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TAKE A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY ACROSS THE CITY

Flinders Street Station Melbourne

Flinders Street Station Melbourne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I just found out this list, thanks to the Melbourne officiale website melbourne.vic.gov.au/Christmas, to make your way across Melbourne’s Christmas decorations and some lights!🙂

Have a look!

How I Feel About December 2006

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAP! >>> http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Christmas/Documents/Christmas2012_map.pdf

Among the Xmas Decorations sites, don’t forget the Docklands with its Xmas Markets every Friday from 4:00 till 9:00pm until Dec 21st. For more info, look: http://bit.ly/VsS2Q4

 

Here what happened last year, in 2011:

Christmas Square (City Square – corner of Swanston and Collins Street)
2 December until 3 January 2012

See City Square (renamed Christmas Square for the month of December) transformed into a magical Christmas forest.

Supported by MirabellaXmas Melbourne

Swanston Street baubles 

2 December until 7 January 2012

From St Paul’s Cathedral to Victoria Parade, Swanston Street becomes the Christmas boulevard.

Melbourne Town Hall (100 Swanston Street)

2 December until 27 December 2011

Melbourne Town Hall has been gift wrapped and decorated with giant toy soldiers.

Centreway Arcade bauble stack (enter off Collins Street between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Colourful baubles by day and a mini-light show by night.

Deck the Shops – Collins Street precinct

1 December until 31 December

Take a journey through one of Melbourne’s oldest streets and view the elegant decorations within the Collins Street Precinct.

Laneway decorations (Liverpool, Market and Crossley Lanes)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Experience the 12 days of Christmas amongst some of Melbourne’s most charming bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Bourke Street Mall – River of Stars and Lights (between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Stroll down Melbourne’s retail heart under the lights of the silvery stars.

Myer Christmas Windows (Bourke Street Mall)

Until 25 December

The iconic Myer Christmas Windows are now in their 56th year. A Melbourne Christmas tradition that is enchanting by day or by night.Xmas window Myer2Xmas window Myer1

 

Hardware Lane Christmas lighting (enter off Little Bourke or Lonsdale Streets, between Queen and Elizabeth Streets)

2 December until 27 January 2012

Book an alfresco table and enjoy a meal under the Christmas lights.

Chinatown precinct (Little Bourke Street)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Book your favourite restaurant or celebrate in a laneway bar as Christmas comes to Chinatown.

Greek precinct (Lonsdale Street)

2 December until 3 January 2012, from dusk till midnight.

Yasu! Lonsdale Street gets a Christmas makeover. Make sure you don’t miss out on the special Greek lighting on Lonsdale Street.

State Library Christmas light projections (Swanston Street between Latrobe and Little Lonsdale Streets)

2 December until 25 December, Dusk until late.

Enter a magical world of enhancement with The Nutcracker on one of Melbourne most iconic buildings.

City Circle sleigh tram (Clockwise service: Flinders Street > Harbour Esplanade > Docklands Drive > La Trobe Street > Victoria Street > Nicholson Street > Spring Street > Flinders Street)

2 December until 7 January 2012

Sun- Wed 10am – 6pm Thurs – Sat 10am – 9pm

Ride the City Circle sleigh tram to see the Christmas decorations across the city in comfort. Supported by Yarra Trams.

Lygon Street light pillars (Carlton)

2 December until 8 January 2012

Shop and dine in style and enjoy ‘Christmas bon bons’ along Melbourne’s Italian precinct.

La Mama Christmas Window (Carlton)

1 to 20 December, Saturday and Sundays at 3pm, La Mama Forecourt

La Mama Theatre artists will frame moments of typical pre-Christmas routines against of the real backdrop of lively and busy Carlton.

North Melbourne Town Hall (Corner of Errol and Queensberry Streets)

From 2 December until 3 January 2012

North Melbourne has Christmas wrapped up! Explore the neighbourhood for an ‘urban village’ shopping and dining experience.

Bank Place LED Christmas tree (entry via Little Collins – between Queen and William Streets)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Christmas comes to one of Melbourne’s oldest laneways. Plenty of eating and drinking options here too.

Mistletoe Kissing bridge (Southbank Pedestrian Bridge)

From 2 December until 27 December

Our (bearded) sources tell us that kissing under the mistletoe means good luck and a long and happy life. Why not try it and find out?

ArtPlay stars (Outside ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr on the Yarra River)

3 December until 3 January 2012

City of Melbourne star decorations have been recycled into Christmas dioramas by the children of Melbourne.

St Paul’s Cathedral Christmas light projections (Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets)

2 December until 25 December, Dusk until late.

Be transported through a kaleidoscope of Victorian landscapes on a reflective Christmas journey.

Flinders Street station (corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets)

2 December until 3 January 2012 (Elizabeth St entrance)

Ho ho ho! Has Santa left something behind?

Southern Cross station Christmas banners (Spencer Street between Collins and Bourke Streets)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Toot toot! Christmas arrives at Southern Cross station!

Waterfront City Christmas tree and New Quay light pillars (Docklands – enter via Docklands Drive or Harbour Esplanade)

2 December until 27 December 2011

Ahoy! Its Christmas time at Docklands. Sing-along to carols in Docklands – lyrics included!

Victoria Harbour baubles (Docklands – Bourke Street just pass)

2 December until 3 January 2012

Find nautical Christmas baubles washed up ashore.

melbourne.vic.gov.au/Christmas

There’s lots of free fun and festive activity in City Square, renamed Christmas Square for the month of December.

Here’s a just a hint of what you will find!

Official launch of 2011 Christmas Festival

2 December 7pm

Come to the City Square for the launch of 2011 Christmas Festival in the city. Be the first to see the city’s new Christmas tree experience and new Christmas decorations as they are turned on for the first time.

Santa in Christmas Square

Friday 2 December to Saturday 24 December

Children are invited to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes every day in December  between 10am to midday and 1pm to 3pm. Be sure to bring your camera for this free activity.

Nativity Scene Blessing

Thursday 8 December, 10.30am

You are invited to witness a Christian blessing of the new Nativity scene with Rev. Jim Barnes and listen to traditional Christmas carols from the Australian Girls Choir.

Get into the city the easy way

Whether it’s by bus, tram or train, public transport is cheap and easy way to join in the Christmas spirit in the city this year.

Visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for more information.

Easy Parking

Access the city with ease by parking at the City Square Car Park. Parking for $2.50 per half hour or $10.00 flat rate after 6pm.

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