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Christmas in Melbourne

There is no better time to see the city and discover what Christmas in Melbourne looks like.  Our team have put together the must see events and things to do during the festive season.


See the Christmas Projections

From 29 November to 5 January 2020 see Christmas projections at three locations in the city: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall and for the first time Princes Bridge.

Start at the State Library of Victoria to see this year’s feature show, a very Melbourne Night before Christmas, written by Marieke Hardy and narrated by Lee Lin Chin.

Wunder onwards to see the static projections on the Melbourne Town Hall and the Princes Bridge from 9pm to 10:45pm.


Visit the Big Design Market

From the 6-8 December at the Royal Exhibition Building, the Big Design Market will bring the best of independent design from over 250 stallholders across homewares, fashion, jewellery and more. Purchase unique Christmas presents, enjoy delicious food and drinks from locals. Keep the kids entertained with creative workshops and free activities.
Learn more about the Big Design Market


Discover the Gingerbread Village

Now in its 9th year the iconic Christmas tradition of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks recreated in gingerbread promises to be its biggest one yet!

This year the Gingerbread Village will be showcased at St. Collins Lane, which is a two minute walk from Melbourne Town Hall. There will be plenty of activities for both kids and adults alike.

Entry into the Gingerbread Village is by a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Royal Children’s Hospital.


Explore Christmas Square 

The Christmas Square is the home of the Melbourne Christmas festival in 2019. Visit Santa’s house or watch the amazing 16-metre LED Christmas tree come to life. Christmas Square can be found at Federation Square from Friday 29 November to Wednesday 25 December.


Be blown away by the Myer Christmas Windows

It wouldn’t be a true Christmas in Melbourne without the Myer Christmas Windows. This long standing tradition brings together families of all generations.

Each year the new theme of the Christmas windows remains a heavily guarded secret. In its 64th year the theme of the windows is based on the much loved Australian author May Gibbs. The Gumnut babies tells the story of the families prepare for Christmas. The windows are open 24 hours a day until the 5th of January 2020. This is one Christmas in Melbourne tradition not to miss!


Sing at the Carols by Candlelight

Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing under the stars at the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight. This Christmas Eve yearly event is held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with all proceeds going to support children with low vision or are blind.


Eat Christmas Day Lunch at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

Leave all the hard work to us this Christmas Day. Celebrate Christmas in Melbourne with either a traditional Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Sirocco Restaurant or at a more relaxed Pool Party on our Pool Terrace.

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Take advantage of our Melbourne Hotel Deal with our Cyber Sale Now On

Stay with us during your Christmas adventures in the Melbourne city. Save up to 25% on accommodation this Christmas in Melbourne with our Melbourne Hotel Deal. Did you know that with us Kids Stay & Eat Free?


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