This Festive Season look no further than ‘Federation Square’ as you immerse yourself in free family fun activities or enjoy New Year’s at Taxi Kitchen or Riverland with the best views of the city’s Fireworks!

Federation Square, located in the heart of Melbourne, is the place to be this festive season! With an array of free activities for the whole family, you can immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and create lasting memories.

One of the highlights of the season is the Christmas Carol Program, which runs throughout December. You’ll be treated to the enchanting sounds of a diverse range of choirs as they perform beloved carols. From traditional renditions to contemporary twists, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

But that’s not all! Grab your blankets and head to Federation Square to watch your favourite Christmas movies on the big screen, right under the stars. The line-up includes timeless classics like ‘The Polar Express’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, and ‘Miracle on 34th Street’. Snuggle up with your loved ones and let the magic of these films transport you to a world filled with holiday cheer.

For those looking to chill out, the Ice Bar at Federation Square is the perfect destination. Whether you’re young or young at heart, it’s the perfect place for all to cool off. Please visit

If you’re in the mood for some festive drinks, don’t miss the Festive Sunday Sessions by Four Pillars at Victoria by Farmers Daughters. Sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy the lively atmosphere while getting into the holiday spirit. Please visit

And of course, New Year’s Eve is a momentous occasion to celebrate. Head to Taxi Kitchen for a sophisticated dining experience, coupled with breathtaking views of the city’s fireworks. If you prefer a more relaxed setting, Riverland offers a prime spot to enjoy the dazzling spectacle of fireworks while sipping on your favourite beverage.

Federation Square truly has it all this festive season. With free activities, Christmas carols, movie screenings, an ice bar, and fantastic New Year’s Eve celebrations, there’s no shortage of fun and excitement. So, gather your loved ones, head to Federation Square, and make the most of the holiday season in our favourite city, Melbourne.

Please see below for more information:

  • Riverland’s NYE Event: Join Riverland for a spectacular New Year’s Eve with a $195pp food and drinks package (or grab a limited early bird ticket on sale for $175pp). Celebrate by the river with a prime view of the City’s NYE fireworks. Purchase tickets here.
  • NYE at Taxi Kitchen (7.30 pm – 12 am): Indulge in New Year’s festivities at Taxi Kitchen, featuring an all-inclusive package for $350 per person. Enjoy a 5-course menu, a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, beverage packages, and a direct view of the Melbourne fireworks. Reserve your spot here.