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8 Reasons to Stay in Melbourne in the Coming Months

We're getting close to the holiday season! So it's definitely time to plan a trip to Melbourne. Here are eight things to do in Melbourne in December and January, all of which are within a short drive of your Melbourne accommodation.


The Lume Melbourne


The Lume Melbourne via City of Melbourne

Do you need something to do during the day? In Monet and Friends, The Lume Melbourne transports you to a vibrant world of French impressionism. This multi-sensory experience is intended to take you to the heart of the artistic period. When you are in Melbourne next time, take some time out to visit this 3000 square metres, 11-metre-tall digital art gallery.

Location: 5 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
Dates: Open now until June 30th 2023



Hamilton via City of Melbourne

Hamilton is a winning musical that tells the story of an American founding father who had a significant impact on politics, education, and culture. This show-stopping performance is the perfect date night idea in Melbourne and one you won't want to miss.

Location: Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Now until 15th of January

Christmas Pop-Up Playground

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Christmas Pop-Up Playground via City of Melbourne

Are you looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit? This November, Queensbridge Square will host a Christmas pop-up playground. With an interactive flower petal canopy, a giant illuminated bell, a lit-up dance floor and much more, this is the perfect thing to do in Melbourne at night. So, while you enjoy the views of the Yarra River, your kids are entertained for hours.

Location: Queensbridge Square, Southbank
Dates: 25th of November to 24 December 2022

Docklands Christmas Maze


Docklands Christmas Maze via City of Melbourne

Navigate the massive Christmas maze with a present theme, which will be held in Docklands. You can enter to win one of four $500 The District Docklands vouchers by playing interactive games throughout the maze. Get into the festival mood and head down to Docklands for a fun-filled afternoon.

Location: New Quay Central Park, Docklands
Dates: 26th of November to 24th of December 2022

Christmas Lunch at Batman’s Hill on Collins

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Christmas Lunch via Batman’s Hill on Collins

This Christmas, Batman's Hill on Collins will be hosting a Christmas lunch and dinner. We have options for everyone, from buffets to plated meals or cocktail packages to make your Christmas special. Stay at Batman's Hill on Collins to enjoy your meal and then take advantage of our hotel amenities, making Christmas even easier for your family.

Location: Batman’s Hill on Collins
Date: 25th of December

Falls Melbourne


Falls Festival via City of Melbourne

Falls Festival will be in Melbourne for three days! This well-known festival will finally visit Melbourne on December 29th, 30th, and 31st. Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, and Ocean Alley are among the exclusive performers. What a fantastic way to ring in the New Year with your friends while listening to your favourite artists! To make matters even better, your Melbourne accommodation is only a 10-minute drive from the festival.

Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl Reserve, Melbourne
Dates: 29, 30 and the 31st of December

Slava’s Snowshow

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 Slava’s Snowshow via City of Melbourne

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Snowshow performance creates a dream-like world that fuels childhood memories. They've played in hundreds of cities around the world, and they'll be back in Melbourne this December. Don't miss out on one of the most powerful theatrical experiences.

Location: Playhouse Arts Centre, Melbourne
Dates: 29th of December 2022 to 8th of January 2023

New Year's Eve Celebration Zones

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New Year's Eve Celebration Zones via City of Melbourne

Looking to make plans for New Year's Eve? There is a popular free celebration at Kings Domain, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands, and Treasury Gardens. This family-friendly event features delectable food trucks, live performances, light installations, and front-row seats to the early-evening and midnight fireworks displays. Celebrate the New Year with your friends and family while overlooking Melbourne's skyline.

Location: Kings Domain, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands and Treasury Gardens
Date: 31st of December 2022

Now that you've decided to visit Melbourne during December or January, it's time to find a place to stay! Batman’s of Collins is conveniently located near all of these events and can't wait to welcome you for the holiday season.