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5 Christmas Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit this December

Updated: Feb 17

Welcome to the Festive Season with Haines Media! As lockdowns, gloomy weather and hot laps around the tan have become a distant memory, tis the season to see friends, family, and loved ones! As a team, we have put together a list of 5 Christmas events happening across Victoria to boost your holiday cheer!

Melbourne Myer Christmas Windows 2021

Full of magic and nostalgia, this year, the Myer Christmas Windows explore Beatrix Potter's childhood story ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The detailed set features 19 rabbits, 22 humans, birds, ducks, mice, goldfish and three thousand hand-crafted leaves, vegetables and flower petals in the intricate display. Perfect to explore with kids or on your own, the Myer Christmas Windows is not one to miss!

When: 7:30am - 10:30pm Daily | 14 November - 24 December 2021

Where: Myer | 314–336 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria

Price: Free

Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections

The already stunning Melbourne Town Hall has been lit up in a colourful Christmas display this December. Look on in awe at the projection show with five gorgeous adornments, complete with a Christmas countdown. Make it a night to remember and be sure to check out the additional light displays at Chapter House Lane and Hamer Hall too!

When: 8am - 11pm Daily | 15 November - 25 December

Where: Melbourne Town Hall | 90-130 Swanston St Melbourne, Victoria

Price: Free

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight 2021

Dust off your Santa hats, pack a picnic and bring your friends and family this Christmas eve to sing your hearts out at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. This beloved event turns 84 this year, with the night promising to be as spirited and captivating as ever. All of the funds raised at this event will go towards supporting children who suffer from blindness or are vision impaired. Get down to experience a night of joy and unforgettable live performances.

When: 4pm - 8pm | 24 December

Where: Art Centre Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne, Victoria

Price: Adult tickets begin at $78

String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market 2021

Kick off the festive season at the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market at Queen Victoria Market. Shop for unique gifts for loved ones under the starry lights of Melbourne’s favourite laneways. There is festive fun for everyone with fake snow, Christmas carollers, a giant gingerbread man to snap a picture with and even a special visit from Santa.

When: 5pm – 10pm | 6, 13 and 20 December

Where: String Bean Alley, Queen Victoria Market | Queen St, Melbourne

Price: Free

Christmas Festival of Lights 2021

See the magic of Christmas come to life with the 2021 Christmas Festival of Lights. Full of rides, food, decorations and fun, spread some Christmas cheer and attend Victoria’s largest light festival. Experience enchantment as you walk the 2km track, admiring the dazzling display of 2.7 million lights. A quick photo stop with Saint Nic himself in Santa’s cave is the perfect way to end a night full of wonder and amazement.

When: 6pm - 10:30pm | 27 November to 24 December and 6.45pm - 10.30pm | 26

December 2021 to 9 January

Where: Adventure Park Geelong | Victoria, 1249 Bellarine Highway, Wallington, Victoria

Price: $34.50 pp General Admission