The Top 5 Christmas Activities in Melbourne

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

With the kids’ jingle belling

And everyone telling you to be of good cheer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Yeah, it is that time of the year when Melburnians come together and organize all kinds of Christmas events in Melbourne CBD.

Christmas in Melbourne is all about everyone coming together, joining in the festivities and spreading the message of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men (and women).

If you’re going to be in Melbourne at Christmas, here is Entermission’s official list of the top 5 Christmas things to do in Melbourne.

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Boho Luxe Christmas Market – The Atrium at Federation Square

Are you

  • Looking to catch a break from the hectic thing called life?
  • Thinking of looking through novelty art, Christmas gifts and accessories?
  • Trying to lead an ethical and vegan life?

Then you should definitely check out this Christmas market. There’ll be music, food and a whole host of stalls for you to browse skincare products, art and gift items to choose from.

There will also be stalls focusing on ethical and vegan ware.

Venue: The Atrium at Federation Square. Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

Entry: Free.

How to get there: Federation Square falls within Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone. They also have car and bicycle parking facilities.

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Carols by Candlelight, Melbourne – Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Prepare to lose yourself in a lilting atmosphere of song as Christmas carols are sung on Christmas Eve.

Carols by Candlelight is an Australian institution that began in 1938 and has not spread across the world.

And you know what the best part is? The event will raise funds for Vision Australia’s children’s services.

So, if you want to take part in the Christmas spirit of giving while listening to traditional Christmas carols, turn up at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Among the top Christmas activities in Melbourne, securing a seat in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl Stalls for the iconic Carols by Candlelight is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

Entry: Tickets need to be purchased beforehand.

How to get there: Flinders Street train station is within walking distance. The Arts Precinct (stop number 14) tram stop is also nearby. And if you’re driving, you can park at the Arts Centre Melbourne car park.

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Annual Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch – Queen Victoria Gardens

  • Does Christmas become a lonely time for you?
  • Are you looking to do something a bit different?
  • Do you look forward to making new friends at Christmas?

Then, Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch hosted by the Newcomers Network is where you should be on December 25th.

Whether you’re an expat or a local, young or old, married or single, it doesn’t matter.

All that matters is that you stick on a name tag, carry some food and turn up at Queen Victoria Gardens on Christmas Day.

Venue: Queen Victoria Gardens. 99 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia.

Entry: You need to register yourself beforehand (registration is free of cost).

How to get there: Flinders Street train station is within walking distance. The picnic will be held under a big tree next to 3 palm trees.

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Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights – Frankston Art Centre, Frankston Library and so on

And what would Christmas be without the lighting up of a Christmas tree?

Join hundreds of Melburnians for the official lighting of the Christmas Tree at Frankston.

  • Be there for Santa’s Arrival Parade.
  • Enjoy a Christmas music and carols concert.
  • Enjoy food, rides, and other kinds of activities like meeting the Minions.

It’ll all be happening at the Frankston Festival of Lights.

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre precinct, Frankston Library, Davey Street and the surrounding area.

Entry: Entry is free.

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Docklands Christmas Twilight Market – Newquay Promenade

Get a chance to

  • Take a selfie with Santa.
  • Meet with the elves.
  • Listen to the Docklands Open Door Choir sing Christmas Carols.

Revel in the festivities, lose yourself in the merriment, and take a break from the drudgery of daily life at the Docklands Christmas Twilight Market.

Venue: Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia.

Entry: Entry is free.

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If you’re yearning for something more, if you want to go on an adventure with your friends and family, if you want to go on a quest to regions unknown for Christmas, you can also try out Melbourne’s very own virtual reality escape rooms.

Other Christmas activities include events at the Queen Victoria Market, theatres at opera houses and splashes at adventure parks.

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I hope you have a very merry Christmas in Melbourne!

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