Coombe Yarra Valley Summer Garden Party
What: A fun-filled afternoon of great wines and beer, games on the lawn and live music at one of Victoria's most picturesque estates, and the former home of Dame Nellie Melba. Tickets from $130 and transfers to and from Melbourne are available.
When: Sunday January 20, 12.30 - 5pm.
Where: Coombe Yarra Valley, 673-675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
More info: Eventbrite
Mamasita X At the Heads
What: Mamasita are heading down the coast to take over At the Heads in Barwon Heads for one day only. Feast on tacos, corn, tequila, margaritas and soak up the Mexican spirit all day long.
When: Friday 11 January, 11.30am til late
Where: At the Heads, 1a Jetty, Barwon Heads
More info and tickets: attheheads.com.au
PIMMs x Fatto Terrace Pop Up
What: Soak up the warmer weather on riverside deck chairs with a PIMM'S in hand and a curated Fatto apperitivo selection of charcuterie, terrines, cheese, PIMM's popsicles and strawberries and cream to match.
When: December 2018 - March 2019. Wednesday to Friday from 4pm until late, weekends from 12pm until late
Where: Fatto Bar and Cantina, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
More info: fatto.com.au
Eggplant parmigiana Katsu sandwich at Supernormal Natsu. Photo: Jo McGann
What: For nearly two weeks in January, St Kilda's Supernormal Canteen will be transformed into Supernormal Natsu, and will feature a completely vegetarian menu. Natsu will kick off with a one-off dinner party on Monday January 14 with Sydney-based chef Brent Savage, from acclaimed vegetarian fine diner Yellow.
When: January 14-27, 2019
Where: Supernormal Canteen, 2/157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
More info: supernormalnatsu.com
Four Pillars Adelphi Rooftop Pop Up
What: Join the crew from Four Pillars Gin as the put on one of the best rooftop parties in town this summer on Adelphi Hotel's rooftop deck.
When: 5 - 9pm, every Thursday and Friday from Friday 19 January until the end of March.
Where: Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane
More info: adelphi.com.au
Summer Night Market
What: Wednesday nights sizzle throughout summer with more than 60 global street food stalls and festival bars with new vendors including Polish dumplings from Pierogi Pierogi, Japanese street food from Miso Fresh, arepas and empanadas from Colombiantojos and French crêpes from Little Paris. And there's an ice skating rink throughout December. Yes, seriously.
When: Wednesday 21 November 2018 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 5pm-10pm (excluding Boxing Day)
Where: Queen Victoria Market, corner Queen and Therry Streets, Melbourne
More info: qvm.com.au
Rockpool Bar & Grill pop-up
What: Catch up with friends over a long leisurely lunch, or an after work drink, and strike a few pressies off the shopping list at the same time at Rockpool's pop-up restaurant, bar and gift boutique this party season.
When: Every weekday from Thursday November 29th.
Where: 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne
More info: rockpoolbarandgrill.com.au
La Boca pop up Melbourne Photo: Supplied
Stomping Ground La Boca
What: An Argentinian pop-up garden celebrating the Evita the Musical on at the Arts Centre this summer, with Stomping Ground beer, food by Asado and Argentinian wines flowing.
When: December 4 - February 24, 11am until late.
Where: The Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt
More info: artscentremelbourne.com.au
Christmas Afternoon Tea Parties at The Windsor
What: Raise your pinkies, for the month of December The Hotel Windsor is bringing back its annual Christmas Afternoon Tea. Guests can graze on turkey ribbon sandwiches with cranberry sauce and Swiss cheese, and the mouth-watering Christmas Hat featuring blackberry confit, Guanaja chocolate, vanilla ganache, almond crumble, fig & walnut tart, and a beautiful seasonal macaron filled with apricot marmalade & rosemary ganache.
When: Saturday 1st December to Monday 31st December
Where: The Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring St, Melbourne
More info: thehotelwindsor.com.au/christmas
Red Piggy Lychee festival
What: This little piggy likes lychee martinis. Drink bottomless lychee martinis (for the two hours) and pig out on five courses of Asian fusion ($60 per person).
When: December 8-9; Sat 7pm-9pm; Sun 6pm-8pm
Where: new rooftop bar Red Piggy, level 3, 263 Bourke Street, Melbourne
More info: redpiggy.com.au