10 – Ferdinand

Looking for something for the kids to do during the holidays? There’s a new comedy animation film out at the cinemas this week: Ferdinand! It tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he’s captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

In cinemas now!

Check with your local cinema for session times & ticket pricecs



9 – Canberra Cavalry vs Perth Heat

The league’s two best offensive outfits are going head to head in Canberra, with the Cavalry hosting Perth Heat in the four-game series. It’s always a great atmosphere at Narrabundah Ballpark, so make sure you get down there for what’s expected to be some competitive and entertaining baseball action!

Saturday December 16 at 7pm & Sunday December 17 at 1pm

The Fort at MIT Ballpark, Narrabundah


Cost: Adult tickets start from $25 and children tickets start from $18


8 – Carillon Christmas concert

Get into the festive spirit at Aspen Island! Bring a picnic rug and enjoy the view while listening to the Carillon’s 55 bells being played by six carillonists, including three of the youngest in the world! Sing along with the Canberra Harmony Chorus as they perform much-loved Christmas carols. There’ll be food and drink available, including free popcorn! You can also get a rare glimpse of the bells by joining a free tour between 4pm and 5:45pm.

Sunday December 17 from 6-7:30pm

National Carillon, Aspen Island, Wendouree Drive, Parkes


Cost: free!


7 – Other Christmas events

There’s plenty of Christmas events happening around the capital this weekend! Some of them include Christmas at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Carols on the Valley, the Christmas Carol Ball, Carols in Town Park, Carols on Condamine, a Christmas-themed Nerf game and you can learn how to make your own gingerbread house at the Canberra Centre!

Various times & locations around Canberra



6 – Colour – see the world in a new light

Questacon has a new interactive exhibition on display just in time for the summer holidays! This exhibition features a range of hands-on science exhibits and activities that explore the different ways we perceive colour. Learn about how light influences colour and compare your perception of colour with family and friends!

Open now!

Gallery 1, Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes


Cost: free with general admission


5 – UC Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

With only three UC Capitals home games left this season, our girls would love you to join them at their new home stadium – the National Convention Centre! Cheer on the UC Caps as they take on Adelaide Lightning, with 30{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} off family tickets online via Ticketek! A game not to be missed!

Sunday December 17, doors open at 1:30pm with tip-off at 3pm

National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra


Cost: Adult $21, Junior $11, Concession $16, Family (30{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} off) $35


4 – Yazz Wine Fest

What’s the one thing better than a Winery Tour? A Winery Tour with no travel time between the wineries! A dozen wineries are coming together for an afternoon of delicious wine tasting, with over 40 wines on display! Head along to check out some of the region’s best wine, food and music at Yazz Wine Fest!

Saturday December 16 at 12-2pm & 2-4pm

Yazzbar, Soldiers Memorial Hall, 82-94 Comur St, Yass


Cost: $35 (includes your take home tasting glass)


3 – Infamous

It’s the last weekend to check out this fantastic adult cabaret circus, featuring a singer, dancers, comedy and world class circus acts! An 18+ event with delicious food and a never before seen circus cabaret vibe. This is one show you won’t want to miss!

Saturday December 16 at 8pm & Sunday December 17 at 7pm

The Spiegel Big Top, Majura Rd, cnr Spitfire Ave, Canberra (opposite Costco)


Cost: B Reserve $45, A Reserve $60, Ringside on Stage $90


2 – Mamma Mia

This spectacular show has received rave reviews so far! If you haven’t seen it, the ABBA-filled musical Mamma Mia wraps up at the Canberra Theatre this weekend. There’s limited seats left, so book now before the production heads off on its national tour!

Saturday December 16 at 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday December 17 at 3pm

Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra


Cost: Tickets range from $89.95-$149.95


1 – Christmas in Glebe Park

There’s a huge program planned for the second weekend of Christmas in Glebe Park after a hugely successful first week! There’ll be something for everyone with painted gingerbread cubby houses, roving carollers, a live Christmas Tree forest, light displays, visits from Santa and Nomad the Magician, heaps of performances, delicious food and more! There’ll also be a free outdoor cinema this weekend screening Elf on Saturday and Home Alone on Sunday!

Runs from December 8 – 23, opening from 12pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday this weekend

Glebe Park, Canberra


Cost: free entry!

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