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Heads Up: Melbourne Is Getting A Legit 14-Day Festivus Next Week

By James Shackell
7th Dec 2017


It’s a Festivus for the rest of us! And it’s actually coming to Melbourne next week. 14 days of glorious, non-denominational fun, straight from Jerry Seinfeld’s brain to Melbourne Central.

You presumably know what Festivus is already (either that or you stumbled here while looking for scalped Meredith tickets). It’s basically an imaginary anti-Christmas festival, conjured from the mind of one Frank Costanza in the hit TV show Seinfeld. Specifically, the 1997 episode, The Strike.

The festival makes no literal sense, but is (in fact) an amazing concept, built around a deep mistrust of commercial holidays, and the world in general.

Here’s how Melbourne Central’s Festivus is going to work. From Monday next week, George’s Bar will be popping up inside the Centre, serving custom-made Marissa Tomei cocktails. Melbournians will be able to partake in the ‘Airing Of The Grievances’, and of course there’ll be the traditional Festivus pole.  

Melbourne Central will also be running night-time silent discos during the festival, plus a Mariah Carey-oke pop-up at George’s Bar. Fugly Festivus sweaters are actively encouraged.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Human Fund, that’s entirely up to you.

The Details

What: 14-day Festivus Celebration
Where: Melbourne Central
When: 11 December – 24 December
For more info, click here

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Image credit: Seinfeld 

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