Christmas in the City

By Lynette C December 4, 2017

Our city comes to life at Christmas - experience the spirit of the season across laneways, arcades and buzzing precincts during the most magical time of the year. Merry Christmas Melbourne!

Gingerbread Village

Where: Melbourne Town Hall

Time: Open now until the 24th of December from 9am – 8.15pm

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Looking for a fun-filled activity for the whole family? Then look no further than the magical Gingerbread Village by Epicure. Built entirely out of gingerbread, see if you can spot iconic Melbourne landmarks and the gingerbread chefs getting up to mischief!

With activities and plenty of treats for the kids, the Gingerbread Village is sure to add smiles to your festive season.

Festive Projections

Where: Federation Square and State Library Victoria

Time: On daily until the 25th December from 9pm – 10.20pm (show every 20 minutes)

It's that time of year again, when the city comes alive with glittering Christmas light projections.

With new feature sites at the State Library Victoria and Federation Square, watch these iconic buildings transform into a bright and swirling magical Christmas light show telling the story of the North Pole's preparations in the lead-up to the big day.

Santa’s House

Where: Federation Square

When: Open daily until December 24 from 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm, plus 4pm to 7pm Fridays

Federation Square's St Paul's court will be transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland offering festive fun for the whole family.

Everyone’s favourite jolly man in red is underneath the giant Christmas tree in Federation Square. Tell him what you would like and it could be coming this Christmas! There’s also an opportunity to take photos with Santa for free.

Plus, come and visit the 'Be Present' Snow Dome and be filmed singing along to your favourite Xmas Carol with your friends and family. Share your video online and go in the running to win a $1000 Emporium voucher.

These are only just some of the many activities happening in the City of Melbourne this festive season, to find out more visit