Thursday, December 29, 2011

    New Years Eve at Docklands!

    There’s no better way to finish the year than with great food, fantastic company and a spectacular fireworks display- perfect for families, couples and groups of friends after a night of fun and entertainment!

    FREE performances at Waterfront City Pizza include the following:

    7pm- Dora the Explorer
    7.45pm- Stick Mareebo
    8.15pm- Three's Company
    8.55pm- Dora the Explorer
    9.30pm- Family fireworks show
    9.50pm- Man in the Mirror (Reflections of Michael Jackson)
    10.50pm- Stick Mareebo
    11.20pm- Three's Company
    Midnight- Fireworks show
    Stick Mareebo (during fireworks display)
    12.25am-Three's Company

    Celebrate with fireworks over the water, fired from barges on Victoria Harbour.
    The family friendly fireworks display begins at 9:30pm
    Another spectacular fireworks show begins at midnight to bring in the New Year with a bang.
    Click here for a map of the best vantage points.

    Many restaurants along the waterfront are opening their doors and offering a family friendly dinner sitting for those who want to get out in time to enjoy the kids entertainment and early fireworks. A late sitting is also open for those who wish to sit back and enjoy the midnight fireworks from the comfort of the restaurant. Other venues are offering a ‘no booking’ policy so you can drop by for a bite to eat at your own leisure.

    Our pick of restaurants include:

    Grill 66: Sensational steaks & stunning views!
    Enjoy a sensational three course dinner before watching the fireworks display from one of the best vantage points in Melbourne. Includes an early & late sitting to suit everyone.
    Address: 66 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands Vic, Australia 3008
    Bookings: Ph 9640 0808 or online

    Livebait: Be spoilt with seafood & spectacular views!
    Positioned right over the water, Livebait is the spot to be for NYE dinner at NewQuay. Those lucky enough to secure a table for New Years Eve dinner will be totally spoilt with uninterrupted views of the spectacular fireworks display. Includes a 3 course dinner in both an early & late sitting.

    Address: 55B NewQuay Promenade Docklands Vic 3008
    Bookings: Ph 9642 1500 or online

    Mischas: Party with pizza's & pasta's all night long!
    Celebrate the last night of 2011 with the gang at Mischa's, located in a prime position to view the fireworks! No bookings are required, so come in for a pasta with the kids early on, or stop by with few friends for a late night pizza & beer!

    Address: 62 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands Victoria 3008
    Bookings: No Bookings required. Click here for more information.

    Getting to and from Docklands:
    Public transport is free from 6pm on New Years Eve.
    Train: Catch the train to Southern Cross Station.
    Tram: Catch the 30, 70 or 86 tram.

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Celebrate Christmas in Docklands! Icehouse Christmas Showcase, Carols at Docklands, Festive Fun at Harbour Town and Christmas Lunch at Mischa's!

    Christmas is almost upon us! Celebrate the festive season at the Docklands with these great events!

    Medibank Icehouse Christmas Showcase
    Enjoy a very special Christmas at the Medibank Icehouse where some of Victoria’s top figure skaters and stars of the future will showcase their talents in the end of year Christmas Showcase. Get up and dance with the ‘Ice Ice Babies’, marvel at the ‘Can Can’ dancers at the Moulin Rouge, and be welcomed to Burlesque.

    You will also laugh at Scrooge’s antics and smile as Santa Claus, Rudolf, and Elfie make Christmas at Medibank Icehouse a very special place.

    When: December 16th, 7.30pm, and December 18th, 4.30pm
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands
    Cost: Child: $10, Adults: $20, Family (2 adults, 2 children): $50

    Santa at Medibank Icehouse
    Santa will also be paying a visit to Medibank Icehouse this weekend from 12pm to 4pm. Bring the kids down to the meet Santa, write a letter in Santa's hut and post in Santa's special Christmas mailbox!
    For more information on any Medibank Icehouse events, visit

    Carols at Docklands
    Get into the Christmas spirit at Docklands- There's something for everyone at this free event.
    The festivities kick off at 6.30pm with the Kids Carnival, including face painting, rides, characters, jumping castle, fairy floss and Santa. Christmas Carols will soon follow with special guest artists Evermore, Michael Paynter, hip hop group NOLIMITS and a 50 piece gospel choir. The night finishes off with a bang- a spectacular fireworks display! All ages welcome.

    When: Friday 23 December, 6:30pm- Pre-entertainment & kids carnival, 8pm- main event
    Where: Waterfront City Piazza Docklands.
    Cost: FREE!

    For more information visit

    Christmas Lunch at Mischa's
    Mischa's Pizza Pasta & Salad welcomes everyone on Christmas Day! Enjoy a relaxed day with family, friends, funky food & lots of fun! The full menu will be available for you to enjoy. No bookings are necessary- just drop by at your own leisure for a special midday meal!

    An example of dishes include:
    'Go Wild' Salad: Roasted pumpkin, wild rocket, torn mozzarella, pine nuts
    'Oceans Eleven' Salad: Prawns, calamari, octopus, garlic, white wine and herbs
    'The Perfect Pear' Pizza: Italian prosciutto, mozzarella, rocket and pear salad

    For more information & to see Mischa's Pizza, Pasta & Salad's full menu available, visit

    Christmas at Harbour Town:
    Harbour Town has sprung into life this silly season!
    Enjoy late night shopping to grab those last minute gifts, say hi to the big man in red, and keep amused with the Roving Christmas Entertainment!

    Santa visits Harbour Town:
    1-24 December 2011, 11am-4pm daily.
    Roving Christmas Entertainment:
    From 19 December 2011, 12pm-4pm
    Late night trading week:
    From 19 December 2011

    For more information about what's on these holidays at Harbour Town, visit

    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    This Christmas Season at Docklands: Santas Christmas Spectacular, Lunch at Grill 66, Harbour Town Shopping & Mecca Bah Gift Cards

    Santas Christmas Spectacular at Wonderland
    Bring the family to a magical Christmas Wonderland you will never forget. Visit Santa's stable, post a letter to the North Pole and meet the hilarious Santa's Elves. Ride the Santa Express Wacky Coaster, the magical Dragon Flyer, the Bee Ride, Jurassic Inflatable, and for the thrill seekers, the wild Music Trip. Santa will be in his Wonderland, waiting to meet all the children and have his photo taken with the family. And once it gets dark, the park will light up with over 100,000 Christmas lights.

    When: 8-24 December 2011 from 11am
    Where: Wonderland Fun Park, Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands
    For more info or to book, visit or phone 03 9603 1311.

    A Joyful Christmas Lunch at Grill 66!
    Why slave over a stove this Christmas when Grill 66 are offering to cook for you?! Bring the family down to enjoy a festive feast by the waterfront. Sit back, relax and let Grill 66 treat you to an unforgettable Christmas Day Lunch. For the duration of the lunch, you’ll be served your choice of Entree, Main, Dessert, Sides from the specially designed Christmas menu.

    When: 25 December 2011, From 12pm
    Where: Grill 66, 66 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands
    For more info or to book, visit or call 03 9640 0808

    Harbour Town Christmas Shopping
    The season to be jolly is here!
    Harbour Town has a great line up of events and offers for the entire family. Finish off your Christmas shopping at the huge variety of shops, enjoy the roving Christmas entertainment, and don’t forget to see Santa!

    Santa visiting Harbour Town: 1-24 Dec, 11am-4pm daily.
    Roving Christmas Entertainment: Starting 19 Dec, 12pm-4pm
    Late night trading week: Starting 19 Dec

    Once you tire out from your shopping, stop by the brand new hot & cold sushi train at Orient Express. Along with the traditional sashimi and sushi, this train serves hot dishes inc. yum cha, tempura, Teppanyaki & Thai noodles and much more. Find out more about Orient Express here:

    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands
    For more information, visit

    Merry Mecca Bah Gift Cards
    Give someone a voucher this Christmas to enjoy a tantalizing feast of Middle Eastern food! Gift cards are a perfect idea for those hard to buy for friends or family. Cards can be for any value over $50 and free delivery is provided. To find out more visit


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