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Day 3: Last-minute Christmas gifts

Not long to go now, but if you’re still stuck for gift ideas, didn’t get round to picking something up or just plumb forgot, we’ve got a list of some of Melbourne’s best boutiques each with plenty of gift ideas. … Continue reading

Day 4: Give the gift of tickets

The end of the year doesn’t mean the end of entertainment. We’ve put together a round up of the hottest tickets in town, that could also double as Christmas gift inspiration. Theatre If you planned to see a show in 2014 … Continue reading

Day 5: What we love about Christmas

Is your favourite Christmas Day dish roast pork and crackling or turkey and all the trimmings? We took our cameras to Christmas Square to find out what Melburnians love about Christmas Day and what’s on their wish lists for Santa. For more great … Continue reading

What’s open on in Melbourne on New Year’s Day

Looking for a post-New Year’s Eve hangover cure coffee, shopping bargains, or a way to keep the kids entertained? Our guide to what’s open in Melbourne on New Year’s Day 2015 has got your back. Galleries and Museums ACMI, 9am … Continue reading

Day 6: A very Carlton Christmas

Carlton is putting on a show this Christmas, with streets lined with decorations and the locals in a festive mood. If it’s been a while since your last visit, now is a great time to get reacquainted with this famous inner-city … Continue reading

Day 7: Eat, drink and be merry (Christmas)

The festive season is all about family and friends, providing an opportunity to catch up, eat and drink to our heart’s content. We’ve pinpointed some perfect spots to put some merriment in your celebrations. Madame Brussels Nothing says kitsch like … Continue reading

Day 8: A night out in North Melbourne

Just a quick tram ride from the central city, North Melbourne is one of the Melbourne’s hidden gems. The stores, cafes, bars and restaurants along Errol Street have something for everyone – spend a night there and you’ll wish you … Continue reading

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne

No plans yet for New Year’s? Well don’t worry – we’ve done the hard work for you and found the best parties and venues in Melbourne to see in 2015 in style! Tiki Island Party Don your lei and hula … Continue reading

Day 9: Ten things to do before Santa arrives

It’s only a matter of days before Santa will be drinking milk and eating cookies in living rooms across the city. Here are 10 things to do before the man in red arrives. 10: Drool over a gingerbread village Gingerbread … Continue reading

Day 10: White Christmas in Melbourne

If you’re hankering for a snowy Christmas with eggnog by a roaring fire, we probably can’t help you. But for a taste of White Christmas in the midst of Melbourne summer, we’ve got some North Pole experiences to cool you down … Continue reading