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Christmas Square

Our Vision for Fed Sq

To be recognised internationally as a contemporary world site and Melbourne’s inspirational public space.

To manage and develop Fed Square to actively support and reflect Melbourne’s pre-eminent civic and cultural strengths.

Christmas is coming to 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 – 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

Christmas Square Events:

Christmas Tree Light Show

29 November - 25 December, 2019

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.

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Santa's Big Workshop - a magical augmented reality experience

29 November - 24 December, 2019

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.

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Christmas Square's Bauble

29 November - 25 December, 2019

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.

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Santa's House

29 November - 25 December, 2019

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.

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Dancing Santa on the Digital Facade

24 November - 25 December, 2019

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.

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Christmas Markets

1 December & 20 December, 2019

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.

Silent Disco Night Tours

6 December - 21 December, 2019

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.

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Christmas Advent Calendar

9 - 23 December, 2019

Join us in Melbourne’s biggest advent calendar giveaway! We’ll be giving away 12 prizes over 12 days – with winners being drawn daily.

For your chance to win enter here!

Free Christmas Films!

21 - 24 December, 2019

Head over to Fed Square and watch those family classics including the Nutcracker and Four Realms, Jingle All The Way, Edward Scissorhands and The Santa Clause.

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Past Events:

K-Pop Krismas

13 Decmeber, 2019

Join K-Pop Krismas as they sing and dance to a K-pop themed Christmas celebration – and, of course, it’s all completely free!

Also on the night we’re inviting all our Food Truck buddies into the square!

Enjoy K-Pop, the light and sound shows, get your snap with Santa and see all the wonderful Christmas Square goodness on offer – you certainly won’t go hungry.

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A Very Koorie Krismas

8 December, 2019

Market stalls, workshops, live performances on the main stage by Alice Skye, Culture Evolves, Carissa Watts,  Djirri Djirri Dance Group and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects.

We will also have a very special visit from Koorie Klaus.

Presented in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust.

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Christmas Square Launch

29 November, 2019

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.

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Christmas Styling Masterclass with Chyka Keebaugh

Friday, 29 November, 2019

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!

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Nativity Blessing

4 December, 2019

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.

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