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Christmas in the city

Our city comes to life at Christmas. Experience the spirit of the season across laneways, arcades and buzzing precincts during the most magical time of the year. Merry Christmas Melbourne!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our Christmas selections
Searching for some inspiration for that hard to buy for person that has everything? From the foodie in your life to kids with the lot, our handy gift guides have got you covered.
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Christmas means fun and spending time with loved ones. Get the gang together and feel the magic with yuletide experiences that create special memories for young and old.​
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Enjoy shopping for distinctive gifts and fresh produce as Melbourne’s makers, artisans and provedores showcase their singular style across boutique markets this Christmas season.
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​Warm weather calls for open air dining ​and rooftop drinks for pre-Christmas catch ups, or work parties. Or indulge in seasonal treats, and book your Christmas Day lunch. Eat, drink and be merry!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Shop ‘til you drop – Melbourne becomes a shopping wonderland at Christmas, with a treasure trove of desirable gifts, delicious treats and tempting wares to discover throughout the city.
Share your Christmas #MelbMoment
Share your Christmas #MelbMoment
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With so many free festive activities, great shopping and dining to be done, we've created a handy guide for you to download and explore.
Santa’s Lil Helper -  Christmas Festival app
Help find Santa and return his phone and his lists to him to save Christmas. Travel along the city’s iconic laneways and unearth a magical augmented reality experience.

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