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10 family-friendly restaurants in Melbourne

Handle hangry children by heading to these kid-approved spots.

The best things to do with your family at Christmas

Rediscover the magic of Melbourne with free events, Christmas lights and an epic scavenger hunt.

Melbourne's best Christmas gifts for kids

Treat the kids in your life to a little something special from Melbourne's best boutiques

12 Nov - 25 Dec

Christmas Decorations

Christmas comes to life around the city with sparkly decorations spreading festive cheer.

1 Dec - 24 Dec

Gingerbread Village

Sugar, spice and all things nice – the Gingerbread Village is back.

13 Nov - 24 Dec

Santa's Workshop

Say hello to the big man and pose for a photo as Santa and his elves make toys and presents.

15 Nov - 25 Dec

Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections

Let it glow with the city’s famous Christmas projections.

23 Jul - 17 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

20 Sep - 24 Sep

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

This classic story is brought to life with an ingenious mix of digital animation and live action.

30 Oct - 23 Jan

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.

Celebrate Christmas in the City

'tis the season to make merry.

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Christmas events

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

Christmas gift ideas

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

12 Nov - 25 Dec

Christmas Decorations

Christmas comes to life around the city with sparkly decorations spreading festive cheer.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

4 Jan - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

14 Nov - 24 Dec

Myer Christmas Windows

The beloved Myer Christmas Windows theme for 2021 is Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Melbourne Zoo

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside is a historic museum ship moored at South Wharf.