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Christmas in Melbourne

Christmas festival
Celebrate Christmas in Melbourne with stunning projections, christmas carols, festive markets and a visit from Santa.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Christmas in Melbourne lights up the city with festive projections on Melbourne Town Hall, the State Library and Princes Bridge.

Stop by the Myer Christmas Windows to check out this year's Gumnut Babies theme, visit Santa's House and see the incredible Christmas Tree Light shows at Christmas Square.

For a full program of events, visit the Christmas Festival.


Christmas event highlights

Image of Christmas Projections
Fri 29 Nov 2019 to Wed 25 Dec 2019
Melbourne comes alive with glittering light projections again this Christmas, over three locations in the city.
Image of Myer Christmas Windows
Sun 10 Nov 2019 to Sun 05 Jan 2020
One of Melbourne's most anticipated Christmas traditions, Myer Christmas Windows, has finally launched, revealing May Gibbs' The Gumnut Babies theme.
Image of Gingerbread Village
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
See iconic Melbourne landmarks built entirely out of gingerbread in this magical event for the whole family.
Image of Christmas Square at Federation Square
Fri 29 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Visit Santa and marvel at the nightly Christmas Tree Light shows at Christmas Square.
Image of Santa's House
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Visit Santa's House in Christmas Square to have your photo taken with the man in red.
Image of Santa's Mailbox and Giving Box
Wed 04 Dec 2019 to Wed 11 Dec 2019
Kids will get a kick out of writing a letter to Santa and posting it at Santa’s Mailbox.
Image of Carols By Candlelight
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 8pm – midnight
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Carols by Candlelight – the annual Christmas concert and fundraiser for Vision Australia's children's services.

Christmas shows

Image of Christmas Melodies
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 11am – noon, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
The ever-popular Christmas Melodies returns again to herald the arrival of the festive season.
Image of Making Gravy
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 6pm – till late
Paul Kelly's Making Gravy returns for another festive season with a world-class lineup joining the iconic singer.
Image of Home Alone in Concert
Fri 13 Dec 2019 to Sat 14 Dec 2019
Experience one of the most beloved Christmas films of all time, live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!
Image of Friend in Me: Carols by Daylight
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 10am – noon
From the creator of Friend in Me (an annual inclusive party for thousands of kids) comes the inaugural Carols by Daylight event.
Image of Carlton Christmas Cinema
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Sat 21 Dec 2019
Enjoy a selection of classic Christmas films at the Christmas Festival as Argyle Square transforms into the Carlton Christmas Cinema.
Image of St Patrick's Cathedral Christmas Concert
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 7pm – 8:30pm
St Patrick's Cathedral Music and Cathedral Brass present a festive program including works for 10 brass, percussion and organ.
Image of Melbourne Christmas Spectacular
Sat 14 Dec 2019 to Sun 15 Dec 2019
Hear your favourite carols come to life at the brand new Melbourne Christmas Spectacular.
Image of Crown's Christmas Spectacular
Sun 24 Nov 2019 to Sun 05 Jan 2020
Now in its 22nd year, Crown's Atrium Spectacular show runs on the hour every hour.

Christmas markets

Image of Rialto Christmas Creators Market
Wed 11 Dec 2019 to Thu 12 Dec 2019
Enjoy the yuletide entertainment and treats on offer at the Rialto Christmas Creators Market.
Image of Christmas Makers Market
Sun 08 Dec 2019 to Sun 22 Dec 2019
Come along to the District Docklands Christmas Makers Market and shop for Christmas gifts.
Image of Saturday Christmas Market
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Sat 14 Dec 2019
Discover handcrafted treasures for everyone on your list at Arts Centre Melbourne's Saturday Christmas Market.
Image of Christmas at Queen Victoria Market
Tue 03 Dec 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Queen Victoria Market will be a one-stop Christmas shop this festive season, from one-of-a-kind, locally produced gifts to feasting preparations.
Image of Vegan Christmas Market
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 10am – 4pm
Come and enjoy this 100% vegan Christmas market.
Image of The District Makers Market
Sun 24 Nov 2019 to Sun 22 Dec 2019
The District Makers Market is back with a brand-new line-up every month, featuring handmade homewares, jewellery, crafts, food, wine and so much more!
Image of The Make It Collective Market
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 10am – 3pm
The Make It Collective is bringing together the best of Australian-made for an amazing market.
Image of The Nicholas Building Maker's Market
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 5pm – 8pm
Get a gift for your friends, loved ones or as a special treat for yourself directly from some of Melbourne's best artisans.

See more events happening in December and January.

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