What's On in Melbourne

Your local guide to all things sport, culture, music and more! 

Queen Victoria Night Market

15November Wednesday nights - 15 November 2017 to 11 April 2018

The Night Market at the Queen Victoria Market is back!

Celebrating 20 years in the sun, the Queen Victoria Market is open every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm from 15 November 2017 to 11 April 2018.

The market is full of food stalls, design stalls and performances, and the best bit is it's only a 3 minute stroll from ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments.

To find out more about the markets, visit their Facebook, Instagram or website.

Christmas in Melbourne


Christmas is a magical time in Melbourne with so much to see and do.

Something special for the whole family is the Gingerbread Village by Epicure. Spot Melbourne's iconic landmarks and gingerbread chefs getting up to mischief.

For the tech savvy travellers, get out your smart phone and download the Christmas Festival App, Santa's Lil Helper.

Don't forget to stop past the world-renowned Myer Christmas windows in Bourke Street Mall.

With so many activities in and around Melbourne, the City of Melbourne has put together the following guide to ensure that you don't miss out on anything.

New Year's Eve


The City of Melbourne presents an annual New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular and free entertainment in the city.

ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments is only a short stroll to the Flagstaff Gardens midnight fireworks.

From 9pm to 1am enjoy a 2017 music video retrospective and let DJ Jade Zoe count in the new year.

For more information on Melbourne's NYE 2017 fireworks, click here.

Australian Open

15January Monday 15 January - 28 January 2018 at Melbourne Park

Hit Melbourne and join in the excitement that this city has to offer during the iconic sporting event, the Australian Open.

Stay at ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments with easy access to trams on Elizabeth Street, making it a stress-free journey to Melbourne Park.

For more information on the event or to buy tickets, visit the official Australian Open website.

Photo credit to Visit Victoria.


From the producers of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, another Disney classic has hit Melbourne!

This childhood favourite is playing at Her Majesty's Theatre until Sunday 14th January 2018.

Get your tickets here.

Our tip: Why not stop for a quick bite at ibis Kitchen on your way to the show? With a new food and drinks menu, there is sure to be something to take your tastebuds on a magic carpet ride!