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Visit Santa’s House to take part in fun daily activities and gaze in wonder at the giant tree at Melbourne’s official Christmas destination.
Enjoy the spectacular sound and light show each night – every night of the Christmas Festival, Melbourne’s incredible 16-metre high LED Christmas tree comes to life.
Marvell at the six-metre-high bauble, glittering during the day and twinkling at night. Visitors will be able to walk in, take a selfie and celebrate the joy of Christmas at Fed Square.
There’s free music performances, Food Truck Friday, a nativity scene, augmented reality experiences, silent disco, outdoor cinema, Christmas markets and more!
Christmas Square is presented by Fed Square and City of Melbourne
Be there to see Melbourne’s 16-metre-high LED Christmas tree as it is officially lit up for the first time to spectacular effect.
Listen close and you might just hear sleigh bells heralding the arrival of Santa Claus and friends! It’s just the start of a month-long Christmas extravaganza.
Visit Santa’s House, get the ultimate Instagram shot in the Giant Christmas Bauble, check out City of Melbourne’s 16 m-tall LED Christmas Tree, watch the nightly Christmas Tree Light Shows projections and light show and much much more.
Kids (young and old) can help Santa spread his Christmas cheer throughout Melbourne in a magical augmented reality experience. Take an iPad and watch the Metro Tunnel site shed transform into Santa’s Big Workshop – where the elves need your help so Santa’s sleigh can spread the magic of the festive season. This is a virtual treasure hunt every Melbourne kid (and big kids, too!) will want to experience.
Enjoy a six metre high white bauble glittering during the day and twinkling at night. Visitors will be able to walk into the bauble, take a selfie and celebrate the joy of Christmas at Fed Square.
Visit Santa’s House to take part in fun daily activities and gaze in wonder at the giant tree at Melbourne’s official Christmas destination. Enjoy the spectacular sound and light show each night.
Dancing Santa is an interactive big screen experience at Fed Square. Come to the centre of the Square, look at the screen and Santa will appear; when you move, Santa moves!
With Christmas tunes playing in the square, encourage Santa dance along with you at Fed Square.
Take a culinary exploration through the food trucks of Melbourne while enjoying the Christmas festivities at Fed Square.
We will be welcoming an ever changing variety of street food including, burgers, kababs, tacos, donuts, ice-cream and the list goes on!
Fed Square are proud to present Australia’s favourite homemaker and entertaining hostess with the mostess Chyka Keebaugh and legendary Dessert Chef Darren Purchese for the ultimate Christmas Styling Masterclass!
Experience the uniquely euphoric joy of wearing headphones as you set out on an audioscape adventure through the city. With all your swinging Christmas faves in a fully-festive party mix, you’ll be rockin’ around the city streets and sharing the joy of musical fun with everyone you meet.
Celebrate the story of Christmas and welcome the festive season as churches across the city unite at Federation Square to bless the nativity scene. Enjoy listening and join in the chorus as traditional carols are sung by The Salvation Army Choir.
Bringing that ‘Byron Bay’ vibe to Melbourne and just in time for all your Christmas shopping – shop exclusive brands not readily available at other markets! Running alongside Boho Luxe Market is their Vegan Market, shop ethical, sustainable and 100% vegan products in Deakin Edge.
The Butterfly Markets will be kick off in a one day event on the 20th of December.