Check back later in the year to see what's open on Christmas Day in 2024.

Need a last-minute gift, coffee pit stop or casual lunch location on Christmas Day? These Melbourne businesses have you sorted. Opening hours, offerings and prices may be different to normal on Christmas Day. Be sure to check with the venue directly before visiting.

Fun things to do on Christmas Day

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

SBT Thai Grocer

SBT Thai Grocer

Offering a large range of Thai and Asian snacks, grocery items and a hot food station.

Gin Palace

Gin Palace

Late-night cocktail bar specialising in the juniper-based spirit, with a selection of over 330 gins.

Secret gardens and majestic parks

Secret gardens and majestic parks

Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova is Melbourne's home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

Kino Cinema

Kino Cinema

Boutique cinema in Collins Place showing art house, independent and mainstream films.

Iconic laneways and arcades walk

Iconic laneways and arcades walk

Take a walk through Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico Carlton boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.

Dukes Coffee Roasters

Dukes Coffee Roasters

Serving specialty coffee alongside a selection of cakes and pastries.

Section 8 Bar

Section 8 Bar

A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.

Where to book for Christmas Day lunch

Your guide to Christmas Day dining in Melbourne

Your guide to Christmas Day dining in Melbourne

From fancy fine dining to casual eats, these spots are open on 25 December.

Last updated on Wed 27 Dec 2023

Only In The City

Murmur Piano Bar

Murmur Piano Bar

Follow the sound of a distant piano to discover one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.

Johnny's Green Room

Johnny's Green Room

A rooftop bar above King & Godfree with great views, tunes and Italian inspired food and drinks.

Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

Enjoy open-air drinks under the setting sun or a starry sky, with city skyline views to match.

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The best Melbourne experience gifts

The best Melbourne experience gifts

Give the gift of theatre, foodie workshops, stunning walking tours and more.

The best waterfront restaurants in Melbourne

The best waterfront restaurants in Melbourne

Take in sparkling views at these beautiful city spots.

What's open between Christmas and New Year's Eve in Melbourne

What's open between Christmas and New Year's Eve in Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne after Christmas Day, there’s heaps of fun to be had.

The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne

The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne

Planning a catch up? Play mini golf, experience virtual reality and sing karaoke.