Christmas in Melbourne 2021: Things to do for Families and Kids
It’s that magical time of the year again and where better to be spending Christmas time than in Melbourne, Australia!
Sure, it’s not your Winter Wonderland in the Northern Hemisphere, but there are plenty of Christmas events for families in and around Melbourne that will make you feel like it is.
Christmas Events for Families in Melbourne 2021
Melbourne is open and it’s Christmas time!!! If you are spending Christmas in Melbourne with the family, we have put together a list of fun events for you!
Find Below a list of Christmas events in Melbourne. Some of these Christmas events and activities require tickets while many others are FREE! We will update this post as new events are organised.
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1. Christmas Square at Federation Square
Make sure to head into the CBD during November and December in the lead up to Christmas 2021. See a magical wonderland filled with festive cheer at Fed Square in Melbourne.
There is a 16m giant Christmas tree, Santa’s Workshop and lots of sparkling lights. Best of all this fun Christmas event in Melbourne is Free for all and the whole family can enjoy.
Federation Square, Melbourne
27 Nov – 25 Dec
2. Santa’s Big Workshop
Come and see Santa as he tinkers away in his Melbourne workshop, making toys and presents for the big day.
It’s a busy time of year and there’s lots of tools and machinery to help Santa get ready. Come along to Federation Square and say hello to the big man and pose for a free photo from a COVID-safe distance.
Christmas Square, Fed Square
28 Nov – 24 Dec
3. Christmas Festival of Lights
Adventure Park are hosting their exciting Christmas event again this year for families.
At the Christmas Festival of Lights you can see hundreds of colourful sparkling light displays that will illuminate the sky creating a dazzling Christmas wonderland.
Immerse your family in a life sized Christmas wonderland where there are plenty of Christmas themed activities for the kids. And then ride into the night on a selection of amazing action rides including the Ferris Wheel, Crazy Coaster, Carousel, Wave Swinger, Little Buggy Speedway and the Red Barron.
Dates to be advised
4. Carols By Candlelight, Melbourne
The annual Christmas event in Melbourne, Carols by Candlelight is a concert and fundraiser for Vision Australia’s children’s services.
Various performers grace the stage each year singing and performing Christmas carols in a spectacular event that can’t be missed.
This year the performers will perform at an empty venue due to circumstances in Melbourne. But you will still be able to watch it from home.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne
5. Christmas High Tea at the Chocolaterie
This December at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, Santa himself will host a Chocolaterie High Tea with extra festive sparkle! Sweet and savoury delights, whimsical creations for the kids, endless tea, coffee, hot chocolates or milkshakes all served at specially dressed tables in the Café.
35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen
Wednesday 22nd December 11am
6. Docklands Christmas Maze
Christmas has arrived at the District Docklands! But Santa’s lost his elves! Can you help find them?
27th Nov – 3rd Dec 2021
7. Christmas Carnival Melbourne
The Christmas Carnival is on and it is one of the best Christmas events in Melbourne for families.
Enjoy festive thrills on the banks of the Yarra at the Christmas Carnival. Ride the ferris wheel, drive the dodgems or get the best view of the city lights as you spin 35 meters in the air on top of the Sky Flyer.
Try your luck at much-loved carnival games and complete the experience with classic carnival food.
Birrarung Marr Melbourne
16th November – 24th December
8. Myer Christmas Windows
If you are looking for Free Christmas events in Melbourne for families, you can’t miss the Myer Christmas Windows.
Every year the Myer Christmas Windows are a highlight for many families when they light up their Christmas display in a new and exciting theme.
The windows build anticipation each year for Melbourne families who are always excited to see the big reveal in November. Spectators from near and far come to see this spectacular event.
314-336 Bourke Street
14 November – 24 December 2021
Time: 7:30am – 10:30pm
9. Crown Christmas Spectacular
The Crown Christmas spectacular will go ahead this year so make sure you don’t miss it. The 15 minute show is held in the Crown Towers Atrium and features a spectacular filled with lighting, music and animatronics displays. No need to book as it runs all day.
29 Nov – 4 Jan
10. Christmas Projections at Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne’s famous Christmas projections are back at Melbourne Town Hall with five gorgeous adornments, complete with a countdown to Christmas clock. Make it a night to remember and visit the projections at Chapter House Lane and Hamer Hall too.
Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St
From 15th November 9pm-11pm
11. Harry Potter Performance at Fed Square
Federation Square – Main Square
7th December, 5.30pm
Christmas in Melbourne 2021
Are you spending Christmas in Melbourne? Are you heading to one of these fun family Christmas events? Let us know if you know any others that are worth a mention!