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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR

FANCY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR? WELL LUNA PARK WILL MAKE SNOWY DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A HO, HO, HO WHOLE LOT OF CHRISTMAS CHEER THESE JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!  Santa is still guaranteed to be in the Luna Park’s house again this winter school holidays. So wrap-up warm and head to Luna Park from 29 June to 14 July  and enter the magical Christmas Wonderland.  Walk through iconic Mr Moon and feel the merriment all around with magical lights, festive decorations galore and of course our beautiful and gigantic Christmas tree. Play amongst the hourly snowfalls and feel that huge rush of excitement that only Christmas can bring, but so much sooner that you ever thought! Santa’s Elves are also coming over and will be very busy sharing yummy Christmas bells from Chocolatier with all the good boys and girls. At 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the elves will be gathering all the kids around for Santa’s special ‘Storytelling Sessions’ to hear what he gets up to when it’s not Christmas time! Also make sure …

Skating At Festival 2018

The Skating At Festival will be returning to Melbourne these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience, and this year it will be at two city locations: Southbank and St Kilda. For the first time, Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located on the Crown Riverwalk along the Yarra Promenade, Southbank and also returning to St Kilda on the corner of Acland Street and Barkly Street from June 22 – July 15, 2018. Skating At Festival will also be returning to the Mornington Peninsula – along the Sorrento foreshore, for another exciting year of winter activities during the school holidays. This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink offers a world-class family friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting and music. Ideal for school holiday fun – Skating At Festival will offer plenty of activities to keep kids entertained all day long. Parents can either join them on the ice or watch from …

The Pleasure Garden

This December, Melbourne will add a shiny new festival to it’s  list. Billed as an immersive, creative arts and music feast, the Pleasure Garden will take over the Catani Gardens on December 10, with a diverse and unique musical programme, mischievous roving theatrical performances, inspiring art installations and large, thematic stages. The lineup for the festival includes local legends The Cat Empire, the funky The Opiuo Band from NZ, London duo The Consultants, Tash Sultana, Blue King Brown, Dub Pistols, Sound System and more. As with every other festival, punters can expect  plenty of  boutique cocktail and food options, plus some thrilling carnival rides. Our friends at Rydges St Kilda are giving away a double pass to The Pleasure Garden with 2 cocktails at Mavis Browns. All you have to do is tell them in 25 words or less why you love summer! More information here. When: December 10 Where: Catani Gardens, St Kilda Visit the Pleasure Garden website here. 

90s Tribute

Tribute Mania Giveaway

Tribute Mania will explode onto the Palais Theatre’s iconic rock ‘n roll stage with simply the best sounding, best looking and most technically accurate tributes anywhere in the world! The formula is simple. Sound like the artist, perform like the artist and look like the artist …then have a hell of a lot of fun doing it! Paying tribute to 5 of the world’s biggest bands, the night will take you on a journey through the 1960s to the 2000s! Playing on the night will be: Bjorn Again – The World’s No.1 ABBA Show The Australian Queen Tribute Show – The Closest You Will Ever Get to a 1980’s Queen Concert Elton Jack Show– The World’s Most Loved Elton John Show The Beatnix – The World’s First Beatles Tribute Show and Still Going Strong and introducing The Spicy Girls – Australia’s First Spice Girls Tribute Show Get your dancing shoes on, Tribute Mania will set your toes tapping. When: 6:30pm, Saturday, 3 September Where: Palais Theatre, St Kilda Visit the website here Exclusive: Tell us your …

Dance your heart out at Listen Out Festival

Australia’s favourite boutique music festival returns to St Kilda for it’s fourth year and the line up is massive! Presented by Fuzzy – the Aussie promoters behind Field Day and Parklike, the festival will feature a bevvy of local and international electronic and hip-hop  artists. Headliners for  the festival this year include Baauer, A$AP Ferg and local legends, RÜFÜS. To get your booty shaking harder, Listen Out will be upping the noise levels this year and the sound on the dance floor set to be over TWICE as loud as last year, thanks to the tick of approval from the good folk at St Kilda Council. Tickets are on sale now, but get in quick, it will sell out soon. Planning a big weekend for Listen Out Festival? Avoid the hassle of getting there and back, and stay at Rydges St Kilda (a 5 minute walk from the festival) with our HOT Winter deal – stay 1 night, and get the next night FREE on weekends. Book / stay by 29 September 2016. T&C’s  apply, so call the hotel directly for details …

Heart of St Kilda Concert

The Sacred Heart Mission 365 days of the year helps hundreds of people who are suffering from homelessness or living in poverty to find care, support and shelter and a hot meal. For the ninth year running, The Heart of St Kilda Concert, held at the beautiful Palais Theatre in St Kilda will play host to a fantastic line-up of comedy and music acts including Russell Morris, Kutcha Edwards, Shan Howard, Olympia and The Umbilical Brothers (with more artists to be announced closer to the date) and raise much needed funds for the Mission and it’s work. The Sacred Heart Mission serves up over 160,000 meals every year from its Grey Street, St Kilda dining hall, and last year the concert raised a massive $79,000 for the Mission’s program which helped to feed nearly 20,000 people in need. This St Kilda concert will feature RockWiz host Brian Nankervis as MC, tickets start from $79 (available via Ticketmaster) and will sell out quickly. Acess to the concert is a piece of cake, take either tram number …

St Kilda Markets

St Kilda Esplanade Market

An institution in St Kilda since 1970, the Sunday market by the beach these days attracts well over 100 local artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs each Sunday to the area. Delve into a treasure trove of handmade fashion, candles and beautiful unique pieces of jewelry. Delight in original paintings, gorgeous bespoke homewares, delicious treats and gift ideas. Stallholders at the St Kilda Esplanade Market are renowned for having a direct hand in crafting the products they sell.  Enjoy a chat with a local about their offering and within minutes you’ll sense the amount of love, passion and pride they put into their work. Take home some unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your friends, family or even yourself – just in time for Christmas. New stall holders are added regularly, so you’ll always find something fresh. You can’t miss this market, just look for the rows of marquees lined all along the Upper Esplanade at St Kilda, head to Luna Park, and you’ll find the start of the market – between Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, easily accessed …