Kid-friendly Christmas entertainment in Melbourne

If you’re looking for inspiration for kid-friendly Christmas entertainment in Melbourne, look no further Christmas shows are popping up all over Melbourne. Be sure to check these out:

Christmas events and shows in Melbourne
Image: Santa’s Magical Christmas

Santa’s Magical Christmas

Santa’s Magical Kingdom is heading back to Caulfield Racecourse this festive season. Santa, Mrs Claus and their northern friends are looking forward to meeting everyone under the big top for this magical Christmas walk-through adventure.

Enjoy the enchanted Snowland, feel the snow gently falling around you and seek the elusive Snow Queen. Take time to write your Christmas wish list letter and show off your artistic skills decorating a delicious gingerbread man. Be amazed by the Bertocchi International Spectacular Christmas Show and of course, there is a variety of rides!

Date and time: various dates and times, please check the website.
Each session is 3 hours long
Location: Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East
Price: Adult $40.68, Child (2–12 Years) $38.64, Concession $38.64, Family of 4 (Price Per Ticket) $35.67
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Image: Lah–Lah’s Stripy Christmas Live Show

Lah–Lah’s Stripy Christmas Live Show

Come and join Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate Christmas in Melbourne. There will be a special musical visit from You-Know-Who. That’s right, direct from the North Pole, Santa Clause will be coming to the show with his brand new Trombone! So pull up your stripy socks and pop on your Santa hats and get ready to dance!

If you’re looking for the best musical experience for your child, this is it. Up close, no stadiums, 100% live, every Lah-Lah show includes a free full cast meet and greet session after the show. Meet Lah-Lah and the band, touch and try the real musical instruments, have your photo taken with the stars, and collect their autographs – it’s all included in your ticket. 

PRESTON, VIC
Date: 14 December 2019
Time: 10.30am (50 minutes + 20 minute meet & greet)
Location: Preston City Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston
Price: General Admission $27.50, children under 12 months of age are free with a paying adult
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CAULFIELD VIC
Date: 15 December 2019
Time: 10am (50 minutes + 20 minute meet & greet)
Location: Glen Eira Town Hall, Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield
Price: General Admission $27.50, children under 12 months of age are free with a paying adult
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Christmas events in Melbourne
Image: MSO – Twentieth Century Fox

Home Alone in Concert with the MSO

Experience the beloved Christmas classic film Home Alone with John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Featuring conductor Benjamin Northey,
Concordis Chamber Choir and the Australian Girls Choir.

Written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, Home Alone (1990) is a hilarious and heart-warming film starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves.

Date and time:
Friday 13 December 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 14 December at 2pm
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.
Film rating: PG
Location: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Price: $49–$125
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Image: Australian Ballet

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker, join the narrator and the cast of characters at a colourful Christmas party that transforms into a spellbinding, magical adventure. Storytime Ballet is created especially for children aged three and up.

Children will be fully immersed in the story and will help make the magic happen on stage.

Date: 11–15 December 2019
Time: 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
Running Time: 50 minutes
Location: Playhouse, Art Centre Melbourne
Price: $44–$56 + service charge
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Image: Melbourne Recital Centre

The Snowman

The classic children’s film The Snowman will come to life on the big screen with a live orchestra. The Snowman tells the story of a young boy’s snowman who magically comes to life and takes him on a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Date: Saturday 7 December 2019
Time: 10am & 11.30am (duration 50 mins with no interval)
Location: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street
Price: Standard $26, Family of Four $86 + transaction fee. Children under 2 years of age are free when they do not occupy a seat.
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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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