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Christmas and Festive Getaway

Discover the Joy of December Festive Travel in our reimagined rooms and suites

Are you planning a Christmas and Festive Getaway? Book now and take advantage of our up to 15% off stays plus up to an extra 3% for IHG Rewards Club members.

Plus Kids 12 and under Stay & Eat Free! Which means more money to spend shopping and discovering Melbourne this Christmas!

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Stay in our award winning hotel in the Melbourne CBD. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders were awarded the 2018 best mid range accommodation hotel of the year at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic) Awards.

For further instructions or help making a booking, please contact our reservations team:

Telephone 03 9629 4111 and select option 1

Email: reservations.melsf@ihg.com


Discover Melbourne during your festive getaway this December!

Melbourne during the festive season is one that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. With so much going on, there is something for everyone of all ages.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders have compiled a list of reasons to stay in Melbourne this festive season.


DFO South Whart

1. Shop in the Melbourne CBD

Melbourne is known as Australia’s fashion capital for a great reason, with designer labels, flagship stores, quirky independent boutiques and CBD outlet centers, there is plenty for people of all budgets.

Grab a bargain at a Melbourne CBD Outlet

If you are looking for great deals on Christmas presents, you will be glad to know that we have two outlet centers in the city; DFO South Wharf and Spencer Outlet Centre. DFO South Wharf is a 15 minute walk from our hotel doorstep and has more than 180 Australian and International stores with up to 70% off. Spencer Outlet Centre have over 100 speciality stores and have the Melbourne cities only TK Maxx, Harris Scarfe and Cotton On Mega Store.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders are conveniently located right near Southern Cross Train Station and are in the Free Tram Zone, which makes getting around the city very easy.


Christmas lights in city

2. See the city come to life with Christmas festive decorations

Each year the City of Melbourne decks the CBD with festive decorations for the annual Christmas festival. In November, the details of the Christmas festival will be released.

Carols by Candlelight

A Melbourne institute are the Carols by Candlelight. Held each year on 24th December at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, it raises funds for Vision Australia. Purchase your tickets today and enjoy an evening of magical performances.

When:  8pm on December 24 2018
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne
Price: From $77.92 for adults and $47.33 for children and concession card holders
Learn more: Vision Australia website


Tina Arena

3. Concerts in Melbourne

December is going to be a busy month, with concert goers spoilt for choice with the variety of entertainment that is set to grace our city.

For the young ones The Wiggles will be driving their big red car to Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December 18. Shania Twain will then take over Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 11 December and Wednesday 12 December with her NOW tour.

For musical and theater buffs, from Tuesday 4 December to Sunday 3 February 19, Evita staring Tina Arena will be blowing audiences away at the Arts Centre Melbourne.




Sporting ground

4. Attend a sporting event

Melbourne is the world capital of sport for a reason, we not only have purpose built arenas but we also have passionate audiences that attend all sporting events.

This December sports crazy people can attend a A-League football match, The Melbourne United basketball team shine at Melbourne Arena or the Men’s Domain Boxing Day test between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between Wednesday 26 December to Sunday 30 December 18.



5. Eat and drink in the Melbourne CBD

All the walking around the Melbourne CBD, together with the amazing food smells will definitely make your taste palates go crazy. Have you heard that Melbourne croissant institution Lune Croissanterie have opened their first CBD store? Visit their store in Russell Street; between Flinders Lane and Collins Street! For those looking for the ultimate place for brunch; you must visit Higher Ground. The refined interior offers many places for you to savor a meal or enjoy a drink. Are you looking for Melbourne’s favourite river bar? Good news! The Arbory Afloat has re-berthed for summer on the Yarra River, in the heart of Melbourne.




Discover what makes Melbourne special at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. Check out our Melbourne hotel promotions with a range of deals and packages designed to ensure you get the most out of your stay with us. Our best price guarantee ensures when you book direct, you will get the best price.

At Holiday Inn kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free!

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is located right on the doorstep of Southern Cross Train Station, which makes getting to around the city for your Christmas shopping easy.

We are also located in the free tram zone, which makes getting to Rod Laver Arena, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Bourke Street a breeze.

Terms and conditions:
Rates are per room per night and subject to availability. Bookings must be made 3 days prior to check in. Full non-refundable pre-payment is required at the time of booking. To make family travel even easier, kids 12 and under stay and eat free at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders.
Up to four kids ages 12 and under eat free any time of the day at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders when dining with two paying adults.