Well I've had another big week, so I am ready for the weekend to start. Let's get into what's going on around the traps this weekend!
Christmas Festival Launch
Can you believe we are only days away from December?? This year has flown by! Melbourne is starting to kick off the Christmas festivities this weekend, starting with the launch of the Christmas Festival at Federation Square on Friday night. Round up the kids and from 7:30pm, enjoy a family Christmas concert, the exciting arrival of Santa, and the spectacular lighting of the Christmas tree.
Christmas Festival Launch and Myer Windows
If you are in the CBD over the next month or so, you should check out the Myer animated Christmas Windows in the Bourke Street Mall. Every year they have a different Christmas theme, with this year's story being Santa Claus and the Three Bears. It's amazing - adults and kids alike enjoy it. In Melbourne, it's just part of the Christmas tradition.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gautier
If you're interested in fashion something a little different is the exhibition of the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gautier, being held at the National Gallery of Victoria from now until the middle of February. Although I haven't seen it yet myself, I've heard from a few people that it's pretty spectacular. The exhibition features more than 140 garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.
Federation Square Book Market
When I'm in the city on a Saturday morning I always like to check out the Fed Square Book Market. Each week you can browse over 5000 new and pre-loved titles, including literature, history, gardening, travel, art and kids stories in the outdoor market. The Book Market regularly features around fifteen of Melbourne’s most experienced book dealers as well as authors and illustrators. It is supposed to be a beautiful day in the city to wander, so my advice is to wander through here!
Good Food Month - Last Weekend!
This is the last weekend of the Melbourne Good Food Month, and I'm a little sad I haven't been to more things! But if you have some time in your calendar over the weekend, here are a few things you could check out:
- Get your reggae on at the Bridge Carribean Laneway Festival in Richmond, Sunday afternoon
- For some sweet treats you might try the Tour de France High Tea either Saturday or Sunday afternoon in Brunswick
- The Corte Latin Fiesta sounds like fun! Port Melbourne on Sunday afternoon
- Head to Crown Casino and take your pick! Lots of the restaurants there are having some special event on this weekend.
Variety Santa Fun Run
If you need a reason to get out into the amazing weather we are in for this weekend, the Variety Santa Fun Run at Albert Park Lake on Sunday morning. You can do a 2 or 5km walk, or a 5km or 10km run, and what is super cool is that EVERYONE wears a santa suit! It's supposed to be warm, so I suggest going in whichever race starts earliest! All funds raised go to Variety, the Children's Charity, assisting sick, disadvantaged and special needs kids.
Are you doing a run this weekend (or this week)? Where? What else are you planning to do this weekend?