It’s almost the most wonderful, sparkling and spectacular time of the year again! Melbourne is indeed a very vibrant and lively city, a perfect venue for Christmas celebrations and cheer. Now that Melbourne is fully open for tourists and visitors, people around the world are free to experience the most magical time of the year in this wonderful city. Check out our list of the best family-friendly Christmas activities to enjoy here in Melbourne this holiday season. From kids from one to ninety-two, there’s something for everyone!
- Christmas Square at the Federation Square
In the weeks leading up to Christmas starting from this month, Federation Square, located just across from Flinders St Station, is a must visit attraction for kids and adults alike! Here you can experience a magical Christmas wonderland with various activities, and marvel at the incredible 16-meter-tall Christmas tree. Little ones will be delighted to visit Santa’s workshop and can put in a good word for themselves with Santa himself. The festivities will continue until Christmas Day, so you can enjoy the festive cheer for weeks to come!
- Christmas Festival of Lights at Adventure Park
From this month until January 1st 2023, you can enjoy a sight of over 1000 spectacular light displays at Geelong’s Adventure Park , bringing Christmas and fairy tales to life. Visit the Elf Workshop and write up your Christmas wishlist for Santa before sending it off to the North Pole. Who knows, maybe even Santa himself will make an appearance?
With so many festivities and a wide range of exciting rides and attractions, for those close by, Geelong’s Adventure Park is a must-visit.
- Carols by Candlelight
Held on December 24th, Carols by Candlelight, which has been running for 85 years, is a magical Melbourne event where you and your family can watch various incredible performers sing all of your favourite Christmas carols. Funds raised from donations, ticket, and candle sales will be donated to Vision Australia’s children services, making the festivities even more special and meaningful.
- Myer Christmas Windows
The Myer Christmas Windows have enthralled Australian families for generations. The storefront window display is located in the middle of Bourke Street Mall on Myer’s southern frontage. The Christmas-themed display, which began in 1956, has since become a Melbourne Christmas tradition. Many parents and grandparents who remember going to the windows as children pass on the tradition to their own children. Each year, the design and theme are always different, making it a must-visit attraction and a wonderful addition to your Christmas traditions.
These are just a few of the many family-friendly activities you can experience in Melbourne this holiday season. There are many more to discover as you walk through the vibrant streets of the city with your family by your side. From the bottom of our hearts, we at Gaura Travel wish you and your family the very best this Christmas season and hope that together with your loved ones, you are able to make precious memories that will last a lifetime.
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