christmas events

Deck the laneways with boughs of holly, as Melbourne embraces the spirit of Christmas! Melbourne’s the most wonderful place of all during the festive season. From Christmas Square at Federation Square to Santa’s new home at Town Hall, there’s endless fun for everyone.

Christmas Square
30 November to 25 December - Light shows from 9pm at Fed Square
Don’t miss out on a visit to Melbourne’s official festive destination – Christmas Square. Celebrate under the giant tree with sound and light shows every night throughout December or enjoy exclusive concerts on Fridays and fun daily activities.

Santa’s House
1 to 24 December, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm daily, 4pm to 7pm Thursdays and Fridays - Melbourne Town Hall Forecourt.
Santa’s got a brand new house, adorned with splendid decorations right in front of Melbourne Town Hall.
Revisit fond childhood memories and eavesdrop on your kids as they tell Santa which presents they’re hoping to open on Christmas morning. Be sure to snap your free photo with the kids and the man in red.

Christmas Projections
30 November to 25 December, 9pm to 10.30pm - Fed Square, Melbourne Town Hall and New Quay Promenade Docklands
Melbourne’s famous Christmas projections are back with free animated shows illuminated on iconic city locations.
Catch the feature show at Fed Square and make your mark on the Yarra Building using savvy ‘finger-paint’ technology to control your own vibrant light projection. Marvel at the Silence Statues on New Quay Promenade as they transform into colourful sculptures.

Christmas Bauble
30 November to 25 December - Fed Square
You know Christmas is coming when your Instagram feed is chock full of selfies in front of our sparkly Christmas bauble.
The city’s favourite six-metre high white decoration brightens the Fed Square forecourt, glinting in the day and twinkling all night. Pose inside, perch outside – the blingy charms of the bauble are impossible to resist for a glittering selfie.

Gingerbread Village (gold coin donation entry)
1 to 24 December, 9am to 8.15pm, Riverside Gallery at Fed Square
Follow the heavenly scent to catch some of Melbourne’s most recognisable landmarks recreated in gingerbread. The clever chefs always add a new slice of real estate to the village.

Don’t miss the city’s magical Christmas Festival, which is on now until Christmas Day - search What’s On Melbourne for details.