String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market, Mon 6, 13, 20 Dec, 5 pm – 10 pm
Rialto Christmas Creators Markets, Wed 15 Dec – Thurs 16 Dec, 10 am – 6 pm, Fri 17 Dec, 10 am – 5 pm
Christmas Artists’ Market, Sat 4 Dec – Sun 5 Dec, 10 am-3 pm
Still need to do your Christmas shopping? Support local at some Melbourne artisan Christmas markets. Around the city, you’ve got the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market, encompassing festive food, drink, specialty Christmas market stalls, and even a Christmas pop-up complete with snow, carolers and Santa himself. The kids might even enjoy going on the Christmas trail to find clues and receive a festive prize.
If you’re looking to find the perfect gift on your lunch hour in the CBD, the Rialto Christmas Creators Markets feature local crafts and produce, while the Christmas Artists’ Market features handmade art including prints, jewellery, and kitchen accessories in Fitzroy Gardens for you to enjoy on a weekend stroll.
Fri 10 Dec, 4 pm – 6 pm, Sat 11 Dec, 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 12 Dec, 11 am – 6 pm
Have fun with a First Nations festive show in Federation Square for Koorie Christmas, including markets, workshops, Indigenous performers, and festivities for the whole family – and even a visit from Koorie Klaus!
Crown’s Christmas Spectacular, Mon 29 Nov – Mon 3 Jan
Father Bob’s We Need A Little Christmas Variety Show, Wed 15 Dec, 1 pm – 2 pm
Christmas All Sorts, Fri 10 Dec, 5 pm – 10 pm
Carols By Candlelight, Fri 24 Dec, 4 pm onwards
It’s time for galas like no other! Perhaps the most famous is Crown’s Christmas Spectacular, the free festive light and music show providing magic and delight for people of all ages. The Atrium transforms into a ‘festive wonderland,’ with a six-storey Christmas tree and giant jewelled eggs that open in time with song to reveal famous Christmas characters.
Those looking for in-person entertainment can enjoy Father Bob’s We Need A Little Christmas Variety Show at Fed Square for free, a night out filled with comedy, trivia, and karaoke at the Christmas All-Sorts or of course, Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve.