Boxing Day Melbourne

Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket GroundBoxing DayMelbourne on Boxing Day is a buzz with activity.  If you are in the centre of the city the retails stores will be opening slightly late to massive crowds of bargain hunters lining up for the incredible Boxing Day sales.  And make sure you don't get in the way of these fanatical shoppers when they are about to get their hands on a good discount item.

You'll probably need refreshments when you take time out and we have some great restaurant and cafe ideas.

And if you are just on the skirt of the CBD near the Melbourne Cricket Ground you will notice people on a pilgrimage to the traditional opening of the Boxing Day Test cricket match.

A gorgeous city with lots to do and widely applauded as one of the worlds most liveable cities you will find lots to do at at parks and venues along the Yarra River, CBD, Federation Square and Southbank, South Wharf and Docklands.

Have a great Boxing Day in Melbourne

Boxing Day Melbourne 2024 Ideas for Things to Do

Post Christmas, the traditional Boxing Day Sales are on all over the shopping precincts. Melbourne shopping can be fun and also there are many places open for east and drinks to aid recovery from all the celebrations. So whether it's a restaurant, bar, pub, club, hotel or other we hope these ideas will make your Boxing Day in Melbourne that little bit better.

  • Boxing Day with Fivebounds

    Five Bounds


    Boxing Day Corporate Suites

    Enjoy a memorable Boxing Day with a Private Box at the MCG. Entertain guests from the best seats in the house with premium food and beverages packages and personalised service.

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  • Boxing Day at Young & Jackson

    Young & Jackson

    Melbourne / 03 9650 3884

    Boxing Day

    Are you busy shopping at the Melbourne Boxing Day Sales? Right across from the Flinders St Railway Station is the iconic Young and Jackson Hotel and away from the busy streets it provides a refreshments retreat.  Stop by for a cool drink or put your feet up this Boxing Day and dine in for lunch!  The team at Y & J look forward to seeing you come thru the doors!

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  • Boxing Day Serenity at Pilgrim


    Melbourne / 03 9654 9575

    Boxing Day Serenity

    Ah the Serenity away from the crazy Boxing Day sales in Melbourne's retail strips.  The quiet drift of the slow flowing Yarra River meanders by as you can relax at Pilgrim. Great tasting treats and quenching beverages to match.  Make your Boxing Day a Pilgrim one!

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  • Boxing Day Rushing By at BearBrass


    Southbank / 03 9682 3799

    Boxing Day Rushing By

    While people are rushing to get the latest bargain, take a breather and watch on from Bearbrass . Or if you are heading to the Boxing Day Test then Bearbrass will be the place to be for a snack and a refresher before you go or to digest afterwards.

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All the ideas for things to do in Melbourne with friends and family keep coming this Boxing Day. We've tabled a quick version to help you and your friends get out and about on this Big Day.

Melbourne Boxing Day Things to Do

Here is our Melbourne Boxing Day summary guide of things to do. Ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner in great Melbourne restaurants, hotels, pub and venues to help celebrate this awesome December Big Day!

Southbank Hophaus Bar
Boxing Day Dining Need a break from the Boxing day Sales? That's okay. Treat yourself to a great meal and drinks and recharge at this fantastic venue.
Port Melbourne Rubira's
Boxing Day Seafood Awesome seafood at Rubira's. The best Boxing Day dining. Make sure you plan ahead and book a table.
Southbank Ludlow
Boxing Day Eats Ludlow Melbourne is a crowd favourite. Take a brake from all the Boxing Day sales and treat yourself to some great food and drinks.
Melbourne Turf Bar
Boxing Day Sports The Turf Sports Bar is a favourite for Sports! With Cricket on the screens and some great grub catch all the action at Turf. Book your table for the Boxing Day Test..
Melbourne Bourke St Imperial Hotel
Boxing Day Treats Treat yourself to some great food and drinks this Boxing Day at the Bourke St Imperial. Right at the top of the CBD and only a short trip from all the action of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.
Richmond Amora Riverwalk
Boxing Day Accommodation Score your tonne with accommodation at the Amora Riverwalk this Boxing Day. Close to all the cricket action at the MCG and Great River Yarra views, what more could you want?

Tell us about your Melbourne Boxing Day Event.

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