Thursday, 24 December 2015

Melbourne Museum Members Summer Party (13 Feb 2016)

Melbourne Museum is throwing a party - just for Museum Members and among one of your most

When: 5.30pm-8.30pm, Saturday 13 February
Where Children's Gallery, Melbourne Museum
Perfect for families with children aged 3 - 8 years.
Bookings are essential, book online or phone 13 11 02

loved places of wonder, the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Cherry picking (November ~ January)

  • Pack a lunch for a picnic.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Walking shoes
  • Water

1. Red Hill Cherry Farm -61-69 Prossors Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

2. Ellisfield Farm Mornington Peninsula -109 McIlroys Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

3. Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm -52 Arkwells Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

4. Bluehills Cherry Farm -27 Parker Rd, Silvan VIC 3795

5. Cherry Hill Orchards -474 Queens Road, Wandin East VIC 3139

6. Cherry Haven -470 Queens Road (end of Cherry Lane), Wandin East VIC 3139

Monday, 7 December 2015

Sand Sculpting Australia - A Day at The Zoo (26/12/15 - 25/04/16)

Sand Sculpting Australia is excited to present A Day at The Zoo! You will be amazed by our life size sand sculptures on display created by 20 of the worlds finest sculptors.

From Boxing Day 2015 over 3,500 tonnes of sand will be transformed into mesmerising sand sculptures of all your favourite and much loved Zoo animals, but with a twist!

As you walk through our sand pathways you will recognise our sand renditions of Monkeys, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions and Meerkats alongside Orang-utans, Zebras, Gorillas and countless more!

But remember to pay close attention when venturing into our sand Zoo; as it’s not all what it seems. You may even catch sight of mythical animals like Unicorns, Griffins and the legendary Loch Ness Monster or cross paths with our futuristic fantasy creatures.

Integrated with the sand sculptures will be event activities for children and adults alike. There is also an undercover cafe for you to sit back and relax and enjoy light refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at the event ticket box with cash only.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Boulevard Christmas Lights (12/12/2015 - 24/12/2015)

Appealing to an audience from right across Melbourne and country Victoria, The Boulevard Christmas Lights Display has become one of Melbourne's longest-standing Christmas traditions. Since the 1950s, residents have been hanging lights to decorate their gardens and windows. Approximately 100,000 people visit each year over the course of the two weeks.

Event details

The Boulevard
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079
Event Map
The Boulevard
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079

Get  directions from:
Map data ©2015 Google

Catching pipi at Venus Bay (December ~ January)

  • Venus Bay, Victoria
  • This is around 2 hours drive from Melbourne.
  • Aim for Bay 1, turn left away from the entrance; or bay 5, turn right away from the entrance.
  • Weather is above 28c
  • Map (see below)
  • Tide Time (Check at Australian Tide Time)
  • Fishing License (Purchase at Kmart or DPI online)
  • Container (2-liter per person limit)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Square Light Projections (28/11/2015 - 25/12/2015)

Throughout the city and Docklands areas, keep your eyes open for buildings lit in Christmas colours. 
Tying the city together in festive cheer, be sure to see the each unique building's Christmas lighting interpretation and be filled with Christmas cheer.
Participating buildings:

- Bolte Bridge- Melbourne Star- Westin Hotel- Intercontinental Rialto - The Arts Centre- Manchester Unity building- Southgate - State Library - Melbourne Goal - Royal Exhibition Building (week preceding Christmas) - MCG (week preceding Christmas)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Free Summertime Cinema under the Stars (05/12/2015, 12/12/2015, 19/12/2015)

Enjoy a night under the stars watching a great movie in some of Boroondara's grandest parks.
Come and enjoy free cinema under the stars with your friends and family enveloped by the leafy surrounds of your favourite Boroondara parks.

Choose to BYO rug and picnic basket or buy some treats from the cuisine onsite. Whatever the decision, Summertime Cinema promises to be a great night out.

See if you can spot the dance mob No Lights No Lycra (or even better get in on the secret).

Summertime Cinema is open from 8pm for an approximate 8.30pm start, with pre- screening entertainment beforehand.

Labyrinth (PG)

David Bowie 
When: Saturday 5 December
In a year where everything has revolved around David Bowie, it’s no surprise that the demand to seeLabyrinth is high.
David Bowie stars as the goblin king, Jareth, who steals the young Sarah’s (Jennifer Connely) baby brother after she wishes him away in a fit of frustration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Giant Lego Christmas Tree at Federation Square (27/11/2015 - 27/12/2015)

LEGO Christmas Tree at Fed Square27 Nov – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Square
Marvel as Fed Square’s spectacular LEGO Christmas tree comes to life with a magical lightshow set to your favourite Christmas carols.
LEGO Christmas Decoration Build
6, 13 + 20 Dec | 10am – 3pm (or until bricks run out) | The Square
Build your own LEGO decorations to take home with you in this festive workshop for the whole family!
LEGO Christmas Creations1 Dec – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Atrium Fracture Gallery
See a display of amazing LEGO models that have been built by our very own Melbourne community and dedicated Adult Fans of LEGO.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Gingerbread Village Melbourne Town Hall ( 01/12/2015 - 24/12/2015)

EPICURE’s award-winning Executive P and his talented team will have spent months bringing his Gingerbread Village vision to life. This year they will craft the F1 Grand Prix, to add to the village comprising 500 kilograms of gingerbread, 360 kilograms of royal icing, 150 kilograms of marzipan and around 800 miniature Christmas trees for the festive backdrop.
astry Chef Deniz Karaca
For a nominal gold coin donation, the gingerbread miniature-land has already raised over $80,000 in donations, with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Australia.

Gingerbread village by EPICURE

Tuesday December 1 to Thursday December 10: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday December 11 to Thursday December 24: 10:00am to 8:30pm
Melbourne Town Hall, corner Little Collins & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Big Design Market Melbourne (04/12/2015 - 06/12/2015)

Opening hours
Friday 4 Dec 10am–9pm
Saturday 5 Dec 10am–7pm
Sunday 6 Dec 10am–5pm

Royal Exhibition Building
Nicholson St
Carlton Gardens
Melbourne, Australia

Adults $2
Free for kids 12 and under

The Big Design Market will present independent designers from Australia and New Zealand along with design retailers who'll be showcasing independent design products from around the world. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights (Nov. 28, 2015)

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights

This Saturday 28 November 5pm-10pm

Davey St, Frankston

Commence the festive season this Saturday by bringing the family together for a night of excitement and entertainment at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights.
Join Santa and Mrs Claus as they welcome you to an enchanted evening, lose yourself in the sounds of Christmas and create lasting memories with your family and friends. Rich in history and tradition, Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights promises a night of magic for the young and young at heart.

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks Display

Proudly presented by EastLink

Gather around the 100+ year old Norfolk Pine tree with the kids for the highlight of the night! See the awe on the children’s faces as the tree and fireworks display light up the night sky! It’ll be worth the wait.
This inspiring spectacle captivates many and has become a tradition for residents and visitors who enjoy sharing this special moment with their family each year. details