From hidden laneway events to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out. Put these events and adventures in your diary for the ultimate night out.

Free night-time fun

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Summer Night Market

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

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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

This celebration of rollicking and spirited singing is back.

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Now Here This: Live Jazz

Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday.

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Geeks and Gamers

Geeks, games, cocktails and fries every Wednesday night in Block Place.

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Myer Christmas Windows

This festive season, the annual display celebrates Disney's 100 Years of Wonder.

District Live: Free Open Air Series

Live music, entertainment, food and activities for all ages.

Christmas Roller Rink

Get your skates on with a pop-up rink landing in Carlton's Argyle Square.

New Year's Eve Celebration Zones

Ring in the new year with family-friendly entertainment, food trucks and fireworks.

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

The ultimate neon tour of Melbourne

Explore the city’s most iconic light displays

NYE at the Victory Room

A free, all-ages celebration with live music and a view of the fireworks from the balcony.

Evening events to book right now

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Saturday Sessions

Kick into the evening with these monthly Saturday-night sessions at Melbourne Museum.

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Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

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A Christmas Carol

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

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

& Juliet

The award-winning musical of the greatest love story ever remixed opens in Melbourne in February.

John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra Gala Concert

Celebrate the end of 2022 with some of Australia's favourite performers.

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Tavern Trivia

Join the Monday-night pop culture and gaming quiz quest at Fortress Melbourne.

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Board Game Wednesday

Put your skills to the test and meet new people at this social games night.

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Dungeons and Flagons

Bring your fantasy to life at this weekly beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons event.

Australian Youth Orchestra

Hear the country's best young talent in their final concert of the year.

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Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.

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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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

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The Phantom of the Opera

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

Falls Melbourne

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

Dirty Dancing: The Immersive Cinema Experience

Step back into time and take part in the world of Dirty Dancing in this immersive experience.

New Year's Eve in Melbourne

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

Sampa the Great: As Above, So Below

The artist returns home to unveil a new live experience.

Where to eat and drink after hours

After dark dessert bars

Discover Melbourne's best cakes, cocktails and sweet treats after the lights go down.

Melbourne's best cafes that open late

These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.

The ultimate guide to late-night dining in Melbourne

These late-night venues and iconic restaurants are best visited well after dark.

Bar Margaux

Late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food.

Gimlet at Cavendish House

An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.

The best restaurants to book for New Year's Eve

Book a restaurant, find fireworks near you and plan the best New Year's Eve in Melbourne.

Nightlife

Dance the night away, sip cocktails in a stylish bar or catch some live music.​

Last updated on Tue 29 Nov 2022

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The best summer events to book right now

From outdoor movies to pop-up dining, pack your calendar with these top events.

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THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.

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Improvised Comedy: Harold Night

Completely unscripted comedy performed by talented actors.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

You don't need to be from out-of-town to enjoy these luxury city escapes this Christmas.