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 Federation Square, the Melbourne Town Hall and the Docklands.
Christmas Festival Melbourne 2019 Dates – Locations & Santa Schedule
The centrepiece of Melbourne’s Christmas Festival is Federation Square, opposite Flinders Street Station. Here, you will find a huge Christmas tree, a giant bauble and a nativity scene. Free photo sessions with Santa are held at the Melbourne Town Hall every day from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm daily, plus 4pm – 7pm on Thursday and Friday.
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!
Every night at 9pm, Federation 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 day or night out in the city of Melbourne!