Christmas in the city

See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.



An immersive, multi-sensory installation adorned with Rone’s haunting signature murals.


Summer Night Market

Come along on Wednesday nights for shopping, eating, drinking, live music and sunset vibes.

The Big Design Market

Shop, eat, play at Melbourne's biggest design market.

Colours of Malaysia Festival

Celebrate the traditions of Malaysia at Queen Vic Market.


Blender Studios Christmas Workshops

Join Melbourne's iconic art collective for a range of Christmas themed creative workshops.


Flinders Street Christmas Projections

Let it glow with the city’s famous Christmas projections.


Always Live

Enjoy a brand-new Victoria-wide celebration of live contemporary music.


A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens classic starring David Wenham comes to Melbourne this holiday season.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The dazzling new production is guaranteed to make your heart sing.


The Phantom of the Opera

Experience the phenomenon when the spectacular new production comes to Melbourne.

Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

Christmas gift finder

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

Christmas guides

Discover the best shopping spots, Christmas catch-up ideas and tips for the festive season.

Red Bull Billy Cart Race

Watch the ultimate billy cart race in the middle of Melbourne.

Christmas Film Photowalks

Take a photography walk around Melbourne’s most iconic Christmas-decorated laneways.


TIME • RONE | The Newsagency

A temporary art installation by the Melbourne artist.


NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.

Discover Kensington Christmas Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit with activities, live entertainment, face painting and Santa.


Docklands Christmas Maze

Find your holiday cheer at the giant Christmas maze, with amazing prizes to be won.


Santa's Workshop

Say hello to the big man and pose for a photo as Santa and his elves make toys and presents.


Christmas Pop-Up Playground

Giant swings and a light-up dancefloor take over Queensbridge Square this Christmas.


Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

As Camp as Christmas

Join the Huxleys for a celebration of the magical and decorative at Fed Square.

Falls Melbourne

The summer music festival is relocating to Melbourne, featuring Arctic Monkeys and more.

New Year's Eve in Melbourne

From fireworks to fancy dinners and family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate NYE.

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What's on today

Discover the best things to do in Melbourne today, from free events to virtual experiences.

What's on this weekend

Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions.

What's on this week in Melbourne

Discover things to do in Melbourne this week, from free events to exhibitions.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.