Can you believe it’s December already? Go outside and you’ll start seeing the tell-tale signs of the Christmas season - trees, lights and decorations - popping up wherever you go as people prepare for the holidays.

Like any other city, Melbourne’s Christmas and new year’s calendar is completely jam packed with events to cap off another year.

Christmas and New Years Eve accommodation Melbourne


Are you visiting Melbourne on a budget?

It can be disheartening knowing that you might not be getting the full Melbourne experience.

So if the only thing in your wallet is a family of cartoon moths, don’t worry! Melbourne is more than willing to accommodate for those with tighter budgets. Look hard enough and you can uncover plenty of fun, cheap or in some cases, completely free experiences!

We’ve got you covered with this list of fantastic free activities in Melbourne.


Calling all foodies! Come down to the Night Noodle Markets at Birrarung Marr this November to experience the rich and diverse flavours of Asia.

Back again for another delicious three weeks, the Night Noodle Markets give you a taste of all the wonderful culinary delights that Asian region has to offer. Originally part of The Age Good Food Month, Night Noodle Markets is now a standalone event (and Good Food Month will now take place in June 2018).

Night Noodle Markets Birrarung Marr


Hold on to your horses, folks - it’s once again time for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival!

Dubbed the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar, for six straight weeks the Spring Racing Carnival brings together the finest thoroughbreds from the country and the world across dozens of races.

A are you more of a casual viewer than a racing aficionado? The Spring Racing Carnival is also an important period for the Melbourne fashion scene!

With live entertainment, plenty of attractions and events, there’s sure to be something for everyone this Spring Racing season.

 Spring Racing Carnival 2017