Christmas in Melbourne: 7 fun things to do

Melbourne, Play / 6 December 2016

Get into the spirit of Christmas in Melbourne with Eat, Drink, Play’s pick of the best festive capers across the city. Santa hats optional!

  1. Christmas in Melbourne wouldn’t be the same without a festive market where you can buy tinseltastic stocking fillers for your favourite people. Foodies will love The Craft & Co’s Christmas Market where 15 artisan producers will have a tasty selection of locally made food and beverages for sale that’s fit for Saint Nick.
  1. Warm the baubles of your heart with a festive film that’ll take you on a nostalgic trip back to the Christmases of yesteryear. The Astor is showing oldies ‘White Christmas’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ while flicks from more recent decades Bad Santa, Love Actually and Home Alone are playing at Rooftop Cinema

  1. Take to the streets in North Melbourne at the Errol Street Open Air Christmas Party where buskers will kick off the party amongst the shops and cafes that will be ready for some Christmas mingling. Bring a picnic and watch as the entertainment unfolds. Look out for Santa’s arrival – he’s a very busy man this time of year!
  1. Count down the 12 days of Christmas in Melbourne with a cocktail a day at Bar Yuletide, the annual festive forest at Bar Americano. If you’ve been naughty this year and don’t buy a ticket, there’ll be no Glühwein for you!

Christmas in Melbourne Yuletide Bar

  1. The Queens of provocative performance, Finucane & Smith, are hosting a Cocktail party that’s set to get wild in ways you could never imagine. Starring the ‘Pocket Rocket’ Anna Lumb, the ‘Prince and Princess of Punk’ Die Roten Punk and many more, this is set to blow every Christmas party ever, out of the water.
  1. Nothing says ‘Christmas in Melbourne’ like a good old Gingerbread Demolition. You know, smash the bejeezus out of a pretty gingerbread mansion and get all those festive feels. Held at 1000 £ Bend, there will be live music, beer, wine and cocktails to enjoy in between demolishing gingerbread into tiny, snowflake sized pieces.

Christmas in Melbourne Gingerbread Demolition

  1. Take a musical break from listening to Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ on loop and get yourself along to Razzmatazz’ ‘A Very Indie Christmas’ at Ding Dong Lounge. Pulp, The Smiths, Vampire Weekend, Kaiser Chiefs… all your favourite indie stars of Bethlehem in one night.