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

See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.

New Year's Eve in Melbourne

From fireworks to fancy dinners and family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate NYE.


Music Matinee

Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.


Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

Preschool Storytime

Sing songs and read stories with your child at Library at The Dock storytime.

Poets Lounge

Fall in love with poetry at the Poets Lounge at Boyd Community Hub.


Hear stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and toddlers at East Melbourne Library.


Engage your young bookworm with stories, songs, and rhymes at North Melbourne Library.


Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.


St Paul's Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Take a break and enjoy a lunchtime concert.


Hellenic Museum Tours

A monthly guided tour of 8,000 years of history.

Corpus Medicorum: Concert 4

The Royal Melbourne Hospital 175th Anniversary Gala Concert, performed by Corpus Medicorum.


Comedy Untamed

A two-hour show featuring stand-up, improvisation, line games and audience interaction.


City of Melbourne Libraries Book Clubs

Share your love of reading at a Melbourne library book club.


The Story of the Moving Image

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


Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A showcase of the best local, interstate and international comedians every Friday night.

Preschool Storytime at City Library

Sing songs and read stories with your child as you share the wonder of books.


Head to Southbank Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun.


Head to Library at the Dock to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun.


Stories, songs and rhymes to engage your young bookworm at Southbank Library.

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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.

Melbourne for free

Discover free things to do in Melbourne, including galleries, museums, events and festivals.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.

Family and kids

Find things to do with the kids, from family-friendly events to fun attractions and workshops.