Discover things to do in Melbourne in December, from a wonderland of free Christmas events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.
Christmas in the city
Celebrate Christmas in the city with a wonderland of events, pop-ups and shopping offers.
Christmas comes to life around the city with sparkly decorations spreading festive cheer.
New Year's Eve
Say farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 as part of New Year's Eve in the city.
New Year Street Feasts
New Year Street Feasts offers a unique way to ring in the new year.
Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto
A major exhibition focusing on the French couturière.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
New Year's Eve Celebration Zones
Celebration zones offer family-friendly entertainment for New Year's Eve.
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
THE LUME Melbourne
Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.
Treasures of the Natural World
Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.
Myer Christmas Windows
The beloved Myer Christmas Windows theme for 2021 is Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
An exhibition exploring what it means to be human during a time of technological acceleration.
Moonlight Cinema Melbourne
Australia's favourite outdoor cinema returns to Melbourne at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
Skyfall in Concert
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs Skyfall in Concert.
South Wharf Summer Garden
A pop-up cocktail garden reminiscent of beach days and the Amalfi coast.
Sugar, spice and all things nice – the Gingerbread Village is back.
Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival
Enjoy all things Mexican themed at this outdoor festival.
Seeing the Invisible
An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.
NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]
An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.
City Gift Wrapping Service
Christmas shopping all done? Drop off your gifts to be wrapped.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
Chinatown Melbourne Market
Enjoy hawker-style laneway dining in the heart of Melbourne.
Melbourne Street Eatz
Melbourne’s favourite food truck event is back with weekly rotating trucks, bars and live music.
Catch feel-good festive favourites under the stars at Carlton’s Christmas Cinema.
Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.
Jurassic World by Brickman
Jurassic World by Brickman is an adventure 6 million LEGO bricks in the making.
Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories
The first major retrospective of the Melbourne-based artist.
Heritage House Tour: Robin Boyd's Walsh Street
Tour the house Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957.
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What's on in January
Things to do in Melbourne in January, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
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