Christmas in Melbourne 2020: 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, but there are plenty of Christmas events in and around Melbourne that will make you feel like it is.
If you are spending Christmas in Melbourne with the family, we have put together a list of fun events for you!
Christmas Events for Families in Melbourne 2020
Find Below a list of Christmas events in Melbourne. Some require tickets while others are FREE! We will update this post as new events are organised.
Melbourne’s famous Christmas projections return. Stroll Swanston Street to see animations at State Library Victoria and gorgeous static displays light up Melbourne Town Hall and Princes Bridge. The projections at the State Library of Victoria feature a thank you tribute to some of Melbourne’s COVID-19 heroes. It will have you feeling all the emotions. Visit all three sites for the ultimate Melbourne Christmas experience.
Princes Bridge, St Kilda Rd
Fri 27 Nov – Fri 25 Dec
Santa’s Big Workshop
Come and see Santa as he tinkers away in his Melbourne workshop, making toys and presents for the big day. Santa is a very busy man at this time of the year, surrounded by workshop tools and machinery, so he can’t invite children to sit down and have a chat. But don’t fret! The jolly elves are ready and waiting to introduce you to the man in red. Santa will happily give a friendly wave and even pose for a photo, from a COVID-safe distance.
Christmas Square, Fed Square
Sat 28 Nov – Thu 24 Dec
Christmas Festival of Lights
Adventure Park are hosting an exciting Christmas event 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
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
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
From mid November
Christmas Square at Federation Square
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.
Federation Square, Melbourne
27 Nov – 25 Dec
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
Christmas in Melbourne
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!