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We acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, of the land on which our Hall is built. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
We have 2 function rooms. The One Tree Hill Room and the Sugarloaf Room
Hosting Concerts, Art Show, Masquarade Balls, Information sessions and Ceremonies
Available for weekend functions (incl.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday package),
weekday functions, or hourly.
The Hall is a community asset, operated on behalf of the Christmas Hills community, by the Christmas Hills Mechanics’ Institute Hall Committee of Management Inc. ABN 69 257 487 136 We are not-for-profit and all income is used for the upkeep of the Hall and other community benefits.
The first Christmas Hills Mechanics’ Institute was constructed in 1877 on a site now occupied by the Sugarloaf Sailing Club. After a disastrous fire in 1893, the Institute was eventually rebuilt and opened in 1895 on the present site. The land was donated by Thomas Young, a leading selector of the fledgling Christmas Hills Community.
Exactly a century later, a second, larger room was erected adjoining the earlier, and named the “Harold Muir Hall” in honour of the Institute’s long-standing Trustee. Following the 2009 fires, the old hall dating from 1895 was demolished and rebuilt, funded largely out of grants provided by the Victorian Bushfire Recovery Authority. It was opened in October 2013.