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PARTY ON AT QV MELBOURNE’S WRAP / PARTY!

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That’s a wrap: new-school carols, dance battles, The After Bar pop-up, free rides on the Christmas Carousel and more in an all-out end of year party at QV Melbourne.

As production closes on 2017, the crew at QV Melbourne are hosting a 17-day Wrap / Party to celebrate the year that was. The program of tinsel-tastic entertainment and events will take over iconic QV Square and surrounding laneways from 6-22 December.

Kicking off with a glitter-bomb-bang at 5pm on Wednesday 6 December, the Wrap / Party launch event will feature new-school carols performed by some of Melbourne’s best voices. Main stage entertainment comes from a range of dance groups including internationally acclaimed hip-hop crew Superhoodz (Australia’s Got Talent) and leading break-dancers BreakHoodz. Joining them are MiniHoodz and JnrHoodz (aged 5-12), busting out advanced hip-hop, funk and break dance moves.

Hip Hop Crew - SuperHoodz
Hip Hop Crew –
SuperHoodz

Be one of the first to snap the perfect ‘Carouselfie’ on the free Christmas Carousel, strike a pose at the spectacular Christmas balloon installation and sip on free cocktails at The After Bar, all while enjoying roving entertainment throughout QV Melbourne’s many laneways. Host Kate Meade (radio host and Victorian Dance Festival founder) will oversee proceedings at the launch event, ensuring the maximum level of fun is achieved.

Free Christmas Carousel
Free Christmas Carousel

In striking pastels and summery hues, QV Melbourne’s FREE Christmas Carousel isn’t just for kids. Hop on the Insta-worthy horses and circle the square to the tunes of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s, with some Christmas classics thrown in for good measure. The Christmas Carousel is open from 12pm to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm daily. Take a much-needed pit-stop at The After Bar pop-up in QV Square, open 6 and 15 December from 5pm until late. The After Bar serves up FREE fruity and flirty cocktails and mocktails: the perfect pick-me-up after a long day of shopping cardio.

Kick up your sneakers on Friday 15 December when Wrap / Party gets large with an epic Dance Battle at 6.30pm, when Superhoodz go head to head with their mini-me companions, youth hip-hop group Minihoodz. Breakhoodz and JnrHoodz will also compete. Cheer your favourites with free cocktails from 5pm at The After Bar.

Hip Hop Junior Crew - MiniHoodz
Hip Hop Junior Crew – MiniHoodz

On Wednesday 20 December DJ Chango Phat (Victorian Champion, Australian Turntable Championships) will set the scene for the silly season, spinning tunes from 4pm until 8pm while Schnitz will pop up with a bar serving craft beers and wine, plus some free cheeky Schnitz chips.

Dress your dog in their festive best and bring them along for a complimentary Pooch-mas Photography session on Saturday 9 December and Saturday 16 December between 11am – 4pm. Assemble your squad and get snap-happy as the Christmas Balloon Selfie Station sets up shop in the QV Square from 10am – 8pm daily. Tag @QVMelbourne on 6 December for the chance to win an awesome prize from Harvey Norman.

Pooch-mas Photography Session
Pooch-mas Photography Session

Wrap / Party is the third installation in QV Melbourne’s Laneway Series: a seasonal program of eclectic outdoor events, festivals and activations in the QV Square and surrounding laneways.

What: QV Melbourne’s Wrap / Party: celebrating 2017 with a range of entertainment and events

Where: QV Square, Level 2, QV Melbourne, corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

When: Wednesday 6 December to Friday 22 December.

Times vary, visit qv.com.au for details.

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**Information & Images Courtesy Of QV Melbourne/Fuller PR – Keshia Hutchens

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Wrap / Party launch event

Wednesday 6 December

5:00pm-7:30pm

Join QV Melbourne for the Wrap / Party Launch event in the QV Square. Ride the free Christmas Carousel, strike a pose at the Christmas Balloon Selfie Station or sip on free cocktails at The After Bar.

 

The main event is at 6:30pm with new-school carols performed by some of Melbourne’s best voices, and main stage entertainment from hip-hop dance crew Superhoodz (Australia’s Got Talent) and Melbourne’s leading urban dance group Rewind Dance Crew.

Christmas Carousel

Wednesday 6 December – Friday 22 December:

12pm – 2pm, 4pm – 7pm

The Christmas Carousel takes over QV Square to the tune of the best 80’s, 90’s and 00’s music, plus a few of your favourite Christmas carols.

 

The Christmas Carousel is free to ride.

Christmas Balloon Selfie Station

Wednesday 6 December – Friday 22 December

10am – 8pm

The Christmas Balloon Selfie Station transforms the QV Square Container. Stop by with your squad and snap a few photos at the Insta-friendly installation.

The After Bar pop-up

Wednesday 6 December and Friday 15 December

5pm – late

The After Bar pops up in QV Square as a much-needed respite from the Christmas shopping rush. Serving fruity and flirty cocktails and mocktails.

Pooch-mas Photography

Saturday 9 December & Saturday 16 December

11am – 4pm

Dress your dog in their festive best and bring them along for a complimentary Pooch-mas Photography session.

Wrap / Party Dance Battle

Friday 15 December

Bar opens from 5pm onwards

Performance at 6.30pm

Kick up your sneakers as Wrap / Party gets large with an epic Dance Battle at 6.30pm, when some of Australia’s best hip hop and break dance crews go head to head in a serious hip hop war. Get ready to cheer your favourites with free cocktails from 5pm at The After Bar.

Wednesday 20 December

4pm – 8pm

DJ Chango Phat (Victorian Champion, Australian Turntable Championships) will set the scene for the silly season, spinning tunes from 4pm until 8pm. Schnitz is serving up cheeky free chips to revellers at The After Bar.

**Worlds apart from other retail precincts in Melbourne, QV represents the quintessential Melbourne lifestyle. Intimate laneways in the urban precinct give visitors the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, QV has something for everyone with boutiques, enlightening entertainment and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.