Are you one of the lucky few that really enjoys the holiday season? You've struck it lucky, it seems. One need not go far from Melbourne's central business district to take in the city's impressive Christmas show.
To celebrate the holiday season, you need not create a winter paradise complete with towering evergreens, twinkling lights, enticing stores, and hip music. However, if you're not feeling the holiday spirit, you may find the activities listed below to be too much.
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Australians often celebrate Christmas Day by enjoying a Christmas lunch or dinner with their closest family and friends. The meal usually consists of a selection of hot and cold dishes, including fresh seafood.
In Australia, Christmas comes in the towards the beginning of the summer holidays! Children have their summer holidays from mid December to early February, so some people might even be camping at Christmas. Because it's so hot at Christmas time in Australia, there are quite often massive bush fires across the country.
In December, Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks, such as the State Library, the Melbourne Star, the Arts Centre, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Royal Exhibition Building, are decked up in festive lights.
Melbourne Town Hall's Christmas Projections set to The 12 Days of Christmas will be the most magnificent, and they'll be on show every night from 9 pm to 10:30 pm till Christmas is done. To witness the building's illumination come to life with animations designed just for it is a remarkable sight.
The Lego Christmas Tree
Melbourne, Australia, is home to the largest Lego Christmas Tree in the Southern Hemisphere this holiday season. The tree tops a three-story home in height. In keeping with its Australian theme, it has a Lego Santa holding a surfboard at the base and a koala and a kookaburra perched on its uppermost branches.
A crucial part of the experience is just seeing the throngs of people gathered around the tree, snapping photographs and beaming with joy at the sight of the enormous LEGO creation.
While the tree is beautiful in its natural state, seeing it illuminated at night is a sight to see. From now until the 27th of December, you can find it on Federation Square.
The Myer Windows
During sixty years, the Myer department store has decorated its windows for the holiday season. Melbourne residents have made it an annual event to wait in line on Bourke St Mall to see Christmas tales and fairy tales brought to life via the magic of puppetry and moving sets.
This year's window displays were inspired by the Australian children's novel, Little Dog and the Christmas Wish. The tale follows a lost little puppy through 1950s Melbourne, a time and place that has been meticulously detailed by the artists who have spent a whole year working on this production.
Crown’s Atrium Spectacular
When you need a fast dose of holiday spirit, visit Southgate and the Atrium at Crown to take in the Christmas Spectacular lighting and music show. The performance runs every half hour from 10 a.m. until midnight, and it has animatronics, dancing fountains, and a well-utilized crystal-filled ceiling. Over 10 years have passed since the first Christmas Spectacular, and the 2016 edition will be on view until January 3, 2016. Just inside the main door on Queensbridge Street is the Atrium.
From November 24 through January 1, the Crown Towers Atrium Spectacular may be seen every day. From 10 a.m. until midnight, guests may enjoy the amazing light, sound, and animatronic exhibits. Approximately every hour and a half hour, the show will begin.
It's not much different from prior years' shows if you've been there previously. My children still get a kick out of seeing it every year, so it's not like the novelty has worn off.
The Gingerbread Village
Epicure's chefs have built a gingerbread hamlet for the last five years, complete with allusions to Melbourne landmarks and a few sweet surprises.
The Gingerbread Village, one of Melbourne's most popular holiday events, returned to St. Collins Lane this year with two brand-new displays inspired by Melbourne landmarks (The Shrine and the Royal Botanic Gardens). The 600 kilogrammes of gingerbread, 460 kilogrammes of royal icing, and 200 kilogrammes of marzipan that comprise the enchanted Gingerbread Village were painstakingly crafted by EPICURE's award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca and his team to represent such well-known Melbourne landmarks as Luna Park and the MCG.
An edible version of the Melbourne Grand Prix is being featured this year. This event may be seen in the Melbourne Town Hall between December 1st and the 24th. The entry fee is a gold coin gift to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
No Christmas is complete without carols. It's a blessing that there are several opportunities to hear them performed live all across town. For instance, on December 18 the Australian Girls' Choir will perform carols with special guests in Christmas Square, and from December 21 to 23 they will stroll up and down Collins Street, also singing carols. On the other hand, every Saturday in December, the Salvation Army carolers will perform on the Southgate stage.
Find the enigmatic orange metal pyramid on the north bank of the Yarra River, just beyond Flinders Street Station, and listen to some very different music! An unconventional musical instrument and art exhibit, the Giant Theremin is also a sight to see. No physical contact is required; just any physical motion will suffice.
Whether you're jogging, dancing, leaping, or just flailing your arms about nearby, the Theremin will reply with sounds, allowing you to create some quite unusual symphonies. The Giant Theremin has returned for the holidays, but it will be taken down again at the end of the month of January.
QV Outdoor Cinema
When it's warm in Melbourne during the holidays, residents may enjoy the outdoors. The outdoor plaza of the QV retail centre serves as the venue for a pop-up cinema during the summer, with holiday-themed flicks promised in the run-up to the holiday season.
Melbourne's fervent passion of seeing movies outside shows no signs of abating, as seen by the recent programme openings of the Lido's rooftop cinema, Moonlight Cinema, Rooftop Cinema, Sunset Cinema, etc. Recently, QV Cinema also announced that it will be returning.
QV Melbourne, often the scene of frenetic shopping trips, has its own openair theatre, and this year it will return for summer screenings every Thursday through Sunday night from November through February. Melbourne filmmaker and film programmer Gus Berger, who also directs ACMI's Red Hot Shorts, curates the whole programme for an 80-seat deckchair theatre on the astroturf in front of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.
Expect a concentration on Melbourne indie films, '80s favourites, and chosen special event films, as well as seasonal fare in December (think Bad Santa, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf), an Australian film for Australia Day (The Sapphires), and more. On December 10, during the Doggie + Deckchair showing of Lady and the Tramp, there will be a doggie red carpet. Lort Smith, a non-profit organisation that helps animals, will get 100% of the revenues from ticket sales. Prices start at only $12 per person (or $14 for dog screenings), making it a great low-cost summer date idea.
In order to ensure that moviegoers can relax and enjoy the show without being disturbed by the merriment going on around them, we provide them with their own deck chair and headphones upon entry.
Relax on the Beaches of Melbourne
While the beaches in Queensland and other areas of Australia are more well-known and iconic, Melbourne still has its fair share of beautiful coastline that is perfect for a December getaway whether you want to swim, stroll, or just relax in the sun.
Staying in the heart of the city without access to a car may make it tough to get to some of Melbourne's greatest beaches, but there are still plenty of great choices.
You can reach the beach at Port Melbourne by taking the city's light rail to its terminus, where you can then exit and walk around 400 metres to reach the sand.
Being the closest beach to the city, it is frequently visited by locals in search of aquatic entertainment. However, the area has recently undergone a gradual revitalisation, and now offers lush grass lawns dotted with palm trees, expansive stretches of sand, and shallow yet swimmable waters, providing everything one could want from a beach so close to a major city.
St. Kilda Beach, on the outskirts of this bayside district, is a favourite since it is close to the city centre and is located at one of the Bay's most beautiful spots.
There are a number of fine, sandy beaches to choose from, and the areas immediately next to them have seen extensive development, resulting in a plethora of restaurants, cafés, and other eating establishments.
Last but not least, the beaches of Sorrento must be included on any list of well-known Melbourne spots due to the many foreshore reserves and tourist amenities that can be found there.
Sorrento is a popular option for a "family day out" from several of Melbourne's lodging districts since it is clean, pleasant, and safe for swimming, and because it includes shaded picnic and public barbeque places.
You may plan on spending approximately 1.5 hours on travel time getting there, but if you want the nicest beach experience possible, it's worth it.
The Art of Christmas at Melbourne Central
Each night from 8 to 10 p.m. through December 23, the shooting tower and central cone will be illuminated in a winter-themed light display. In addition, you and your loved ones may pose for some hilariously embarrassing holiday photographs while wearing hideous ugly sweaters and holding humorous accessories.
Blender Lane Market
Character abounds on Blender Lane. On Wednesday evenings, local artists and designers put up kiosks, and the area, already teeming with street art, really comes to life. This is one another option for finding unique Christmas presents. Plenty of music and live performances are also available. Other than December 23 and 30, the Blender Lane Market is open every Wednesday night.
Carols by Candlelight, television broadcast, Thursday, December 24
Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne will be held at the vacant Sidney Myer Music Bowl because of concern for the public's health. The event will be shown live on Channel Nine on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m., so Melbourne residents can still experience the holiday enchantment and maybe even get a peek of Santa before he begins his big night of giving gifts.
Rock Around the Block, Yarra City Council, December 19
This year, the Yarra City Council is partnering with Trucked Up Entertainment and Press Play to bring carols in the park to the doorsteps of Yarra residents.
You may catch one of the performers in a 30-minute performance in Curtain Square, Barkly Gardens, and other nearby public venues before they go on to their next public local engagement. Here is a full directory of all of our locations.
Whitehorse Carols, online and in-person, December 18
Whitehorse's annual carols event will be streamed online this year, making for a "slightly unusual" celebration, according to the city.
Whitehorse will be hosting a virtual carol performance, and Silvie Paladino and Simon Gleeson will be the headlining performers. Local merchants will also benefit from community carolling events that will take place in many of the council's commercial districts.
A Very Moreland Christmas, online, December 19
To make up for the loss of the annual Carols by the Lake due to COVID-19 regulations, the Moreland City Council will instead screen a short video featuring local musicians playing a selection of festive favourites. In order to spread holiday happiness and ensure that the Moreland community's holiday traditions are not extinguished, the Moreland City Band has recruited Kylie Auldist and Kutcha Edwards.
Queen Victoria Markets, various dates
Throughout the month of December, the Queen Vic will be hosting eco-friendly Christmas workshops, culinary demonstrations, festive food trucks, and even visits from Santa Claus.
The Big Design Market, online
More than 260 local merchants set up shop at the Big Design Market to sell one-of-a-kind Christmas presents made from materials found right in their own backyard. Due to the epidemic, this year's market is being held entirely online. Customers have until Christmas to place catalogue orders (though you may need to explain late postage to gift recipients).
District Makers Market, The Rose Street Market, December 20
Going to the District Makers Market in Docklands is a great way to show your support for local Australian companies.
The pet-friendly, outdoor markets may be the best location to get unique holiday presents, what with the live entertainment, seminars, and delicious food and drink.
Christmas Makers Market, Nicholas Building, Thursday, December 17
Visit the makers market at the historic Nicholas Building and stock up on all the handmade goods your loved ones might want. From 6 pm to 9 pm, browse the unique selection of jewellery, literature, and artwork for sale at the three floors of booths decked up with Christmas music.
Christmas Square, Federation Square, until December 25
For all the Christmas festivities in Melbourne, everyone should go to Federation Square. Festivities surrounding the 16-meter tree in the plaza and Santa's Big Workshop, where kids can receive a COVID-safe photo with the big red man himself, will continue until Christmas Day. Through Christmas Eve, Santa's Workshop will be open to the public.
Magical Christmas Quest, Melbourne CBD, until December 25
Join the magical Christmas treasure adventure in Melbourne. On a weekly basis (Fridays), participants will be given a set of five clues that will guide them to a well-known landmark in Melbourne. Once you've arrived, snap a photo of the area and submit it to the event planners so they can analyse it. As a reward for your efforts, we'll put you into a drawing for a $250 prise pack if you're selected.
Myer Christmas Windows, Myer Melbourne City, until Christmas Eve
Myer's iconic holiday windows turn 65 this year. The ironic title, "Christmas is uncancelled," alludes to the near-stoppage of the windows this year. Myer requests a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between window observers and advises that anybody who isn't feeling well stay away.
Christmas Projections, Swanston Street, until January 3
Visitors to Melbourne may take a walk along Swanston Street and take in the sights of colourful graphics projected on some of the city's most recognisable monuments. The State Library of Victoria will host a moving memorial to Melbourne's COVID-19 heroes, and the Melbourne Town Hall and Princess Bridge will also be illuminated.
Christmas Light Search has compiled a list of the finest places to drive past amazing Christmas light extravaganzas all throughout Melbourne, despite the fact that many popular displays have been postponed this year.
- Location: Molesworth Street in Coburg. Tens of thousands of lights, including big inflatables and moving decorations, draped over a three-story house.
- A Doreen on Landano Street. Robotic nutcrackers, Santa's throne, a horned stallion, and a hornless unicorn all await their riders.
- Address: 9 Middlesex Court, Cranbourne North. The kids that live here are always excited to see visitors and often help pack their bags with treats.
- Rawdon Court, Boronia. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, the garage door decoration alone is worth stopping by.
- Lebanon Crescent and Mulgrave. Sunglasses are highly suggested by Christmas Light Search in order to fully appreciate the magnificent display.
- 157 Woolleys Road, Bittern. More than 20,000 lights and nine snow machines make this the greatest in the region.
- At the intersection of Bethany Road and Hoppers Crossing. Location where all Christmas balloons are kept. Those that go there will encounter Olaf, Monsters Inc., Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse, among other Disney characters.
- Here we are on Chesney Road in Melton. This home, decorated with lights and festive figures, is a must-see.
Christmas Trading Hours
No one enjoys a frantic, last-minute sprint to the store to buy food and presents for Christmas only to discover that they are all sold out. Here are the hours that major grocery stores, malls, and farmers markets will be open over the Christmas season. As well as what adjustments have been made to the timetables of Melbourne's public transportation and airport transfers.
- On Christmas Day, all Coles shops were closed. Boxing Day and Christmas Eve hours for all shops, save for Little Knox (which will be closed on Boxing Day).
- There will be no Woolworths shops open on Christmas Day. Each and every business is open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
- On Christmas Day, Aldi shops will be closed. It's business as usual on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
- Central Melbourne: December 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday from December 21st to Christmas Eve from 10am-7pm. Closed on
- Christmas Day. Christmas Day hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days on December 19 and 20, Melbourne Emporium. Open from 10am-7pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) and the 21st. Our doors will be locked on Christmas Day. Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- Wednesday, December 19th, 9am-12midnight, Chadstone.
- Saturday, December 20th, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday, December 21 and Monday, December 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. The hours on Christmas Eve are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This location is closed on
- Christmas Day. Time on Christmas Day: 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- During its zenith, between December 19 and December 22, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Time on December 23: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Timetable for Christmas Eve: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day. Christmas Day hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- December 19-23, 2017: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Northland The hours for Christmas Eve are 8 AM - 5:30 PM. Closed on Christmas Day. Sunday, December 26th, hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Open from 8am-10pm on December 19-22 at Westfield Doncaster.
- Saturday, December 23rd, 8am-12am. Hours on Christmas Eve are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our doors will be locked on Christmas Day. The Boxing Day hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Westfield December 19-22, 8am-10pm in the Southland. 8 a.m.-12 a.m. on December 23. The store will be open from eight in the morning until six in the evening on Christmas Eve. Our doors will be locked on Christmas Day. Time on Christmas Day: 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Time on the 19th and 20th of December at The Glen: 9am-8pm. Schedule for the 21st and 22nd of December: 9am-7pm each day. Time on December 23: 7am-8pm. The hours on Christmas Eve are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This location is closed on Christmas Day. We will be open on Christmas Day from 7am until 8pm.
- December 19th, 9am-10pm, Myer Melbourne.
- Timetable for December 20: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on December 21–23. Hours on Christmas Eve are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This location is closed on Christmas Day.
Excluding the days between Christmas and New Year's, when services will follow a holiday schedule, all PTV will operate normally.
- For the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays, the Queen Victoria Market will be closed.
- Scheduled hours for the South Melbourne Market from December 19 to December 23 are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening of Christmas Day, open from 6 AM till 4 PM. Our office will be closed from Christmas Day to the 29th of the month.
- As of December 21st, Preston Market was closed.
- Sunday, December 22nd and Monday, December 23rd, from 8 am to 6 pm each day. On Christmas Eve, we'll be open from 8 am until 3 pm. There will be no service from Christmas Day to the 29th.
- On December 21st, Prahran Market ceased operations. The hours from the 22nd to the 24th are 7am-5pm. From Christmas Day to the 29th, we will be closed.
- December 19th to Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Footscray Market. From Christmas Day to the 29th, it will be closed.
Beginning December 20th, Skybus will run its Melbourne City Express route nonstop from 4.30 am to midnight, seven days a week.
The schedule for the Avalon City Express is based on the arrival and departure times of flights.
From now until the 27th of December, Melbourne Town Hall's Christmas animations will be on show every night from 9 pm to 10:30 pm. The city's most recognisable landmarks such as the State Library, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Royal Exhibition Building are illuminated in festive lights. The Crown Towers Atrium Spectacular may be seen every day. From 10 a.m. until midnight, guests may enjoy the amazing light, sound, and animatronic exhibits.
The Gingerbread Village has two brand-new displays inspired by Melbourne landmarks (The Shrine and the Royal Botanic Gardens). Melbourne's passion for seeing movies outside shows no signs of abating. The Giant Theremin is a sight to see, and an unconventional musical instrument as well. QV Melbourne has its own pop-up cinema, and the Doggie + Deckchair screening of Lady and the Tramp will be dog-friendly. Take the city's light rail to its terminus and walk about 400 metres to reach the sand.
The Art of Christmas workshops at Melbourne Central are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The Blender Lane Market is open every Wednesday night. This is one another option for finding unique Christmas presents. Plenty of music and live performances are also available. Carols by Candlelight will be shown live on Channel Nine on Christmas Eve.
Whitehorse's annual carols event will be streamed online this year. Festivities at Federation Square and Santa's Big Workshop will continue until Christmas Day. Myer's iconic holiday windows turn 65 this year. Magical Christmas Quest is a weekly treasure adventure where participants are given clues that will guide them to a well-known landmark in Melbourne. A Doreen house, Chesney Road in Melton, is a must-see with more than 20,000 lights and nine snow machines.
Olaf, Monsters Inc., Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse are kept at the intersection of Bethany Road and Hoppers Crossing. Each and every business is open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. The hours for Christmas Eve are 8 AM - 5:30 PM. Closed on Christmas Day. The Boxing Day hours are 8 a.m.
to 10pm. Open from 8am-10pm on December 19-22 at Westfield Doncaster. Hours for the 21st and 22nd of December are 9am-8pm. For the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays, the Queen Victoria Market will be closed. There will be no service from Christmas Day to the 29th.
Skybus will run its Melbourne City Express route nonstop from 4.30 am to midnight, seven days a week. The Avalon City Express is based on the arrival and departure times of flights.
- Melbourne's stunning Christmas show is only a short walk from the city's core business sector.
- A winter wonderland isn't necessary to enjoy the holiday season, and you don't even need to decorate your home with evergreens or light up your town with dazzling lights.
- However, if you aren't in the Christmas spirit, you may find the following activities to be too much.
- Many of Melbourne's most well-known structures, such as the State Library and the Melbourne Star, as well as the Arts Centre and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, are illuminated for the holidays each December.
- From 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every night until Christmas Eve, the beautiful Christmas Projections at Melbourne Town Hall will be played to The 12 Days of Christmas.
- There's no better place to celebrate the holidays this year than Melbourne, Australia, where the world's largest Lego Christmas tree is located.
- A three-story house is dwarfed by a tree.
- An Australian-themed tree has a Lego Santa at the base and two Australian birds perched high on its branches, in keeping with the country's motif.
- The nighttime illumination of the tree adds a whole new dimension to its beauty.
- It will be on display in Federation Square till the 27th of December.
- The Myer department store has been decorating its windows for the holidays for the past 60 years.
- When it comes to Christmas and fairy tales, Melbourne residents have a tradition of waiting in line at Bourke St Mall for the beauty of puppetry and moving scenery.
- Take in the Christmas Spectacular lighting and music show at Southgate and the Atrium at Crown when you're in a hurry for some holiday cheer.
- There are animatronics, dancing fountains, and a crystal-filled ceiling in the show that runs from 10 a.m. to midnight.
- The first Christmas Spectacular was held in 2005, and this year's show will run through January 3, 2016.
- The Atrium can be found right inside the building's main entrance on Queensbridge Street.
- All year long, the Crown Towers Atrium Spectacular may be seen every day from November 24 through January 1.
- Guests can take advantage of the stunning light, sound, and animatronic exhibitions from 10 a.m. to midnight.
- Five years ago, Epicure's chefs began building a gingerbread village with a few sweet surprises, including allusions to Melbourne landmarks.
- Two new displays inspired by Melbourne landmarks were created for this year's Gingerbread Village, one of Melbourne's most popular Christmas events (The Shrine and the Royal Botanic Gardens).
- This year's Melbourne Grand Prix is being recreated in food form.
- The Melbourne Town Hall will host this event from December 1st to December 24th.
- The entry fee is a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the form of a gold coin donation.
- Carols are a must-have for any Christmas celebration.
- The Giant Theremin is both a musical instrument and an art installation.
- When January comes to a conclusion, it'll be time to put away the Giant Theremin for another year!
- Residents in Melbourne can take advantage of the nice weather over the holidays by spending time outside.
- This summer, the QV retail centre's outdoor plaza will host a pop-up cinema with holiday-themed films, which will be shown in the lead-up to the holiday season.
- QV Cinema just announced its return as well.
- During the months of November through February, the open-air theatre at QV Melbourne, the site of many frenzied shopping excursions, will host summer movies every Thursday through Sunday night.
- The 80-seat deckchair theatre in front of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre is curated by Melbourne director Gus Berger, who also oversees ACMI's Red Hot Shorts.
- Melbourne indie films, 1980s classics and selected special event movies will all be shown, as well as holiday favourites like Bad Santa and The Nightmare Before Christmas and Elf, plus an Australian film for Australia Day called The Sapphires.
- There will be a doggie red carpet on December 10 for the Doggie + Deckchair showing of Lady and the Tramp.
- The proceeds from ticket sales will go to Lort Smith, a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organisation.
- It's a terrific low-cost date option for the summer, with prices starting at $12 per person (or $14 for dog screenings).
- If you're staying in the city centre and don't have a car, getting to some of Melbourne's best beaches may be difficult, but there are still plenty of options.
- It's possible to stroll 400 metres from the city's terminus to Port Melbourne's beach by utilising the city's light rail.
- The beach is a popular destination for locals looking for a day of fun in the sun.
- After some recent rehabilitation, the area currently boasts lush green meadows lined with palm trees, miles of pristine beach and shallow waters perfect for swimming, making it one of the most desirable beach destinations in the vicinity of a big metropolis.
- Located on the borders of this bayside region, St. Kilda Beach has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
- You can choose from a wide variety of beautiful sandy beaches, many of which are adjacent to areas of substantial development that have resulted in an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and other eateries.
- Finally, the beaches of Sorrento should be included in any list of popular Melbourne destinations because of the numerous foreshore reserves and tourist amenities that can be found there.
- Since it is clean, pleasant, and safe to swim in, as well as having covered picnic and public barbeque spots, Sorrento is a popular alternative for a "family day out" from numerous Melbourne lodging districts.
- It will take around 1.5 hours to drive there, but it is well worth the time and effort if you want to enjoy the best beach in the world.
- At Melbourne Central, you can see a display of Christmas art.
- There are seasonal events and extended shopping hours in Melbourne Central.
- However, the holiday joy can be felt even if you don't go into a store at all.
- The shooting tower and central cone will be lit up in a winter-themed light show every night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. through December 23.
- It's a good way to come up with unique Christmas gifts.
- There is also a wide variety of music and live events to choose from.
- The Blender Lane Market is open every Wednesday night except for December 23 and 30.
- The television programme, Carols by Candlelight, was broadcast on December 24th.
- An indoor venue has been chosen because of concerns for the public's health during the Melbourne Carols by Candlelight.
- Melbourne locals may still enjoy the magic of Christmas by tuning in to Channel Nine at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve to catch a glimpse of Santa and his reindeer.
- Yarra City Council's December 19th Rock Around the Block
- Trucked Up Entertainment and Press Play are collaborating with the Yarra City Council to deliver the joy of Christmas music to people's doorsteps this year.
- Before moving on to their next public appearance, you can catch one of the performers for a 30-minute performance at nearby public spaces, such as Curtain Square, Barkly Gardens, or another adjacent open space.
- Online and in person, December 18, Whitehorse Carols
- Organizers say this year's Whitehorse Christmas carols will be "somewhat unconventional," as the event will be webcast live online.
- Silvie Paladino and Simon Gleeson will be the featured performers in a virtual carol concert being held in Whitehorse, YT.
- Online, December 19: A Very Moreland Christmas
- Instead of the customary Carols by the Lake, the Moreland City Council will show a short movie showcasing local artists performing a selection of holiday favourites as compensation for the COVID-19 limitations.
- The Moreland City Band has hired Kylie Auldist and Kutcha Edwards in order to promote holiday cheer and keep the Moreland community's holiday traditions alive.
- Rose Street Market, December 20th, District Makers Market
- Supporting Australian small businesses is easy at the District Makers Market in Docklands.
- Because of the live entertainment, seminars, and wonderful food and drink available, the outdoor markets are a great option for finding unique holiday gifts.
- Thursday, December 17th, is the date for the Nicholas Building's Christmas Makers Market.
- Don't forget to stock up on all the handcrafted gifts your loved ones might be interested in.
- Festivities in Federation Square's Christmas Square will continue through December 25.
- Everyone in Melbourne should visit Federation Square during the Christmas season for all of the city's celebrations.
- Santa's Workshop will remain open to the public until Christmas Eve.
- Christmas Quest, Melbourne CBD to December 25th, Magical Christmas
- Join us in Melbourne for a spectacular Christmas treasure hunt.
- We'll put you in a drawing for a $250 prize pack as a thank you for your efforts.
- till Christmas Eve, Myer Christmas Windows will be on display at Myer Melbourne City.
- As of this year, Myer's holiday windows are celebrating their 65th anniversary.
- Swanston Street has Christmas projections on display till January 3rd.
- Visitors to Melbourne can take a stroll down Swanston Street and see some of the city's most well-known landmarks illuminated with brightly coloured graphics.
- A three-story house was covered with tens of thousands of lights, including large inflatables and moving ornaments.
- For the brave, there will be an array of holiday-themed rides, such as an animated Nutcracker, an animated Santa, an animated Stallion, and an animated Unicorn.
- Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, the garage door decorating alone is worth the trip.
- Christmas Light Search recommends wearing sunglasses to properly appreciate the spectacular show.
- More than 20,000 lights and nine snow machines make this one of the most impressive displays in the area.
- All of the Christmas balloons are stored here.
- Melton's Chesney Road is where we are now.
- This house has been decked out for the holidays with twinkling lights and jolly figurines.
- When you have to rush to the store at the last minute to buy Christmas food and gifts only to find that they are all sold out, it's not fun at all!
- The following are the holiday hours for major grocery stores, malls, and farmer's markets.
- All Coles stores were closed on Christmas Day.
- Except for Little Knox, all shops are closed on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day (which will be closed on Boxing Day).
- Woolworths stores will be closed on Christmas Day as a courtesy to their customers.
- The day after Christmas, as well as the day after Boxing Day, are both business days.
- 7 a.m. to 6:pm on December 24th is the time frame for the holiday's final day. On the day after Christmas, this location will be closed.
- On Christmas Day, the hours are from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- When it's at its peak, on the mornings of December 19 and 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m.
- December 23: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Christmas Eve schedule is from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Christmas Day is a holiday.
- 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. is the time frame for Christmas Day.
- 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., December 19-23, 2017, Northland It's 8 AM to 5:30 PM on Christmas Eve, so plan accordingly.
- Christmas Day is a holiday.
- Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, December 26.
- Westfield Doncaster will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on December 19-22.
- On Saturday, December 23rd, from 8 am to 12 midnight.
- The store is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, our doors will be locked.
- It is open from 8 a.m to 10 p.m on Boxing Day for all your shopping needs.
- Westfield Sunday, December 19th through Friday, December 22nd, from 8 am to 10 pm in the Southland.
- It will take place from 8 am till 12 am on the 23rd of December 2014.
- On Christmas Eve, the store will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- On Christmas Day, our doors will be closed and we will be closed.
- Time: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- The Glen is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the 19th and 20th of December.
- The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both the 21st and 22nd of December.
- On December 23, the hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- 7 a.m. to 6:pm on December 24th is the time frame for the holiday's final day. On the day after Christmas, this location will be closed.
- We will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- There will be a sale at Myer Melbourne on the 19th of December from 9 am to 10 pm.
- The store is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On the day after Christmas, this location will be closed.
- The only time PTV will run on a holiday schedule will be between Christmas and New Year's Day.
- Queen Victoria Market will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- The South Melbourne Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from December 19 through 23. Open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- From the 24th of December to the 29th of the month, our office will be shut.
- Preston Market had been closed since the 21st of December.
- From Christmas Day to the 29th of December, there will be no service.
- The Prahran Market shut down on December 21st.
- 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., December 19th to Christmas Eve, Footscray Market.
- It will be closed from Christmas Day till the 29th.
- Transportation from and to the airport
- Skybus will begin running its Melbourne City Express route nonstop from 4.30 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, beginning December 20th.
- The Avalon City Express runs on a set schedule determined by flight arrivals and departures.