Christmas in the City

Melbourne seems pre-occupied with images of angels. Maybe it draws inspiration from the seagulls.A little over a week to Christmas, guys. Here are the happenings through the city ’til then:

Santa Post Box
ends 18 December ’07
Hurry and address your mail to Santa (North Pole 9999), and drop them off the special post box at the City Square.

Carols in the Cathedral
19 December ’07 – 20 December ’07
The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir will be performing at St Paul’s Cathedral. Bookings required and tickets sell out fast. For bookings, call 9419 1582 or email

Waterfront City Twilight Market
23 December ’07
The last day to get youself some unique Australian-designed, Australian-made gifts at the twilight markets in the Docklands.

Federation Square Giant Advent Calendar
ends December 24 ’07
A light show every evening at 9pm, with a finale performance at 11.45pm on 24 December. Also drop by for the festive carolling in and about the Square.

QV Christmas in the Square
ends 24 December ’07, 8.30pm until 11pm daily
Help create a light show that involves you walking through the Square after dusk.

Brass on the Grass
24 December ’07, 7.15pm
Brass ensemble playing Christmas music at the Podium level adjacent to the Southbank Retail Precinct (in front of St Johns Southgate).

Carols by Candlelight
24 December ’07, 9pm
In the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, as the iconic event turns 70. Featuring contemporary and traditional performers. Bookings required and tickets generally cost under $80. Call 1300 136 166 or for more information visit

Boxing Day Test Live Site at Federation Square
26 December ’07 – 28 December ’07
“The Australian summer tradition of cricket on the beach and in the backyard is coming to the city as Federation Square is transformed with picket fences, Hills Hoists, rubbish bin stumps and a 2.5 meter, 15 tonne sand sculpture during the 3 mobile Boxing Day Test Match in December.”

Crown’s Christmas Spectacular
ends 6 January ’08, every half hour, 10am until midnight
Catch the circus carnival as it rolls down the Atrium at Crown with its cast of Santa and his reindeers, and various other antics.

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