Watch a Sunset Cinema Christmas Film

Even though you’ve probably watched them a million times, nothing can compare to watching your favourite Christmas movie on the big screen…especially when burgers, movie snacks and alcoholic drinks are at your disposal. With Christmas just around the corner, Sunset Cinema is screening your favs, from Home Alone and Love Actually to Die Hard (for those who actually think it counts) and a new release called A Boy Called Christmas.


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Shop Locally made Goodies at the Haig Park Christmas Village Markets 

The weekly Sunday Haig Park Village Markets have gone full Christmas mode in the lead up to the big day! Whether it’s meeting Santa, having a relaxing drink and picnic or shopping for that perfect (last-minute) gift, they have got you covered. With live carols and Christmas tunes playing throughout the day, waltz through the local stalls picking up Christmas treats such as hams, mince pies and cherries. Or shop Christmas decorations, jewellery, candles and much more! There will also be the opportunity for kids to make their own gingerbread ornament, keeping them occupied while parents enjoy a summer festive drink in the park.


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Take a Christmas Flower Table Setting Workshop

Learn how to make the perfect Christmas flower table arrangement from the flower queens themselves, at WILUNA Studios. Hosting Christmas themed flower workshops in the lead up to Christmas, join them this Saturday and create your own fresh and dried self-contained arrangement in a long and low contemporary signature WILUNA design. Perfect for those who are hosting Christmas, the style makes the ideal shape for a dining table or mantle/sideboard entry. In terms of flower types, choose from a range of the best in season and longer lasting blooms in an Australian Christmas colour palette. Suitable for beginners, all tools and even drinks and nibbles are provided.


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Take the Kids to Canberra Outlet’s Children’s Christmas Cinema

With school holidays in full swing, scrambling for ideas to entertain the kids during the lead up to Christmas can become a bit of a headache. Easing your pain as usual, the Canberra Outlet has got kids covered, launching a Children’s Christmas Cinema while also raising money for the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation. Open until Friday 24 December, come along and drop the kids off to experience a little Christmas magic, with sessions playing daily at 10am and 12pm. Screening all your favourite kids Christmas movies, think Home Alone, Elf and The Grinch. For that last-minute Christmas shopping, this is the perfect opportunity to ‘shop and drop’ with all movies supervised and snacks and drinks provided.


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Enjoy a Pre-Christmas Dinner at Pialligo Estate

Why indulge in a Christmas feast once, when you can have it twice? Pialligo Estate is hosting a pre-dinner Christmas dinner for those who want to catch up before the day or simply want to experience their tasty offerings. Championing their locally grown produce, feast on a contemporary 3-course Christmas menu with their award-winning charcuterie, a Christmas ham, roast turkey, the perfect sides and pavlova. Just to make things even more fun, guests will be greeted with a cocktail on arrival and can enjoy a house wine package included in the price.


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Obsessed with everything Christmas? Check out our guide to a conscious Christmas and where to eat, drink and be merry on Christmas.