Christmas Ice Skating At O’Brien Icehouse
Monday, 4th December - Friday, 22nd December

Get ready to escape the summer heat and dive into some festive fun at O'Brien Icehouse at The District Docklands! From Monday, December 4th to Friday, December 22nd, Melbourne's coolest spot is transforming into a winter wonderland, and you're invited to join in the icy excitement.

Picture this: you'll be skating surrounded by twinkling Christmas trees and snowflake projections, listening to Christmas tunes, and even have the chance to share a laugh on the ice with Santa himself. Whether you're a skating pro or a complete newbie, everyone's welcome to cool off and join the merriment.

Ready to join the fun? Just visit for all the details and to grab your tickets.


The District Christmas Makers Market
Sunday 17th December 11am-4 pm

Get ready for a festive treat at The District Makers Market's special Christmas edition! Imagine enjoying live entertainment while exploring a vibrant array of market stalls. These stalls are a treasure trove of art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, unique gifts, and mouthwatering homemade and homegrown goodies.

What's more, this special edition welcomes your furry friends with open arms! The District is a pet-friendly place, and you'll discover stalls filled with treats, accessories, and even stylish outfits for your four-legged pals.

So, grab your coffee, take a leisurely stroll through the open-air laneways, and indulge in some delightful shopping. It's the perfect way to soak in the holiday spirit and discover one-of-a-kind treasures. See you there!


Wednesday 22nd November – Thursday 30th December

Tinseltown is coming, just in time for the festive season.! The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up will fulfil all your wishes and overflowing with holly jolly Christmas spirit!

It's time to make every day cheery again, and you guessed it...Tinseltown is all about celebrating Christmas so you can expect Santa's elves, tinsel, festive tunes and lots of winter warmer drinks, including a fabulous Christmas cocktail menu! The halls are more than fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever! You'll be left unable to shake the spirit and joy of our favourite season.

Tickets cost $21pp and include entry to the themed bar and a themed drink on arrival.

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Santa's Village
Wednesday 22nd Nov – Sunday 24th December

Santa's Village is coming to Tinseltown, the ultimate interactive wonderland where the magic of Christmas comes to life! This festive season, the District Docklands invites you to join Santa and his Elves on an unforgettable adventure through a Christmas Village!

Get creative with bauble decorating, write a letter to Santa, and play Christmas-themed games like Antler Toss and Candy Cane Limbo. Test your trivia knowledge with our jolly Elves and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols.

For those who can't get enough of Christmas, we offer additional paid activities including craft making in the Toy Factory, Christmas biscuit decorating, Ice Curling, and even the chance to have your photo taken with Santa himself!

Make this a memorable holiday season by surprising your family and friends with a visit to Santa's Village. With festive drinks, cheeky Elves, games, and photo opportunities around every corner, there's no better place to be this Christmas. So come along and join the fun!

Tickets cost $18 per adult and $12 per child.

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City of Melbourne Christmas Maze is back! 
Wednesday 29th November – Sunday 24th December

Back for another year, the City of Melbourne's Christmas Maze returns right outside The District! 

Santa’s lost his elves! Can you help find them? Make your way through the giant present-themed maze with fun interactive games and find all the elves for a chance to win exciting prizes.

This is a free to attend event.

Click here to find out more! 

Have breakfast with Santa at The Pancake Parlour
Saturday 2nd December 2023.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Welcome the Christmas season and join us for a fun-filled Santa's breakfast for kids at Pancake Parlour The District Docklands where little ones will have the chance to meet Santa and enjoy a delicious breakfast!
Breakfast includes: 
• $9.90 Kids Alice’s Wonderland Surprise & flavoured milk (chocolate/strawberry) or juice (apple/pineapple) includes 10% weekend surcharge
• Optional: $12 Short Stack & Coffee/Tea + 10% weekend surcharge (this will be available on the day not pre-paid via online bookings)

When: Saturday 2nd December
Location: The Pancake Parlour, The District Docklands
Session times: 9am-10am OR 10.30am - 11.30am

Important notes: This event is suitable for children over the age of 3, as the child should be able to feed themselves. While parents need to attend the event to watch their children, there may not be enough seats for each parent to sit next to their child. There will be space allocated for parents to sit. Santa and characters will attend both sessions however may not spend the entire time at each session. Customers that attend the 9.00am - 10.00am session will need to leave The Pancake Parlour by 10.00am to ensure there is enough time to clean the area.

Spots are limited to 30 kids per session so please book now to secure your place. Children are to be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Please contact The Pancake Parlour Docklands directly if your child has any dietary requirements before Sat 2 Dec and they will try to accommodate, all consumption at own risk. If you can not attend after booking, please ensure you cancel your booking with the restaurant.

Click here for more information and to book now!