Christmas Decorations Melbourne
It is that time of the year and like millions of others, you’re also gearing up to have great fun with your family and friends during Christmas. Luckily for Melbourne residents and visitors, this is the best time to enjoy the festivity hanging deliciously in the air and be a part of the festivities, celebrations and traditions across the city. Enjoy the Christmas decorations, brilliant light displays and the entertainment galore. As long as you’re not a Grinch, you’re going to have a great time.
Head over to Federation Square for a grand Christmas:
Music, entertainment, beautiful decorations and stalls await you here at Federation Square’s free Christmas celebration. Hang around with your family or friends to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Christmas projection show. The highlight is the giant, six-metre-tall bauble that twinkles and sparkles in the nights, a spectacle everyone is bound to enjoy.
You can do more than just feast on the beautiful sights. If you’re a shopaholic, you’ll get to visit many stalls featuring a variety of things to buy for yourself and as gifts for others. You can also grab some great food while you watch favourite Christmas movies on the Big Screen here. Christmas Eve is particularly enchanting and is the time for you to party and get to meet and watch local talents at their best.
Visit Santa’s Magical Kingdom:
It doesn’t matter whether you have kids who love everything Santa or if you are a child at heart with a soft corner for the man in red and white, Santa’s Magical Kingdom is a place that you’ll love. It’s a place of joy and cheer for everyone who love the childlike innocence and fun offered by a place packed with loads of Christmas-themed activities and experiences in a wonderland decked with Christmas decorations!
If you’ve never got a chance to enjoy a white Christmas, this might be your ticket. Enjoy playing in the snow, meet Frosty the Snowman and pretend that you’re in North Pole! The International Christmas Show Spectacular, true to its name, puts up a fantastic show with talented performers and funny circus acts. You wouldn’t want to miss Gingerbread Land and all the goodies that you love!
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Catch a glimpse of Myer Christmas Window Display:
The Myer Christmas Windows is a longstanding tradition and you might want to stroll through Bourke Street Mall simply to check them out. Each year, this free exhibition plans out a different theme and puts up a fascinating display that draws thousands of people from across Melbourne. Come and enjoy the Christmas decorations and the themed tale put up here for the past 60+ years. Best of all, every year, the inspiration is drawn from favourite children’s stories or rhymes based on the season. Nutcracker, Aladdin, Grinch and Alice in Wonderland are some of the themes of the past! Artisans spend nearly a year getting everything ready for the display, so you can expect them to be nothing short of spectacular.
Walk through beautiful streets:
Twinkling lights, glittery stars, amazing props – these are some of the decorations that turn many streets in the city into fantasy lands.
The Gingerbread Village in St. Collins Lane is a popular choice, of course! It promises great fun, activities and treats for the whole family - with the heavenly smell of fresh gingerbread being the highlight here! It’s open daily from the last week of November all the way to Christmas Eve.
The week leading to Christmas is the best time to watch Melbourne’s iconic buildings (Melbourne Star, State Library, Melbourne Town Hall and Royal Exhibition Building, to name a few) and public spaces come to life! The animated projection of “The 12 Days of Christmas” is displayed at the town hall in the night during Christmas time. Atrium Crown is famous for its animatronics, fountain dances, music and night shows make up the Christmas Spectacular show here!
Hang out anywhere in these attractions in the city:
If you would like to spend some fun time with your kids, friends or family, you’re in luck. Many of Melbourne’s best and favourite attractions are open on Christmas Day, such as Wild Life Melbourne Zoo and Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. This is the perfect way to spend the day if you’ve already enjoyed carols, Christmas parties and décor in the previous days leading to Christmas. Lucky for you, Christmas is warm and sunny and a dip in the beach would be just perfect to relax and unwind. Go to the calm Shelly Beach if you care for a few hours of peaceful snorkeling. Most cinema halls are open, too, so you can watch your favourite flicks if you like a quiet afternoon at the theatre after a delicious Christmas lunch.
Enjoy carols and other entertainment:
Carols are an integral part of the festive season and you’ll find them around the city. The Australian Girls’ Choir and their performances at Christmas Square and through Collins Street are quite popular. The Salvation Army sing their carols at the Southgate Stage on Saturdays.
Go to QV shopping mall that hosts a pop-up cinema outdoors to watch Christmas-themed movies. A ticket ensures that you get a comfy deck chair and a set of headphones so that you can immerse yourself properly! Argyll Square transforms into Carlton Christmas Cinema during Saturday nights.
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