Even though December sounds like wintertime full of mulled wine, eggnog and snow for Westerners, in Australia, December marks the beginning of summer! Just like the rest of the world, December is full of important dates, holidays and events.
The holiday season stretches out from December to mid-January, so it can be hard to list all the concerts, exhibitions, holiday markets and special events surrounding the holidays.
If you have children, Canberra is December is full of family-friendly activities and events that will make great memories for the kids. So, if you’re in the mood for some festive socializing and events, read on!
Canberra Christmas Market
If your first thought when you hear “Christmas Market” is Vienna, Germany or other European destinations, think again. Even though it’s the middle of summer, Christmas markets have a lot to offer in Australia as well!
These festive events sum up the entire point of the holidays: joy, gift-giving, togetherness, altruism and humanity.
The Christmas Markets in Canberra are held over the weekends, at this location:
There are also Christmas Markets held in Fitzroy Building in Canberra’s Exhibition Park.
New Year’s Eve 2020 Canberra
The highlight and the zenith of the Canberra holiday season is, of course, New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve 2020 Canberra in the city will take place at the Civic Square:
Of course, the entry is free and you can enjoy performances by various Canberra artists from 6 PM already. There are also city transport lines operating until late hours of the night, so you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get home.
There will also be a lot of food stands, pop-up performers and of course, world-class fireworks. The Civic Square Canberra New Year’s Eve is also family-friendly, so it’s great for bringing your kids along to the NY party as well!
Children’s Christmas Market
At the Old Bus Depot Markets, you can take your children to get into the holiday spirit. The Canberra Christmas Market for Children will include elf shows, a jumping castle and treats for kids.
If you want your kids to form valuable and cherished memories surrounding the Canberra holidays, the Christmas Market is the place to go. It’s a chance for them to truly get into the Christmas spirit and make some new friends.
Concerts, exhibitions and festivals
December is a time for all-holiday themes when it comes to all types of social events. In December in Canberra, there are all kinds of holiday concerts, exhibitions and events. If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit during the summer vibes of Canberra’s December, take a stroll at some of the concert halls and you’ll be cheery in no time.
Holidays are all about giving back. So, you can find that there are many charity concerts and philanthropic events in December in Canberra. Visit some of these and give back and have fun at the same time.