Friday, 26 December 2014

I Love the Weekend Between Christmas and New Year!

The weekend between Christmas and New Year is one of my favourites because there is no pressure to do anything, but because you're on holidays, you really want to get out and about.  Here in Melbourne the weather is going to be fantastic (28-30C with sunny clear blue skies), so this weekend it will be all about getting out into the sun.

Here are some of the things going on around Melbourne town over the next few days.

Boxing Day Test

If you're into sports in Melbourne, then it's likely you'll be checking out the cricket Boxing Day Test.  You could camp out in your lounge room, with all your luxuries at your finger tips (ie beer and doritos), head to a pub to cheer on the Aussies with a drink or two, and 50 of your closest mates (at least, for the day), or you could make your way to the MCG, get into the spirit, and probably partake in a Mexican wave or two.  Whichever way you choose, enjoy the game, and fingers crossed that the Aussie cricketers bring it home against the Indians!

The Wind in the Willows

If you're looking for a fun few hours with the kids, you could visit the Royal Botanical Gardens for an outdoor theatre production of the Wind in the Willows, performed by the Australian Shakespeare Company.  The Head Rabbit turns the audience into 'rabbits' too, and all are welcome to participate in the songs, dances and laughter of this interactive event.  This is the 28th year of the event, so if longevity is any indication of success, this production must be a winner.  Enjoy a summer's afternoon or evening in the gardens with a picnic and your family.  Sounds pretty great to me!

Grease the Musical

Now be honest, who doesn't love Grease??  All the singing and dancing, teenagers being good and bad, and Olivia and John making lovey eyes at each other.  If you feel like getting your happy face and feet on, you can still check out Grease the Musical at Her Majesty's Theatre until the end of January.

'Friends, Foes & Super Heroes' Sand Sculpting Exhibition

From Boxing Day, if you head down to the Frankston waterfront, you'll see all kinds of characters and superheroes sculpted in sand at the 'Friends, Foes and Super Heroes' Sand Sculpting Exihibition.  From Minnie and Mickey Mouse, to Buzz Lightyear and the Incredible Hulk, and Darth Vadar and Yoda from Star Wars, you're sure to find your favourite.  There are also a bunch of other interactive children's activities including Sand Sculpting Workshops, a Lego Play Zone, and Disney Activity Zone.  You might find a few big kids there too!

Are you at home this weekend, or have you gone on a holiday?  What are your plans? 

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