See the city light up at Christmas. Experience the spirit of the season with dazzling festive displays, decadent meals and iconic shopping destinations.

Free parking offer

It's now easier to experience everything the city has to offer this Christmas with free parking between December 1 and January 3. This offer allows you to park for free in any green signed areas, with normal time restrictions applying.

To download your free parking voucher visit City of Melbourne.

Festive events

27 Nov - 25 Dec

Christmas Projections

Melbourne’s famous Christmas projections return over three locations.

29 Nov - 4 Jan

Crown's Christmas Spectacular

Enjoy a Christmas show with animatronics and singing.

5 Dec

Carols by Daylight

We all knew carol singing would look a little different this year. But during the day? Yes!

3 Dec - 28 Dec

Disney+ Drive-In Melbourne

A month of screenings under the stars at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Family Christmas fun

27 Nov - 25 Dec

Christmas Square

Federation Square transforms into Christmas Square.

16 Nov - 24 Dec

Myer Christmas Windows

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the Bourke Street Mall to see the iconic Myer windows.

28 Nov - 24 Dec

Santa's Workshop

See Santa as he tinkers away in his Melbourne workshop, making toys and presents for the big day.

5 Dec

North Pole University

Learn from Melbourne’s most talented craftspeople, chefs and artists at North Pole University.

Christmas markets

5 Dec

Christmas Market at WTC Wharf

Visit the banks of the Yarra and shop till you drop at this pop-up Christmas market.

17 Dec

Nicholas Building Christmas Makers Market

Cross off all your Christmas shopping at the Nicholas Building Christmas Makers Market.

13 Dec - 20 Dec

The District Makers Market - Christmas Edition

Christmas Market with creative and colourful stalls selling art, craft, gifts and jewellery.

6 Dec

Docklands Christmas Market

Make a day of it with arts, crafts and entertainment for the whole family.

Discover more

Melbourne's essential Christmas events

From decorations to dining and markets, here's everything you can do in the city this Christmas.

Kris Kringle gifts under $20

Melbourne's best Kris Kringle and secret santa gifts under $20.

Your guide to Christmas Day dining in Melbourne

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

Melbourne's best small business gifts under $50

Melbourne's best small businesses and local brands have Christmas shopping sorted.