Ho, Ho, Ho… Merry Christmas!

Melbourne may be thousands of miles away from the North Pole and powder white snow but it’s definitely not going to stop the city from going all out and giving you the best Christmas season ever!

Believe us when we say Christmas in Melbourne is set to be a magical and exciting time.  

Le Garage has looked into some of the must-visit Christmas events in town that you simply can’t afford to miss! And don’t worry about CBD parking, either: we’ve got you covered with super low rates… and you can save even more when you pre-book your spot online!


Christmas at Fed Square

  • Federation Square
  • 24th November to 25th December
  • 9am-late

Watch Fed Square’s plaza transform into Christmas Square! Be enthralled by this magical forest themed Christmas festivity that’s perfect for families and children of all ages.

Visit Fed Square between the 24th of November and Christmas Day and get a photo with the jolly man in red himself! While kiddies tell Santa what they wish for in their stockings, people of all ages will marvel in the supersized 16m Christmas tree that will dominate the square.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the square at night too: from 9pm, you’ll be dazzled by a spectacular light show.


Santa in the City

  • Christmas Square (City Square, Swanston Street)
  • 27th November to 25th December
  • 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
  • Additionally, Friday 4pm to 7pm

Have you been naughty or nice?

If you’ve been nice, then you’re in luck because guess who’s coming to town? Santa!

Children will have chance to meet Santa and tell him all their Christmas wishes this year.

And they can even get a keepsake courtesy of a free photo opportunity with Santa and his helpers. Don’t miss this free event in City Square (which transforms into Christmas Square) from the end of November and through December.


Santa’s Post Box

  • Christmas Square
  • Until 15th December

Do you have something to say to Santa? Perhaps a special request for a certain gift in your stocking come Christmas morning? Or maybe you just want to share a wish, a secret, or simply a “hello!”

Presented by the City of Melbourne and Australia Post, children can send their very own letters all the way to the North Pole, thanks to the City of Melbourne and Australia Post!

Address letters to:



Santa is no doubt very busy this time of year, so make sure letters are sent by 15th December to receive a reply!

You can also donate a gift to Australia Post at GPO which will be delivered to a child in need.


Nativity scene blessing

  • Federation Square
  • 13th December
  • 10:30-11:30am

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful and witness the blessing of the Nativity scene at Christmas Square.

And cap off the Yuletide vibe by listening to a choir perform your favourite traditional Christmas carols.


Federation Square light projections

  • Federation Square
  • 1st to 25th December
  • Light shows commence every 20 minutes from 9pm-10.20pm

Federation Square is one of three feature sites across the city where people of all ages will be dazzled by a spectacular light show. The night sky will light up with fantastic projections on some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.

The two other feature sites are the State Library and Docklands.



Looking forward to celebrating Christmas in Melbourne?

Le Garage’s CBD parking will make it even more exciting!  

Christmas is indeed a wonderful time to be in the city!

With all these exciting events in Melbourne’s CBD, we can guarantee you’ll have a great festive season celebrating with your loved ones.

And with all the festivities in the area, you might be wondering where to find secure CBD parking, too!

The search stops here, with Le Garage.

Le Garage is largest parking facility of its kind located in the east end (or “Paris end”) of the CBD, making it an ideal central location from which to visit various sites across the city.

We offer a secure, user-friendly, and clean parking space that you can access 24 hours a day from both Flinders Street and Flinders Lane.  

We are also only a few steps away from all the Yuletide happenings at Fed Square!

Make sure you book your secure CBD parking online in advance now before all the Christmas rush and madness! Happy holidays!

Ps. Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 of this blog post where we’ll be sharing even more Christmas events in our wonderful city.