Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas has come (6 months early) to Canberra. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or your significant other, there’s enough carolling, dining and drinking to suit every festive tatse. With so many venues celebrating and getting into the festive spirit, we dare you not to hum carols under your breath.


Christmas Karaoke at ANU Union Bar – Tuesday 23 July

3 Rimmer St, Acton ACT 2600

Warm up those golden pipes because Christmas Karoke is here! Show off your skills with such classics Jingle Bell Rock and Feliz Navidad. Even if you’re tone deaf, you can enjoy the $10 Pie and Mulled Wine special on from 5 – 7pm.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


White Christmas at Thredbo – Thursday 25 July

Friday Flats, Thredbo

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Make your dreams come true this year at Thredbo. Spot Santa on the Friday Flats as he hands out cookies and takes special photos with only the good boys and girls from 3:30 – 4:30pm.

For more information, visit Thredbo’s website.


Viking Christmas – Thursday 25 July

Heidelberg St, Conder ACT 2906

Get your family and friends together to celebrate Christmas in July at Lanyon Vikings on for a Buffet Dinner. Satisfy your Christmas craving in July with roast pork, succulent roasted turkey breast, honey roasted butternut pumpkin, traditional Christmas pudding.

Prices are $29.9 for adults and $16 for kids. Book your tickets by calling 6200 8400 or visiting the Lanyon vikings reception.


Christmas at Casey Jones – Thursday 25 July

15 Kingsland Parade, Casey ACT 2913

Book now to enjoy a three course Christmas lunch or dinner feast at Casey Jones Pub. Sip on hot mulled cider as you soak up the welcoming vibes of rustic gastropub. Tickets are only $49pp, bookings are essential.


Murrumbateman Winery Christmas in July Dinner – Saturday 27July

131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Celebrate Christmas in July by feasting on dinner with all the trimmings by a crackling fire at Murrumbateman Winery. Enjoy a delicious glass of Murrumbateman Winery wine as you join in a traditional ‘Stealing Santa’ when you bring a silly gift up to $15 in value. Dinner starts at 6:30pm with tickets at $80pp.

Buy tickets from the Murrumbateman Winery Facebook page.


 A Merry Long Lunch at Pialligo Estate – Sunday 28 July

18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo ACT 2609

This year, choose from three packages; the Naughty Adults Ticket, the Nice Adults Ticket and the Santa’s Little Helper Children’s Ticket (for ages 2-12 years old) to get you in the festive spirit. Spend the weekend with your family or significant other, snuggled up in the sunlit Glasshouse, with a Christmas Cocktail in hand.

In addition to a mouth-watering three course menu, adults with a “Naughty Ticket” will also celebrate with three hours of Wrattonbully Sparkling Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, 2018 Hilltops Pinot Grigio, 2018 Adelaide Hills SB, 2018 Coonawarra Cab Sauvignon, 2018 Barossa Shiraz, Peroni and Cider.

Prices range from $30 to $120. Book your tickets by emailing [email protected] or calling (02) 6247 6060.


Santa Speedo Shuffle – Sunday 28 July

Work off all that wining and dining with the annual Santa Speedo Shuffle which raises funds and awareness for local families living with cystic fibrosis. Strip down to your Speedos, don a Santa hat and Shuffle for 4.5 km or 9 km around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. For those who can’t bear the thought of wearing swimwear during a Canberra winter no need to worry – there is also the Ugly Christmas Jumper Walk!

For more information and to register, visit the Santa Speedo Shuffle website.


And to truly get you in the spirit…

Complete your look with a traditional festive sweater that we never get the opportunity to wear these during our actual Christmas, for fear of suffering heatstroke. Order these today with express shipping and you’ll receive it for the weekend!


ASOS DESIGN christmas lights jumper – $50

ASOS DESIGN christmas jumper in llama design – $50