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The best Christmas events in Melbourne for 2023

Have the jolliest holiday with our guide to festive events, activities and pop-ups in Melbourne

Leah Glynn
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Leah Glynn

We may not get to enjoy a white Christmas like our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, but what Melbourne lacks in snow, we make up for with barbecues, seafood, lunch lunches and festive lights. There's no shortage of things to do across the festive season, so get ready to fill up your December calendar.

We've also scoped the best spots where you can buy a real Christmas tree, find one-of-a-kind Christmas presents and enjoy a meal with your friends and family. 

Looking for ways to ring in 2024? Here are the best New Year's Eve events in Melbourne. Plus, where you can watch the New Year's Eve fireworks in Melbourne.

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