Discover things to do in Melbourne today, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit. Plus a range of virtual events for you enjoy at home.

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TIME • RONE

An immersive, multi-sensory installation adorned with Rone’s haunting signature murals.

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Christmas in the city

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

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THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.

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Christmas Pop-Up Playground

Giant swings and a light-up dancefloor take over Queensbridge Square this Christmas.

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Melbourne Moderns

Engrossing and visually spectacular psychedelic trip through the modern architecture of Melbourne.

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Elfie Selfie

Create an animated augmented reality Christmas card to share with all your friends.

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Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.

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Christmas Decorations

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

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Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

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The Rest Is Up To You

Step inside the world of Melbourne Fringe and experience 40 years of festival history.

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Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.

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China – The Past is Present

Highlights from the NGV’s collections of Chinese art and design.

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Pink Diamonds

Discover the spectacular beauty of pink diamonds.

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Row Ho Ho Christmas Installation

Santa and his Christmas dolphins have landed in the Yarra.

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Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections

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

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NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.

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Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

Discover art that builds on and challenges tradition in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.

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Santa's Workshop

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

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Myer Christmas Windows

This festive season, the annual display celebrates Disney's 100 Years of Wonder.

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

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Always Live

Enjoy a brand-new Victoria-wide celebration of live contemporary music.

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The Global Life of Design

Explore how global trade and supply chains have influenced international design into the modern day.

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Naadohbii: To Draw Water

An exhibition of First Peoples contemporary art from Canada, NZ and Australia.

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Docklands Christmas Maze

Find your holiday cheer at the giant Christmas maze, with amazing prizes to be won.

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Flinders Street Christmas Projections

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

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Nonstop DJs

Catch DJs from all corners of the music scene bring the best beats to the Melbourne Museum plaza.

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Christmas Square

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

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Christmas at Myer

Experience Christmas at Myer with a Santa visit, Disney 100 maze and the iconic Christmas windows.

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Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

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Songbirds at North Melbourne Library

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

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Jewellery and Body Adornment from the NGV Collection

Explore this exquisite selection of jewellery and body adornment from antiquity to the present day.

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The Art and Craft of Nests

An exhibition exploring the tenacity and ingenuity of birds to craft and curate.

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Women Now Exhibition

An end of year salon artwork exhibition.

Flowwa: Japanese Mindfulness Flower Arrangements

Learn the mindfulness technique of making flower arrangements in little bottles.

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La Mama Explorations

A month of bite-sized theatre shows at a Melbourne favourite.

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Rigg Design Prize

The Rigg Design Prize is the first exhibition of communication design in the NGV’s history.

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Defending With Pride

An exhibition revealing stories of LGBTQ+ service.

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Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre

The world-premiere of Richard Mosse's large panoramic moving image work.

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Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work

Find out about the work of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, and a phrenologist.

Black Diasporas

An exhibition telling the stories of people of African descent living in Melbourne.

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