What's Open Christmas Day 2019

What's Open Christmas Day 2019What's Open Christmas Day 2019

What's open on Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th of December 2019.

There are plenty of things to explore and keep you entertained on one of the quietest days of the year.

Weather Forecast: 26°c Sunny. Light winds becoming southerly and increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon then becoming light tonight.


Get out and about amidst the festive cheer at:

Melbourne Crown Entertainment Complex open from 12pm

Melbourne Eureka Skydeck 88 10am to 5.30pm

Melbourne Federation Square - Christmas tree and Bauble will be lit up.

Melbourne Melbourne Star Wheel - 1pm - 10pm | last departure at 9.30pm

Melbourne Melbourne Zoo 9am to 5pm

Melbourne Werribee Open Range Zoo 9am to 5pm

Melbourne Healesville Sanctuary 9am to 5pm

Melbourne Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium 9.30am to 6pm


If you feel like catching a flick, these cinemas will be open:

Melbourne Cameo Cinemas, 1628 Burwood Highway, Belgrave
Melbourne Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
Melbourne Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
Melbourne Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Melbourne The Lido, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Melbourne Village Cinemas, Crown Entertainment Complex

Parks and gardens

Bring a picnic or take a walk in one of Melbourne's many beautiful, lush parks.

Melbourne Birrarung Marr
Melbourne Carlton Gardens
Melbourne Fitzroy Gardens
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens 7.30am to 8.30pm (aprox Sunset)
Melbourne MPavilion - Queen Victoria Gardens

--> See a full list of Melbourne parks

Architecture and public art

Explore Melbourne's laneways, waterfront and architectural gems.

--> See the full list of street art and public art.


Sorry, Christmas is one of the few days of the year when Melbourne's fabulous retail scene takes a break before the frenzy of Boxing Day Sales. It's a restricted trading day under Victorian law so most businesses will be closed. But if you're desperate, a handful of 7-Eleven and IGA stores will be open:

Melbourne 7-Eleven including Federation Square, Swanston Street, Elizabeth Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane, Bourke Street and Lygon Street Carlton.

Melbourne IGA stores: 90-96 Spencer Street, 84 Flinders Street, 212 King Street, 320 St Kilda Road


Whatever shape your Christmas dinner takes, there will be a selection of places open to feed your appetite:

Melbourne Federation Square some cafes will be open
Melbourne Southgate some restaurants will be open
Melbourne South Wharf some restaurants will be open
Melbourne Crown Entertainment Complex some restaurants will be open
Melbourne Docklands some restaurants will be open
Melbourne Chinatown many restaurants will be open
Melbourne The Wharf Hotel will be open
Melbourne Lygon Street, Carlton some restaurants will be open
Melbourne Auction Rooms, North Melbourne (bookings essential)
Melbourne La Petite Creperie, Hardware Lane 8am - 6pm (walk ins only)

When & Where

Date: Wednesday 25th December 2019



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What's Open Christmas Day 2019


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