There’s nothing like summer in Melbourne, especially as Christmas approaches. The city’s lively atmosphere steps up a gear and comes to life even further as the festive season kicks in. Christmas brings such a spirited, vibrant buzz in town. The garlands are hung, decorations adorn street lamps and shop windows are decked out with glistening ornaments and flickering party lights.
The mood around the CBD is laid back, yet pulsating and infectious. As you stroll along the city streets, you’ll find yourself weaving in and out of the large crowds of people, some of whom have taken to the festive spirit by donning reindeer antlers or Santa hats. It’s hard not to be captivated by the light entertainment performed by an eclectic mix of buskers and carollers scattered on the corner of busy intersections or positioned outside retail department stores.
The smorgasbord of bars, cafes and restaurants is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Personally, it’s a great city to wine, dine and ultimately to relax as you gear up for Christmas celebrations. The tantalising aromas wafting through the air from some of Melbourne’s finest eateries combined with the large number of funky pubs and clubs only adds to the sizzling energy and ambiance of this great city.
The hedonistic fusion of awesome music, delectable food, cocktail of drinks and great company is hypnotic to the senses and further intensifies the joy and merriment one would experience at this time of the year. Melbourne certainly knows how to turn on the charm to build up a cheerful party vibe full of reverie. You’ll wish to soak it in and bottle it up
I love Christmas, especially in Melbourne!
43 thoughts on “Christmas Greetings! With Love, Melbourne”
wow, beautiful and the light show on the town hall is amazing!
It’s one of the highlights in the city. The light show is really cool:)
The light show is amazing. Wish I could see it in person.
I saw it the other day. Really is awesome!
Do you have it on video? I would love to see it in action. What a treat that must have been!
Sadly I don’t:( The scenes change every 20 seconds or so. It’s certainly drawing in the crowds.
It looks a lot more festive than the UK and I wouldn’t mind the weather! Happy Christmas!
Happy Xmas to you too! The weather is certainly a lot warmer here Down Under.
Seems like my Melbourne trip was two months too early…. 🙂 It looks beautiful.
It is an absolute delight right now and things should get better once New Years kicks in and the Australian Tennis Open hits town
The Melbourne Town Hall light show looked amazing!
It’s so cool. You’ll need to dodge a few tourists to get some nice pics:)
All the more I’m in love with Australia. Thanks for the great photos and journal.
You need to come for a visit. It’s an awesome place. You’ll love it!
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Gosh, remind me to go to Melbourne next Christmas! It’s a lot more exciting than Canberra or the Gold Coast, that’s for sure. 🙂 Thankyou for sharing and a merry Christmas to you!
I thought the Gold Coast would have a great party atmosphere during this time of the year. I guess there’s New Year’s eve celebrations to look forward to. Merry Xmas to you too! Cheers
Hahah on the Gold Coast, loads of people celebrate new years eve in Tweed Heads and then race over the border to do it all again in Coolangatta….
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
Merry Xmas to you too! Hope you have a sensational New Year. Bring on 2013!
Loved your photos of Melbourne, as a fellow Melbournian you have shown our city beautifully and what Christmas in sumeer is all about. Lovely work and beautiful composed photos. Karen
Thanks so much! I’m a passionate Melbournite! I love this city. So glad you liked the post. Cheers!
I’m not a great traveler, so I love to see photographs of other cities around the world. The liveliness, vibrancy, energy, color, and feel of your city shine through. Thanks!
Thanks so much. I love seeing pics of other countries too.
Nice photographs of your city.
As a Melburnian, nice to see these photos. Sport adds to the summer vibe too. All the best, Stephen.
Absolutely agree with you. Sport certainly adds to the vibe of the city. Bring on the Australian Tennis Open, can’t wait!
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Awesome! What a great way to start 2013…WINNING! Happy New Year KZ!
Wow. I’m impressed. And I thought the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert light show in St. Paul, Minnesota, last weekend was impressive. Melbourne puts on a fantastic holiday show. Thank you for sharing this gift with us via your outstanding photography.
Thanks so much for your wonderful words. It’s made my day!
Love the pictures!
Thanks so much! Btw, I love your posts and photography.
Awesome pictures 😀
Thanks so much! It helps that the city of Melbourne is great to capture on a camera.
Wow… the photos are awesome:) Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it:)
How great was the light show on the Town Hall! I was really impressed.
So was I. I wish they had it all year round:)
Fantastic photos. So very colorful.
Thanks so much! Xmas brings out the vibrancy in any city.
Colors of the night were amazing. The Christmas feeling is amped in Melbourne
Absolutely. I wish they’d do it more. I’m kinda bummed that I missed out on the White Night Melbourne event, that was even bigger and better!