Fairy floss that changes colours, donuts that glow-in-the-dark and gelato served from a limo are just some of the fare on offer at Enlighten Canberra this year.

Flashing fairy floss

The Q Shop will be offering fabulous flashing fairy floss most nights during Enlighten 2017. Visit their cart on the rear science court and experience flashing fairy floss that changes colour and will mesmerise you before your eyes.

Glow-in-the-dark donuts

A feast for your senses awaits at Enlighten Alley. Aromas from around the world will fill the air as your taste buds are tantalised by a dizzying variety of street food.

Treat your sweet tooth to a glow-in-the-dark donut from the expert bakers at Nutie Donuts & Dessert Bar or indulge in decadent gelato dished up from a limousine. Dine on burgers overloaded with goodness from Boss Burgers or dig into loaded fries from Potato Corner. With all this and more, choosing what to eat at Enlighten Alley may be the hardest task you face all week.

Enlighten Noodle Markets

As the lights go on across the Parliamentary Triangle, visitors will tuck into fun, authentic Asian eats, from dumplings to dosa, Pad Thai to gyoza. Insta-worthy dishes will be pushing conventional flavour boundaries creating an experience for all your senses. Remember to leave room for a bespoke dessert and a delicious drink or two.

Featuring: What The Pho, Grill’d & Spice, Kusina, KorBQ, Hoy Pinoy, Mr Bao, Waffleland, Twistto, Shallot Thai, Donburi Station, Sambal Kampung, Teppanyaki Noodles and many more.

Dinner Under the Stars

Head to the Canberra Discovery Garden at the National Arboretum Canberra and experience a magical sunset as dusk descends and the Event Terrace lights up the fruitful series of vibrant gardens. While relishing in all the many aspects the Arboretum has to offer, delight in live music as you dine under the stars with a seasonal menu featuring fresh, locally sourced produce prepared and designed by award-winning chef Janet Jeffs. Be among the few to enjoy what is the best seat in town, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views as twilight takes over and the laser show lights up the night sky over the Parliamentary Triangle.

Food, fun and fireworks

For an unexpected take on Canberra’s favourite evening of family fun, celebrate SKYFIRE 2018 from the exclusive Parliament House Members and Guest Terrace.  Countdown to the fireworks as you feast on the chefs’ delicious street food, enjoy local region wines, and chill out to a pair of DJs spinning a selection of old, new and out-of-the-ordinary tracks. As the sky lights up, you’ll have one of the best and most exciting views in town. Get a group together for an atypical SKYFIRE experience in a super private setting generally reserved for political power play.