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BlogDecember 16, 2021

Staying Local Over Christmas? We’ve Got You Covered

For many of us, the thought of travelling overseas or interstate given the current climate seems too stressful. While we are not far from feeling comfortable enough to get on a plane and make these trips a reality once again, the large majority of us Melburniuns will probably be staying local this Christmas period.

But not to worry, there are more than enough things to see and do and experiences to be had all within reach of our local city. 

Here are Signal Security’s top 5 must do’s this Christmas period for those staying local.

1. Get yourself a REAL Christmas tree!

That’s right, it’s no longer an experience reserved solely for the Northern Hemisphere. Many Victorians have already jumped on the bandwagon of purchasing their very own living, photosynthesising tree!

If you’re interested in ditching the plastic for something more authentic, there are plenty of options all across Melbourne with our top 3 Christmas tree providers being:

  • Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm – Australian owned and operated, with delivery and pick-your-own options available from just $80
  • Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm – Have been operating for over 45 years, with three well-priced options to suit any family
  • Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm – Why not make a day of it and head to Daylesford to support this regional business, all the while getting to ride a tractor to choose your tree

2. Celebrate at the Carols by Candlelight at Sidney Myer Music Bowl

This evening out is perfect for families with young children. Pack your picnic blanket and snacks and set up for an unforgettable night. What’s better is that all proceeds of the event go towards supporting children with vision impairment. 

Source: https://carols.visionaustralia.org/tickets-2021?gclid=Cj0KCQiAweaNBhDEARIsAJ5hwbfPqtqRGhk0NqMpVkBKuGoJ0VXJGHct-CweW7ZsKQ9lL3EEkiobc8QaAkWfEALw_wcB

3. Save yourself the stress and book your Christmas lunch at one of the many amazing Christmas lunches offered across the City.

  • Chef David – To something a little less traditional, Chef David is one of the biggest trending eateries in Melbourne at the moment. Since opening this year, Chef David has done nothing less than stun patrons, with a 4.8-star rating on Google reviews. Their Christmas menu, while still focusing on food from the Sichuan region of China, will be a la carte. https://cd-mel.com.au/
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4. Go and see the Christmas lights!

An oldie, but a goodie. Hunting down the best Christmas lights that Melbourne has to offer can be quite a task, so we’ve found some of our favourite displays for you to go and see for yourself. 



  • Fed Square – Every year the Federation Square festivities never let us down. From an enormous Christmas tree covered in hundreds of LED’s to the neon candy canes and more. Santa will also be making an appearance most nights up until Boxing Day.
  • Town Hall – From 9 pm until 11 pm, Town Hall will be covered in Christmas themed projections. The great thing about this light show is that it’s not just for kids.


  • Coburg: Shaftsbury Street, Molesworth Street, Glencairn Drive 
  • Mulgrave: Lebanon Crescent 
  • Thomastown: The Boulevard 
  • Sunshine: Cooper Street
  • Hoppers Crossing: Crana Court 

5. Visit a local Lavender farm in full bloom

While there are numerous beautiful parks and beaches to visit around Melbourne, a botanical marvel many have yet to visit is a Lavender farm. With a number of farms less than a one-hour drive from the CBD, why not make the trip and get some incredible photos while you’re at it?


Our top picks are:

  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm 
  • Red Hill Lavender 

So go on, get out there and explore local this holiday season!

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