10 – Indigenous Art Market

Head to the picturesque Acton Peninsula for the AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market. It presents work from a range of contemporary Indigenous artists and art centres from around Australia directly to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. There’ll also be cultural workshops, traditional music, entertainment and food.

Friday December 6, 10am – 8pm and Saturday December 7, 10am – 4pm

AIATSIS, Acton Peninsula



9 – Christmas in Moncrieff

Grab your picnic blanket and Santa hat, and head over to the Moncrieff Community Recreation Park for a relaxed afternoon of Christmas festivities. Enjoy the setting summer sun with friends, family and neighbours while Christmas is celebrated, Moncrieff style. There’ll be music, local food vendors, children’s activities and loads of holiday cheer!

Sunday December 8, 5pm – 7pm
Moncrieff Community Recreation Park



8 – The Addams Family

Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about this creepy and kooky clan. You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.

In cinemas from December 5


Cost: Check with your local cinema for ticket prices and session times


7 – Yarralumla Does Christmas

Take your own picnic. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. Relax, catch up with friends and listen to music. The kids will have a great time blowing bubbles, getting their faces painted and eating free ice-cream. To help job memories, there’ll be a prize for the best decorated/most ingenious name tag!

Saturday December 7, 5pm – 7:30pm

Weston Park


Cost: free


6 – Handmade Christmas Market

Support Australian designers, find something unique and meet the makers! There’s over 200 stalls with everything from fashion, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, children’s toys and clothing, jewellery and accessories and a whole pavilion dedicated to food & drinks.
Friday December 6 – Sunday December 8

Exhibition Park


Cost: free entry (gold coin donation encouraged)


5 – The Rainbow Paws Doggy Christmas Party

All doggos and their humans are invited to the first annual Doggy Christmas party! There’ll be selfies with Santa, doggy show bags, make your own paw print art, bake sale (for people), sausage sizzle, face painting, dog treats and more. Enjoy a fun morning while raising much needed funds for the Rainbow Paws Snip Snip de-sexing program.

Saturday December 7, 10am – 12:30pm

Lawns outside Yarralumla Dog Park


Cost: free


4 – Ginninderry Open Air Cinema

Head along to Ginninderry’s GX Display Village for a night of relaxed family fun with the screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! Enjoy food from some of Canberra’s favourite vendors with FREE mini gelato and popcorn all night. See the display homes in a new light with a special twilight opening of the GX Display Village and then settle in for the movie.

Saturday December 7, 1pm – 8pm

GX Display Village


Cost: free


3 – Raiders book launch

Get your signed copy of ‘Absolutely Bleeding Green’ by David Headon! It tells the story of the Canberra Raiders and how they became a dominant force in Rugby League. Players, coaches and author David Headon will spread across three Dymocks stores to meet fans and chat about the book!

Saturday December 7, 1pm – 2pm

Dymocks Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Canberra City


Cost: free


2 – RMHC Christmas Extravaganza

Enjoy a family fun weekend with lots of food, drinks, shows, rides, games, a Santa visit, showbags and more! All money raised goes to RMHC ACT & South East NSW.

Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 from 10am

Exhibition Park


Cost: $50 for a family of 4 or $25 each

1 – Christmas in the City

Celebrate Christmas in the City with the log cabin in Garema Place hosting a range of free family activities! There’ll be cookie decorating, bauble making, free Santa slushies, Santa selfies and a tree pop up shop! There’s also lots of ongoing events like Santa letter writing, lantern making, theatrical performances, a public art treasure hunt, Christmas choir performances, musical Christmas mash-ups and a visit from the big man in red! A key feature brightening up the city is the kaleidoscopic Christmas tree!

December 7 – 21

Garema Place


Cost: free

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