Melbourne city is buzzing with great shopping, interesting nightlife, world class restaurants, superb shows and free events and festivals that will keep you busy all year round!
Discover some great ideas on what to do in Melbourne this month to suit friends and family alike, plus the easiest and cheapest parking deals to go with them.
Big Design Market @ REB
6 to 8 Dec 2019
Discover a stellar line-up of over 250 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, lifestyle products, tech accessories and gifts for kids, all under one roof. Find out more.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The New Musical
Now until end of Dec 2019
Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne.
It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Willy Wonka and his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory!
African Music & Cultural Festival @ Fed Square
Sat 14 Dec
Transport yourself to Africa at the African Music and Cultural Festival at Federation Square. This free, family-friendly event showcases the vibrant music, diverse arts, cultural performances and authentic foods of Africa. Learn more.
Carols by Candlelight
Tue 24 Dec
Pack a picnic, dust off your Santa hats, and bring your family and friends to join Vision Australia on Christmas Eve at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a night of unforgettable live performances. Learn more.
Melbourne Christmas Projections
Now until 25 Dec
Melbourne's beloved Christmas projections are back with free animated shows transforming buildings and structures with incredible light displays. Start at State Library Victoria, then make your way to Melbourne Town Hall and Princes Bridge. Learn more.
Santa's House @ Fed Square
Now until 24 Dec
Come down to Santa’s house for the traditional family photo, and take part in the array of brilliant Christmas activities at Fed Square, including a sound and light show each night from 9pm. Learn more.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Now until 2 Feb 2020
Click here for information on the cheapest parking to suit your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show times.
@ State Library Victoria
World of the Book - Daily until 31 Dec 2019
Explore a world of ideas and imagination in this one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today.
The Changing Face of Victoria - Ongoing
Encounter explorers, gain insights into life on the goldfields, and explore life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries from Bells Beach to Black Saturday.
The Strand Car Park - Parking from $8
Secure Parking has cheap parking close to restaurants, shops, concerts and sports events in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch New Zealand.
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