Smith’s Bazaar – Friday 15 December

Witness Alinga Street’s grungy live music venue, Smith’s Alternative, transform into a bustling night-time market this Friday. Smith’s Bazaar breeds a meeting place for people to share ideas, experiences and creations. Browse the local stallholders and find unique handmade, homegrown and repurposed goodies. This is not one to be missed, see the details here!

A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas – Friday 15 December

Unwind at the end of the work week with some hilarious entertainment and light-hearted energy at the Canberra Comedy Festival (Christmas edition)! The Canberra Theatre Centre will be bringing the crem-de-le-crem of local comedy talent, set to deliver a lively, witty and fun evening show. Take the chance to get your laughter fix, find your ticket here.

Festival 15 2023 at the Basement – Friday 15 December

Get a truly unique live music experience at Festival 15 this Friday. The Basement will be hosting 15 of Canberra’s finest up-and-coming bands, each taking the stage for only 15 minutes, for $15 a ticket! Get a sweeping taste of the region’s tapestry of talent at this playful and fast-paced event. Get your tickets here.

Canberra Potters Christmas Fair – Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December

Get your hands on some unique, thoughtful and affordable Christmas gifts at the Canberra Potters Christmas Fair this weekend. The Watson Art Centre will be packed with local potters and ceramicists, selling a selection of art and pottery. Get your last-minute present shopping ticked off your to-do list while supporting local makers! Entry is free, find all the details here. 

The Little Burley Christmas Bash – Saturday 16 December

Canberra’s favourite lake-front Little Burley Market are getting in the festive spirit this weekend with their annual Big Christmas Bash! You can expect their usual 80+ stallholders, showcasing local designers, artists, jewellers and producers. Plus, plenty of holiday fun for the little ones including face painting, Christmas arts and crafts, circus performances and free photos with Santa. See the full schedule here.

Candlelight: Holiday Pop Classics – Saturday 16 December

Become immersed in an enchanting, multi-sensory musical experience at the Candlelight: Holiday Pop Classics concert. The James Fairfax Theatre will be flooded with a sea of candles, surrounding the talented string quartet playing classic Christmas songs live. If you want to be immersed in an enchanting performance and magical ambience, get your tickets here!