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Visit Live Play St. Kilda

Welcome to the St. Kilda Tourism Association’s Summer 2012-13 Visit Live Play St. Kilda newsletter – a quarterly news bulletin bringing you the latest news, travel deals and events from Melbourne’s bay side playground of St. Kilda.

Message from the Chair:
Tracey Cooper

Welcome to the St. Kilda Tourism Association's Summer
2012-13 Visit Live Play St. Kilda newsletter - a quarterly
news bulletin bringing you the latest news, travel deals and
events from Melbourne's bay side playground of St. Kilda.

Summer in St. Kilda sees crowds flock to the beach, wining
and dining on our decks in the sunshine, and partying
into the night with live entertainment and cocktails at
many a bar.

December 13, 2012 will see Melbourne's iconic Luna
Park celebrate 100 years. It's a momentous milestone
for Australia's oldest pleasure park and Luna Park is
delighted to be announcing an exciting programme of
events and inviting Melbourne to join in the fun.

Beyond the usual past times, I recommend finding a great
accommodation deal at one of the many luxury hotels
and apartments by the bayside, trying a new sport - stand
up paddle boarding, kite surfing, or cycling along the
foreshore trail - and checking stkildamelbourne.com.au
for some great summer events.

If you haven't planned your Christmas Day Lunch or New
Years Eve Party, we have some great options for you - with
great prices across a range of bars, restaurants and café

And there are the usual dining and accommodation
deals with something for everyone, no matter your
tastes and budget.

So read on - and enjoy this quarterly edition of Visit, Live,
Play... St. Kilda!

St. Kilda Tourism Association
Chair - Tracey Cooper


Melbourne's iconic Luna Park celebrates 100 years
on December 13, 2012. It's a momentous milestone
for Australia's oldest pleasure park and Luna Park is
delighted to announce an exciting programme of events
and inviting Melbourne to join in the fun.

A little Luna Park magic will be taking over Melbourne's
CBD with ‘Fun in the City' from Thursday November 29,
2012 though to Tuesday December 4, 2012. The famous
Luna Park "Purples" (the Park staff in their distinctive
purple uniforms) will be popping up in unexpected
places to share their special brand of fun with city
visitors and office workers.

The whole of St. Kilda is celebrating as well - with
a great range of Centenary Celebration Offers on
accommodation, dining and retail during December 2012
- giving you access to The Best Of St. Kilda.

Stay overnight in bayside St. Kilda with some great
accommodation deals from Quest, Easystay and Hotel Urban.

Dine by the bay with great deals from Donovans, Novotel,
Captain Baxter or Beachcomber Café.

Head to St. Kilda's famed Fitzroy Street, where there are
some great dining offers available at Robarta, Hub Café,
and Suger Bar.

While over on Acland Street Zenith Bar & Restaurant,
Dogs Bar and Slow Down Deli Café are offering discounts
and specials to celebrate.

The iconic Palais Theatre also has a great offer and the
stallholders at the weekly Esplanade Market all have Luna Park specials for each
market in December 2012.

So check out this great range of deals and get down to
St. Kilda this December:

Quest St. Kilda, Bayside

Luna Park Big Mouth Special - book with the newly
refurbished Quest St. Kilda Bayside for a minimum of
three nights and mention the ‘Luna Park Big Mouth
Special' to receive 10% off advertised rates. While staying
with us, make the short walk to Luna Park, show our
receptionist a photo of you underneath the ‘big mouth',
to receive free car parking and two free DVDs during your
stay. Children will also receive a free colouring-in book
and pencils.


Hotel Urban

Luna Park Discount - 15% off your hotel stay. Valid until
December 31, 2012. Subject to availability. 15% off best
available room rate offer. Not valid for special packages.


EasyStay, St. Kilda

Luna Park Discount - Easystay St. Kilda is offering all
rooms 10% off BAR when mentioning Luna Park during
the month of December or when booking online using
the promotional code LUNA.



Novotel, St. Kilda

Kids eat free - Kids under 10 yrs when dining at Novotel
St. Kilda with a full paying adult will get free dinner, must
present a Luna Park ticket at arrival & bookings preferred.
Choice of - Kids size pizza or a cheese burger, finish with
a bowl of ice-cream and includes soft drink.


Cushion Lounge

Cushion Lounge is offering 20% off all dinner bills
(exclusive of specials) if guests quote ‘We love Luna Park'
when ordering their meal. Or relax at Cushion Bar, and
celebrate 100 year of fun at Luna Park with the Roller
Coaster Ride cocktail for just $12.



During December, Robarta is offering diners 10% off your
food bill before 8pm when they mention Luna Park.


The St. Kilda Branch

Is offering 20% off all dinner bills (exclusive of specials) if
guests quote ‘We love Luna Park' when ordering their meal.
Or chill out with the Roller Coaster Ride cocktail for just $12.



Special dessert For the month of December "The Big
Dipper Birthday Sundae".


Suger Bar

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during December you
can upsize from a pot to pint of Cider or Beer at Suger Bar.


Tolarno Hotel, St. Kilda

Celebrate Luna Park's centenary and join the ride with
10% off our best available rate and we'll throw in free
parking, free DVD's and free WI-FI at "Scenic Tolarno".
Mention "Luna Park Centenary" to enjoy this offer.


Dog's Bar Wine Bar & Arts Hub

Dog's Bar Wine Bar & Arts Hub has a range of Starving
Artists Dog's Specials between noon and 7pm daily,
including wine for only $15 - for you to grab a drink before
you head to Luna Park for an evening session.



‘Fun lunch for kids' Make your own ‘Luna Park big grinning
face pizza. Book a table and create your own pizza and then
have it cooked in Phamish's own Woodfire oven.


Palais Theatre

Show your Luna Park Ticket at any of our December
shows and receive a Free soft drink or water. You must
have a ticket to Missy Higgins or Sarah Silverman Live,
plus a Luna Park Ride Ticket to claim this offer.


Show your Luna Park Ticket at any of our December
shows and receive a Free soft drink or water. You must
have a ticket to Missy Higgins or Sarah Silverman Live,
plus a Luna Park Ride Ticket to claim this offer.

African Drumming

Present your Luna Park ticket and receive a Free African
Drumming Class at our St. Kilda Drum School.



Receive a free coffee on the presentation of a Luna Park
ticket at Sapore, Fitzroy Street during December.


Brazilian Butterfly

Brazilian Butterfly are offering 20% off all waxing, tinting
and spray tanning with presentation of a Luna Park ticket
during December.


Hub Café, Hotel Urban, St. Kilda

Brazilian Butterfly are offering 20% off all waxing, tinting
and spray tanning with presentation of a Luna Park ticket
during December.


For more information, activities and events in St. Kilda
visit: www.stkildamelbourne.com





Luna Park

Luna Park is the ultimate destination for fun in
Melbourne - and we are celebrating 100 years of operation
in December! Luna Park is bursting with amazing rides,
attractions, parties and activities to fill your weekends and
school holidays with scream-worthy fun! We have rides
and attractions for the whole family, from our beautiful
Carousel and Ferris Wheel to the more thrilling Pharaoh's
Curse and Enterprise. Don't forget to jump on board the
oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the
world, our 100 year old Scenic Railway - it offers the very
best views of Melbourne!
MORE: www.lunapark.com.au

 St. Kilda Sea Baths

To make the most of summer in St. Kilda, head to Kite
Republica HQ at the St. Kilda Sea Baths to try Kiteboarding
and Stand-up Paddle boarding, or grab a group of friends
for beach volleyball. Swim at the iconic Sea Baths, indulge
in a spa treatment at Dreamtime Spa, and eat in comfort
right on the foreshore at Beachcomber Café or Republica
Bar and Restaurant. Whatever you want to do this summer
- the St. Kilda Sea Baths are the place to be.
MORE: www.stkildaseabaths.com.au



Cosmopolitan Hotel
Boutique Bed & Breakfast Special

Stay overnight at the Cosmopolitan Hotel for just $149 in
a spacious Deluxe King Room for people with a double
walk in shower, flat screen TV and DVD player. This offer
includes wi-fi and parking, Boutique Breakfast for two in
the Cosmopolitan Café, and midday checkout.

MORE: www.8hotels.com

Sugarreef Restaurant & Bar -
Christmas Lunch & New Years Eve

Sugarreef Restaurant & Bar will be serving up a superb
three course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings this
year - for just $70 per person. Also, on New Year's Eve,
head to St. Kilda and enjoy one of the best views on the
bayside whilst sipping a delicious SugarReef Cocktail and
indulging a menu full of all your modern day classics.

MORE: www.sugarreef.com.au

Novotel Melbourne St. Kilda
‘Wine and Wind Down' Package

Stay overnight at Novotel Melbourne St. Kilda with the
Wine and Wind Down offer for just $179 Sunday - Friday
or $209 Saturday including Full Buffet Breakfast for up to
two people, six bottles of wine and Overnight Car Parking
for one Vehicle. Bookings require full prepayment at time
of confirmation to secure.

MORE: www.accorhotels.com/1506

Christmas Deals

Make a booking for a group of 10 guests or more for a
Christmas lunch at Robarta in St. Kilda and receive a
complimentary platter of Finger Food valued at $100.
Great way to celebrate Christmas with your work
colleagues and friends.

MORE: www.robarta.com.au

Easystay St. Kilda
Book your stay at Easystay St. Kilda now
and you will save!

Book 30 days in advance and receive 15% off, book 15
days in advance and receive 10% off. You can also receive
great discounts when you stay more than one night - stay
two nights and receive 10% off, stay three nights and
receive 15% off.

Subject to availability, valid until July 31, 2013.

MORE: www.easystay.com.au

Woodfire Pizza Special

Phamish offers an amazing $10 woodfire pizza menu to
compliment their extensive Tapas Menu, great salads,
homemade pastas and much more. Phamish is also doing
a dinner on New Year's Eve, ala carte menu no set menu,
no cover charge! And DJ Andy starting on the decks from
8.30! Simply make a booking for a group and you will be
on for a great night!

MORE: www.phamish.com.au

New Years Eve and Christmas Day at Veludo

Enjoy Christmas Day Lunch at Veludo in St. Kilda for just
$70 per person which includes shared entrée, choice of
main & dessert. For mains you can choose from confit
turkey salad, saffron tagliatelle, baked salmon, grass fed
200g scotch fillet or roast turkey breast.

Bring in the New Year in St. Kilda style at Veludo. For $140
you get entry, finger food and a six hour drinks package.
Playing in the Main Bar will be Jacket Off, and in the Street
bar Lauren Mac followed by Magic House, and Low and
Behold at midnight.

MORE: www.veludo.com.au

The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne

Treat your colleagues to a Christmas party held at The
Sebel Albert Park Melbourne - the ideal venue for a
cocktail party or dinner for 60

Festive dinner events - from $55* per person
Cocktail celebrations - from $50* per person
Accommodation rates start from $155* per night

*Valid until 22 December 2012. Accommodation is room
only, based on a Citigate room. Conditions apply.

MORE: http://www.mirvachotels.com/sebel-albert-parkmelbourne

The St. Kilda Branch

Grab a bite to eat at the St. Kilda Branch with great meal
specials every night of the week during December and
January and live acoustic performances Friday night and
all weekend.

Monday - $7.50 Burger Night (Beef, Chicken, Veg, Fish)
Tuesday Night - $8 Pasta Night (Gluten free available)
Wednesday night - $12 Steak night
Thursday - $10 Parma Night
Friday - $10 Fish and Chips
Saturday & Sunday - $5 Pizza & $8 Wings

MORE: thestkildabranch.com.au

Novotel Melbourne St. Kilda

Enjoy a full Christmas Day buffet lunch including all
traditional Christmas goodies and a seafood section
served in the Novotel ballroom or restaurant with
magnificent Port Philip Bay views and a visit from Santa.
Includes a three hour beverage package - Beer, Wine &
Sparkling - all for just $130 per adult.

On New Year's Eve 2012 enjoy sunset views over Port
Phillip Bay and a night under the stars to welcome the
New Years! The three-course set menu is only $69.50 per
person with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

MORE: www.novotelstkilda.com.au

Cushion Lounge

Settle in to Cushion Lounge in St. Kilda with Spring meal
deals each night of the week during December and January.

Monday Night - $12 Steak night
Tuesday - $10 Parma & Pot
Wednesday - $5 Pizza
Thursday - $7.50 Burger Night
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - $14 Meals

Boutique Stays St. Kilda
Take 10% off your next stay
at Boutique Stays St. Kilda

This two-bedroom property with large living space,
separate dining room and fully equipped kitchen with
Miele appliances is usually just $260 per night - but
receive 10% off when booking before December 20, 2012.

MORE: boutiquestays.com.au

Dog's Bar

Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch for just $120 per person
including matched wines in the main Dog's Bar restaurant
and terrace.

On New Year's Eve live music from Phoebe & The
Night Creatures as you dance your way into 2013 - with
seasonal & sustainable canapés & drinks all included for
$150 per person.

MORE: www.dogsbar.com.au


Christmas Day is creeping up and the book is filling
fast for lunch - let us take the stress out of this special
occasion and come to Sapore for A Modern Italian Feast
Christmas lunch! Group bookings welcome.

$140 per person includes Traditional four course shared
menu, with a glass of Prosecco on arrival.

What better location to celebrate the New Year than
exciting St. Kilda. Soak up the nightlife, watch the sun set
and catch the fireworks. Front row seats at Sapore include
a spit roast on the night, with NYE cocktails to match.

EAR LY BIRD SPECIAL - (dine between 5.30pm and
8pm) $75 or $100, includes - two or three courses, plus
a glass of Sparkling on arrival OR DINE LATE - (dine
from 8pm onwards) $130 for four courses plus a glass
of sparkling on arrival

MORE: www.sapore.com.au



Palais Summer Season

December 2012 - February 2013

The iconic Palais Theatre's summer season of
performances will bring laughter, song and dance to
St. Kilda - starting with Missy Higgins' Razzle Dazzle
Summer Tour on December 4 & 5, 2012.

This is followed by hilarious American comedienne Sarah
Silverman on December 8, 2012 and Californian rockers
Weezer on January 17, 2013.

Other highlights of the summer season include Elvis
Costello & The Imposters on January 25, 2013, Eagles
founding member Glenn Frey on February 22, 2013 and
comedian Carl Barron on February 23 & 24, 2013.



Innovators 3

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
November 3, 2012 - December 9, 2012

 Yanni - World Without Borders

Palais Theatre
January 19, 2013

St. Kilda Open Air Cinema

South Beach Reserve
December 2, 2012 - January 6, 2012


 Band of Horses

Palais Theatre
January 23, 2013

Missy Higgins -
The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour

Palais Theatre
December 4 & 5, 2012

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Palais Theatre
January 25, 2013

Sarah Silverman

Palais Theatre
December 8, 2012

2013 Pride March

St. Kilda
February 3, 2013
Bat For Lashes

Southside Handmade and Vintage Market

St. Kilda RSL
December 8 & 22, 2012

Bat For Lashes

Palais Theatre
February 5, 2013

Summer KICK Soccer
Foreshore Festival

St. Kilda Foreshore
December 22, 2012

St. Kilda Festival

St. Kilda
February 10, 2013

National Beach Volleyball Series

South Beach Reserve
January 11-13, 2013

Glenn Frey

Palais Theatre
February 22, 2013


Palais Theatre
January 17, 2013

Carl Barron

Palais Theatre
February 23 & 24, 2013






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