Seven Unusual Things To Do This Christmas in Melbourne

Attending Christmas lunches and dinners with family can be a little monotonous, but fun at the same time. Then, there are individuals who want to do something extraordinary beyond the get-togethers and want to enjoy the Holidays with a little edge. With public transport running free all day and car rental becoming your savior, MRCR has a list of 7 unusual things to do this Christmas in Melbourne.

Visit the best free picnic spots in and around Melbourne : Ranging from pristine riverbanks to parks, there are many places to visit, roll a rug out and chill with some homemade food.

  • O’Donohue Picnic Ground
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • National Rhododendron Gardens
  • Hamer Arboretum
  • Moonlight Creek Picnic Ground
  • George Bass Coast
  • One Tree Hill Picnic Ground
  • Grants Picnic Ground
  • Birdsland Reserve
  • Maranoa Gardens

Enjoy the best dumplings in Melbourne because Christmas feasts are too mainstream : Dumplings being a staple diet and available in a wide range of steamed or fried variations are the best meals for anyone.

  • Din Tai Fung
  • Spice Temple
  • HuTong
  • Ruyi
  • Tim Ho Wan
  • China Red
  • Shanghai Village
  • East FLower Dum
  • Wonderbao

Catch up the latest movie with a big coke and a large popcorn tub : With many options in theatres like Lido Cinemas, Palace Cinema Como, Cinema Nova and more – folks have a lot of movies to enjoy even in the Christmas. Upcoming releases in Australia include,

  • Star Wars : The Last Jadi
  • Wonderstruck
  • Paddington 2
  • The Florida Project
  • Slack Bay

Join the Orphan’s Christmas Day 2017 at Federation Square : Anybody who is finding themselves alone for Christmas (due to circumstances) can be considered as an official Christmas orphan.

  • Cupcake & Dessert Walking Tour
  • Photography Group
  • Lygon St Food Safari
  • Food Night Safari Melbourne
  • Smartphone Photography Course
  • Tour of Melbourne’s Bar Scene

Enjoy the most sumptuous food at restaurants : There are many places which are open for food enthusiasts on the Christmas Day.

  • Federation Square
  • Southgate
  • South Wharf
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • Docklands
  • Chinatown
  • The Wharf Hotel

Go on a shopping spree because it is CHRISTMAS! During the Holiday season, the retail markets are flooded with most extravagant discounts.

Visit a church or attend a mass :

  • St Paul’s Cathedral – 8 am Holy Communion, 11 am Sung Eucharist, 3.15 pm Festal Evensong
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral – 8 am Mass, 9.30 am Mass, 11.00 am Solemn Mass

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