Start your day with brunch at Mabu Mabu's Big Esso in Federation Square. Help yourself to big and small sized share plates of seasonal produce, which incorporate incredible native flavours.
Enter ACMI to see the latest exhibition, The Story of the Moving Image, which dives deep into the history of film and television. Or wander across Princes Bridge for the NGV Triennial, a summer art extravaganza running from 3 December.
If sport's more your game, check out the Australian Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds, celebrating sporting greats and our most popular games.
Mad for cricket? The Boxing Day Test takes place at the MCG from the 26 to 30 December.
Perhaps pack a picnic, hop in a GoBoat and cruise down the Yarra to see Melbourne riverside on a balmy summer afternoon. Land lovers can spread out gourmet goodies at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Or jump on a tour with the Koorie Heritage Trust, where an expert will guide you through the rich history of the world's longest continuous living culture.
Settle in for a meal of local Victorian produce at floating eatery Yarra Botanica or see in the sunset with a summery cocktail at Ponyfish Island, just under the Evan Walker Bridge