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Day 27: Unique gifts abound at Christmas markets

If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind pressies and Christmas trimmings that capture Melbourne’s creative heart, then mark these specialty gift markets as a must-do on your Christmas calendar. Blender Lane Artists Market In a cool little laneway off Franklin … Continue reading

Day 28: Feel-good festive events

Dig out the reindeer earrings and don your Christmas clogs, it’s time to get festive! With so much happening in the city during the lead-up to Christmas, even the grumpiest grinches will be humming carols by the time Santa’s sleigh pulls into town. Here’s our go-to list for … Continue reading

Day 29: Festive family fun at Docklands

If your holiday calendar needs more festive activities for the whole family, then check out what Docklands has in store to keep the kids (and you) smiling. Post a letter to Santa, catch some ‘snow’, and enjoy live entertainment all … Continue reading

Day 30: Where to munch for Christmas lunch (and dinner)

If your perfect Christmas Day involves someone else taking care of the food, drinks and inevitable mountain of dishes, then these Melbourne eateries have got your yuletide dreams in their sights. Make sure you book in soon so you can … Continue reading

Barber shops worth singing about

Got a Movember cookie duster you need tidied up (or away), or perhaps you’re after a dashing ‘do in time for the Christmas party season? Here’s our round-up of trusty old-school barbers and new-school salons to get you clipped, chopped and back on … Continue reading

Kicking off Christmas

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Well, the Melbourne version at least. No snow or bare trees, but reindeer are definitely on the way, as well as a certain someone whose name rhymes with ‘Panda Paws’. From tomorrow we kick off … Continue reading

Creative inspiration at Younghusband Wool Store

If you’ve never been to Kensington, a quick train ride from the city will have you strolling this charming, tree-lined suburb with welcoming eateries and seriously good boutique shopping. If that’s not reason enough to top up your myki, Kensington has … Continue reading

Rounding up Melbourne’s markets

It’s the weekend, your tummy’s full, the papers are read and you’re sufficiently caffeinated to face the rest of the day. So where to from here? You won’t go wrong heading to one of the many regular markets around the city, selling everything from … Continue reading

Countdown to Christmas: daily stories and tips

Christmas comes but once a year, which is why we like to make the most of it. From Monday 24 November, we’ll be counting down the days til Christmas, in our not 12, not 24, but 30 days of Christmas blog. We’ll … Continue reading

See the city by foot with a walking tour

Many of Melbourne’s gems are found off the beaten path: eclectic laneways, underground arcades, bustling rooftop bars, and lush garden spots can only be discovered by leaving the myki at home and setting forth on a pair of adventurous legs. … Continue reading