I’m getting out and going to Melbourne at the same time, haha.
I do like the possibility of a white Christmas though, the markets and lights in big cities are pretty good. Snow and hot springs are perfect, there’s something surreal and mystical about sitting outside in a hot bath while snowflakes fall on your head. Snow covered shrine visits in the new year while people come for Hatsumode are nice too, provided the shrine isn’t too crowded. Find the hot sake sample stand and you’re set.