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What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

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What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

Seems like shops n lots of major attractions are close on Xmas day! Can anyone suggest stuff we can do on Xmas day?? Is there any local traditions or xmas parade that we can go to? Thanks a billion if you can help!

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1. Re: What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

Pretty sure there's no parade. There's plenty of stuff in the natural environment to do around Melbourne. If it was me I'd just organise myself a picnic and go for a bushwalk, or to the beach somewhere, or a scenic drive. Maybe with a nice meal somewhere. Some restaurants should be open, might be wise to book a seat somewhere though.

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2. Re: What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

Do a search as there was a thread ont his before. Basically the suggestion was to make up a picnic hamper the night before via the Department store food halls or supermarkets and have a christmas day lunch outdoors (cheaper too) in the Botanic gardens (if sunny).

Christmas Eve there is also a Carol Service near the Botanic Gardens at the Myer Music Bowl although your usually have to book

Website is

www.rvibcarolsbycandlelight.com.au

It is also broadcast Australia wide on tv and is a very big event in Melbourne. Christmas Day itself will be very quite as cinema are usually closed as are most shops (even Milk Bars/Convenience stores open in the morning and close aorundf lunchtime). Casino MAY be open - can't see them losing a chance to miss out on money but that may be a bit tacky to go to on Christmas day (heh I personally think casino's are tacky anyday of the week but thats another matter).

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3. Re: What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions!

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4. Re: What can we do in melbourne on xmas day?

Another suggestions is go to the websites for th elarge hotels (The Windsor, Grand Hyatt, Westin, Sofitel, Park Hyatt, The Langham) - they will prob do both a Christams Eve and Christmas Day lunch - however prepared to be shocked at the price. When I check for the last thread they were well over AUD$100 a head- you culd buy a lot of food for that picnic just with the charge for one person.

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