What's Open Christmas Day 2020

What's Open Christmas Day 2020What's Open Christmas Day 2020

What's open on Christmas Day - Friday 25th of December 2020.

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

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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 but if you're desperate, a handful of 7-Eleven and IGA stores will be open.


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 Café - North Melbourne
Melbourne Hobba Coffee and Kitchen - Prahran 7am-noon
Melbourne Butchers Diner - Melbourne
Melbourne St Ali - South Melbourne 7am-6pm
Melbourne Square and Compass - East Melbourne 7.30-11.30am (coffee only)
Melbourne Third Wave Café - Port Melbourne 8am-3pm
Melbourne Tall Timber- Prahran 7.30am-4pm
Melbourne 127 Brunswick St - Fitzroy 5pm-late


Public Transport is free on Christmas day, and operates to a Sunday timetable.

V/Line (regional trains) are free and operate to a Sunday timetable.

Airport transfers

Melbourne Airport: Skybus and Starbus operate their usual schedules. Note: Skybus Hotel Transfer Service will not run on Christmas Day.

Avalon Airport: Avalon Airport Transfers operates its usual schedule on Christmas Day.

Visitor information services

The City of Melbourne's visitor information services are closed on Christmas Day.



Casey Super Clinic: Berwick, 9769 9824. Mill Park Super Clinic: 9436 4155. Mulqueeny Midnight: 9am-midnight . Prahran, 9510 3977. Tambassis: 8am-midnight . Brunswick, 9387 8830. Chapel Gate: Christmas: Closed. Other days: 9am-9 pm. Balaclava, 9531 1396. Solly Lew: Christmas: 9am-2 pm. St Kilda, 9534 8085. Chemist Warehouse St Albans: Christmas Day: 9am-5 pm. 9366 3545. Footscray: 11am-3 pm. 9396 1223.


Doctor Doctor (after hours health care): 13 26 60.

Home Doctor Service: 137 425 or 9429 5677.

Mill Park Super Clinic: Open 24 hours; 9436 4155.

Chelsea Heights Medical Centre: 8am to midnight. 8785 9900.

Hastings Family Medical Centre: 8am-midnight 5972 8000.

Supercare Pharmacies: Registered nurse - minor illness and injuries - 6pm and 10pm

Emergency: Call 000


All Day Everyday Dental - 117 Barkers Rd, Kew (03) 9853 1855 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

247dental.com.au - 73 Keys Road Moorabbin - +61 3 9044 0777 10am - 5pm

MC Medical & Dental - Docklands 1800 962 181 - 10.00am - 5:00pm


24-hour Vet: (CARE) Collingwood, 9417 6417.

Lort Smith Animal Hospital North Melbourne: Christmas Day: Emergency only. 8.30am-midnight . 9328 3021.

Animal A & E Essendon; 9379 0700 Animal Emergency Frankston; 9770 5555. Mt Waverley; 9803 8122. Hallam; 8795 7020. Highett; 9532 5261. Northern suburbs, Bundoora; 9467 2255.

Advanced Vet: Kensington; 9092 0400. Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre: Malvern East; 9569 3677

U Vet: Geelong; 5222 2139; Werribee; 9731 2000.


St Paul's Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, December 24, 11.45pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion with Carols, 8am; Christmas Morning Choral Eucharist, 10am; Mandarin Eucharist, 1.30pm.

St Patrick's Cathedral Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass 6pm; Carol Service 8.30pm; Mass of the Nativity of our Lord, 9pm. Christmas Day : 8am; 9.30am; 11am Solemn Mass.

St Peter's Eastern Hill Christmas Eve: Children's Mass, 6pm; Carols, 11pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm . Christmas Day : BCP Mass, 8am; Combined High Mass , 10am.

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