Summer is finally here and so is the countdown to Christmas! Canberra’s got loads on for you this weekend to get into the festive spirit!

Sunset Cinemas Canberra at National Botanic Gardens- Starting Wednesday 28th November

You know it’s summer when the Sunset cinemas return to Canberra! It’s the first weekend of the event where we get to sink into beanbags, sip on wine and eat from delicious food stalls. Choose from an array of films with the option to purchase a lawn lounge, beanbag or backrest with your ticket. For more information and to book tickets click here.

Friday Night Live at Canberra Casino- Friday 30th November

Get into the spirit of boxing this weekend and head to Casino Canberra to watch Mundine v Horn on the big screen! Taste your way through new menu items in the Onyx Lounge and the all-new Casino Canberra PARTY PIT! The night kicks off at 7:30pm, but head in early to secure a seat.

Tim Freedman & Perry Keyes at Smiths Alternative- Friday 30th November

Tim Freedman and country singer songwriter Perry Keyes are set to hit the stage this weekend performing songs from Perry Keyes’ new album. It’s a small world he writes about, but no matter where you come from, you’ll be moved by the music he write about real life people. Don’t miss his show, you can buy tickets here. 

Christmas Capers at National Press Club of Australia- Saturday 1st December

Tis the season to be jolly at the National Press Club of Australia! The event will kick off at 6.30pm in the newly renovated lounge with a Christmas cocktail, tasty treats from the fresh seafood station and a balcony BBQ. The night continues with a superb 2-course Christmas dinner and drinks package. Get into the Christmas spirit and dress in your festive attire while you listen to tunes from their favourite DJ all night long! Whether you’re going with friends, family or workmates there’s a place for you! Tickets are $95 for members and $110 for non-members. You can secure yours here.

Santa’s Breakfast at Westfield Woden- Saturday 1st December

Join Santa Claus for a fun filled morning at San Churro Woden! Enjoy a delicious breakfast at San Churro from 8-9am and receive a special early Christmas gift from Santa himself! There will be plenty of entertainment including dance performances from Dance Central, face painting, balloon bending and colouring in fun! Tickets are only $10 per child and you can book here. After breakfast, why not get your photo taken inside!

Beer Day Out 2018 at Thoroughbred Park- Saturday 1st December

Calling all beer lovers- it’s your time to shine this weekend! Beer Day Out is back to showcase 20+ Australian and international craft beer breweries. Over 100 beers are up for tasting, as well as a selection of cider, gin & wine.  Enjoy the local street food stalls, live performances, free masterclasses and charity activities. The event runs from 12-7pm and is an 18+ only event. For more information and ticketing click here.

Champagne Dame at Canberra Centre- Sunday 2nd December

Kyla Kirkpatrick- The Champagne Dame is returning to the Canberra Centre due to popular demand for another masterclass to explore the link between champagne and perfume. In a 2-hour session from 11am- 1pm, Kyla explores the art and science behind the power of the scent. The event is a decadent sensory experience not to be missed! Each guest will even go home with a Canberra Centre goody bag! Be sure to grab your tickets for this sell-out event here.

Dendy’s 12th Birthday Specials- Sunday 2nd December

It’s Dendy’s 12th birthday and you’re all invited to celebrate their special day with $5 movie tickets and $10 premium lounge tickets! Book your tickets here!