Koorie Klaus helped get Melbourne in the festive spirit at the city’s A Very Koorie Krismas celebration.

Children flocked to see Mr Klaus as he arrived in Federation Square for the festivities on December 1.

There were free activities for the family such as weaving workshops, live music, dance from the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and a gum leaf performance by Uncle Herb Patten.

A special Koorie Krismas Market showcased art, craft and design from the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The event was presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust in partnership with Federation Square.