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Merry & Bright

Canberra is celebrating the festive season this summer, with bright vibrant colours, music, entertainment, picnics, movies, trackless train rides, and a dance party combined with all your favourite elements of Christmas – trees, presents and Santa!

Merry & Bright – Christmas in Civic will run from 13 December – 24 December.

For more info, visit merryandbrightcbr.com.au

There is so much to see and do including; 

Tis the Season 

Tis the Season is Merry & Bright’s Long Table Dinner in Glebe Park.

Glebe Park will be magically transformed by an elegant long table dinner. Join us for a very special evening featuring some of the region’s best food, wine and entertainment.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this unique dining experience hosted by local comedian Chris Ryan!

Ticket inclusions are:

  • Curated three-course menu
  • Premium matched wines
  • Live entertainment

Civic Starry DJ Party 

Come along to the biggest dance party in Garema Place!

On Friday 14 December, a DJ truck designed as a giant cassette tape will be centre stage in Civic.

The DJ will have a mix of pop tunes and Christmas classics pumping under the stars! For all ages.

Silent night?! Yeah right!!

Christmas Play Date 

On Saturday 15 December, Glebe Park will be the place to be! Set up a picnic and join in the family fun!

From 10am – 4pm, the day will host Christmas card making, cookie decorating, nature play, kids yoga, a music stage, a rock climbing wall, slam dunk bungee with the Canberra Capitals, and the biggest game of backyard cricket hosted by ACT Cricket! Everything is free, with food vendors and a parent’s break out zone on site. Set up for the day and let the kids run wild!

Merry & Bright Outdoor Cinema 

What’s better than Christmas movies?! Free Christmas movies on a big outdoor cinema screen!

As part of Merry & Bright – Christmas in Civic, you can see five awesome and totally free festive films. The tough part will be deciding what to pack in your picnic and what films to go to!

All screenings begin upon nightfall, at approximately 8:00pm.

Pack a picnic, grab some takeaway from one of Civic’s finest eateries and settle in to the beautiful surrounds of Glebe Park.

Pancakes with Santa

It’s the big man in red, and you can get up close and personal to him first thing on a Saturday morning before he heads off to deliver presents all over the world!

Pancakes with Santa will take place in Glebe Park, with free pancakes from 7am – 9am cooked by at Capital Pancakes

This event is ticketed, so you will need to register for your spot!

Register your family here

Celebrate in Civic 

Over the 10 days of Christmas, City Walk, Petrie Plaza and Garema Place will come alive.

Civic will be dressed for the festive season, with street art, decorations, festive lighting, trackless train and a live Christmas tree forest.

A packed program of entertainment will get you into the holiday spirit.

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