'Tis the season, and indeed with all the beautiful decorations in the city, we are reminded that Christmas is only a few short weeks away. Here are a few things to do, for young and old, to get into the festive mood.
Russell's Christmas Magic
1. Myer Window
Myer, Bourke Street, has revealed it's infamous Christmas window; this year's tribute to the story book "Russell's Christmas Magic" by Rob Scotton. After viewing this delightful animated display, head to level 3 of Myer to have your photo taken with a 3D character from the animation. Windows open for viewing daily 7.30am-1am, November 9th - January 6th.
2. Santa's Post Box
Write a letter to Santa, with all your Christmas wishes, include a self-addressed stamped envelope and he will reply to your letter! Santa's Post Box is open from November 16th - December 16th, located in the Christmas Square (city).
3. Christmas Square
On November 30th, head to Christmas Square (city) and watch the Christmas tree light up before strolling through the square and being transported into a magical Christmas forest. Meet Santa and sing along with carollers from 7.30pm-9.30pm.
The Christmas Square is open until January 2nd, with daily sound and light shows at 9.30pm and 11.30pm. From December 1st -24th, meet Santa in person (10am-noon, 1pm-3pm).
From November 17th - December 24th, enjoy a white Christmas at Wonderland Fun Park's Christmas Village, with daily snow falls. Santa and his friends will appear during the day, while on Friday nights (November 30th-December 21, 4pm-9pm), browse and shop at the Christmas Twilight Market.
5. Christmas At Federation Square
From December 1st - December 25th, see an installation of 250 recycled Christmas pine trees at Federation Square. Various free events will run throughout the season, including a professional photographer to capture your family portrait and live music on various dates. For those alone on Christmas day, head to the square and enjoy a picnic from 11am-4pm.
Do you know of other Christmas activities in Melbourne? Please share by leaving a comment - we would love to hear about them!
From Friday 7th December, pre-release of 'Rise of the Guardians' at Dromana 3 Drive In on the Mornington Peninsula. A great festive, family holiday movie starring Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Sandman and the Easter Bunny! Visit Shel's Diner for some yummy treats, and take a stroll through the Christmas Winter land display!