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Living Traditions Festival
17 Nov 2017, North Melbourne Language & Learning Centre
This festival celebrates cultural diversity through storytelling, cultural dance and cooking of traditional food.
Santa's Post Box
3 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017, Melbourne Town Hall
Write a letter to Santa or give a gift to those less fortunate this Christmas.
Palestinian National Day Celebration
15 Nov 2017, Federation Square
Music, dancing and market stalls to celebrate Palestinian culture and life.
African Music and Cultural Festival
9 Dec 2017, Federation Square
Australia's largest African festival is a free, one-day event showcasing music, dance, fashion and food from 35 African-Australian communities.
Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival
2 Dec 2017, Federation Square
Fair@Square – the largest Ethical Lifestyle Festival in Australia – promotes ethical consumption and purchases just in time for Christmas.
Christmas Festival Hub at Federation Square
27 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017, Federation Square
Say hello to Santa in his new home at Federation Square, marvel at the supersized Christmas tree and enjoy an interactive Christmas wonderland.
Carlton Italian Festa
22 Oct 2017, Piazza Italia
Celebrate all things Italian and the Carlton Italian Festa!
24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017, State Library of Victoria
Salamfest is a family-friendly event with Whirling Dervishes, Sufi chanting, fusion instrumentals, films, poetry, Rumi recitals and interactive arts.
25 Nov 2017 - 25 Dec 2017, Melbourne laneways
The city and its laneways are getting into the Christmas spirit this December, decked out in boughs of holly, lights, baubles and reindeer.
30 Nov 2017 - 25 Dec 2017, State Library of Victoria
Adventure into the city to be amazed at this year's Christmas light shows: State Library forecourt, Federation Square and Docklands New Quay.
More to explore
There's a wealth of arts festivals for you to enjoy throughout the year in Melbourne – the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October is world renowned.
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