We hope you are enjoying and surviving the silly season. Our gift to you is this post looking at five Christmas events and attractions that you may or may not have heard about.
1. Gingerbread Christmas Village, Melbourne Town Hall
Now in its fifth year, the Gingerbread Christmas Village is slowly establishing itself as a family tradition. This year’s edible version of Melbourne includes the usual landmarks including Town Hall, the MCG, Luna Park, and more.
1-24 December, gold coin donation
2. The Big Sing
The 16th installment of The Big Sing will again take place on the last Saturday before Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join this walking and singing tour of the backstreets of Fitzroy. Expect the usual mix of Christmas and pop songs.
24 December, 6pm (meet at the Napier Hotel)
3. Christmas Festival
With so much Christmas going on, it can be hard to keep up. Luckily the City of Melbourne have put together a wonderful Christmas Festival Guide with a map of all things festive. Plot your way around all the best shops, sights, events and lights.
4. Kris Kringle Markets, Northcote Town Hall
That over enthusiastic staff member has once again taken it upon themselves to organise the office Kris Kringle. Now you have to decide what to get Barry from Finance who you have never spoken to before. Luckily Northcote Town Hall has you covered with a night market dedicated to the perfect Kris Kringle gifts.
15 and 22 December, 5.30pm -10.30pm
5. Queen Vic Markets
With all your deli, meats and vegies on one side and potential gifts on the other, Queen Vic Markets is a great Christmas option. If you tend to leave things until the last-minute, you will be happy to know that the market is open 6am-9pm on Friday 23 December with live music, prize giveaways, music and entertainment included.