What’s Happening in Melbourne this December


This December in Melbourne is all about film, art and getting your boogie on!


Horror Movie Campout

Date: 4-5 December
Location: Point Cook

If you’re one of those creepy types who loves scaring yourself silly, you’ll have a blast camping out in a dark, remote forest for a night while watching spooky movies. The Horror Movie Campout is a truly immersive experience in which you’ll feel like you’re right inside the film, as a massive screen is set up within the Point Cook Homestead, 45 minutes outside of Melbourne. Bring your toughest mates for the horror experience of a lifetime featuring The Exorcist and another film to be voted on via Facebook. Each camping permit covers three campers and includes a tent, so be sure to book ahead – places are selling out fast! Find out more »


Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei

Date: Opens 11 December
Location: National Gallery of Victoria

This December, get your art critic hat on as the National Gallery of Victoria hosts a stunning exhibition of two of the most influential modern artists – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. With over 200 of Warhol’s world-famous works on show, including the iconic Campbell’s Soup, this is a special exhibition that is not to be missed. Take a trip into the wild minds of both of these incredible artists and discover their influence on modern art and popular culture. Along with the artworks, you’ll find a whole slew of impressive installations, sculpture, film and photography, in one of the most extensive representations of the artists to date. Find out more »


Bollywood Dance and Music Festival

Date: 19 December
Location: Werribee Racecourse

No need to travel to India this summer, because Bollywood is coming to YOU. Experience the world’s largest and most colourful film industry right on your doorstep at Werribee Racecourse. In this massive day and night event, you’ll have the chance to join in on Australia’s biggest costume party accompanied by over 20 DJs and bands, a street food festival and Bollywood-themed mocktails and cocktails. With rides for the kids and a Bollywood fashion show to boot, the Bollywood Dance and Music Festival is pulling out all stops to bring you every single Bollywood-related thing you can think of. Find out more »


Ben and Jerry’s Open Air Cinema

Date: Until 20 December
Location: South Beach Reserve by the St Kilda Sea Baths

Outdoor cinemas are all the rage right now, and Ben & Jerry’s is hosting a rip-roaring movie event this summer right by the beach. Pack the picnic rug and catch all of this year’s blockbusters as well as some old-school classics in the twilight. And since it’s hosted by ice-cream gods Ben and Jerry, you can be sure that they’ve got you covered for snacks, with a bunch of tasty food stalls and a licensed bar. What’s more, every Sunday screening is a ‘Sundae Session’ where you’ll also be treated to live music and FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Yes, you heard us: FREE ICE CREAM! Sweet, chilly goodness! Find out more »


Image credit: Open Air Cinemas

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