It’s the places we visit and people we visit them with that help create lasting memories. This December, start your summer stories in Melbourne and find moments that fascinate you. Enjoy the festive feeling of the city in the lead up to the holiday season plus enjoy the summer weather. Here are some recommendations from our Concierge team.
December 8 to April 2, 2017, Royal Botanical Gardens
Summer nights under the stars in the Royal Botanical Gardens watching a movie. Sound good? Screening nearly 20 advanced showings and 19 new releases, this is a must-visit summer attraction.
Plus, do not despair about movie snacks. The Moonlight Cinema is a BYO friendly event plus there is access to a fully licensed bar and the Moonlight Food Truck with will be serving LA style street food.
Myer Christmas Windows
Running until January 5, 2017, Myer in Bourke Street Mall
The Myer Christmas Windows are very popular festive attraction with an estimated viewing of around 1.2 million people each year. This year’s theme is showcasing the story of the book ‘One Christmas Eve’ by Corrine Fenton and illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. This is also a very special Melbourne edition of these windows, featuring backdrops such as Luna Park, the Palais Theatre and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
The windows run each day from 7.30am to around 1am the next day. We recommend visiting before 10pm each night so you can enjoy the sound that goes along with the story.
Summer Night Market
5pm to 10pm every Wednesday until March 8, 2017, Queen Victoria Markets
These Markets have been running for 19 years with an amazing array of global food stalls, curated bars, boutique and vintage stalls and attractions for all ages.
This shopping and eating event is enlivened with a large variety of buskers and roving entertainers scattered throughout the market as well as three live music stages.
To get there from the hotel, walk right to Williams Street and catch the 55 tram which will take you all the way there and back. Best of all, it’s within the free tram zone so you can save your money for the market.
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Tour
December 9 & 10 at Etihad Stadium
Experience Coldplay’s seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams, live in full stadium glory during their two shows at Etihad Stadium.
Discover the #InterContinentalLife and create your #SummerStories with us here in Melbourne this December. When planning your December getaway to Melbourne, consider our range of accommodation packages and summer hotel deal.