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What’s open on Christmas day in Melbourne

Though Melbourne will seem quiet on Christmas day there are still plenty of things to explore, keep you entertained and celebrate this festive season with family, friends and complete strangers. Find out how to get the most out of the … Continue reading

Melbourne’s Christmas markets

Handmade, locally made, ethically made, fair trade and creative design by some of Melbourne’s most talented emerging and established makers. Discover original Christmas gifts for family and friends at these Christmas markets in Melbourne. The Big Design Market More than 230 stallholders will … Continue reading

Christmas Day buffets and lunches in the city

Forget the clean up and save yourself days of preparation by taking the family out on Christmas Day. Here are a few venues that (at the time of writing) still have some spots free–so get in quick! Christmas day buffets and … Continue reading

The secret to this Melbourne pastry chef’s sought-after Christmas cake

Melbourne pastry chef, Jean Cleary-Coyne, has an incredible passion for Christmas cake, which is why this particular festive dessert is in high demand every year. Want to know how Jean does it? The secret ingredient has something to do with … Continue reading

Score your tickets early for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2016

Tickets for the 2016 season at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra went on sale on 12 November. No matter your musical tastes, there’s something for everyone, so take a look at what’s on offer and don’t miss out. Electronica vs Orchestra, … Continue reading

Melbourne’s MPavilion events you should not miss

You may have heard the buzz about MPavilion or already enjoyed a free event at this amazing temporary structure in the Queen Victoria Gardens. MPavilion is a temporary event hub, meeting place and experiment, where creative collaborators have come together to present … Continue reading

Going vegan-friendly in Melbourne city

More and more vegan venues are sprouting up in the city, but what do you do when you want a raw superfood salad and your buddy is on a mission for a pork belly roll? It can mean an hour of Googling or … Continue reading

Melbourne’s Halloween hot spots

Vampires, ghosts and witches (and princesses and probably pirates) are about to take over Melbourne for Halloween, so look no further if you want an excuse for a costume party or just want to scare yourself silly. There’s a bunch happening … Continue reading

Brownie heaven: Chocolate indulgence in Melbourne

We all love a brownie. Whether you like them gooey, nutty or gluten-free, there’s a brownie for everyone in the city. The Brownie Bar The latest addition to the brownie scene is The Brownie Bar which opened last month in the … Continue reading

Fabulous, free and fun: What’s coming up at ArtPlay

The school holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean the activities are coming to an end at ArtPlay. We’ve rounded up some of the best of the upcoming events and workshops for you and your kids. International Day of … Continue reading