Festive | Christmas


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Here we show the events and activities on in Melbourne over the festive season.

In 2016, Christmas Day is on Sunday 25th December 2016, Boxing Day on Monday 26th December 2016 and a public holiday on Tuesday 27th December 2016 for Christmas Day that falls on a Sunday.

Also see Christmas Carols | Decorations & Trees.

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 A Merry Monty Christmas A Merry Monty Christmas
When: 3rd of December 2016
Montmorency Village Traders Invite you to A FREE Family Event– A Merry Monty Christmas: Saturday 3rd December, 10am-1.30pm. The Montmorency Shopping Village will be full of fun colour and activities for the young and old. This great day of Christmas cheer, soulful Mus Read more..

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 Australian Nativity Scene | Dandenong Australian Nativity Scene | Dandenong
When: 12th of December 2016 To 13th of January 2017
12-Dec-2016 until 13-Jan-2017 Wilson Fernandez the creator/artist at St. Elizabeth's Parish has been creating the nativity crib scenes to capture the wonder and essence of Christmas & the birth place of baby Jesus for several years. In 2013, the event marked the 10th anni Read more..

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 Avocare Christmas Twilight Market Avocare Christmas Twilight Market
When: 8th of December 2016
** FREE EVENT ** AVOCARE TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET ** * Face Painting * Pony Rides * Variety of Market Stalls * Halal Food Stall * Food Stalls * Entertainment: musicians, artists, performers * * Close to Public Transport (Dandenong Station, bus stops) Come on down Read more..

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 Carols by Candlelight | Albion Carols by Candlelight | Albion
When: 3rd of December 2016
GraceWest Bibe Church This is our 2nd Carols by Candlelight. We are so excited and we welcome everyone to come along. Bring your whole family. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on, and your picnic basket, to enjoy a fun filled evening of singing Christmas Carols and to hear Read more..

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 Carols by Candlelight® | Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight® | Vision Australia
When: 24th of December 2016
Saturday 24th December 2016 Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight is a Melbourne institution held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight You are invited to celebrate the magic of Christmas with song at the 2016 Vision Australia’s Carol Read more..

Online | View Profile | Melbourne | Sidney Myer Music Bowl


 Carols in Canterbury Gardens Carols in Canterbury Gardens
When: 4th of December 2016
Canterbury Council of Churches invite you to come and enjoy the picnic atmosphere in the beautiful Canterbury Gardens. The young ones can enjoy the popular animal farm, have the face painted and have fun with glow products. In the meantime your appetite can be satisfied w Read more..

View Profile | Surrey Hills | Canterbury Gardens


 Carols In The Cathedral Carols In The Cathedral
When: 16th of December 2016 To 17th of December 2016
Friday 16 December at 8.30pm Saturday 17 December 3pm and 8pm Carols in the Cathedral (St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne) Three of Melbourne’s finest choirs combine to present CAROLS IN THE CATHEDRAL, Melbourne's premier concerts of traditional Christmas music and readings. Read more..

Online | View Profile | Melbourne | St Paul's Cathedral


 Christmas at Fed Square Christmas at Fed Square
When: 29th of November 2016 To 26th of December 2016
THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING AT FED SQUARE! Fed Square’s free Christmas program offers everybody the chance to enjoy the festive season with great entertainment, music, art and heaps of fun-filled activities. Christmas Projection Show For the very first time, this Christmas Read more..

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 Christmas Concert | Werribee Open Range Zoo Christmas Concert | Werribee Open Range Zoo
When: 18th of December 2016
Christmas Concert | Werribee Open Range Zoo When: Sunday 18th December 2016 Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo - African Village Cost: Normal Zoo admission applies Activities on the day will include: • Performances by the ‘Werribee Concert Band Read more..

Online | View Profile | Werribee | Werribee Open Range Zoo


 Christmas Day Lunch 2016 | Melbourne Social Club Christmas Day Lunch 2016 | Melbourne Social Club
When: 25th of December 2016
Annual Free Event on Christmas Day Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria. This will be the 11th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend. There will be no snow but a Read more..

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 Christmas Day Lunch @ Wharf Hotel Christmas Day Lunch @ Wharf Hotel
When: 25th of December 2016
Christmas Day Lunch At The Wharf Hotel Sunday 25th December 2016 2 course traditional Christmas feasting menu $65 per person Kids (12 & under) | $20 each Check out the menu at www.wharfhotel.com.au Reservations available from 12pm Bookings are essential Ca Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | The Wharf Hotel


 Christmas Lights Melbourne Christmas Lights Melbourne
When: 1st of December 2016 To 31st of December 2016
December is that special time of the year when everyone wants to know where the best Christmas light displays are in Melbourne? The 2016 Melbourne Christmas Lights Guide will help you and your family plan to see all of Melbourne's best Christmas Light displays. Pack the ki Read more..

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 Christmas Spectacular 2016 - The Amy Winehouse Tribute Show Christmas Spectacular 2016 - The Amy Winehouse Tribute Show
When: 9th of December 2016
Dinner and show packages available to celebrate your company Christmas party. Headline performances from Atlanta Coogen and The Little Big Ban performing their Amy Winehouse Tribute Show. Seated 3 course dinner and beverage package included with the ticket. Read more..

Online | View Profile | Melbourne | CQ Melbourne


 Crown's Atrium Spectacular Crown's Atrium Spectacular
When: 20th of November 2016 To 1st of January 2017
Crown is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season. Whether it’s a family get together with loved ones or a more formal affair, you’ll find an excellent array of festive dining options and non-stop entertainment at Crown. Make a reservation at one of our award-winning Read more..

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 CWA Christmas Cooking Fair 2016 CWA Christmas Cooking Fair 2016
When: 3rd of December 2016
Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. CHRISTMAS COOKING FAIR 3 Lansell Road, Toorak Devonshire Teas Christmas Treats demonstrations 10am and 12 noon Raffle drawn 2pm - great prizes Christmas Puddings and Cakes, Mince Pies and Shortbread Other stalls with a Chr Read more..

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 Festive Celebrations | Melbourne Marriott Hotel Festive Celebrations | Melbourne Marriott Hotel
When: 1st of December 2016 To 31st of December 2016
Whether you’re looking for delicious dining experience with all the trimmings, organising a celebration with your colleagues or just to simply celebrate in style with your friends and family - we’ve got everything for the perfect festive season celebration at the Melbourne Marrio Read more..

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 Free Christmas Carols at Korowa Free Christmas Carols at Korowa
When: 8th of December 2016
A festive and FREE afternoon of live performances and entertainment for the kids on the oval at Korowa Anglican Girls' School. Hear from Korowa's choral groups as they sing Christmas carols, enjoy the jumping castle and a visit from Santa. A sausage sizzle will be available Read more..

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 Gingerbread Village Gingerbread Village
When: 1st of December 2016 To 24th of December 2016
Now in its sixth year, the Gingerbread Village by EPICURE returns to the Melbourne Town Hall from December 1st, delighting all until Christmas Eve. Entertain the kids for free and find your favourite Melbourne landmark made out of gingerbread. EPICURE’s award-winning Execut Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Melbourne Town Hall


 Greater Dandenong Carols by Candlelight Greater Dandenong Carols by Candlelight
When: 16th of December 2016
Join with your loved ones in Harmony Square for Christmas celebrations as the sound of music, joy and the glow of candles for the annual Greater Dandenong Carols in Harmony. This annual family-friendly event features performances by the Greater Dandenong Band who will provide Read more..

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 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal 2016 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal 2016
When: 14th of November 2016 To 24th of December 2016
The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is the nation’s largest Christmas gift appeal and an annual tradition for many Australian families. Now in its 29th year, the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is Australia's largest and longest running Christmas gift Appeal, supporting families and indi Read more..

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 Melbourne Central RMIT Christmas Installation Melbourne Central RMIT Christmas Installation
When: 21st of November 2016 To 31st of December 2016
Visitors to Melbourne’s retail and culture hub, Melbourne Central, will have the chance to experience Christmas art this festive season with an RMIT designed centerpiece, now creating a glowing beacon beneath the Centre’s iconic glass cone. The non-traditional design which sym Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Melbourne Central Shopping Centre


 Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections
When: 30th of November 2016 To 25th of December 2016
It's that time of year again, when the city comes alive with glittering Christmas light projections. By night, the Melbourne Town Hall becomes a dramatic facade for a spellbinding light projection with a festive flavour. Screening from dusk till 11pm, from world-class project Read more..

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 Melbourne Zoo Shared Christmas Party Melbourne Zoo Shared Christmas Party
When: 9th of December 2016
Puurrrrfect for small work groups looking for a unique office Christmas party venue! Guests will enjoy a night under the stars, full of fun, food, drinks and entertainment. So put some rrroooar in your festive event with a wild night of adventure at Melbourne Zoo’s shared Chr Read more..

Online | View Profile | Parkville | Melbourne Zoo


 Melbourne's Christmas Festival Melbourne's Christmas Festival
When: 15th of November 2016 To 24th of December 2016
The annual Christmas festival transforms the city into a magical place and celebrates the spirit of Christmas in true Melbourne style. The centrepiece of Melbourne's Christmas Festival, City Square will be transformed into Christmas Square, a magical forest offering festive fu Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Melbourne City Square


 Monash Carols By Candlelight 2016 Monash Carols By Candlelight 2016
When: 11th of December 2016
Ho Ho Ho – warm up your vocal chords and start jingling those sleigh bells: the 28th annual Monash Carols by Candlelight is just around the corner. Pack a picnic rug and head down to Jells Park on Sunday 11 December to celebrate the festive season! The event kicks off at 4pm w Read more..

View Profile | Wheelers Hill | Jells Park


 Mornington Carols In The Park Mornington Carols In The Park
When: 3rd of December 2016
Save The Date ! ! MORNINGTON Carols in the Park Mornington, get your diaries out because it’s time to pencil in some serious pre-Christmas fun! The annual Mornington Carols in The Park returns to Mornington Park on Sunday 3rd December, from 5.30 pm – 8pm, and everyone is Read more..

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 Myer Christmas Windows Myer Christmas Windows
When: 5th of November 2016 To 5th of January 2017
Myer's Christmas Windows celebrates a 61 year old Melbourne tradition in 2016. The windows are Myer's gift to the City of Melbourne and it's customers. In previous years the windows have brought to life Christmas stories including The Twelve Days of Christmas, How the Grin Read more..

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 New Year's Eve in the Square 2016 New Year's Eve in the Square 2016
When: 31st of December 2016
New Year's Eve in Harmony Square Celebrate with your friends and family and head to Harmony Square for Council's New Year's Eve celebrations. Over 8,500 local residents are expected to come together in one of the biggest nights of the year, as we celebrate the end of 2016. Read more..

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 Open Christmas Day 2016 Open Christmas Day 2016
When: 25th of December 2016
Find out what's open on Christmas Day in Melbourne. After Christmas lunch there is so much to do in Melbourne. Check out these beauties.. Attractions See some of Melbourne’s best, minus the crowds. Get out and about amidst the festive cheer at: Eureka Skydeck 88 Read more..

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 Santa Letters  Santa Letters
Imagine the delight on a child's face when they receive a letter from Santa Claus! And not just any letter, but a letter that is personally addressed to each child and that includes information relevant to that Child as well! You tell us what to include! Santa is also Read more..

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 Santa's Break-Down Under Santa's Break-Down Under
When: 8th of December 2016 To 18th of December 2016
Get your cork-string Santa hats ready for the most thrilling family circus show to hit Melbourne! Under the starry night sky, joined by acrobats and daring aerialists, a crane truck and blasts of fire and ice, spans an open-air Christmas show like no other. Santa’s Break-Do Read more..

Online | View Profile | Coburg North


 Santa's Christmas Spectacular Santa's Christmas Spectacular
When: 19th of November 2016 To 18th of December 2016
Santa’s magical workshop comes to life in a fun filled circus adventure for the whole family! A fantasy wonderland of family entertainment you will never forget! Starring an amazing cast of acrobatic characters performing astounding feats with hilarious antics that will keep y Read more..

Online | View Profile | Docklands | Wonderland Spiegeltent


 Santa's Magical Kingdom Santa's Magical Kingdom
When: 18th of November 2016 To 23rd of December 2016
Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, Rudolph and friends are set to take the trip down under and return to Caulfield Racecourse, to bring the magic of Christmas to life with Santa’s Magical Kingdom this November and December. Bringing all the wonder and joy of a traditional Festive Season, Read more..

Online | View Profile | Caulfield | Caulfield Racecourse


 Santa's Post Box Santa's Post Box
When: 8th of November 2016 To 12th of December 2016
Write a letter to Santa and post it in Santa's Mail Box in the City Square to get a reply from Santa himself! You can also drop a gift off at the Australia Post Giving Box where your donation will be delivered to a child in need. Ensure your letter has a 70c stamp on it an Read more..

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 Santaland | Myer Santaland | Myer
When: 6th of November 2016 To 24th of December 2016
Santa is coming and he is bringing the North Pole to Myer. Experience the joy of meeting him and Mrs Claus these holidays. JOIN THE FUN AT SANTALAND You don't need to journey to the North Pole to experience the wonder of Christmas. Santa's relocating to Myer this festive s Read more..

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 Saturday Christmas Market | Arts Centre Saturday Christmas Market | Arts Centre
When: 3rd of December 2016
At Arts Centre Melbourne’s Saturday Christmas Market discover original Christmas gift ideas with unique handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies. With everything on offer made locally, the market is ideal for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures Read more..

View Profile | Southbank | The Arts Centre


 Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar
When: 3rd of December 2016 To 4th of December 2016
Celebrate Christmas - Scandinavian style! Every year on the first weekend of December the traditional and very popular Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar is held in the lush gardens surrounding Toorak House. The event has become the highlight of Christmas for many locals with o Read more..

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 Sensitive Santa - Northland Sensitive Santa - Northland
When: 19th of November 2016 To 4th of December 2016
Families can once again celebrate the magic of Christmas at Northland Shopping Centre, as they offer Sensitive Santa. Sensitive Santa allows families with a child on the autism spectrum to have a photo with Santa without the common hustle and bustle and crowds. Families can bo Read more..

View Profile | Preston | Northland Shopping Centre


 Skate with Santa at O’Brien Group Arena Skate with Santa at O’Brien Group Arena
When: 3rd of December 2016 To 29th of January 2017
Get your skates on with Santa this Christmas at the O’Brien Group Arena every weekend from Saturday 3 December to Saturday 31 December and see if you can keep up with the man in the big red suit. Then in January come and cool down with O’Brien Group Arena’s “Endless Summer” fu Read more..

Online | View Profile | Docklands | O'Brien Group Arena


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