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Summer Holidays in the City

These summer holidays explore these top Melbourne attractions compiled by our concierge team for an enjoyable city escape for the whole family.

Myer Christmas Windows
Daily showings: 7:30am – 1am until Sunday 5th January 2014 at 12.00am Now in its 58th year, the Myer Christmas windows are undoubtedly one of the most popular Christmas attractions in the city and drawer crowds throughout the festive season. After viewing the windows head up to Level 6 and visit Santa where children can have their photo taken and ride the locomotive train.

Carols by Candlelight
Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl – 8:00pm Join the 10,000 strong crowd in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and celebrate the festive season at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. By far one of the city’s most popular Christmas events.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Watch fireworks light up the night sky in the countdown to 2014. For families with young kids, an early display will take place at 9:30 in Yarra Park, viewable from the banks of the Yarra and Federation Square. Midnight fireworks will be launched from four locations, best viewed from the live sites (Treasury Gardens, Kings Domain, Flagstaff Gardens and Docklands).

Zoo Twilights
Choose from fourteen popular local and international artists over fourteen nights this summer as the Melbourne Zoo opens its gates at night for the 2014 Zoo Twilights. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night from 24 January to 8 March 2014 as well as exploring the zoo at dusk with selected animal exhibits open exclusively for Zoo Twilights guests until 7:30pm.

Moonlight Cinema
Pack a picnic head to the Maltesers Moonlight Cinema, an open air cinema on the Central Lawn at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy advance previews, contemporary, cult and classic movies from now until 30th March 2014.

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