Christmas

Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

 Deck the halls with LEGO® this Brickmas.  Experience the magic of the festive season with a LEGO® twist at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre with Christmas Bricktacular running every day from 1-24 December. There will be festive additions to the LEGO replica of Melbourne including a winter village near the Royal Exhibition Building and an Aussie-style Christmas scene at St Kilda …

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It’s Christmasland at Sugar Republic

Sugar Republic is back until 23 December with Melbourne’s jolliest pop-up Christmas experience! The old MacRobertson chocolate factory in Fitzroy has been transformed by Sugar Republic into Christmasland. Ten immersive Christmas rooms, a marshmallow pool, human snow globe, giant peppermint ball pit and tonnes more festive fun for you, your friends and all the family. Santa is …

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Myer Christmas Windows 2019

Excitement builds again as Myer Christmas Windows are unveiled to celebrate the 64 year old tradition in 2019. Artists, animators and craftspeople, once again, work their magic to create the 2019 theme based of the Gumnut Babies from A Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the work of much loved Australian female author and illustrator, May Gibbs. Roly-poly …

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Love Actually in Concert

Kick off the festive season and get into the Christmas spirit by experiencing the ultimate romantic comedy, Love Actually, like you never have before. This December, Hamer Hall screens Love Actually Live in Concert with a full, live orchestra performing the hit soundtrack with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally …

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Australian GIN Christmas pudding

Australian GIN Christmas pudding is now available through limited release in selected retail stores, Four Pillars Distillery Door and online at fourpillarsgin.com.au until sold out. These exquisite 400g puddings cost $25 and have been created by Yarra Valley local Elisha Webber from Silver Penny Puddings. Made with Four Pillars’s Australian Christmas Gin, as well as the gin-steamed oranges from their  Rare …

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Queen Victoria Winter Night Market – June 5 until August 28, 2019

One of the best parts about Winter starting is that it symbolizes the start of our Winter Night Markets at Queen Victoria Market. The Winter Night Market is known for its warm atosphere with warm fires scattered throughout it and local entertainment, but particularly for its delicious street food and specialty shopping. We love the …

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Spritz for Summer at Brunetti Melbourne

Brunetti in Melbourne just keeps impressing us with its amazing coffee and cakes, delicious pizzas and pasta and that gelati, OMG! Now they are offering a range of 12 different flavoured spritz in time for the festive season and warmer weather! Some flavours include the Violette (Fabbri violet, prosecco, soda water), the Nero (Fabbri Marendry, …

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Love an Independent Bookstore

Remember the 1998 chick flick  “You’ve got Mail?” starring Meg Ryan (Kathleen Kelly) and Tom Hanks (Joe Fox)?   The Independent Bookstore “The Shop Around The Corner” was forced out of business because the big bad Fox & Sons Books seduced people with their square footage, discounts, deep armchairs, and cappuccinos. Borders came along and I always …

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