Melbourne's essential Christmas events

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

1 Dec - 25 Dec

Christmas

Melbourne lights up at Christmas with dazzling displays, festive events and activities.

9 Dec - 28 Feb

Melbourne Music Week – Extended

A three-month program to support the local music industry as it recovers after months of lockdown.

17 Jan

Midsumma Carnival

An iconic outdoor celebration and one of the highlights of Melbourne's LGBTIQA+ annual calendar.

5 Dec - 6 Dec

Virtual Spanish Language Fiesta

The online Spanish Language Fiesta features two fantastic days of free music, dance and activities.

1 Mar - 12 Mar

Pause Fest

Pause Fest is the world's leading festival for business and creativity.

6 May - 16 May

YIRRAMBOI Festival

YIRRAMBOI is Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

30 Nov - 6 Dec

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

A week of lifestyle workshops, talks, cooking shows and exhibits.

1 Feb - 28 Feb

National Sustainable Living Festival

A month-long program of cutting-edge sustainability and climate change solutions.

18 Feb - 21 Feb

PHOTO 2021 Inside Out

PHOTO 2021 is taking over Fed Square with the global participatory art project Inside Out.

20 Nov - 31 Dec

ANZ City Vibes

Melbourne's iconic buskers take over the city's streets and laneways.

27 Nov - 25 Dec

Christmas Festival

The city lights up at the most wonderful time of the year with the Christmas Festival.

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19 Nov - 31 Dec

Christmas Windows Display

Together with artist Carla O’Brien The District is lighting up windows with a series of neons.

1 Dec - 23 Feb

Jubilation: Diamonds and Pearls

An exhibition featuring works from members of the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.

4 Dec - 29 Jan

Subterranean Femmes Group Show

An exhibition of women street artists deep in Melbourne’s underground.

2 Nov - 13 Dec

Sukkah on Birrarung Marr

Sukkah is a vibrant pop-up celebrating community and togetherness.