Are you ready to enjoy a whole mood of Christmas trees, lights, carols and delicious meals in Melbourne?
The magical time of the year is here again and where better to be spending Christmas time than in Melbourne! When the Christmas season comes to Melbourne, the city turns into a magical place and it’s celebrated in a true and memorable Melbourne style. December will surprise you with all sorts of events from Christmas Festival to traditional Christmas markets across the city.
If you are spending Christmas in Melbourne with your family or friends, we have put together a list of fun events for you!
Christmas at Federation Square
To kick-start this festive season, head over to federation Square’s Christmas celebration where entertainment, music and lots of fun await. Fed Square is a central place of holiday where a Christmas tree is put up every year and theatrical musical performances take place. You can also meet Santa Claus there. Fed Square will host a festive fair featuring a myriad of stalls for your eating, shopping, and leisurely needs. It is an incredibly beautiful event!
Melbourne Christmas Lights
Many Melbourne’s iconic buildings will light up in all their Christmas finery in December, including the Melbourne star, State Library, the Arts Center the MCG and Royal Exhibition Building. The Melbourne Town Hall may be the most impressive, which will display its Projections for Christmas every night from 9pm to 10:30pm until Christmas is over. The animated lighting is an amazing thing to see.
The Myer Windows (10 Nov 2019 to 5 Jan 2020)
The Myer department store has been celebrating Christmas with window displays for over 60 years. It has become a Melbourne tradition to line up in Bourke St Mall and watch Christmas fairy tales and stories come to life with animated puppets and moving scenes. The windows each year bring to life a different Christmas story or become variations of stories previously explored in the past and it’s enjoyed by thousands across Melbourne. This year they are revealing May Gibbs’ The Gumnut Babies theme.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
All stores are closed on December 24th at 5pm as people go to celebrate Christmas with their families, relatives and friends. Christmas is celebrated with a homemade dinner, a barbecue or a picnic, and some sit back at home on this day because of the hot weather. A good vacation spot to relax and enjoy the sun is Royal Botanic Garden where you can play cricket. Concerts of chamber music are held there as well. On Christmas Day, many famous Melbourne attractions remain open. Therefore, you can visit the Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium, or go up to the Eureka Skydeck observation deck or ride the Melbourne Star Wheel to enjoy the charming mood of the Christmas city.
Melbourne city delivers a Christmas wonderland full of activities that will capture the imagination of both parents and children everywhere. One thing is for sure–Christmas event in Melbourne is an experience that brings the Christmas spirit to life!
Don’t miss out on the sightseeing events in Melbourne THIS CHRISTMAS!!!