Christmas is coming! To celebrate, In The City Canberra are bringing this year’s ‘Christmas Carnival In The City’ to Garema Place, City Walk and Petrie Plaza, from 12pm till late on December 1, 2 and 3.

Christmas Carnival In The City is sure to be a great day out for the whole family, with a range of carnival attractions to enjoy, from dodgem cars to a sideshow alley! The city will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, complete with a roving Santa, candy canes, Christmas lights, and tinsel – so exciting!

Your food and beverages options are covered, with the Burger & BBQ Markets and Sweet Tooth Dessert Markets happening on City Walk! Bentspoke Brewing Co will be providing the beers, while Le Petit Breton serve up fresh crepes. Those who had some gelato from the Via Dolce stretch limousine at the Taste of Braddon festival will be pleased to hear it shall be making an appearance at the carnival.

“Christmas in Canberra’s CBD is always an exciting time, bringing increased foot-traffic and plenty of cheer to our city streets,” said In The City Canberra CEO, Jane Easthope. “Our Christmas carnival promises to cater for all ages – particularly those who enjoy a ride on the dodgem cars or shock wave!”

Subsidised amusement rides will be provided at certain times during the carnival. $5 rides will be offered between 5pm-8pm on Friday, December 1, and between 12pm-3pm on Sunday, December 3.

The Christmas Carnival will be one of the final events for In The City Canberra, who are finishing up their role as the Canberra City caretakers. The City Renewal Authority will take over the responsibility from January 1, 2018.

“On behalf of In The City Canberra, we’d like to thank the city of Canberra, our Levy Payers, and the media for helping us along the journey toward creating a connected city centre that we can all enjoy and be proud of,” said Jane.

For more information about the carnival, as well as the list of vendors, head to the In The City Canberra website here.