10 Melbourne Events Happening In December 2018

Melbourne is one of the most happening cities in the world with an extensive line-up of events throughout the year. There are festivals, music shows, theatrical productions and sporting events to suit all tastes. Wander across the city and explore vibrant laneways for amazing coffee and food. Choose Melbourne bus charter to attend these events in December.

 

Melbourne Magic Show

Magic shows can be illusionary, as you look from a distance, but Luke Hocking has got something unconventional to display. With his latest show Impossible Occurrences, he breaks the barrier between performer and audience. This unique show starting 7th of December brings you up and close with Hocking, as he performs feats of mind reading, illusion and magic right in front of your eyes. He has been a professional magician for over a decade and has refined his skills with every performance. He has been a part of several popular shows, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Melbourne World Rice Festival 2018

This free festival will get you your Asian food fix from 7th to 9th of December, with all your favourite rice dishes at one place. The event will be packed with family entertainment and includes cooking demonstrations from passionate vendors and celebrity chefs. This is probably the best place you can go to, if you have been hankering for familiar favourites. Watch cultural performances from across the world and learn about the amazing grain. Come along with your friends and family to feed to your hunger cravings.

Frankston Power Centre Outdoor Cinema Event

There cannot be a better feeling than watching a festive movie under the stars. The Frankston Power Centre will turn into a family place on the 8th of December. Beanbags are available, or you can also bring your own chair. Fairy floss and popcorn will be available for free, while Santa will be making a special appearance. Booking is essential, even if it is a free event.

Beaumaris Twilight Christmas Market

As a support to local designers, Designers Markets Australia will be holding this event on the 12th of December. It’s time for some Christmas shopping and to enjoy all the Australian made craft stalls as well as food trucks and food stalls. There will be fun for the whole family, and kid’s activities such as lively music, face painting and jumping castle.

Sun & Sets 2018/2019 – Sporting & Boutique Music Festival

Starting 15th of December, Sun & Sets is a combined boutique and sporting music festival that runs over 2 days, offering the most entertaining experience in Australia. Tickets are priced at $25-$80 for children and adults. You can enjoy a beach volleyball tournament in the morning. There will be plenty of gourmet food, a pop-up bar and chart topping artists. Live music performances will be brought to you by artists including London Topaz, Night Theory, Blasko, Amin Payne and Yahtzel.

The Melbourne Book Market

Looking to get hands on a new book or Christmas present for someone special? The Melbourne Book Market on the 16th of December has got you covered. This book lover’s paradise will be hosted within the elegant Queen Victoria Market. 15 of the most experienced book dealers in Melbourne, including illustrators and authors have selected an amazing range of beloved books. A wide array of genres to suit all you can expect to peruse through arts, travel, kids, gardening, history and literature books, plus a wide range of quality 2nd hand CDs and vinyl records.

Shared Christmas Party at Melbourne Zoo

Canapes, drinks, styling and entertainment will be sorted at this Christmas party to be hosted in Melbourne Zoo. This is an ideal end year celebration with everything included. You just need to get your troupe together and enjoy. You will be taken to a mysterious location, where you can enjoy an adventurous night in one of the private spaces in the Zoo. There will be special animal experience packed with entertainment, unlimited cocktail style food and an outdoor terrace. As it is a wild ‘Christmas’ themed event, make sure to dress up in your finest outfit, so that you can win a prize. Dance the night away and have loads of fun with end of the year celebrations.

Indian Summer Festival 2018

Due to be held from the 23rd to 27th of December, this cultural festival celebrates modern India with show stopping cricket, memorable films, fine art, enchanting music and scrumptious food. You are set to have a good time with a wide range of modern street art on display, international music talent,  family cricket activities and open-air cinema. Round up the friends and family, and spend the day immersed in authentic cricketing action and Indian culture.

Beyond the Valley 2018

There may be a number of music festivals in the country, but only a few stand out in terms of the effect it creates. Beyond the Valley is one such festival. Once again, the event will be staged over the New Year’s Eve period. We have both local and international artists, and they are carefully chosen to bring the best possible entertainment. Visitors will come from across the world to see artists such as Zhu, What So Not, Rufus, Kaytranada, The Rapper, Jamie XX and many more. Experience breathtaking visuals and music, along with a series of gourmet food trucks, boutique bars, communal hubs, sculptures and art installations.

Shrek the Musical at Frankston Arts Centre

The green ogre Shrek is in town to entertain families this New Year Eve. This Academy-Award winning animation movie is based on a picture book of the same name. This fun musical extravaganza follows the story of the unlikely hero who finds himself on life-transforming journey along with a feisty princess and wisecracking donkey. The musical features all new songs and some familiar faces, including a cooking with an attitude and a short tempered guy. If you had been looking for a fun night out or day out with your friends and family, add this event to your calendar.

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