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Day 29: Festive family fun at Docklands

If you’re looking for festive activities for the whole family, check out what Docklands has in store to keep the kids (and you) smiling. Post a letter to Santa, catch some ‘snow’, or enjoy live entertainment all the way to Christmas Day!
Jubilation Festival
Head to Docklands from 12 to 14 December for Jubilation, a three-day festival of fun events for the whole family. There’ll be daily live entertainment, a carousel, light installations, night markets, food trucks and, of course, visits from Santa. This fantastic free event proudly supports the hard work of Victoria’s volunteer firefighters.

Volunteer firefighter with a giant koala and smoke alarm

Support the new Christmas festival at Docklands, Jubilation is here!

Looney Tunes Christmas Show
Head to Harbour Town on 14 December to see the Loony Tunes Live Christmas Show welcoming Santa’s arrival. Lots of giveaways and the chance to meet your favourite characters: Sylvester, Bugs, Daffy and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew. The show runs from 2pm to 4pm on the Harbour Town main stage.
Looney Tunes characters

Catch up with Bugs Bunny and the gang at the Harbour Town Looney Tunes Christmas Show

Wonderland Fun Park
Wonderland Fun Park transforms into ‘Santa’s Christmas Spectacular’, with plenty of yuletide fun happening right up until Christmas Eve. Watch out for daily snowfalls, post your Christmas wish list and catch Santa’s Circus Spectacular Show at the Wonderland Spiegeltent Theatre.
Santa and a family on a carnival ride

Santa trades in his sleigh for a ride on the Crazy Wave at Wonderland Fun Park

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take the kids on the ultimate carousel ride with a trip on the Melbourne Star for beautiful views in every direction and the chance to keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh. Rides will be running from 1pm on Christmas Day as well.
Shot of Melbourne Star at night

Take the family for a ride on the Melbourne Star these Christmas holidays

Photos with Santa
If you want to grab a selfie with Santa, pop down to Harbour Town from 15 to 24 December to catch our favourite sleigh-rider spreading cheer.
Image of Santa and children on giant slides

Take your photo with Santa, from 15 to 24 December at Harbour Town

Other Docklands holiday season events

Year-round fun

Where will you be getting festive at Docklands?