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EventsYour summer starts here
Tis’ the season to celebrate Melbourne as the culture capital and make the most of the exciting events popping up this season.
Let’s face it, Melbourne’s heart never truly stops beating so while the festive season kicks into full swing, be sure to put some time aside to soak up all our city has to offer before the end of year wraps.
See the festive lights
The festive spirit is well and truly alive at St. Collins Lane. See Melbourne’s famed Parisian end shining in all its glory with our Christmas installation perched on top of the Collins Street façade – just a short walk from Melbourne Town Hall’s famous Christmas projections and Federation Square’s famous Christmas Bauble.
Pack a picnic for the park
Is there a better way to enjoy a warm summer day than with a picnic in the park?
Known as the Garden State, Melbourne boasts the best parks in the country and it doesn’t get better than the picturesque surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. A stone’s throw from the CBD in South Yarra, it’s the perfect spot to take a picnic basket and enjoy beautiful views.
Our tip? Up the ante on your next outing and visit one of Melbourne’s many artisan delis to create your own picnic accompaniments.
Flex your theatre game
It’s time to start warming up those vocal chords as some of Melbourne’s favourite shows take stage. Take your pick from Andrew Lloyd Webster’s School of Rock at Her Majesty’s Theatre or have a spoonful of sugar with Mary Poppins Returns at the Regent Theatre.
Get inspired by art exhibitions.
Revel in world-class art at The National Gallery of Victoria and see the new Escher X nendo I Between Two Worlds exhibition. Featuring more than 160 prints and drawings, there’s no doubt you’ll be immersed by the mesmerizing world of art. Book your tickets on their website here.
Down the road at Lecia Gallery Melbourne at St. Collins Lane, experience the work of renowned New York photographer Bruce Gilden with his exhibition ‘Untitled’ that features some of Melbourne’s underground personalities and their associates.
Experience summer on the big screen
Swap out your traditional cinema experience for a deck chair and a night under the stars at Rooftop Cinema. Located at Curtin House in Melbourne’s CBD, it’s the perfect place to catch all of 2018’s blockbuster flicks as well as all your holiday favourites. Session times available on the website here.