Wander the streets of Melbourne and feel the festive cheer as the city comes alive with Christmas decorations.

Some of our favourites include the Instagram-worthy Giant Reindeer in Docklands, the Christmas Star on Evan Walker Bridge and the popular Nutcracker soldiers standing guard across the city.

Things really start to sparkle at night with twinkling lights in city laneways and an impressive light show over Bourke Street Mall. 

1. Christmas Square

2. Santa’s Workshop

3. Flinders Street Christmas Projections

4. Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Decorations

5. Giant reindeer

The gorgeous golden reindeer returns to Docklands in all its sparkling glory.

6. Merry Christmas Letters

Let us spell it out for you with this harbourside favourite.

7. Santa Hat White Caps

The iconic white caps in Victoria Harbour get a Christmas makeover with little Santa hats.

8. Giant Present Boxes

These fun oversized gift boxes pop up all over Docklands.

9. Docklands Christmas Crackers

Giant Christmas crackers light up along Newquay Promenade and Victoria Harbour Promenade.

10. Lygon Street Christmas Crackers

Giant Christmas crackers light up Lygon Street between Queensbury and Elgin Street.

11. Argyle Square Christmas Tree

12. Myer Christmas Windows

The beloved Myer Christmas Windows are back with an extra special celebration from 6 Nov.

13. Bourke Street Mall Stars

More than 3000 stars twinkle overhead with a nightly light show setting the mall aglow from 6 Nov.

14. Elfie Selfie

15. Elfie Selfie

16. Elfie Selfie

17. Pop-up Playground

18. Row Ho Ho

19. Princes Bridge Decorations

Giant candy canes create a festive entrance to the city.

20. Evan Walker Bridge Decorations

Star-studded Evan Walker Bridge looks spectacular with a festive message from 6 Nov.

21. Sandridge Bridge Decorations

Both sides of Sandridge Bridge get the Christmas treatment with festive messages.

22. Yarra's Edge

Large star decorations light up the night.

23. Seafarers Bridge Christmas Lights

See Seafarers Bridge lit up with Christmas colours.

24. Camp as Christmas

Native Australian themed artwork glitzes across the City Square hoarding from 15 Nov.

25. Meyers Place Decorations

Gorgeous foliage and decorations hang from this laneway archway.

26. QV Christmas Tree

The 50 ft Christmas tree returns to QV Square, adorned with 16,000 shimmering lights.

27. Hardware Lane Christmas Bells

Hardware Lane's classic Christmas bells return.

28. Degraves Street Lights

A river of twinkly lights glows overhead as the iconic laneway hosts a stunning Christmas tree.

29. City Baths

See the iconic City Baths lit up like a giant present with bow and ribbon decorations.

30. Christmas Beetle Mural

It's not an Aussie Christmas without them. See the mural designed by Blender Studios from 14 Nov.

31. Macauley Road Stars

Kensington sparkles under the overhead stars.

32. Fitzroy Gardens Christmas Tree

Sit on the Christmas throne and see the 6m Christmas tree sparkle at Fitzroy Gardens.

33. Library at the Dock Christmas Tree

The library gets a festive makeover with a beautiful Christmas tree in the foyer.

34. Christmas Calligraphy Wall

A spiritual Christmas message outside St Paul's Cathedral.

35. Manchester Lane Lights

The laneway twinkles under fairy lights.

36. Crossley Street Lights

The laneway shines with twinkling lights.

37. Bank Place Lights

Festive lights sparkle in this laneway.

38. Market Lane Lights

Sparkling lights hang over the laneway.

39. Tattersalls Lane Lights

The laneway glitters under festive lights.

40. Liverpool Street Lights

Glittery lights shine above the laneway.

Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

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Christmas Square

A Christmas wonderland at Fed Square, featuring the city's giant tree.

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Row Ho Ho Christmas Installation

Santa and his Christmas dolphins have landed in the Yarra.

Christmas Carnival

Thrill rides, carnival games and festive food on the banks of the Yarra.

Christmas Roller Rink

Get your skates on with a pop-up rink landing in Carlton's Argyle Square.