• Ewan Arnolda

Beautiful Christmas in Melbourne City

Christmas is always a beautiful time in the city of Melbourne. The most livable city dresses up in its finest. Iconic buildings decorated with colourful displays and large Christmas trees & ornaments are peppered around city locations.


Especially in 2020, celebrating the holiday season in Melbourne City means a lot more as The COVID-19 Grinch threatened to steal Christmas. After months of hard work from all Victorians, restrictions eased and the city started to come back to life in time to celebrate this joyous time of the year.


Here is a look at the City of Melbourne all dressed up for Christmas 2020.



The Myer Christmas Windows


The Myer Christmas Windows was initially cancelled, but even a pandemic could not ruin a family tradition spanning years. The display was bought back incorporating the pandemic in its story.


Bourke Street Mall


Bourke Street Mall with overhead decorations.


This sign 'Kiss me under the Mistletoe' can be found in a laneway off Bourke Street Mall.


Stroll past the Christmas trees and Nutcracker Soldiers under the classic arches of the heritage-listed Melbourne GPO.




Melbourne Town Hall


During the day Melbourne Town Hall looks beautiful decorated with Nutcracker Soldiers, blooming flower beds, and a big bow wrapping the portico.


But at night is when he magic happens with stunning Christmas projections bathing Town Hall in static displays. Other projections sites include the State Library Victoria and Princes Bridge. All projections can be viewed every night from 29 November to 25 December.


Christmas Square (Federation Square)


The hub of the Christmas Festival is Christmas Square located at Federation Square. This is a wonderland of family-friendly fun with a giant 16m Christmas tree, Santa’s Workshop and a large set of ornaments. Open until Christmas Day.


All photos are taken by Ewan Arnolda Photography unless otherwise stated. Photos were taken on a Canon 5D III 24-105m lens.


The video below features many more images, taking a look at Christmas present and past in the City of Melbourne

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