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How to have a tree-mendous Christmas in Melbourne

A parent and child in front of a sparkly outdoor Christmas tree

Roller-skate in Carlton, swing on a giant bell in Docklands and head to the iconic Myer Christmas windows in the central city to celebrate 100 years of Disney this festive season.

The Christmas Festival is well underway, with decorations bringing colour and joy to every corner of the city.

Fed Square has been transformed into Christmas Square with Santa’s workshop, our stunning 16.5 metre LED Christmas tree and festive entertainment galore.

Our popular Christmas Projections have returned to Town Hall, plus a new showstopping 142-metre projection on Flinders Street.

We’ve also welcomed back the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Markets at Queen Victoria Market, the giant Christmas Maze in Docklands and the Christmas Carnival at Birrarung Marr.

Pillars of Light, a Chanukah celebration for all Melburnians, and Koorie Krismas, a First Nations celebration at Fed Square, are also bringing communities together in celebration.

Exciting additions to this year’s festival program include:

We’re also supporting small events across the city, such as Christmas markets, workshops and laneway parties, through our Christmas Collective grants program. So there’s plenty more to discover.

The Christmas Festival runs until 25 December.

All attractions are free, except the Christmas Eve Circus Spectacular, which is raising money for the Good Giving appeal for Make Room – a City of Melbourne project creating new pathways out of homelessness.

Major partners include the Victorian Government, Fed Square and TAC.

For more information, visit What’s On Melbourne.

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