What's On in December - City of Melbourne
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What's On in December

A family at Carols by Candlelight.
Find out what's on in December with our guide to Melbourne's biggest events, markets, musicals and things to do.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

December overview

See the city transform into a magical wonderland in December for the annual Christmas Festival, with nightly Christmas Projections and light and sound shows at Christmas Square.

Christmas shopping ideas abound at December markets, including the Make It Collective Market, the Rialto Christmas Creators Market and the Nicholas Building Maker's Market.

Admire the Myer Christmas Windows and sing under the stars at Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve.

After the food coma wears off, head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the famous Boxing Day Test match and prepare for New Year's Eve.

December events highlights

Image of Christmas Projections
Fri 29 Nov 2019 to Wed 25 Dec 2019
Melbourne comes alive with glittering light projections again this Christmas, over three locations in the city.
Image of Myer Christmas Windows
Sun 10 Nov 2019 to Sun 05 Jan 2020
One of Melbourne's most anticipated Christmas traditions, Myer Christmas Windows, has finally launched, revealing May Gibbs' The Gumnut Babies theme.
Image of Gingerbread Village
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
See iconic Melbourne landmarks built entirely out of gingerbread in this magical event for the whole family.
Image of Christmas in Melbourne
Celebrate Christmas in Melbourne with stunning projections, christmas carols, festive markets and a visit from Santa.
Image of Christmas Square at Federation Square
Fri 29 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Visit Santa and marvel at the nightly Christmas Tree Light shows at Christmas Square.
Image of Moonlight Cinema
Thu 28 Nov 2019 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Picturesque parklands, sparkling summer starlight and fantastic food – gather your loved ones and treat yourself to a night of cinematic splendour.
Image of Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness
Fri 20 Sep 2019 to Mon 13 Apr 2020
Explore a comprehensive survey of 25 years of the oeuvre of the New York artist known as Kaws, full of humour, hope and humanity.
Image of Santa's House
Sat 30 Nov 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Visit Santa's House in Christmas Square to have your photo taken with the man in red.
Image of Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines
Sun 01 Dec 2019 to Mon 13 Apr 2020
In this world premiere exhibition, explore the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late 20th century.
Image of Mini Mega Model Museum
Sat 07 Dec 2019 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Discover more than 200 astounding models from the museum's own collection: zoomed-in, miniature, life-sized and everything in between.
Image of Chicago
Sat 14 Dec 2019 to Fri 21 Feb 2020
A universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, Chicago has one show-stopping song after another and the slickest dancing in town.
Image of Summer Night Market
Wed 20 Nov 2019 to Wed 11 Mar 2020
Melbourne’s original and favourite night market returns to Queen Vic Market for its biggest summer yet.
Image of The Wind in the Willows
Tue 24 Dec 2019 to Sun 26 Jan 2020
Full of laughs and surprises for kids and adults alike, 'The Wind in the Willows' is interactive theatre at its best.
Image of Domain Boxing Day Test: Australia vs New Zealand
Thu 26 Dec 2019 to Mon 30 Dec 2019
The iconic Domain Boxing Day Test is full of great experiences, and watching the match is just one of them!
Image of New Year's Eve
See the spectacular fireworks show on New Year's Eve from anywhere in greater Melbourne or a celebration zone in the central city.
Image of Crown's Christmas Spectacular
Sun 24 Nov 2019 to Sun 05 Jan 2020
Now in its 22nd year, Crown's Atrium Spectacular show runs on the hour every hour.
Image of Human Nature: Christmas at The Palms
Tue 10 Dec 2019 to Sun 15 Dec 2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Australia's superstar vocal group, Human Nature, announce an exclusive Christmas concert season.
Image of Come From Away
Wed 03 Jul 2019 to Sun 16 Feb 2020
Don't miss this new Broadway musical that tells the true 9/11 story of thousands of stranded passengers and the Newfoundland town that welcomed them.
Image of Lego Australia Rebuilds the Twelve Days of Christmas
Tue 03 Dec 2019 to Mon 30 Dec 2019
Lego Australia reimagines the iconic Christmas carol the 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' with 12 live murals painted by 12 Australian artists.
Image of Christmas at Queen Victoria Market
Tue 03 Dec 2019 to Tue 24 Dec 2019
Queen Victoria Market will be a one-stop Christmas shop this festive season, from one-of-a-kind, locally produced gifts to feasting preparations.
Image of 8 Days of Xmas
Wed 18 Dec 2019 to Wed 25 Dec 2019
Section 8, everyone’s favourite laneway bar, unites more than 40 artists, musicians and DJs for an eight-day mini-festival.

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