10 – Clean Up Lake Burley Griffin

For the second year in a row, members of the NCA Lake User Group are organising to give Lake Burley Griffin a good clean before the summer months, and they’re encouraging the public to join in! Last year about 100 volunteers by foot, kayak and dragon boat pulled 74 bags of rubbish from the lake in three hours!

Sunday December 15, 9am – 12pm

Lake Burley Griffin


Cost: free


9 – Thoroughbred Park Christmas Party Race Day

What better way to celebrate the festive season than by hitting the race course! Have a drink, enjoy delicious food and watch the local races from the Black Opal Room. Members passes can be purchased for $15. Table bookings are essential.

Sunday December 15

Thoroughbred Park


Cost: free admission


8 – Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

Cheer on the Canberra Cavalry as they take on the Sydney Blue Sox at MIT Ballpark! Our guys are coming off a 3-1 series loss to Auckland last week, so they’ll be keen to get more wins back on the board! The perfect way to spend your sunny weekend with friends!

December 12 – 15

MIT Ballpark



7 – Subsdance presents: A Nightmare Before Christmas

Subsdance is celebrating the end of the year! With a mix of student showcases, top team performances, instructor sets and professional performers, this event will truly knock your socks off! See dancers perform in a range of styles including Dancehall, Cabaret, Reggaeton, Samba, Afrobeats, Funk, Hip Hop… all with a freaky, spooky, crazy, creepy twist!

Saturday December 14, doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm

Hawker College


Cost: Adult tickets from $30


6 – Christmas in Canberra Red Nose Lights

You can experience Canberra’s very own Christmas extravaganza with amazing lighting displays and miniature railway rides and live entertainment, culminating in a spectacular light show. Entry includes unlimited train rides, live entertainment on stage, fantastic light displays and for the kids, use of a giant train themed jumping castle/slide and the opportunity to meet Santa in his all new Grotto. Proudly supporting Red Nose saving little lives.

December 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 6pm-10pm

Canberra Miniature Railway

Cost: $15 online, $20 at the gate

5 – Queanbeyan Christmas Street Party

Head along to Crawford Street for Queanbeyan’s 2019 Community Christmas Party! There’ll be live entertainment, rides, mouth-watering street food and a selection of local wines. A great way to celebrate the festive season!

Saturday December 14, 5:30pm – 9pm

Lifestyle Precinct, Crawford St, Queanbeyan


Cost: free


4 – UC Capitals vs Southside Flyers

Join the reigning WNBL champions, the UC Capitals, for Round 9, as they play the Southside Flyers. While our girls are coming off a convincing win against Bendigo, they’ll have their work cut out for them this weekend, with the Southside Flyers current ladder leaders! The Caps would love a strong home crowd to cheer them to victory!

Sunday December 15, doors open 4pm, main game 5pm

National Convention Centre


Cost: tickets from $10


3 – Carols in Town Park

Celebrate the festive season with carols, a visit from Santa, amusement rides, farm animals, jumping castles and face painting. Carols in Town Park is an initiative of The Salvation Army and includes support from the Canberra Community Voices Choir. Entertainment includes performances from national and local performers, Amber Nicols, Lucy Sugerman and Tori Nikias.
Sunday December 15, 4pm – 7:30pm

Tuggeranong Town Park


Cost: free


2 – Cirque Stratosphere

This spectacular new circus will transform Canberra Theatre into a futuristic space-age utopia! Cirque Stratosphere features gravity-defying acts from a troupe of Olympic-standard acrobats and gymnasts that’ll show even the sky isn’t the limit! Audiences will witness thrilling performances and impressive stunts on rollerskates, death-defying acrobatics on a Russian Bar, sky-high contortions in The Aerial Sphere, the Russian Swing to Swing and more.

December 10 – 21

Canberra Theatre Centre


Cost: tickets from $79


1 – 75th Carols by Candlelight

Head along to Stage 88 for a wonderful evening of community, charity and song, in support of the Anglicare Youth Engagement Programme for Indigenous young people in the Canberra Region. Woden Valley Youth Choir will be accompanied by Canberra City Band, with special guest artists. There may even be a special visit from the jolly man in red! A fun and family-friendly way to celebrate the festive season.

Saturday December 14, 7pm – 9:30pm

Stage 88


Cost: free

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