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If you're not feeling festive yet, we'll do our damndest to bring a smile to your bauble.

Christmas events

'Tis the season! Time Out scours the city to find our best yuletide events – some crafty, others classic and some just plain cheesy (in a literal and figurative sense!)

Christmas Day lunches

Hate your family? Miss your family? Can't, won't, or shouldn't cook? Here's what to do for eats on Christmas Day.

Restaurants and cafés open on Christmas Day

Can't face the kitchen on Christmas? Try these venues that are staying open on Christmas Day.

Best places to buy a real Christmas tree

If you want a real Christmas tree this year, go out on a limb and try one of these places.

Melbourne Christmas lights

Think your fairy lights are impressive? Wait till you see the seven metre trees and interactive displays lighting up Melbourne.

Hitting the Christmas sales

They're mot pretty, but the post-Christmas sales are a sartorial necessity. Mary Bolling asks the experts for tips on frontline fighting.

End of year party venues

Whether you're after an intimate dinner or a hootenanny under the sea, Melbourne has you covered for office party venues.

Where to find the perfect Christmas present

Our ultimate guide to where to shop this Christmas online and in-store.

Office party dos, don'ts and the ideal party playlist

The annual office party is a landmine-riddled field of dangers, where any wrong step has year-long consequences... let Time Out be your navigational guide.

Top ten Christmas getaways

Still stumped for a destination? It's not to late to plan your perfect seasonal break. Try Time Out's fresh holiday ideas.

A-Z of the best and worst Christmas movies

From cosy suburbia to outer space, from gangsters to Grinches, from Charles Dickens to Charlie Brown, there’s a whole world of entertainment to be had come the holiday season.


Christmas 2013 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Date Wed 25 Dec 2013

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