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Ten Things to do in Melbourne in January

Welcome back to Milestones to all our students. So Christmas is over, byt don’t be depressed. There are lots of things happening in Melbourne to keep you entertained over the new year.

1. Blender Artist Market

Every Friday night throughout the summer you can visit this market in the Docklands. Here you can buy products made by Melbourne based artists and designers. There are also food trucks and live music.

2. Moonlight Cinema

Watch a film under the stars in the Botanic Gardens. Take a picnic and watch the bats fly overhead. There are also food trucks and a bar. Moonlight Cinema shows a great range of movies from new releases to golden oldies.

3. The Portarlington Muscle Festival

10 tonnes of fresh mussels will be eaten at this annual festival. There will be cookery demonstrations, live music and entertainment. Entry is only $2.

4. The Last Hurrah

A rooftop pool party on top of Rydges Hotel Swanston street. There are lots of delicious cocktails and plenty of finger food. You can dance to the tunes of DJ Yo! Mafia and jump in the pool to keep cool.

5. Planetarium Nights

Spend your Friday nights at Melbourne Planetarium. Lay back and watch a show that’s out of this world.

6. The Monster Inflatable obstacle course

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course is coming to Melbourne Showgrounds in January. Forget bouncy castles, this inflatable is over 270 meters long. But hurry – it’s only here from Jan 26 – 28.

7. Sugar Mountain

Melbourne’s coolest summer music and arts festival is back. Live bands, performance artists and virtual reality experiences will all be at the Victorian College of Arts on Jan 20. There will even be an experimental, sensory restaurant experience.

8. Splashland

Splashland returns to Caulfield racecourse with eight different rides for kids of all ages. Remember to take your sun cream.

9. Pirates Revenge

Luna Park has a brand new aquatic coaster this summer. Prepare to get wet. And watch out for the sharks and crocodiles that greet you at the bottom of the ride.

10. Zoo Twilights

This concert series attracts some big names from the music scene. Listen to live music in the company of the zoo’s wild residents. All profits go back into the zoo’s conservation programme.