15th Annual Christmas Day Catchup Online in 2020
***Everyone welcome - including newcomers, expatriates, repatriates, migrants and international students to Australia, Christmas Day orphans, people who are single, married, couples, families, students, tourists, migrants, local residents, Australian citizens, children, adults, young or old, any faith or religion - if you are looking for an alternative option for Christmas Day please join us. Free to attend.
Christmas Day can be a lonely occasion if you are a long way away from family and friends.
Even if you do not normally celebrate this religious occasion, it is still nice to have 'something to do' on Christmas Day as plenty of people at work will ask you 'what are you doing for Christmas?'
In 2006, Newcomers Network hosted a bring your own picnic lunch event in Catani Gardens, St Kilda (Victoria) and in 2007, we moved to the Queen Victoria Gardens next to St Kilda Road and opposite the Victorian Arts Centre. In 2011, we started co-hosting the event with Ian Wood from the Fun, Food and Friendship Melbourne Social Club. In 2020, we can't meet in the park, but we can meet online.
We usually have between 50 - 150 people attending with family, friends or coming on their own.
Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Videos
- fun spy version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf4faEZEn4Y
- longer descriptive version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbOHENost6w
- video from 2019 picnic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA0X5wEqT0o
So that you can receive the online Zoom link.
We look forward to seeing you there!
To receive an email confirmation, please register at https://christmasdaycatchup.eventbrite.com.au
Zoom Link (for journalists)
Newcomers Network (started in 1999) www.newcomersnetwork.com is an independent provider of information, events and advocacy for people who have moved to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth and has been online since 2001. We host free Living, Working and Networking events on the Second Thursday of every month. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.