What’s On in Melbourne Christmas 2018

Holly Leszczynski

Because it’s never too early to start planning the most wonderful time of the year.

 

MARKETS

Christmas at Queen Victoria Market

Christmas is brought to life at the Queen Victoria Market, and best of all, it’s free! Offering a huge range of gift ideas perfect for your loved ones, explore the sheds and peruse the stalls at Melbourne’s prime shopping spot this Christmas. Post a letter to santa or even meet him in person! With over 100 stalls, you’re bound to find a unique, hand crafted gift for a friend or some beautiful decorations for your home, not to mention the delicious produce on offer for your christmas feast. Be sure to check out the Queen Victoria Market this festive season!

 

Flemington Racecourse Christmas Market

Hosted by Craft Markets, the Christmas Market at Flemington Racecourse is the perfect place to snap up some beautifully crafted christmas gifts for your friends and family! Bringing the best crafts and produce from regional Victoria to Melbourne, spend a couple of hours browsing the stalls and soaking up the festive vibes at Flemington Racecourse. Just a fifteen minute drive from the CBD, the christmas market has you covered for gifts, decorations and all things festive. Offering unique jewellery, toys, homewares, handmade chocolates, gourmet sauces, freshly baked bread and so much more, make sure to check out the christmas market at Flemington Racecourse!

 

Arts Centre Christmas Market

Renowned for its handmade treasures, the Arts Centre Christmas Market is your one stop shop for beautiful, unique gifts and decorations, perfect for the festive season. Offering locally made arts, crafts and freshly baked delicacies, this Christmas Market is always a big hit. The ideal spot for one of a kind treasures, perfect for those hard to buy for friends and relatives, you can’t go wrong at the Arts Centre! A short walk from Flinders Street station, head along to the Christmas Market this December.

 

Guild Christmas Market

Conveniently located in North Melbourne, the Guild Christmas Market offers a carefully curated selection of beautiful, Australian designed and handmade jewellery, clothing, textiles and ceramics. Showcasing works from a number of talented makers and designers, the Guild Christmas Market is a great spot for finding that perfect gift for someone special. With free entry and a plethora of beautifully crafted treasures, be sure to check out the Guild Christmas Market in North Melbourne!

 

TREES

Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm

Located just half an hour out of the CBD, Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm is the go to spot for a beautiful christmas tree, perfect for decorating your home this festive period! Offering pinus radiata trees, all grown on an eco friendly farm, your Christmas tree is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. Family owned and operated for over 30 years, the farm is 100% Australian, dedicated to serving the local community. They even donate a portion of their profits to the Alfred Hospital. Also offering photos with santa and a post-Christmas tree collection service, you can’t go wrong with the Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm.

 

Christmas Trees in Melbourne

The Christmas Tree Shop

Promising real, fresh trees, free delivery and no hassle, the Christmas Tree Shop is Melbourne’s leading Christmas tree delivery service. Family owned and operated, the shop offers high quality trees in a range of sizes, delivered straight to your home or office, ready for decorating! Also offering installation and post-Christmas collection, the Christmas Tree Shop is the perfect choice this festive season. Simply select your desired size, any extras and your preferred delivery date, and wait for your tree to arrive at your door!

 

Santa’s Place

The perfect destination for trees, lights, decorations and all things Christmas, Santa’s Place on the Peninsula is a festive wonderland. Family owned and operated for three generations, Santa’s Place spans 20 acres in Moorooduc, at the beginning of the Mornington Peninsula (60 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD). Opened in 1999, what began as just trees has expanded to a farm, shop and cafe. The famous Christmas shop has 490 square metres of floor space and a car park big enough for 200 cars! With one of the largest ranges of Christmas products in Australia, you can’t go wrong with Santa’s Place!

 

LUNCH

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Looking for a unique location for your Christmas lunch? Spend the day on the Yarra River and enjoy a delicious festive feast at Arbory Bar & Eatery. The set menu features three shared courses and a two hour beverage package. Take a well deserved break and let the wonderful staff at Arbory take care of Christmas lunch for you and your family. Celebrate the festive season in style and treat yourself to a memorable Christmas day! Be sure to book ahead to avoid missing out.

 

The Langham

Nowhere does Christmas quite like The Langham. Offering Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Langham covers all bases during the festive period. Featuring extensive menus and visits from Santa Claus, you’re sure to have a Christmas to remember. Talented chefs will delight you and your family with festive favourites, aiming to please even the fussiest family member. Make sure to check out the Langham next silly season.

 

SHOPS

Christmas Kingdom

Melbourne’s one stop shop for all things festive, Christmas Kingdom in Flemington is the perfect spot to grabs some Christmas goodies. The 20,000 square foot store features shimmering lights, a magical forest, beautiful ornaments and impressive window displays. Offering a massive range of decorations, Christmas Kingdom is a festive paradise.

 

Friends celebrating Christmas in Melbourne

The Christmas Elves

Servicing Melbourne’s Christmas lovers for the past eight years, The Christmas Elves is the ideal spot to pick up everything you need to decorate your home for Christmas! Scouring the globe for the best decorations at the best prices, The Christmas Elves is definitely one to check out. Decorated like a winter wonderland, a visit to this store will leave you spoilt for choice.  

 

LIGHTS

Montmorency

Beginning in 2002 as a friendly neighbourhood competition, the Montmorency Christmas lights have transcended into festive madness! They also take donations for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation!

 

Preston

With over 40,000 lights flashing along to carols and videos, the Preston Christmas lights are a sight to behold. The good people of Gordon Grove utilise their magnificent displays to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

 

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