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Published December 7th 2012
Watch Melbourne glow and blush this Christmas season
Those of you who aren't fleeing Melbourne during this Christmas break and those of you who are visiting Melbourne for their Christmas break can now enjoy some of the best Christmas decorations in the city. Here's a quick list of five best places which give you a rocking feel of Christmas and its festive mood in Melbourne city this year. So visit these places with your family and friends and see the spectacle of summer Christmas.
This should be perhaps on the top of your list. Crown has the largest and the most dazzling Christmas decorations in the city. A gigantic Xmas tree and hundreds of colourful baubles create a splendour which leaves young and adult and kids and parents in complete awe. If this is not enough then you can also feast your eyes on the live entertainment near this décor from 25th November 2012 to 6th January 2013 and celebrate your Christmas with Santa and dancers. Do not forget to click pictures of your kids here – they will thank you for this wonderful gesture.
The Christmas decorations in red and green across the street, the Jingle bells and the suspended decorations along the tram lines on Swanston Street make it difficult to miss these decorations, especially if you are wandering in the CBD. The animated windows of Myer store add some more attraction to this festive décor ,making sure your eyes stay glued to them. These decorations will be on from 1st December 2012 to 10th January 2013.
This is the special gift from Victoria Council to Melbournians at Christmas. The Melbourne Town Hall is entirely gift wrapped in large red ribbons and toy soldiers, and this iconic landmark turns into a glittering phenomenon during the night time starting from 9 pm onward. If you thought the electrifying lights were the only attraction at this town hall then hold your breath. These lights also project different images and scenes on this building making it absolutely a must watch this Christmas season.
This place is much more than just a station to commute. It's the central point where people come together and disperse to their own destinations. During Christmas season Flinders St Station bears a glamorous look with a huge Merry Christmas decoration displayed at the top of the building, which is illuminated very beautifully during the night time. It's almost impossible to miss this one if you are in the CBD. You can also kiss under the well adorned Mistletoe Bridge behind this station and revel in the spirit of the season.
5.New Quay A gigantic Christmas tree and light pillars form the key attraction along the New Quay Promenade. The light pillars feature traditional Christmas carols and banners. You can take a stroll in this area and enjoy the wonders of Christmas adornments.
For more information on Christmas decorations check out the Christmas 2012 map of Melbourne.