The silly season is in full swing with fun events around Canberra to keep you rockin’ around the Christmas tree all weekend long!

Eden at QT- Friday 14th December

QT’s last garden party event of the year “Eden” is on this Friday! They’re here to spice up your Friday night drinks as you wind down after a long week. Sink into the sunny back deck of QT as you enjoy gorgeous cocktails, light nibbles and smooth sounds from the hottest DJs around town. Tickets are only $24 per person and include a complimentary cocktail on arrival (made with local gin from The Canberra Distillery), roaming canapes and a beautiful setting. Visit their website to grab your tickets!

Children’s Christmas Cooking Class GH Nutrition – Saturday 15th December

GH Nutrition is showcasing her culinary skills with a children’s cooking class to give the kids a go on the spatula. The class will involve making and decorating Christmas desserts to take home! The class is $10 per child and will be located outside Wiffens at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. Book online to secure your child’s spot. 

Festive Fun at Cooleman Court- Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December

Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend at Cooleman Court in Weston Creek! You will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and get a FREE photo taken and sent directly to your email address! Session times are Friday & Saturday 3-6pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.  There’s loads of fun for the kids with free crafts and face painting from 10am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. They can get their boogie on with Santa’s fairy elfs from 10-10.45am on Saturday and Sunday. In the spirit of the giving season, you can donate an unwrapped gift to help disadvantaged families in our community. For more info visit their website.

The Illusionists at Canberra Theatre- Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December

The mind-blowing spectacular showcases the talent of 8 of the most incredible illusionists on earth. An astonishing night of cutting-edge acts will have you on the edge of your seat- Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. The shows will run across the weekend with show times in the morning, afternoon and evening. For ticketing information, visit their website. 

Christmas Party Race Day- Sunday 16th December

The races are on in Christmas style this weekend at Canberra’s favourite horse-racing destination, Thouroughbred Park! Enjoy an afternoon of horse-racing in the sun with plenty of hospitality packages on offer. You can book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room for lunch or head to the Winning Post Bar for drinks! The day will run from 11am-6pm and entry is free! Visit their website for more info! 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop – Sunday 16th December

Love all things craft? Wreath making is booming this Christmas and store-bought wreaths are looking very 2017! Urban Jungle at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets is bringing the Christmas cheer with adult and kids wreath-making classes.  The highly popular adult class has booked out but if the kids have some creative flair fret not – there are still spaces for $20 each. Bookings can be made online.