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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 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® | 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..

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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 Elves Family Fun Day Christmas Elves Family Fun Day
When: 13th of November 2016
It's Time! Grab the family and come join us for a fun filled day to kick off the Christmas season. Our 7th annual Christmas Elves Family Day is on Sunday 13th November. We'll have Christmas carols, a Christmas balloonist, face painting, fairy floss, and lucky door prizes. Read more..

View Profile | Preston | Christmas Elves Store

 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

 Christmas Trees For Sale Christmas Trees For Sale
When: 1st of November 2016 To 24th of December 2016
Give your family the gift of a gorgeous fresh Christmas tree this festive season. There is nothing like the scent and beauty of a live Christmas tree to get your entire family in the spirit of the festive season. Melbourne (and Victoria) is lucky to have many places offeri Read more..

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 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal 2016 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal 2016
When: 1st of December 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. Thanks to the public’s generosity, the Appeal has collected more than 5.9 million gifts for people in need over the past 25 years. This year, the Read more..

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 Kriskindl Festival 2016 Kriskindl Festival 2016
When: 2nd of December 2016
Find-out the true joy of spending time with your family during the holiday season on Friday 2nd December 2016 at Maling Road. The Maling Road Traders will be hosting the annual KRISKINDL FESTIVAL 5-9pm at Canterbury’s historic shopping village Maling Road. The KRISKINDL FE Read more..

View Profile | Canterbury | Maling Road Canterbury

 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

 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 Read more..

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 Sandown Christmas Spectacular 2016 Sandown Christmas Spectacular 2016
When: 27th of November 2016
Sandown Christmas Spectacular is an exciting large scale family event! Included in the ticket price are super awesome amusement rides for the whole family, Mum, Dad and especially the kids including; The Ferris Wheel, Dodgem Cars, Teacups The Cha Cha and more! See roving e Read more..

Online | View Profile | Springvale | Sandown Racecourse

 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

 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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