There's something for everyone at the Arts Centre Melbourne these holidays
If you're wondering what to do in Melbourne over Christmas and the New Year, look no further than the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne for a dose of fun and excitement this summer.
Stay in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct at Mantra Southbank, which offers the perfect holiday accommodation option just five minutes' walk from the Arts Centre and a variety of other landmarks.
The centre will be open throughout the school holidays - excluding Christmas Day - so you can rest assured there'll be plenty of opportunities to have a ball with its diverse program for 2013.
If you're in the mood for some family friendly entertainment, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo to go on your very own prehistoric adventure. Touch and feed the dinosaurs in this show and and get a look for yourself at the Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton ever found in this country. The show is on from January 7-19 so you have plenty of time to get up close and personal with your prehistoric favourites.
"If you're wondering what to do in Melbourne over Christmas and the New Year, look no further than the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne for a dose of fun and excitement this summer.
The whole family can enjoy the mysterious magic on display at The Illusionists, where you will be awestruck by the fantastic feats on display from January 3-12. Alternatively, get your toes tapping and your little ones humming along at the Angelina Ballerina 'Mousical' - showing from January 15-19 only.
Of course, there's nothing quite like a twinkling set of lights to get everyone into the Christmas spirit, so make sure you check out the centre's own epic decorated house on the lawn between Hamer Hall and the Spire. It's up now and will be there until January 1, so make sure you stop by before it's dismantled.
The ballet classic Swan Lake is playing for a limited run in December, sure to weave its spellbinding magic over audiences as the tale of love, evil and magic is recreated by a skilled bevy of dancers. See it unfold before your eyes from December 17-18.