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Canberra Christmas Markets and Events 2022

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by Heidi Cee (subscribe)
Explore the food, sights and events of Canberra and the surrounding regions with me. To see what I've been up to, I'm on Instagram @heids_c
Published October 8th 2022
Ho, ho, ho, its Canberra Christmas
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Canberra is full of festive fun!


It's that time of year when sleigh bells jingle, lights twinkle and Canberra's Christmas spirit shines. This year, there is a huge lineup of markets and events to have you ho, ho ho-ing all the way to Christmas. To help you plan, here's a list of some of the best festive fun the city has to offer in 2022.

NOVEMBER:

A Celtic Christmas

Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the traditional Celtic landscape and be transported to Christmas in Ireland - a world full of excitement and wonder - a world filled with energetic music and dance and festive cheer. Featuring traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads and all your favourite carols, the show is playing at the Q in Queanbeyan on 27 November. Tickets here.

Hall Village Christmas Fair

The second Hall Village Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 19 November 2022. The fair will include a wide variety of stalls including arts and crafts and food and beverages. At the time of writing, specific times and locations are still to be announced - check the Hall and District webpage to find out more closer to the date.

Undercurrent Design Market

After a two year break, The Undercurrent Design Market is back with over 50 designers and makers from all over Australia. Ideally timed four weeks before Christmas, you can buy direct from the makers to gift something handcrafted and unique. The market will run from Friday 25 - Sunday 27 November at the National Portrait Gallery.

The CBRWoman Christmas Market

The CBRWoman Christmas Market celebrates local women in business. This market brings you all your favourite local makers and creators from Canberra and surrounds in one place. Spend your Christmas dollars supporting local women in business,

The market will be held at the Fitters Workshop, Kingston on Saturday 26 November 2022 from 10am until 2pm.

Canberra Christmas Chess Challenge

For a very thinking Christmas, test your moves at the Canberra Christmas Chess Challenge. This is an under 18s tournament and details can be found here.

Pinot and Picasso Christmas Painting sessions

Create a Sloshy the Snowman or Tree of lights Christmas painting with the folks at Pinot and Picasso. The Christmas themed paintings can be booked across various dates - click here for details.

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Under the Mistletoe is Canberra's very own Christmas shop


DECEMBER:

Canberra Canine Market

With stalls selling handmade arts and crafts, plants, books, clothing and many more interesting and varied stall

This Christmas Market is all about celebrating Canberra's doggos, fluffs, woofers, puppers, good bois and their human servants. The market will be packed with activities for humans and dogs alike including selfies with Santa, a VIP Red Carpet, Doggy Show Bags, a best dressed competition, food vans and drinks, live music and more. It will be held on the lawns next to Belconnen Dog Park on Saturday 3 December from 10am to 1pm.

Canberra Small Business Christmas Market

The Canberra Small Business Christmas market will be held on 3 and 4 December at the Fitters Workshop in Kingston. The market is open from 9am to 3pm both days with over 50 stall holders each day. A great way to get your Christmas shopping done and support local Canberra small businesses.

Pasko sa Canberra

The Philippine Embassy is getting into the festive spirit with its Pasko sa Canberra (Christmas in Canberra) event. There will be food stalls, Christmas carols, raffles games and entertainment from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 4 December at the Philippine Embassy in Yarralumla.

Hartley Christmas Market

Hall's famous weekend market will have its Christmas market at the Hall Showground on 4 December from 10am to 3pm. This market is huge and always busy in the lead up to Christmas. A gold coin donation is required for parking.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Jindii Eco Spa is hosting a Christmas wreath making workshop where you can connect with nature and make your own floral, eco-friendly Christmas wreath to adorn your front door. Running from 11am - 1pm on 4 December, for tickets click here.

Lightbulb Improv Christmas Special

If you want some ha, ha, ha to go with your ho, ho, ho, Lightbulb Improv are performing a Christmas Special at Smith's Alternative on 8 December. Laughs guaranteed.

Carols by Candlelight

The Woden Valley Youth Choir are ready to lead you on a festive singalong with the classic Carols by Candlelight returning to Stage 88 on 10 December at 7pm.

Handmade Christmas Market

It's back and bigger than ever in 2022! Canberra's award-winning Handmade market brings together artists, designers and producers from all over Australia, just in time for Christmas. Showcasing over 250 Australian designers and producers, all products on sale are Australian-made and designed and the Christmas market is sure to provide plenty of unique Christmas gifts.

Entry to the market is free however, please donate to the charity door greeters if you can. The Handmade Christmas market will run from 9 - 11 December at EPIC on Friday from 5pm 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am 4pm.

Canberra Christmas Gin Festival

Complete with tasting sessions, masterclasses, Christmas cheer and, of course, gin, the Canberra Christmas Gin Festival is looking like a contender for being the merriest event in town. Running from 16 to 18 December at the National Convention Centre, you can find more information and tickets here.

The Cottage Christmas Market

The Cottage Markets is a friendly market located in the south of Canberra at Rose Cottage. With stalls selling handmade arts and crafts, plants, books, clothing more, the Christmas edition is perfectly timed for last-minute shopping on 18 December 2022 from 9am - 1pm.

A Christmas Carol at the Canberra Theatre

To lift your spirits this December, the award-winning stage spectacle Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol premieres at Canberra Theatre Centre. Full of singing festive joy, A Christmas Carol is suitable for the entire family. Complete with yule-tide carolling, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is described as "the most uplifting theatrical experience you'll have this year." For ticket information, click here. The show runs from 20 to 24 December with afternoon and evening performances.

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The Bredbo Christmas Barn is magical!


Extra Festive Fun:

Under the Misteltoe

Canberra's very own Christmas shop Under the Misteltoe will be open throughout the season. This shop is bursting at the seams with all things merry and bright. Open 7 days at Federation Square in Gold Creek.

Bredbo Christmas Barn

Too much is never enough at the Bredbo Christmas Barn and if you like Christmas, this is a must-visit. The indulgence and excess create a magical Christmas shopping experience. Hours in the lead up to Christmas are 10am - 5pm Thursday to Monday.

Wallaroo Road Bespoke Christmas Trees

Head to the Wallaroo Road Christmas Tree Farm and you can choose your own beautifully shaped tree. You may even get to say g'day to the farm horses. Open every weekend in December.

Santa's Shaped Christmas Tree Farm

Looking for a locally grown tree that is freshly cut before your eyes? Head to Santa's Shaped Christmas Tree Farm in Gundaroo and choose your own tree on site. Their trees are also available at Canberra's Farmer's Markets.

Canberra Christmas Lights

If you want to see the lengths Canberrans go to celebrate, check out the Canberra Christmas Lights map and hit the road for a twinkling good time. Locations across the city.

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Why? For a fa-la-la-lovely festive season
When: November and December
Where: Various locations in the ACT
Cost: Varies per location
Your Comment
Great tips Heidi. I always do my christmas shopping at the markets to find original and unique gifts made from the heart.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5797) 55 days ago
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