By-pass the big centres and bring your mob out to Dashville on Saturday 12th December, for the inaugural Family Portrait Day and Dashville Christmas Party, entry’s free.

Let us help take the stress out of the obligatory Christmas family portrait by creating the perfect option for a group catch up, with an afternoon of live music and picnic vibes aplenty.

We'll have a selection of market stalls for shoppers. Santa will be there, along with plenty of space and and activities for kids.

The Bird Bath bar will be open, accompanied by our speciality occupation of live music, rolling into the evening.

Pre-order a picnic hamper upon registration, or The Swoop Inn Café will be running a pizza menu.

Of course there will be no issue with finding a park. You won't have to walk very far, there will be no line ups, entry is free and you can let the kids run about and we serve beer, so...

Dashville’s your new spot for a family Christmas photo!

For those keen to make a weekend of it, there is the option to grab a camping pass for the night.

For those interested in family portraits, once you know what your plans are, we ask people to register a time slot, photo packages start from $15.

All sounds like bliss in comparison to hitting the multi-story concrete jungle, well in our opinion...

Apply below to if you're interested in a market stall space (hand-made artisan style, no food stall opportunities for this event).

Scroll down for FAQs. Feel free to hit us via email for any additional questions.

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How much is our family portrait and what do we receive?
It’ll cost a quick $15! You’ll get one piccy, that will arrive via digital link and professionally printed in the mail.

Is this a COVIDSafe event?
Yes, of course. There will be hand sanitiser available, our COVID Marshall will be cleaning and making sure we’re all socially distanced, including Santa. With so much room for activities we can socially distance really well on Dashville’s bushland property.

Can we BYO picnic?
Yes, you can. There will be food available at Swoop Inn if you’d like to purchase picnic style food and dinner on the day. No BYO alcohol and no glass.

Can we bring our dog?
Sure can! Please keep them on a leash at all times and supervised. If your dog isn’t well behaved, we’d appreciate it if you left them at home.

Can we camp?
Yep. Book your camp site through the above ticket button.

Will Santa be stopping by?
He’s pretty busy, but we’re hopeful he’ll stop in! We have a beautiful Dashy Christmas set ready to go either way.

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Please contact the Dashville office for any event related enquiries