Things to do in Melbourne this Christmas and New Year

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Best Things to do in Melbourne this Christmas and New Year

Christmas is a time for families to come together and share in the joy of the festive season. But, with all those age groups in the mix, it can sometimes be a little tricky to keep everyone happy. Luckily, there are a lot of things to do in Melbourne this Christmas and New Year offers a raft of sights, sounds and celebrations to delight all.

Take a Mini Melb virtual reality tour

This year, Christmas goes virtual! Experience the magic of VR as you wear a headset and navigate through the Melbourne’s biggest Christmas events and activities at the Melbourne Town Hall Visitor Hub. 

Visit Santa’s House

Visit Santa’s House in  Christmas Square to catch a glimpse of Santa and his merry helpers. Here, little ones can take part in free daily activities, and have the chance to whisper their Christmas wishes to the man himself. 

Bedazzled by the Christmas Projections

There’s never been a better excuse to take the family for an evening stroll through the city. Start with the feature show at State Library Victoria, a very Melbourne Night Before Christmas, written by Marieke Hardy and narrated by Lee Lin Chin. Then, wander on to discover epic static Christmas Projections on the Melbourne Town Hall and, for the first time, Princes Bridge.

Errol Street Christmas Party

Head to North Melbourne as Christmas fun takes to the streets for the Errol Street Christmas Party on Thursday 12 December this is one of the best things to do in Melbourne this Christmas and New Year. 

Watch the Snowman with a live orchestra

Head to the Melbourne Recital Centre and enjoy a Christmas tradition delighting families the world over. Watch as the beautifully animated film, The Snowman, is projected onto the big screen and accompanied by live orchestration. Featuring glorious music composed by Howard Blake, The Snowman promises a magical event for all.

The Meat Wine & Co.

On New Year’s Eve, this amazing restaurant has a specially curated New Year’s Eve dinner for you. Forget the finger food you’d get at other new year’s social gatherings. The Meat Wine Co. wants to offer you the most exquisite three-course dinner from a set menu.

Riverland Urban Beer Garden

Located on the Yarra, Riverland boasts some of the best views of fireworks over the Yarra River. On this special night, the beer garden has an array of activities for you.

New Years Eve Tiki Party

This year don’t celebrate new year’s eve at your usual bar. At Cushion in St. Kilda, they’re throwing the most carefree new year’s eve party in all of Melbourne, complete with live entertainment, your favourite drinks, and canapés.

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