A Very Magical “Aussie” Christmas in Melbourne



To all the people in the Northern Hemisphere, forget about your freezing cold Christmases. In Australia, Christmas is synonymous with the beach, barbeques and sunny weather. It may not be the festive season as you know it, but throwing a prawn on the barbie before heading to the beach is every bit as magical.  See Christmas in Melbourne for yourself right here…

Christmas has crept up on us again. While the Northern Hemisphere is blessed with the kind of snowy Yuletide cheer that dons the front of greeting cards, Christmas in Melbourne, in fact all over Australia, usually involves a platter of fresh prawns, poolside barbecues and the smell of sunscreen on a sweltering hot summer day. Our surf lifesavers even start wearing Santa hats. If you have never swapped the snow for some festive summer sun, check out these snaps of Christmas in Melbourne and see for yourself what a very Australian Christmas looks like.  

Merry Christmas from Melbourne – the most livable city in the world! 

Flinders Street Station alight with Christmas lights.

Christmas at Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Christmas under the iconic cone glass roof at Melbourne Central Shopping Centre.

The Melbourne Town Hall in Swanston Street lit up like a giant Christmas present.

Christmas in Melbourne CBD.

Christmas in Melbourne’s cool laneways.

Celebrate Christmas at Capital Kitchen with this cool “book tree”.

The southern hemisphere’s largest lego Christmas tree towers over surfer Santa in Federation Square.

The Myer Christmas Windows in the Bourke Street Mall.

Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Christmas at the Queen Victoria Market.

Christmas at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne.

Christmas on Swanston Street at the Melbourne Town Hall.

The Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road.

Merry Christmas from Princes Bridge.

Christmas at Federation Square

Christmas at the openair cinema by St Kilda Foreshore.

Summer in Melbourne means a trip to the St Kilda Twilight Market.

Merry Christmas from Melbourne.


For more Melbourne travel information & inspiration be sure to take a quick look at St Jerome’s – The Hotel: Melbourne’s trendy new rooftop glamping experience. No trip to the shopping capital of Australia is complete without a look at the flagship store of Nicole Fendel in Malvern. Take a time out to try the best juice bars in Melbourne when you’re done shopping up a storm and if it’s a day trip you’re dreaming of, consider heading to Werribee Mansion or the Peninsula Hot Springs. Enjoy!