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.
Christmas Festival Melbourne 2022 Dates, Locations & Santa Schedule
The centrepiece of Melbourne’s Christmas Festival is located at Fed Square, which transforms into Christmas Square – a festive wonderland. Marvel at the glittering 16-metre LED Christmas tree in the centre, topped by a twinkling star. Inside Santa’s Big Workshop the man in red is making toys and presents. Ask a friendly elf for a socially-distanced snap with Santa.
If kids miss out on meeting Santa in person, they can post a letter to Santa at a special post box located at the Australia Post GPO on Elizabeth Street, which will send their letter straight to the North Pole!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the Bourke Street Mall to see the iconic Myer windows.
There is so much going on, so for a full list of all of the different Christmas events running in the city, please visit the official event website.