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Christmas Day

Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December and is celebrated worldwide. Therefore, Christmas in Melbourne is a public holiday and is a wonderful time to stop, reflect and spend time with family and friends.

Amid all the gift-giving and family celebrations, there are many fun activities for you to enjoy on Christmas Day in Melbourne.

Christmas Day Date 2024, What Is Open & Things To Do, Melbourne

Melbourne’s public parks remain open on Christmas Day, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. A popular spot to visit on Christmas Day is the Royal Botanic Gardens, where you can kick the footy, play a game of cricket or sit back and enjoy a relaxing day in the sunshine.

You can also catch a movie on Christmas Day, as some cinemas remain open in the CBD: Village Cinemas at Crown and Kino Cinemas on Collins Street. Many Boxing Day blockbusters are often released on Christmas Day, so if you want to get in early and skip the crowds, a movie on Christmas Day is a great way to spend the afternoon.

You can also enjoy a fun evening with dinner and drinks at one of the many Melbourne venues open on Christmas evening. You will find the best options at Crown, Docklands and Federation Square.

Other fun ways to enjoy Christmas Day in Melbourne include visiting Melbourne’s famous attractions, which remain open. These include the Eureka Skydeck, from which you get panoramic views of the city, the Melbourne Aquarium, and the Melbourne Zoo.

You won’t find many shops in the CBD on Christmas Day; however, most 7/11 convenience stores and the IGA stores on Flinders, Spencer and King Streets will be open.

So, if you are looking for something to do on Christmas Day, a few attractions are still open. Merry Christmas!

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