This Christmas one of the best free things you can do to celebrate the festive season is to visit the Crown Christmas Show.
The Atrium of Crown Towers comes alive with a spectacular lighting and musical display which goes for about 15 minutes. The show runs daily, every 30 minutes from 10am to midnight.
The Christmas Tree glitters with different colours and each jewelled egg reveals an animatronic character from a famous Christmas carol inside.
The kids run from one egg to the other, shouting with glee.
There are also free Santa photos from 12pm – 6pm daily in The Atrium and festive entertainment on Saturday & Sunday from 2 – 17 December 12pm – 6pm then daily from 18 – 24 December 12pm – 6pm.
If you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas card family photo then pose in front of Crown’s free Christmas ArtVo 3D paintings.
There are eight hand painted walls, mostly gathered around Level one near the cinemas, with one wall by the Christmas Tree in the Crown Towers Atrium.
Some of the backgrounds are more effective than others – we like the snow globe and meeting Santa!
Christmas at Crown & ArtVo Pop Up, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Daily until 24 December 10am – midnight
Shows begin every 30 minutes. Free admission.