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What to do in and around Melbourne this December - So much fun!
November 28, 2019

What's on This Month?

There's PLENTY to do in and around Melbourne!

December Newsletter Edition 2019

Share the newsletter amongst all your friends.

I'd love to see more people really benefiting from reading what's going on in our fair city and around the countryside.


- What's been happening on the Website - New pages announced

- Still continuing on redoing some of the woefully (where was my head at) OLD Site pages.

- What's happening in and around Melbourne in the month of ...


- Products in my Razzle-Dazzle-Zazzle Store - The weather is warming up and this makes for fun times to head on off to the local Farmer's Market. I've designed some totes to carry all your goodies home in.

- I've been working hard at increasing the presence of Family Getaways Melbourne on a few Social Media platforms. If you haven't already followed me on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, I'd love you to join me over there.


Great Ocean Road Map

This page present a review of the latest Great Ocean Road touring map and suggests a few extra maps and products that will help make your adventures in this region more fun.

Checkout the ... Great Ocean Road Australia

Love you to share this page's pin in Pinterest. You will find it here at Great Ocean Road Map

Melbourne in December

The Melbourne Monthly Section is building slowly with the addition of What's on in Melbourne in December

Melbourne in December is chaotic, what with everything gearing up for the Christmas celebrations and festivals being held throughout the countryside, not to mention the extra Christmas markets popping up everywhere, it is hard to find the time to get around to doing everything.

I'll try and make it easier for you by suggesting some things to do with your family and friends this December. Check the website page out for more details on the suggestions

In the City

- Myer Christmas Windows - Melbourne City

- Christmas Projections - Melbourne City

- African Music and Cultural Festival- Federation Square

- Christmas Tree Light Show - Federation Square

- New Years Eave Fireworks - Melbourne City

- Christmas High Tea- Sheraton Hotel Melbourne City

- Lakeside Carols - Albert Park

- Christmas Concert - Melbourne City

- Carols by Candlelight - Melbourne City

- Moonlight Cinema - Melbourne City

- 14th Annual Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Melbourne

Christmas Markets

- Arts Centre Melbourne's Saturday Christmas Market

- The Big Gift Fair Christmas Makers Market Frankston

- The Make It Collective Christmas Market at Melbourne Museum

- Northcote Night Market

- Boho Luxe Christmas Edition & Vegan Christmas Market - Federation Square

Extra Suggestions

- Inverlock Sounds of Summer Festival

- Meredith Music Festival

- 2019 Lakeside Carols at Gasworks Arts Park

- Christmas Day Lunch at Werribee Zoo

- Pick Your Own Cherries at Red Hill Cherry Farm

- American Express Open air Cinema

- Sand Sculptures - Boneo Discovery Park

Use this page to fill in your diary and check the Weather in December page to see what the month may have in store for us. It is such an unpredictable month! Melbourne Weather In December
For more information on all the suggested ideas visit the website page ... What's on in December

I've added a few more videos to the Pinterest Video Board. I would love you to pop over and have a look. Save a few or all ... LOL ... and share them around. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising :-)

This is one I made for What's on in December Love you to check it out and save it to your Melbourne Board.

Site Overhaul! is still going on

If you do find anything on the website that is out of date, I would really appreciate if you could let me know. Please contact me here

Also, if there is anything that you would like to see up on the site, use the same link and let me know. I love putting new information on the site for others to enjoy.

There are some pages on the site where you can share your own experiences. On the page, you will find a form where you can add your own story. Here are some examples.

Markets in Melbourne

Zoo Stories

If you would like to share your experience or experiences with us, that would be great. Become part of the website with your very own page.

Here is a typical example of a viewer's experience on the beach at Redcliff

Sunrise on Redcliff beach

Just click onto the image and fill in your details. My promise is to NOT spam you or inundate you with products to purchase. Just full on information for you to make your time in Melbourne a fun experience.

The Biggest Mistake Visitors make when visiting Melbourne

'Not Being Prepared'

Preparing your trip/visit into the city will save you heaps of time and frustration.

Family Getaways Melbourne will help somewhat, however, there are other ways that you can make your visit a memorable one.

Drop into the Tourist Information Centre at Federation Square and chat with the friendly staff there.

Federation Square, Melbourne

Corner Swanston and Flinders streets(opposite Flinders Street Station)Open daily 9am - 6pm

Melbourne Visitor Booth

Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne - between Swanston and Elizabeth streetsOpen daily 9am - 5pm

Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre

Fitzroy Gardens

Wellington Parade, East MelbourneOpen daily 9am - 5pm

City Ambassadors

Along Swanston Street

At corner of Flinders Street, Collins Street and Bourke Street

Open daily

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, noon to 3pm

Or, if you have access to a printer, print off some maps ...

Visitor Maps

I love BBQ's in the park.

There's something about a BBQ'd sausage in bread and the smell of the Aussie bush. School holidays are looming at the end of the month and Melbourne's parks and gardens are excellent places to take the kids and let them run wild!

Parks and Gardens in and around Melbourne

And if it's a road trip you want to take the kids on, then check out some of my ideas for excellent ones that will keep the kids amused.

Day trips for the holidays

Visit My Zazzle Store for some great Christmas gift suggestions

I love to wander the local Farmers Markets

For just this special occasion I've designed several sturdy market totes for carrying all that special produce back home with you.

Here is a small selection, just to get you started ...

Whilst you are visiting my Zazzle store, wander around and check out more of my personally created product range.

I have some great Street Art products that would be excellent for you or your family and friends, such as this Street Art Poster

If you want something especially designed or made up for you just let me know.

Contact me here - Get in touch

Melbourne's Markets On Social Media

Each week, on my Market's Facebook page, I list all the markets that are on over the weekend.

Follow the Melbourne Markets page on Facebook, that way you will know what markets are on each weekend.

I also have the weekly market listings on this page on the website

Social Media

Social Media is alive and well on Family Getaways Melbourne.

Take the opportunity to drop in on one or all of these page links and connect up. Keep in touch!

- The Facebook Family Getaways Melbourne Page

- The Facebook Melbourne Markets Page

- Family Getaways Melbourne on YouTube

- Melbourne Travel Boards on Pinterest

- Follow me on Instagram

- Follow me on Twitter

To those of you who have already connected on any of these Social Media platforms, I say Thank you

What I love to do is interact with you. Always far more interesting to have a two way conversation the internet.

Come on over and start a conversation, share a picture or more from the Pinterest boards or if you have 'TRIED' something, make a comment.

This 'Tried' button really gets the conversations going.

Give it a try out. For example you may have done something in Melbourne that the picture is depicting. Say so and what you thought of it.

Look out for the pictures that I have pinned personally - they will have this showing ...

This is the 'Pinterest Board' that has my Website pages pinned. I'm working through each of my pages and making sure that each is pinned onto this board. If you want to only follow one of my boards, let it be this one at least :-)

The Website Pinterest Board

I love playing with Pinterest. It's turning out to be one of my favourite Social Media Platforms.

Come and join me :-)

If there is a question you need to ask

or a tip/suggestion that you would like to share with me and the Site visitors, please feel free to contact me here at …

Family Getaways

I would love some Help!

Over the next few months, I have set myself a goal to really advance my website and try and build the traffic that is visiting.

So much so that I'm going to be doing a lot of posting, Tweeting and Instagraming through the Social Media platforms.

Here's where I would love you to help somewhat. You have a wonderful group of peers. Some of whom have never seen the Family Getaways Website. I would love you to share the site around amongst your family and friends.

The figures are improving every week, however, where I would love them to be is a lot higher.

Building Family Getaways Melbourne keeps me young and active, sharing what I know and what I'm learning about Melbourne gives me so much pleasure. I am sure there are stacks more people out there who would enjoy what the site has to offer.

I will say thanks for the help now as I know you love this little 'Tribe' we are in and I'm sure so will your peers.

The Future Of Family Getaways Melbourne

The Site is here to stay and I hope that you are enjoying exploring the pages as much as I do writing them up.

This coming month I will be out there exploring more of what Melbourne has to offer.The city is developing so fast these days. New buildings going up, new precincts being redeveloped and more things to see and do.

If there is anything that you need to ask pop over here and ask away

Want to see more content o the site? Have you got any suggestions? Contact me here

Don't forget to drop in and visit any of the markets I've reviewed so far and tell them Family Getaways Melbourne suggested that you do so.

If you like this Newsletter's content, please do a friend and me a big favor and "pay it forward."

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Until we speak again in December (OMG! It's nearly Christmas!), have a great month.

Keep well and keep safe


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