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Christmas Events 2016 - Canberra

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Published October 23rd 2016
Get festive with this list of Christmas Events
It is that festive time again and nothing says Merry Christmas than a great time with family and friends with Christmas events!

Get together and celebrate the festive season with the list below of Christmas Events across Canberra & Surrounds with both free & Ticketed events:

1. Christmas In The City
When: 19 November 2016- 24 December 2016
Where: City Walk, Civic Square & Ainslie Place, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: After breaking the Guinness World Record for the most number of lights on an artificial Christmas Tree last year, the Christmas in the City event is back on again and it will showcase the official lighting of the Christmas Tree on the 17th November. There will also be an array of festive activities, Christmas Food Markets, Christmas Handcrafted Gifts & Arts Markets, Christmas concert, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


2. Sparrow-Folk: A Very Nestie Xmas
When: 1- 3 December 2016: From 8pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$30pp
Details: Join the Aussie "Sirens of satire" with this Christmas celebration. This cheeky Xmas Show will feature original songs and full of frivolity. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Environment Centre Facebook


3. Eco-Elves Night Market
When: 2 December 2016: 5pm-9pm
Where: Canberra Environment Centre, Cnr Lennox Crossing & Lawson Crescent, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: This event will showcase local, handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade and up-cycled gifts with a diverse array of market stalls. There will also be local food, BBQ, live music, food & wine stalls and entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Snowy Hydro SouthCare Facebook


4. Snowy Hydro SouthCare Christmas Gala
When: 2 December 2016: From 7pm
Where: Exhibition Park, Cnr Flemington Rd & Northbourne Ave, Mitchell
Cost: $220pp
Details: This fundraising event raises vital funds to help keep the rescue helicopter in the air and saving lives. The Christmas Gala will feature a black tie event which will showcase a red carpet, photos with the helicopter, local food and wine pre-dinner culinary showcase, three-course dining experience, and entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


5. Christmas Kids
When: 3 December 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: The Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: Free
Details: This Christmas Kids event will be hosted by The Old Bus Depot Market and will feature the perfect family-friendly Christmas event with free Christmas Elf Show, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle, cash give-away, market stalls selling Christmas goodies, festive activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from In The City Facebook


6. Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
When: 9-11 December 2016
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $29-$35pp
Details: This performance will feature the real story behind Dickens' A Christmas Carol - the story of Jacob Marley's heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge's soul- and in the process, save his own. Click here for the website.
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Why? Get festive with this list
When: 19 November 2016- 31 December 2016
Where: Canberra & Surrounds- see above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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