Snow in the middle of the hot Melbourne summer? See it with your own eyes as part of Fed Square’s free Christmas program, Spirit of the Square!
Melbourne-based design outfit, SIBLING has transformed The Square with Whiteout, an installation of large, snow-white, spheres that pop up throughout The Square, creating an immersive and interactive landscape.
Whiteout is a playful take on the snowy imagery often seen in cinema and TV during the festive season and is the backdrop to a daily program of free events.
The program of events includes festive films, Big Screen Gaming, live music and a resident illustrator who will capture your merriment in sketches for you to take home!
There will also be an Orphans’ Christmas on 25 December for fellow Christmas exiles or families looking for a fun place to spend the day. Pull up a deck chair and watch a movie marathon on the Big Screen or take part in a series of games and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Where: The Square
When: 1 – 25 December
2 – 22 December | View schedule for times + locations | Free
Enjoy the festive harmonies of choirs and singing groups from across Melbourne as they come together in a daily schedule of public performances. View schedule »
Big Screen | Every Monday | 6pm – 8pm | Free
Pull up a deckchair and enjoy free screenings of festive films on the Big Screen.
Big Screen Gaming
Big Screen | Every Tuesday | 6pm – 8pm | Free
Test your gaming skills and challenge your friends with videogame play on the Big Screen, led by Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
Fed Square Live
The Square | Every Thursday except Christmas Day | 5.30pm – 7.30pm | Free
Soak up summer evenings while watching an acoustic outdoor concert with some of Melbourne’s emerging musicians.
The Square + Big Screen | Every Friday | 4pm – 7pm | Free
Watch audio-visual masters Brigid Burke and Mike Gurrieri take to the stage for multimedia shows of lively music and captivating visuals on the Big Screen.
The Square | 6, 7, 13 + 14 December | 2pm – 4.30pm | Free
Spend the afternoon getting crafty with artist, Zoe Stuart and make your own bauble that you can fill with your Christmas wishes.
The Square | 6, 7, 13 + 14 December | 3pm – 6pm | Free
See illustration artist Jeffrey Phillips transform you and your friends into playful sketches that you can take home.
The Square | Thursday 25 December | Breakfast 9am – 11am | Games + Films from 12pm | Free
Soak up the festive atmosphere with the Breakfast Hop, games by Pop Up Playground and a movie marathon on the Big Screen. Fed Square will be a great place to bring the family or celebrate the day with fellow Christmas exiles.
Whiteout Christmas Specials
Melted Snowman Cocktail | $15
White chocolate, chocolate liqueur, Cointreau + ice-cream
Mövenpick Ice Cream
Combo | $6
Single scoop of ice cream + a bottle of water
Il Pom Italian
Coffee + Tiramisu | $10
Pizza | $10
Every Tuesday from 11.30am enjoy $10 pizzas + $5 schooners and house wine
Lucky Dip deal | $50
1 pizza of your choice and chips + 4 imported beers
Children’s Christmas special
Free kids jelly with every kids meal