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December Events

Events in Melbourne

December 2017

Highlight events:
Christmas in Melbourne
The Ashes Cricket

Christmas in Melbourne

Melbourne transforms into a festive wonderland for kids, families and the young-at-heart this December as Christmas in Melbourne comes alive.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom

The magic of Christmas will come alive with an interactive walk-through adventure land including everything you love about Christmas, plus an international spectacular Christmas show that will amaze young and old alike.

Annual festive favourites include:

Christmas Square

A seasonal extravaganza with a variety of festive treats such as nutcracker soldiers, interactive candy canes and delightful Christmas buskers as well as free photos with Santa. By night, you can visit Santa on Friday evenings, and experience daily sound and light shows from 9.30pm to 11.30pm, creating a very festive atmosphere to the city.

Gingerbread Village

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then make sure to visit Gingerbread Village at Melbourne Town Hall. The pastry team spend over 2,000 hours creating this sweet and spicy food art masterpiece. The gingerbread creations are replicas of some of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks including the Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Luna Park and the zoo, all connected by the Christmas train. Thankfully, the pastry chefs will be creating delicious gingerbread treats that can be purchased on site to fulfill your gingerbread cravings that the village will no doubt inspire.

Christmas Markets

Other Christmas events in Melbourne you should certainly visit include the Thursday Christmas Market held once a week at the Queen Victoria Markets where you can find everything from homewares and edible goodies to artistic decorations and gifts.

Christmas Projections

If you are in the city after dark make sure to come by the Town Hall and see the Christmas projections illuminate the historic building and turn it into a magical scene that changes before your eyes.

Christmas On High

A beautiful way to view Melbourne in all its festive glory day or night is from the Eureka Skydeck where you have a panoramic view of the city from 88 storeys up. Insider tip, try to time your trip up just before sunset, as then you get to see the view during both day and night and have a spectacular sunset view.


Santa's Magical Kingdom

Melbourne get ready to see a truly magical experience. Santa’s Magical Kingdom returns this November and December 2017! The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s Magical Kingdom with an interactive walk-through adventure land including everything that you love about Christmas, plus an International Spectacular Christmas Show that will amaze everyone at Caulfield Racecourse.

Other December Events

Ashes Cricket 2017-18
Boxing Day Test, Tuesday 26 December

Australia will take on England to settle old grudges in this five test series held across Australia. The series opens late November in Brisbane and closes early January in Sydney. The fourth and penultimate test is held in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The Boxing Day Test is iconic event in Melbourne and is enjoyed by cricket fans and novice attendees alike. Continue your Festive season cheer onto Boxing Day with a day out with friends and family at the MCG cheering our Aussie boys to glory against the Poms.

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