Christmas in Melbourne - The Best Decorations & Festivities

Melbourne has something for everyone in the holiday season! You'll want to visit these places at least once during the holiday period. Christmas lights are an integral part of the festive season in Victoria, with many families spending hours decorating their homes and yards with twinkling lights.

Magic awaits Melbourne residents at venues like the City Square Plaza, the Melbourne Town Hall, and Fed Square. The Christmas Festival in Melbourne runs from mid-November through the holidays.

Christmas Square

Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square or Fed Square will be transformed into an immersive winter wonderland! As the sun goes down, the stunning Christmas tree will glow brightly in the city center. A new addition to the Square includes sparkling neon trees, lifesize Christmas adornments, and hanging Christmas ornaments. The decorations start November 19th, don't miss these!

Chapter House Lane projections

This historic city arcade is getting a festive makeover, with nightly projections from the 12th of November. See colorful displays splashing against the walls of St Paul’s Cathedral, Chapter House, and Torren University. Don’t miss the Instagram-worthy Christmas walls projections at St Paul's Cathedral.

Melbourne Town Hall

The town hall projections are an annual event held every year during the Christmas season. During the day, you'll see a fun display of Christmas decorations on the Town Hall. And starting November 15th, you'll see colorful Christmas projections light up the side of the hall, featuring a countdown until Christmas.

Hamer Hall Projections and Arts Centre Laser Show

During the Christmas season, you'll see the Arts Center and Hamer Hall light up all the way from the Yarra River. After sunset, head to Prince’s Bridge at night for the best views. From late November, enjoy the magnificent glow of the spectacular Arts Centre Spire lit by lasers!

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