, please contact Castlemaine Community House via 5472 4842 or