Melbourne, Getting Into The Christmas Spirit
Vanessa Giron | On 21, Dec 2014
Christmas can evoke mixed feelings in a lot of people- on the one hand it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but then you mostlyÂ want to tear your hair out with all the stress and chaos that comes with it.Â There is a few things that you can do around the city however that might make you feel more like decking the halls with boughs of holly than decking your friends and family- best part is all these things to see and do are free!
Town Hall Christmas Projections
Consider this a taste for what’s in store for White Night, except far more festive and fitting for the season.
The lights themselves tell a small narrativeÂ beginning at the first frost on Christmas Eve to Santa’s elves building toys in his workshop to the delivery of presents to all the good boys and girls.
The projections will be running every night from 9pm to 11pm until Christmas Day.
Myer Christmas Windows
It just isn’t a Melbourne Christmas if you haven’t checked out the tale being told at the Myer windows. This years theme is Santa Clause and the Three Bears.
The queues this time around can be quite long, however what we recommend is check out the projections first and then go to the windows afterwards as they stay displayed from 7.30am untilÂ 1am the next day, everyday until the 5th of January.
Officially known as City Square, this little hub turns into Santa’s village during the month of December where the official Melbourne Christmas tree stands, you can take photos with Santa, and the post office has a special mailbox for letters to be sent to the North Pole.
If any of this however is something you’re too grown up for, you can wander around and take some selfies with the tin soldiers or the elves walking around and helping out Santa.
Spirit of the Square
If you’re too tired out from all the above options you can sit down and enjoy a few things at Federation Square from the comfort of a deckchair.
Here there will be events such as choir groups from around Melbourne performing daily. Even better though there is an outdoor cinema every Monday and Christmas Day playing all the best Christmas films. Chairs are provided and there is a scheduled provided so you can decide which movies you want to be present for.
For more information and schedules check out the That’s Melbourne Christmas website.
Image credits: That’s MelbourneÂ