Right now, Melbourne is sparkling under the lights of the Melbourne Christmas Festival. And in the heart of the city, at Fed Square, you’ll find an amazing line-up of festive events, special appearances, live performances and more. See Santa, be surprised by wizards, celebrate Chanukah and more at Fed Square.
“The festive season is even brighter at Fed Square this year as we welcome characters close to our hearts, inspirational performances and magical moments to the centre of Melbourne,” said Chief Experience Officer Suzana Bishop. “The city has come alive again and we look forward to having Victorians join us to celebrate a special time of the year.”
What festive things can you expect at Fed Square?
Be amazed by a Christmas tree that towers 16 metres into the air. Then, catch up with Santa at his workshop, take an “Elfie Selfie”, see performers and light up bell swings. Christmas Square will run from now until Saturday December 25.
Christmas Film Screenings
To hype us up for Christmas, there will be six days of uninterrupted free screenings of your favourite Christmas films. Starting on Friday December 10 with Love Actually, it will continue until December 18 with other beloved films, like The Grinch and Elf.
Fed Christmas Workshops
Have some fun and learn a few things along the way. Make a holiday wreath with Melbourne florist Flowers Vasette, or make fancy cocktails at IceBar. The Workshops will take place on November 21 and December 17.
The Christmas Gulls
Take a photo with resident Fed Square gulls Fred and Fifi. At 4.5m tall, these installations were created by A Blanck Canvas for the festive season. See these light-up gulls in their Christmas best, from now until December 25.
Chanukah Pillars of Light festival
Celebrate Chanukah at the Pillars of Light festival. Experience a ceremonial lighting of the 12ft high Menorah, and see local artists perform on the main stage each evening. There will also be guest speakers, and each night will focus on a different theme that connects our communities. This festival will take place from Sunday November 28 to Sunday December 5.
Christmas in the Wizarding World
Can you believe that it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released on film? Celebrate this special anniversary by watching all Harry Potter films on the big screen in Fed Square. There will also be a special appearance by the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.There will also be other magical activities, like a masterclass on how to handle a wand. Enjoy all things Harry Potter on Tuesday December 7.
See daily performances by Djirri Djirri Dancers and The Dreaming Project and enjoy a special appearance by Koorie Klaus. On the big screen, you will also see a a welcome to Country by N’arweet Carolyn Briggs and Aunty Di Kerr, performances from The Merindas, Kee’ahn, Bumpy Trio and Aaron B, and a screening of the Australian classic, Bran Nue Dae. Koorie Krismas is presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust and will run from Friday December 10 to Sunday December 12.
Knitted Architecture, 2021
The Sampling the Future exhibition at The Ian Potter Centre will fill The Atrium at Fed Square. Be amazed by seven super-sized knitted towers in vibrant colours. See the knitted masterpieces from Friday November 26 to December 29.
Learn more about all the magical things at Fed Square this festive season by clicking here.