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18 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Kate Bartels - 14 Dec 2017


We know that the pressure from Mum to come home and rock up to a few family event this weekend is building. But you’ll just have to miss out on Christmas pud and Uncle Sam’s dad jokes, because this is #Melbourne and there’s eating, drinking and good times to be had.

We’ve got Christmas events galore, and of course—far too much good food and drink on offer. So long, summer bod...

All Weekend

American Express Openair Cinemas

There's only one week left to catch the American Express Openair Cinemas in St Kilda before the season wraps up on 20 December. Get ready for delicious Italian eats provided by Ladro, craft beers from 4Pines, Giesen Wines and, of course, some of the best flicks of the year. We've already bought our tickets for Murder on the Orient Express, La La Land and Detroit, so get yours now before they sell out!

When: Until 20 December
Where: St Kilda's South Beach Reserve
For more info, click here

Fresh Prince of Baklava at Highpoint

If you only have one cheat meal this weekend, you have to make it The Fresh Prince Of Baklava. Of course, they've got all your standard, mouth watering, traditional Baklava, but then they blow your mind with goodies like Nutella, Oreos and Tim Tams… Need we go on?

Where: Highpoint Shopping Centre
When: Every weekend in December
For more info, 
click here.

Life-Size Monopoly at Highpoint

Yep, a Giant Monopoly Board has been set up for you at Highpoint. This is the perfect combo of wins. You’ve got the chance to sharpen up your Monopoly skills in time for Christmas Day, take a break from bloody Christmas shopping and have the most fun you’ll probably have all week. Shotgun the top hat...

Where: Highpoint Shopping Centre
When: Until 24 December
For more info, click here.  


We could all do with a spritz now and then. Good thing the Prahran Hotel is running $10 Aperol Spritzes every day until the end of summer. Kick back in the courtyard and enjoy. There's no better $10 in town.

Where: Prahran Hotel
Till the end of Summer
For more info, click here

Thursday 14 December

Half Price Tinnies In The Dog House

Trust on this one—The Waterside Hotel has had a makeover, and they're embracing their little quirks. It's sort of a cross between American dive bar and Melbourne sports bar, serving up half-priced tinnies, bottles cocktails and fancy AF hotdogs. Don’t wear white to this one. 

Where: Waterside Hotel
When: Every Thursday night
For more info, click here.

Saturday 16 December

Big Bavarian Christmas

Dust off your Santa suit, gather your doggos and prepare your stomach for a Bavarian feast. The team behind Munich Brauhaus have put together a huge festival, complete with dog costume contest, Bavarian games and food, and an attempt to set a record for the most Santas in one place. Neat. 

Where: Munich Brauhaus
When: Saturday 16 December
For more info, click here.

Co-Ground Coffee Block Party

What do you get when you combine a coffee shop with a celebration? You get top-notch espresso martinis, DJs and a bunch of awesome market stalls. The team at co-ground want to celebrate with you, and it's all for a good cause, so get around it.

Where: Langridge St, Collingwood
When: Saturday 16 December
For more info, click here.

Stepping Stone’s First Birthday

Remember earlier this year when a certain café basically shut down the Internet with their dippy eggs in cartons? The guys at Stepping Stone are turning one this weekend, and to celebrate, they're giving away 50 of their signature dish—Kiss and Run Soldiers. Free Insta-worthy eggs. What could be better on a Saturday morning?

Where: 68 River St, South Yarra.
When: Saturday 16 December, 8am.
For more info, click here.

Gingerbread Workshops at The Glen

The guys at The Glenn Shopping Centre have organised a whole heap of awesome Christmas events, and this weekend it’s gingerbread decorating. Hip and shoulder the kids out of the way and get stuck into it. 

Where: The Glen Shopping Centre, Glen Waverly.
When: Saturday 16 December.
For more info, click here.

Festivus Fugly Foto Fiesta

Holy Santa Clause! Try saying that one 10 times fast. Head down to Melbourne Central, chuck on one of their super ugly Christmas jumpers and snap some hilariously hideous Christmas pics. It's all part of their 14-day Festivus celebration. It's a Festivus miracle! 

Where: Melbourne Central
When: Saturday 16 December, 5pm.
For more info, click here.

La La Land in concert

We know you were looking for the perfect excuse to go and see the newly refurbished Palais Theatre, and now you have one. A massive orchestra will play the soundtrack of La La Land, while the movie plays right alongside it. Talk about surround sound. There’s no Ryan Gosling though, soz.

Where: Palais Theatre
When: Saturday 16 December
For more info, click here.

Barkly Square Open Air Cinema

Everybody loves a good open-air cinema. That chick behind you who kicks your chair and that temperature regulation where you’re weirdly hot and cold at the same time...ah, good times. This Saturday you’ve got Christmas favourite, Elf. Win. Oh, and your tickets go towards charity. Double win.

Where: Barkly Square, Brunswick
When: Every Saturday until 27 January
For more info, click here.

PAFU Free Pastries

The Japanese goodness that is apple puff pastries are setting up shop in QV, and to celebrate, they have 150 of the bad boys to give out. Get in fast though, free sweet reats never last long. Prepare to Pafu. 

Where: Pafu, QV.
When: Saturday 16 December, 11am.
For more info, click here.

Sunday 17 December

Carols at Como Park

FINALLY! Christmas carols season is well and truly upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. Como features some awesome talent from stage shows like The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Bring a picnic and stick around for the fireworks.

Where: Como Park, South Yarra
When: Sunday 17 December
For more info, click here.

Markit At Fed Square

Join tons of talented designers at Fed Square this weekend as they show off all their goodies. This market has it all: ceramics for Mum, books for your little cuz, earrings for your girlfriend… are you catching our drift? There's also a dedicated bakesale section, featuring some of your favourites like St Ali and Billy Van Creamy. So very #ontrend.

Where: Federation Square.
When: Sunday 17 December.
For more info, click here.

Pets of the Homeless

There is literally nothing not to love with this one. You’ve got a Star Wars movie night complete with the essentials like popcorn, all while helping an awesome charity. Pets of the homless helps homeless people keep their pets fed and warm this Christmas. Naww! So let’s make sure we’ve got all this— you get to help fur babies, eat popcorn AND watch Star Wars? Yes please, Lido. 

Where: Lido Cinema, Hawthorn
When: Sunday 17 December
For more info, click here.

Footscray Finds

This one is worth a trip over the bridge for. If you like bric-a-brac markets like Camberwell, you’ll loooove Footscray Finds. It’s full of vintage goodies, local handmade crafts and even some fresh produce. You’ll be fed well, and your ear holes will be made happy with some live tunes.

Where: Footscray Library
When: Sunday 17 December
For more info, click here.

For The Diary

NYE at Left Bank

We’ve got a new years eve option for you that doesn’t cost you a bazzilion dollars. And it's still cool! Left Bank has planned a huge night full of entertainment, stunning skyline views, amazing food (did someone say cheese station?) and a sneaky cocktail upon arrival. 

Where: 1 Southbank Boulevard
When: 31 December
For more info, click here.

Have you heard the good news? Melbourne is getting a pop-up waterslide park. 

Image Credit: Pafu 

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