Each year, the City of Melbourne hosts a free month long festival in the Melbourne CBD known as the Christmas Festival which brings a little bit of magic to Melbourne for the Christmas season.

There are many events and activities planned during the festival at many locations around Melbourne including City Square, the Melbourne Town Hall and Federation Square.

Christmas Festival Melbourne 2016 Dates – Locations & Program

This family-friendly festival provides a perfect setting for kids to enjoy the holidays with Christmas trees, lights and Santa providing daily entertainment.

During the day you will find a huge Christmas tree, nativity scene and free photo sessions with Santa Claus which are scheduled for select times during the day. If kids miss out on meeting Santa in person, they can post a letter to Santa at a special post box which will send their letter straight to the North Pole!

At dusk, City Square is transformed into a glorious light show with fairy lights and laser projections which make the city feel like magic. There will be music playing and people out and about enjoying the warm summer evenings, so bring your family to this FREE event and enjoy a night out in the city of Melbourne.

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Christmas Festival Information

Melbourne Town Hall
& City Square
Cnr Collins & Swanston St,
Melbourne, VIC
  Event Dates:
1 - 25 December 2016
  Event Times:
  Event Prices/Admission:

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