Monday 24th
Christmas Eve – Avoid going anywhere!

I trust that you have not saved your shopping till the eleventh hour and therefore have the day to slowly toil away in the kitchen and watch Love Actually for the hundredth time. But if you did get caught up in the Christmas party circuit and various end-of-year shenanigans, I recommend you make a list, check it twice, get in early and forget being nice.

Tuesday 25th
Christmas Day

Eat your body weight in seafood and pudding, drink an exceeding amount of chilled vino, watch that your uncle doesn’t get too drunk and handsy with your housemate or partner, and fall asleep with ABC’s screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in the background. Perfect.

Wednesday 26th
Boxing Day: Manicures and Martinis at Campari House.

Broke a nail from snatching sale items from fellow shoppers hands? Perhaps from swiping that credit card too vigorously? Campari House have you covered, for just $13 you can get those talons repaired. You can sip a martini, hang your shopping up in their cloak room and take a load off. Book prior and you’ll have no regrets… until you get your credit card statement that is.

Location: The Campari House, 23-25 Hardware Lane
Dates: 26th December, 2012
Price: $13 (drinks not included)

Thursday 27th
Johnnie Walker Garden of Eden

Johnnie Walker Gold Label have recently opened a pop-up cocktail bar at Crown’s West End, and with the city skyline as a backdrop, this is as visually appealing as it is tantalizing for your taste-buds. Experience the Garden of Eden with global mixologists armed with an abundance of forbidden fruit.

Location: The West End, Crown Melbourne
Dates: Every Friday 8pm-2am, closes 5th January 2013
Price: FREE entry.

Friday 28th
Wonder Women! The untold story of American Superheroines at ACMI

From the super powered female entity that graced the comic books in 1942 comes a documentary about women, feminism and the American heroines that have made an impact on today’s society. Wonder Womenis a film for comic buffs, documentary lovers and people who think women are ace… everyone?

Location: ACMI, Federation Square
Dates: 27th December- 13th January
Price: $6-$15

Saturday 29th
Mornington Peninsula.

Take a trip out of the city, gather your friends and drive down to the Mornington Peninsula. The Peninsula Summer Music Festival begins from Saturday the 29th till Sunday the 6th of January, check out artists and venues at:

Location: Mornington Peninsula
Price: Varies


Sunday 30th
Gypsy Jazz on the Village Green.

If you’re looking for something chilled out, preempting getting wild on New Years Eve, then I’d suggest this little event. It starts every Sunday at 1pm, so either join in and jam away or sit back, relax and enjoy the tunes.

Location: CERES Community Environment Park, Cnr Roberts and Stewarts St, Brunswick East
Dates: Every Sunday 1pm
Price: FREE


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