See the city light up at Christmas with dazzling decorations, festive events and family-friendly activities.

Christmas in Melbourne is a special time, with annual traditions like the Myer Christmas Windows drawing visitors from near and far. Decorations adorn the city, festive markets offer inspiration for Christmas gifts, and Santa usually makes an appearance for the kids.

Details of the 2021 Christmas Festival will be available in late November.

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26 May - 6 Jun

RISING

A festival of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne. 

6 May - 16 May

YIRRAMBOI Festival

Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

Moomba

An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

19 Apr - 5 May

Midsumma Festival

Australia's premier queer arts and cultural experience festival.