Canberra Lifestyle

The December Edit

Can you feel it? The holidays are just around the corner and Canberra has plenty on to celebrate the silly season!

GIO Stadium Golf
Date: Wednesday 4 – Sunday 15 December

Ever wanted to play at GIO Stadium? Traditional Christmas parties getting boring for you? Head on over to GIO and play some stadium golf! From nine elevated platforms, you’ll play 10 holes and putt right into the field! Suitable for all levels of golf experience.

GIO Stadium |


Handmade Markets (Canberra Christmas Markets)
Date: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 December

Three of the halls at EPIC will be stocked wall-to-wall of some of the best and unique local design, craft and produce! 270 stallholders will be there showcasing their pieces, as well as some absolutely delicious local food vendors. Why not get the special people in your life something unique and handmade this Christmas? 

P.S the Christmas Market also has a special twilight event from 5pm-9pm on Friday 6 December. 

Exhibition Park in Canberra |


Cirque Stratosphere
Date: Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 December

Be witness to a thrilling performance with stunts on rollerskates, death-defying acrobatics, contortionists and gravity-defying acts. Featuring Olympic-standard acrobats and gymnasts, Cirque Stratosphere is the spectacular new show from last summer’s The Illusionists. This show will prove the sky is not the limit! Book your tickets now. 

Canberra Theatre Centre |


Ruby Fields at UC Refectory
Date: Friday 13 December

Ruby Fields has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support GO Foundation and their work creating opportunities for Indigenous youth through education. She’s been itching to get out on tour again and hit some rural towns and pubs along the way!

UC Refectory |


Breakfast with Alpacas and Llamas
Date: Saturday 14 December

Have you ever wanted to meet an alpaca or llama? Ever wondered just how soft those fluffly looking creatures are? Just generally curious about those wonderful and quirky animals? Get up close and personal and have an experience with a herd of over 200 alpacas and llamas and have all your questions answered (and also the ultimate alpaca selfie!).

Alpaca Magic | 


Carols by Candlelight
Date: Saturday 14 December

Join the 75th Annual Carols by Candlelight for a family-friendly way to kick off the week leading into Christmas. There’ll be food and drinks available and over 10,000 Canberrans are expected to get into the Christmas Spirit!

Stage 88 Commonwealth Park |


Canberra Suitcase Rummage
Date: Sunday 15 December

Always have your eye out for a bargain? Then don’t miss the Suitcase Rummage! A mini-scaled market that can have some amazing rewards. You can either bring a suitcase (or two or three!) filled with goodies to sell, or come along and join the rummage to see what bargains you can find.

Kendall Lane, NewActon, Canberra |


New Year’s Eve in the City
Date: Tuesday 31 December

Farewell 2019 and celebrate with music, food and fireworks in Civic Square! There’ll be family entertainment, street performers, local food vendors and more! Stick around till 9pm for an impressive firework display.
Civic Square |

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