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Melbourne Christmas 2011 Events List

December 2, 2011toJanuary 3, 2012

 

* MELBOURNE

Melbourne Christmas 2011 is exploding with a huge number of things to do for the whole family.   For music events including Christmas Carols and locations click here

  • Official Launch of the Christmas Festival 2011
  • Christmas Square - till 3 January 2012
  • City of Melbourne Nativity Scene Blessing
  • Spirit of the Square
  • The Christmas Show 2011
  • Charles Dickens performs A Christmas Carol
  • How to have a sustainable Festive Season
  • Medibank Icehouse Christmas Showcase
  • Bonza Christmas Cruise
  • Blender Christmas Party

Official Launch of the Christmas Festival 2011
Official launch of the City of Melbourne’s Christmas makeover as the city is transformed into the Christmas capital.
Come to City Square, see Santa, sing along with carolers and watch Jack Vidgen (winner of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ 2011) perform popular Christmas carols.
Friday 2 December 2011 – 7-9.30pm
City Square 44-86 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
ph +61 3 9658 9658

Christmas Square
City Square is transformed into Christmas Square. Explore the maze-like atmosphere to discover nutcracker soldiers, giant presents, a traditional Nativity scene and an interactive story book and visit Santa in his house.
Friday 2 December 2011 – Tuesday 3 January 2012 – all day
City Square 44-86 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
ph +61 3 9658 9658

City of Melbourne Nativity Scene Blessing
Witness a Christian blessing of the new Nativity scene with Rev. Jim Barnes and listen to traditional Christmas carols from the Australian Girls Choir.
Thursday 8 December 2011 – 10.30-11.30am
City Square 44-86 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
ph +61 3 9658 9658

Spirit of the Square
Christmas spirit with songs from the Salvos and community choirs, festive films and a forest of Christmas trees to explore. Beneath the branches of 150 Christmas trees, the young and the young at heart will find mazes and music, giant games of hide and seek and secret spaces for impromptu picnics.
Thursday 1 December 2011 – Monday 26 December 2011
Federation Square 2 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
ph +61 3 9655 1900

The Christmas Show 2011
Live stage show packed with excitement, music and fun. It stars Santa himself, along with Mrs Claus and a host of loveable Christmas characters.
Tuesday 13 December 2011 – Saturday 17 December 2011 – 10-10.45am and 2-2.45pm
150-162 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Price: All tickets $24.90. Everyone over 12 months needs a ticket.
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 111 011

Charles Dickens performs A Christmas Carol
A stunning recreation of the readings with which Charles Dickens toured the world, giving over 400 performances in the UK, Europe and USA.
Thursday 8 December 2011 – Sunday 11 December 2011 (Thu, Fri, Sat 8-10pm; Sun 4-6pm)
Athenaeum Theatre 188 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
ph 0423 339 431
Price: $25 to $40
Booking: Ticketek 132 849

How to have a sustainable Festive Season
Learn how you can make the festive season more environmentally friendly.
Topics include:
–  Green entertaining and parties
–  Sustainable drinks
–  Decorations
–  Gift giving the green way
–  Dealing with non-green relatives
–  And of course, how to cook an environmentally friendly Christmas lunch!
Thursday 15 December 2011 – 6-8pm
ph +61 3 8300 0233
Prices: General $5; child $2.50
Bookings available via http://www.greenrenters.org/civicrm/event/register?id=76&reset=1

Medibank Icehouse Christmas Showcase
A skating tribute to the genius of Michael Jackson’s music. The showcase features more than 70 skaters and includes 12 current state champions. Guests are invited to get up and dance and enjoy the Christmas festivities. Visitors to the show will be able to buy a ticket to skate on the day of the performance for only $10, including skate hire.
Friday 16 December 2011 – 7.30-9.30pm; Sunday 18 December 2011 – 4.30-6.30pm
Prices: Adult/child/family – $20/$10/$50. Skate on the day of the performance for $10, including skate hire.
Bookings available via 1300 756 699

Bonza Christmas Cruise
Experience a cruise downriver under the Bolte and Westgate bridges, into Williamstown and then out into the Bay (weather permitting) – including the live 4 piece Cruise Brothers band upstairs and a DJ downstairs playing all your favourite tunes, a fine selection of Victorian varietal wines and Stella Artois and Carlton Draught on tap plus a fine range of spirits and boutique bottled beer as well as delicious food.
Fridays and Saturdays in December (26 November – 24 December 2011) – 7-11pm
Lady Cutler – Melbourne Showboat, Berth 9 Central Pier, Docklands 3008
ph +61 3 9499 9371
Price: $135. Please call for a special price on group bookings.

Blender Christmas Party
The Blender Christmas Party showcases 18 artists who will all turn their studios into an art gallery for the night. There will also be a DJ and live band and Aussie hip pop.
Friday 23 November 2011 – 6pm – till late
The exhibition starts 20 December. Opening night and party on 23 December.
Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne 3000
ph +61 3 9328 5556

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