Best of December: Where to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Melbourne! Tis’ the season of holiday parties, Christmas shopping, and drunk uncles. With a range of markets, parties, and plays, you’ll definitely find something to do this December. Check out out guide for the top ten events around you this month.

Brewers Feast (2 Dec)

Experience an amazing boutique craft beer and food festival, made by beer lovers for beer lovers. Held at the historic Abbotsford Convent Gardens, experience a fun day of live music, unique beers and stalls.

Big Burger Biannual (7-10 Dec)

Enjoy 15 patty flipping, cheese dripping masters of burgers show you exactly how a burger should be done. Watergardens Town Centre will host some of Melbourne’s favourite burger vendors over four days. You’ll be back more than once, we promise.

An Evening with Four Pillars Gin (9 Dec)

Saving Grace bar will be hosting a tasting and information evening for lovers of gin. Receive a gin and tonic on arrival, four gin tastings, as well as a Negroni to wrap up the night. A must-attend for gin enthusiasts.

Boho Luxe Christmas Market (10 Dec)

Boho Luxe Market is one of Melbourne’s most amazing finds for bohemian fashion labels from Melbourne, Byron Bay, and beyond. Held in Federation square, you won’t be able to resist popping in for some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Manus Refugee Fundraiser (13 Dec)

This fundraiser aims to raise money for refugees on Manus Island, in a night of film, speeches and spoken word. Books and badges will also be on sale, as well as a viewing of The Jolly Swagman by Charby Ibrahim.

Vegan Mini Market XMAS Edition (16 Dec)

Find some unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends at this Abbotsford Convent’s vegan Christmas market. Enjoy ethical and cruelty free treats while you’re there too!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (21 Dec)

In the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens is a mystical wonder you can’t miss! Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream will take you into a world of lovers, fairies, and fools, with the garden lit up with lights. Perfect for a midsummer night picnic.

Off The Grid (22 Dec)

Off The Grid assembles a talented crew of artists, musicians and minds to connect technology with creativity. It’s 14 hours of dancing, eating, and drinking, without sending a single piece of material to landfill.

Mariah Carey’s Xmas Party (23 Dec)

No one loves Christmas as much as Mariah Carey. All we want for Christmas is for you to celebrate Santa Claus Comin’ to Town with Mariah’s Christmas classics. Enjoy a night of dancing to really get in the festive spirit!

New Year’s Eve @ The Botanical (31 Dec)

Celebrate in style this New Year’s Eve with an opulent evening of fine food and wine at The Botanical. Enjoy a four course menu including a glass of Champagne upon arrival. It’s been a long year, you deserve it!

Proud glutton, beer snob, sustainability enthusiast and collector of silly socks. Aspiring ‘Cool Aunt’ who collects eccentric artifacts from her world travels.

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