The Vinyl Lounge – Friday 3 December

Vinyl lovers rejoice! Bring your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables this month. Drinks and snacks will be available from 5pm, book now to register your spot.

GIO Stadium Golf – Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December

Canberra Raiders and the brumbies home ground, GIO Stadium is transforming into a golf coliseum for lovers of the sport who are dying to tee off on the huge grounds. Suitable for all levels, there will be elevated platforms to hit onto the field of play. Head to GIO’s website for enquires.

Canberra Outlet Christmas Cinema – Friday 3 to Sunday 5 December

The Canberra Outlet has got kids covered this month, launching a Children’s Christmas Cinema every day until Christmas Eve. Allowing parents to get the last-minute Christmas shopping done and drop the kids off, each film will be fully supervised and includes snacks and drinks. Screenings of a range of Christmas classics will be running during two sessions at 10am and 12pm. Book your tickets via Canberra Outlet.

The Pop Inn at Lennox Gardens – Saturday 4 December

Canberra’s favourite pop-up wine bar, The Pop Inn will be at Lennox Gardens from 1-7pm serving up top notch wines for you to try, along with delicious meat and cheese tasting plates. Get all the latest updates on their website.

Play Outside Day: The Great Haig Park Water Fight – Saturday 4 December

Bring the kids to Haig Park this weekend for the ultimate water fight to celebrate Play Outside Day. Split into three fun-packed sessions from 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm, the water fight will be settled over a range of different games. Kids are also encouraged to bring their own water pistols from home. Tickets are free, but you must register here.

Hops and Vines Gin Class – Saturday 4 December

Take a fun afternoon gin class with Hops and Vines in Hall and learn how to create your very own blend. Using The Canberra Distillery gin, mix with a range of botanical infusions to produce a unique blend. Then, sip and enjoy your creation, sample other gins from the Distillery’s range and enjoy it all with finger food and wine. Tickets are selling fast, get yours here.

Haig Park Christmas Village Markets – Sunday 5 December

As we reach the first weekend in December, Haig Park Village Markets are getting in the festive spirit, with Christmas theme markets and picnics in the park. Whether it’s meeting Santa, having a relaxing drink and picnic, or shopping for that perfect local gift, they have it all. From Christmas trees and decorations, artisan products, jewellery, mince pies, puddings and Christmas hams, find a beautiful range of Christmas goodies. For kids, there will also be Christmas themed activities and workshops. Plus, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Chordsmen will be performing your favourite carols throughout the day. Read more on their website.

Pialligo Estate Bottomless Brunch – Sunday 5 December

Grab your friends, it’s time to put Sunday brunch back on your calendars. Putting on an epic spread, Pialligo Estate will have all your brunch favourites, utilising their local produce. Think eggs and bacon, freshly baked pastries and pancakes, Pialligo’s Smokehouse meats, fresh fruit and granola, and best of all…bottomless mimosas. With the breakfast bar available for two hours, relax in the Estate Glasshouse and soak up the beautiful views of Canberra. Tickets are available on Pialligo’s website.

Dairy Road Market – Sunday 5 December

The Dairy Road Markets are making an exciting return this Sunday, bringing together wine tastings, arts and crafts, local produce, handmade gifts and second-hand clothing. While you shop, DJ Mark Mallett will be playing some tunes and there will be kid’s activities to keep them entertained. Tickets can be purchased online.

Haig Park Picnics with Canberra Symphony Orchestra – Sunday 5 December

Relax in the sunshine and enjoy a summer picnic at the beautiful Haig Park as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra brings a little Christmas cheer. The Haig Park Village Markets will also be in their usual spot and will have a range of delicious food items for you to assemble the perfect picnic spread. The orchestra will be playing from 12-3pm. No tickets required, find more info here.

German Markets – Sunday 5 December

Harmonie German Club is once again hosting their popular German Markets! From 9am to 1pm they will be stocked with everything German, from German deli products, breads and cakes, wine, beer and schnapps, and handmade crafts and speciality stores. All the info can be found on their Facebook Page.