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Melbourne Christmas Bucket List

With only a few days until the jolly man in red visits Melbourne, we have put a list together of must do activities around Melbourne.

Although Christmas in Melbourne may not be a winter wonderland, there is still plenty to do in the World’s Most Liveable City!


Christmas at Federation Square


Christmas this year promises to be an unforgettable experience at Federation Square.  The square has been transformed into a magical wonderland with activities for people of all ages!

Admire the supersized 16 metre tall Christmas tree and take a free picture with the jolly man in red. Is singing is your thing, then visit the ‘Be Present’ Snow Dome and be filmed singing along your favourite Christmas Carols. If you share your video online, you will be in the running to win a $1000 Emporium Voucher.

Every night from 9pm, be delighted by the incredible light show the new tree will delight city visitors with.

Returning for 2017 is the six metre high white glittering bauble which twinkles at night. Visitors will be able to walk into the bauble and take a selfie!

On Christmas Eve, alongside comedian and DJ Fiona Scott- Norman, The Jingle Belles will be performing a family friendly concert to get everyone in the festive mood. Instead of rushing off home at the end of the shot, why not settle in and watch Carols by Candlelight on the big screen?


Gingerbread Village


Combining the festive spirit together with food and charity, the Gingerbread Village was born.

This event is held every year at the Melbourne Town Hall and has become a traditional Christmas rite for locals, internationals and visitors who come to see Melbourne brought to life in gingerbread.

World- renowned Executive Pastry Chef, Deniz Karaca and his team devote hundreds of hours meticulously putting together more than 550kg of gingerbread, 400kg of royal icing, 165kg of marzipan, 880 mini Christmas trees and over 900 fun and mischievous characters to showcase our cities famous landmarks Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Cricket Ground, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park and the Flemington Racecourse, to just name a few.

Each year the team crafts something new to surprise visitors. This year, Deniz has created four new additions: Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Cathedral and Young and Jackson Hotel.

Entry is by gold coin donation and money raised will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This event is open from now until 24 December at Melbourne Town Hall on Swanston Street. The village is open daily from 9am -8:15pm.


Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne presents its inaugural Christmas Bricktacular event.  Children will experience the magic of Christmas with festive activities scheduled through the month including a special LEGO built in Santa’s workshop and cupcake decorating. Junior jollymakers can also write their Christmas wish list at a letting writing station, which will be posted to Santa via a large LEGO-made Santa Mailbox.

MINILAND Melbourne will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with all the iconic attractions around Melbourne receiving a festive makeover for December.

All children (no matter if they have been naughty or nice) can also meet Santa daily at a scheduled meet and greet. Decking the halls will be Christmas trees, tinsel and fairy lights, LEGOLAND Discovery Land will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland.


Christmas Animated Windows at Myer Melbourne

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Since 1956, Myer have gifted the windows to the City of Melbourne and this year celebrate their 62nd Birthday. For decades the Myer Christmas windows have bought joy and light to all those who travel to see them.

The theme of this year’s Myer Christmas windows is based on Myer’s very own Christmas characters which have been brought to life over the past two years which have featured Elf, Reindeer, Mouse and Angel.

The windows follows Elf’s journey to find his place in the world for the ‘perfect Christmas’.

The Myer Melbourne Christmas Windows are on display every day from 7:30am daily until Sunday 7 January 2018 at Myer Melbourne, 314-336 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000.


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