News & Events

December – January
What’s on in Melbourne?

One year ends and another begins. Melbourne is getting ready for the end of year party that is Christmas/New Year.

Myer Animated Christmas Windows

9 Nov 2018 to 24 Dec 2018

The 63rd Myer Christmas Animated Windows are lighting up the Bourke Street Mall once again – don't miss this traditional Christmas event. Myer one of the oldest department stores in Australia has delighted children and adults for over 60 years with a window display that is both fascinating and whimsical.

Christmas Projections

Melbourne's famous Christmas projections are back with free animated shows illuminated on iconic city locations. Catch the feature show at Fed Square and make your mark on the Yarra Building using savvy 'fingerpaint' technology to control your own vibrant light projection.

This year, the Christmas Projections will be at Docklands for those looking to have a night out beside the water. These colourful creations will be unlike the traditional animations and will create a new way to experience the area. Projected onto the 'Silence' sculptures along New Quay Promenade, this interactive experience will bring plenty of festive cheer.


All of Melbourne is open. For it is the season to shop. The major city and suburban centres will be open for extended hours until Christmas Eve. Then on Boxing Day (26th December) the sales begin. Retail therapy for anyone and everyone.


For those who need to unwind all of Melbourne will welcome you; with food from over 190 countries and bars that range from the traditional Australian Pub to the most hipster place on the planet. Theatres that provide dinner and show to the opera and everything in between. Music from around the world is just around the corner. If you can’t find fun in Melbourne in December than you simply are not awake.

NEW Years Eve

Fireworks on the Yarra and an all-night party. What else is there to say?

January means sport

India is here for the cricket The Border – Gavaskar test series will have its third test starting in Melbourne at the world famous MCG from Boxing Day. Then it will be time for the one day series followed by Sri Lanka. For fans of cricket what could be better. For others there is the tennis.

In 2019 the world’s best get to share in $60 million in prize money. First played in 1905 the Australian open is one of the four tennis grand slams and the start to the international tennis year. From very small beginnings it has grown to be one of the world’s greatest sport events. If you are in Melbourne, don’t miss out.

If you don’t like sport do not worry, Melbourne has you covered!

Vida – Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

Vida - Melbourne Latin Summer Festival is one of the most anticipated days in the event calendar for Melbournians. Who doesn’t would love to eat an authentic paella and drink a margarita while dancing to Despacito?

Over 40,000 people attend every year enjoying the authentic cuisine, music, performances, art, a massive Latin beer garden and more.

Zoo Twilights

Returning to Melbourne Zoo’s lush lawns and running each weekend from 25 January to 9 March, Zoo Twilights unites music lovers with world-class musicians in a summer music experience like no other, with all proceeds from ticket sales going back into Zoos Victoria’s efforts to fight wildlife extinction.


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