One22 Community Ft Jordan Brando – Friday 10 December

Next on One22’s Community event features Melbourne based artist, Jordan Brando. With an ever addictive groovy, swingy, sexy house vibes, Brando is back for his second show with One22 for an extended set. Join them from 9pm, find all the info here.

A Pooch Affair: Xmas Pooch Picnic – Saturday 11 December

A pooch affair is back! Bringing together friends and their fur babies for an awesome doggie day out. From 10am-3pm at Exhibition Park enjoy an Xmas doggie market, Paws Café serving puppicinos and homemade treats, tunnels and balls doggie play area and a festive photo opportunity. Also get in the Christmas spirit and go in the running to win the best dressed ‘Australian Bush Xmas’ prize. Animal rescue, community pet services and dog obedience clubs will also be available. Book your spot in here.

Local Gin Brunch – Saturday 11 December

National Press Club are hosting a Local Gin Brunch! Enjoy a five-course menu featuring drinks from the Canberra Region, including Big River Distillery, Underground Spirits, Clark Beverages, Antipodes Gin and Wild Brumby Distillery. Tickets are available online.

Lucy Sugerman at UC Refectory – Saturday 11 December

Canberra’s very own Lucy Sugerman is launching her new EP ‘hurt that’s man made’ at UC Refectory. Taking ownership of heartbreak and growing up, her new EP shows off her addictive youthful energy and indie pop that you can both dance and cry to. Tickets can be purchased via Moshtix.

Canberra Christmas Market – Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December

Scrambling for last-minute Christmas present ideas? Or want something festive to add to your home? Check out a range of 90 stalls with amazing Christmas goods that you won’t find at your normal mall. Held over two days at Epic, Santa will be there to meet kids, as well as carollers singing festive tunes and gingerbread decorating. Get all the info here.

Christmas High Tea at QT Canberra – Sunday 12 December

To all those tea-swilling lovers, join QT for a decadent Christmas high tea set amongst the stunning views of their sky lounge. On the menu, enjoy Christmas classics sprinkled with a hint of their signature QT quirk, such as prawn and avocado crumpet, roast porchetta roll, Christmas pudding cannoli, pavlova and white chocolate scones. Book your table in online. 

Christmas High Tea at Pialligo Estate – Sunday 12 December

Reconnect with loved ones this festival season with a special Christmas high tea at Pialligo Estate. Feel merry listening to carols, drinking champagne and feasting on a 3-tiered high tea stand filled with gourmet goodies such as mince pies, rocky road and Christmas pudding, along with all your usual high tea favourites. Book now via their website.

Haig Park Christmas Village Markets – Sunday 12 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.

Summer Cider Cruise – Sunday 12 December

Cruise around Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday arvo from 2pm and taste five different ciders from small Australian boutique makers. With both sparkling and still ciders, made with apple and other fruits, enjoy drinks and nibbles on board for a lovely afternoon. Get your tickets here.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – Sunday 12 December

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is touring around Australia boasting a fresh line up of emerging talents. Join them for a jam-packed night of pure entertainment as they bring their best one-liners and hilarious stories. Tickets can be purchased online.

Haig Park Picnics with Canberra Symphony Orchestra – Sunday 12 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 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.