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Must Do Christmas Events in November 2018

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Christmas starts early in Melbourne with these festive events

Yes we know, you've barely blinked your eyes since Hallloween and we're already talking about the festive season, but ...it's time Mums and Dads because Melbourne is already gearing up for the silly season!

The following Yuletide events are sure to leave you feeling festive, and all before we hit December!

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Breakfast with Santa at Forest Hill Chase

Meet the jolly man in red at Forest Hill Chase on Sunday 18 November for a special Christmas breakfast event.

Breakfast with Santa at Forest Hill Chase


Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol will pop in for the occasion too, giving you all the more reason to book in.

There are two breakfast sittings to choose from and your $10 booking fee goes towards Australia's largest food relief organisation Foodbank.

You and your family are invited to a Photography for Parents Workshop on Sunday 28th April 2019 at Fitzroy Gardens.
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When: Sunday 18 November. 8am & 9am
Where: Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, Level 1 Food Court
Tickets: $10 - all proceeds will be donated to Foodbank Victoria
Book: Here.

Celebrate Santa's Arrival at Westfield Southland

Head down to Westfield Southland on Saturday 10 November and celebrate Santa's arrival at the centre!

Santa's arrival at Westfield Southland


This year Santa will be bringing along a few of his friends including the cheeky and mischievous Grinch who will be joining us all the way from snowy Mount Crumpit!

Join the parade, which will commence at 11am outside Boost Juice and finish at the Santa Set, located at Centre Court, with a surprise at 12pm to make Santa's arrival extra special.

When: Saturday 10 November 11am - Midday
Where: Westfield Southland, Cheltenham
Tickets: Free event. No tickets required.
Web: Here

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows at Melbourne Museum

Kick off your Christmas celebrations at Melbourne Museum from 17 November with the unveiling of a brand new exhibition celebrating 63 years of Myer's cherished Christmas windows.

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows


The exhibition features 250 quirky & kitsch characters from Myer's Christmas windows of the past, including sketches, prototypes, props and animatronics.

When: 17 November 2018 - 9 February 2019.
Where: Melbourne Museum, Carlton
Tickets: Included with entry fee.
Web: Here

Myer Christmas Windows

Speaking of the Myer Christmas Windows, this year's display will be unveiled on Saturday 10 November.

Myer Christmas Windows


What will this year's theme be? We'll have to wait and see!

When: 10 November - 24 December 2018. 7am - 1am.
Where: Myer Windows, Bourke Street Mall.
Web: Here

Cadbury Christmas Twilight Concert in Federation Square

Join Guy & Jules Sebastian, roving entertainers and acrobats to kick off the festive season in Federation Square.

Cadbury Christmas Twilight Concert in Fed Square


The Cadbury Christmas Twilight Concert is a Free event running from 5 - 7pm.

When: 22 November. 5pm-7:30pm
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
Web: Here


Christmas Markets in Melbourne

Stock up on your festive treats and Christmas presents at the following Xmas themed markets in November:

The Market - Christmas Edition at Chadstone

When: 10 November 2018, 10am to 3pm
Where: Phoenix Park - 22 Rob Roy Road, East Malvern
Web: Here

Melbourne Collective Market at Queen Victoria Market

When: 17 & 18 November. 8am - 3pm Sat. 8am - 4pm Sun.
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Web: Here/

German Christmas Market in South Melbourne

Where: 4th Floor, 24 Albert Road, South Melbourne
When: 29 November. 9:40am - 3pm.
Web: Here

German Christmas Market Bayswater

German Christmas Market Bayswater


Where: 51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater
When: 25 November. 10am - 4pm.
Web: Here

Christmas Makers Market Eltham

Where: Living & Learning Nillumbik, 739 Main Road, Eltham
When: 25 November. 10am - 4pm.
Web: Here.

Deutsche Schule Melbourne German Christmas (Evening) Market in Fitzroy North

Where: 96 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North
When: 30 November. 5 - 9pm
Web: Here

Santa's Magical Kingdom at Caulfield Racecourse

Melbourne's magical Christmas extravaganza will return to the Big Top at Caulfield Racecourse on 23 November 2018.

Santa's Magical Kingdom


This year, Santa's Magical Kingdom returns to Melbourne for the 7th consecutive year! Embrace the festive season with all the favourite activities seen in previous years, plus a few extras

When: 23 November - 23 December.
Where: Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield
Web: Here


Phew! If the above festive events don't get you into the Christmas spirit, we don't know what will! Have we missed any Christmas-themed events happening in or around Melbourne this November? If so, get in touch so we can add to the list.



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