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Christmas Markets and Fairs 2015

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With Christmas fast approaching, there are Christmas Markets and Fairs organised in all areas of Canberra. There are large markets held at the EPIC and the Old Bus Depot and there are also smaller markets organised at primary schools and parks around the city.

Here is just a taste of what is happening around the Capital this Christmas...

Christmas in the City is a month long event in the CBD showcasing a 70m tunnel of fairy lights, a world record attempt for the most fairy lights on an artificial Christmas tree, the popular Christmas Night Markets and Taste of Canberra. The whole event runs from the 27th of November to December 31st. The Christmas Night Markets will be held from 5pm across the opening weekend (27 to 29 November) and from 3pm across the twelve days of Christmas (11 to 23 December).

Cost: Free
Where: City Walk, CBD, Canberra
See here for website.

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Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar will be a fun-filled day of markets, entertainment and all things Scandinavian. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this cultural event.

Time: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Where: Albert Hall, Yarralumla
See here for website.

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Source: Scandanavian Australian Association Facebook

Love Christmas Love Canberra Twilight Festival will be held at C3 Church in Monash, Tuggeranong. There will be Christmas markets, free activities for kids in Santas's Workshop, petting and reptile zoos and entertainment.

Time: 4pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Where: 184 Clive Steele Avenue, Monash
See website for more information.

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Richardson Primary School in Tuggeranong will be hosting the Richardson Community Celebration with stalls, crafts, entertainment, community information and of course, Santa!

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Where: Richardson Primary School, May Gibbs Close.
See here for website.

Eco Elves Market is held at the Canberra Environment Centre and is a Christmas market to support local artisans and the environment by shopping outside the box this Christmas. There will be local, handmade and ethical gifts to buy as well as live music, kids corner and an Eco Elves Bar.

Time: 5pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Where: Corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Street, Canberra City
See here for website.

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The Gold Creek Christmas Festival is on again with a petting zoo, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, Christmas displays and Twilight Markets. The highlight of the weekend for families is that all the attractions at Gold Creek Village will be FREE FOR KIDS with accompanying adults who pay!

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Source: Gold Creek website

There will also be special night openings Friday and Saturday night for Cockington Green, the National Dinosaur Museum and Canberra Reptile Park.
At Cockington Green you will able to ride Santa's steam train for a gold coin donation to Ronald McDonald House.

Where: Gold Creek Village, Gold Creek Road, Nicholls.
See the Gold Creek website for more information.

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Source: Gold Creek website

Old Bus Depot Christmas Markets will be held each weekend for the month of December - both Saturday and Sunday. Selling a huge range of Christmas treats for everyone in your family, this popular event will get the festive spirit going with live music and a festival atmosphere. You are sure to walk out with something from this market that's sells homewares, jewellery, gourmet food, designer clothing, furniture and more.

For some extra bargains, visit on Saturday 5th of December for the Annual Stallholder Sale - with extra bargains and specials on offer.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
See here for website

Belconnen Arts Centre on the shores of Lake Ginninderra will hosting a Christmas Celebration Market in their foyer selling creations from local artists, crafts people and producers to the backdrop of live music.

Time: Midday to 5pm.
Cost: Free
Where: 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
See here for website.

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The Christmas Retro Markets will be on at Albert Hall - the perfect place to shop for retro gifts that you can't find anywhere else. If you enjoy everything about bygone era's, there is also a Ball you can attend in the evening celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla
See here for website.

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Source: ConneXion Big Band website

Canberra Christmas Markets will be holding their annual markets selling specialty Christmas items as well as a huge range of gift items in the Fitzroy building at Exhibition Park (EPIC). From gingerbread houses to kids clothes you will find a huge range of gift ideas here.

Time: 9am - 3pm both days.
Cost: Free
Where: EPIC, Corner of Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell
See here for website.

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Source: Canberra Christmas Markets website

Old Bus Depot Christmas Markets are held on both Saturday and Sunday on the weekends of December before Christmas.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Where: 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
See here for website.

Handmade Christmas Markets will be held at the Exhibition Centre (EPIC). These markets are ideal for people who love to gift original creations or enjoy shopping for unique items by talented local designers.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Gold coin donation to local charity.
Where: EPIC, Corner of Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell
See here for website.

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Source: Handmade Markets website.

Old Bus Depot Christmas Markets are holding their last Christmas market weekend before Christmas.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Where: 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
See here for details.

This is a list of Markets and Fairs which have been advertised in November, however keep an eye on local free magazines and newspapers for others closer to Santa's big day. They are a great opportunity to get out in the community and feel the spirit of Christmas in the Capital in 2015.

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Why? Enjoy the Christmas spirit at these community events
When: 27th November - 20th December 2015
Where: All around Canberra
Cost: Varies
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Thank you .... This is my first December in Canberra and this detailed list is just marvellous. Very grateful I am.
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