Live Music at the Old Canberra Inn – Friday 22 December

Don’t miss the groovy blues duo, Dean Edgecombe and Seventh Sons, perform live this Friday at the Old Canberra Inn. What better way to kickstart your Christmas weekend than unwinding with great company, your favourite pub feed and drink in hand, jamming to the blissful sound of classic Blues and Roots? The gig is free, find more details here! 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Canberra Theatre – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 December

This weekend is your last chance to witness the award-winning stage spectacle, Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Head to the Canberra Theatre this weekend and catch a performance brimming with music, humour and festive joy. Get your tickets here. 

Christmas High Tea at Australian Parliament House – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 December

Gather at the Queen’s Terrace Café this weekend for a special festive high tea! Serving up a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats, including nostalgic Christmas classics to the likes of trifle (made with Parliament House honey vodka) and sticky Scottdale ham. Pair it with tea, coffee or a glass of bubbly for a delectable and elevated affair. Book your table here! 

The Nightmare Before Christmas at Sunset Cinema – Saturday 23 December

The Sunset Cinema is back and it’s bringing all our favourite Christmas classics with it! Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas this Saturday surrounded by the lush greens of the Australian Botanic Gardens, lit perfectly by the glowing summer sunset. We’re talking plush bean bags, endless buckets of fresh popcorn and a cheeky bevvy from the on-site bar. Sounds like a dream, get your ticket here! 

Gang Gang Café Good Goodies Market – Saturday 23 December

Join Gang Gang this Saturday for their community-style flea market, shining a spotlight on local creatives! Stall holders are invited to set up shop at no cost, selling everything from art, vintage clothing, pottery, baked goods and more. See the details here. 

Soy Candle Making Workshop – Saturday 23 December

Whether you’ve been itching to start a new creative hobby or you’re looking to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift, attend the Soy Candle Making Workshop hosted by L27 Art Gallery this Saturday! You’ll be guided through the process of picking the right wick, melting high-quality wax, infusing your choice of oils and fragrances, and pouring into a beautiful traditional Chinese teacup! This is not one to be missed, secure your spot here.

Xmas Eve in the Drunk Tank at the Polish Club – Sunday 24 December

Spend your Christmas Eve enjoying a stellar lineup of live local artists, quality craft beers and modern cuisine at the Polish Club! Expect a sweep of local heroes covering punk classics by Shame McGowan and The Pogues. Get your ticket here.