10 – Forde Community Association’s Christmas in the Park
A fun afternoon out for the family! Pack a picnic and enjoy Christmas carols, face painting, a sausage sizzle and heaps of activities in Heritage Park! The gang from Canberra Reptile Zoo will be there to show off some of their reptiles and there will be a special visit from Santa around 5pm.
Saturday November 30, 4pm – 7pm
Heritage Park, Forde
9 – Kingsborough Summer Kick Off
The Kingsborough development is hosting a pre party to celebrate the official opening of The Warehouse – Roast, Tap, Brew; located in the heart of Kingsborough. With 8 beers ranging from Czech Pilzner through to Porter, including a gluten free beer from Wild Polly and Apple Thief Cider, as well as a selection of wines. The Warehouse will also host local artist Christopher Paul Tóth as he unveils his latest piece, a portrait of Raiders captain Jarrod Croker. The portrait will be up for auction, raising money for Menslink.
Saturday November 30, 2pm – 8pm
8 – Spectrum Big Band presents Jazzmas
Enjoy a night of big band swing, food and dancing with a hint of Christmas cheer. Featuring a guest appearance by the Canberra Swing Katz, Spectrum Big Band will play a series of big band classics. There’s some great raffle prizes up for grabs. All proceeds go towards supporting Canberra City Band Inc. continuing to provide music services to Canberra. Listen, eat, drink, dance and have a great time!
Saturday November 30, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Harmonie German Club
Cost: Online – Adults $20, Child/Concession $10, Family $50, Table (up to 6) $120, Dinner + show $60
Door tickets – Adults $25, Child/Concession $15, Family $55
7 – Lah Lah’s Stripy Christmas Live Show
Join Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate Christmas in Canberra. Santa Clause will also make an appearance with his brand new trombone! So pull up your stripy socks, pop on your Santa hats and get ready to dance! Meet Lah-Lah and the band, try the instruments, have your photo taken with the stars and collect their autographs – it’s all included.
Saturday November 30 from 10am
Cost: $27.50 for adults and kids (bubs under one are free)
6 – CSO Shell Prom
Get the family together for a summer evening of music on the lawns of Government House. From My Fair Lady to Frozen, enjoy musical theatre and film hits performed live by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Pack your own picnic, or head over to the Lions Club sausage sizzl. Purchase drinks from the Lerida Estate Winery bar or BYO. Book in advance for cheaper tickets and quicker entry!
Saturday November 30, gates open 4:45pm, show starts 6pm
Lawns of Government House
Cost: $20 – $40
5 – Grapes of Mirth: Comedy and Wine returns to Canberra
Five of Australia’s best comedians and your host Merrick Watts will make their way to Pialligo Estate for 6 hours of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub and amazing festival vibes! It includes appearances by Tom Ballard, Becky Lucas, Nikki Britton and Dave Thornton. Enjoy DJ tunes before, between and after the comedy, and keep in mind, it’s an 18+ event.
Sunday December 1, 12pm – 6pm
Cost: $60 – $70 + booking fee
4 – Frozen II
This long-awaited film is finally hitting our movie screens! Set three years after the first film, the story follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven who embark on a journey beyond their kingdom of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom after a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa. It has grossed $358 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews.
In cinemas from November 28
Cost: check with your local cinema for session times and ticket prices
3 – Sunset Cinema
Enjoy a film under the stars in a beautiful setting! There’ll be plenty of hot food, drinks and snacks on
site, or pack a picnic. Add to your experience by booking a bean lounger, beanbag or lawn chair. Or
take your own rugs or seats from home. Check out new and classic films including The Lion King,
Downton Abbey, Dirty Dancing, Love Actually, Bohemian Rhapsody, Home Alone, 10 Things I
Hate About You, Die Hard, Frozen II and more! This weekend they’re screening Hustlers and Joker.
November 22 – January 12
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Cost: check website for details
2 – UC Capitals vs Townsville
The UC Capitals hope to build on their home winning streak, when they take on Townsville Fire this weekend. Over 1600 people packed the National Convention Centre for last week’s win over Perth, the highest attended game this season so far, with our girls hoping for an even bigger crowd this week!
Saturday November 30, doors open 4pm, main game 5pm
Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre
Cost: tickets from $10
1 – Cockington Green Night Opening
Help celebrate Cockington Green’s 40th birthday while supporting a local charity! Check out Cockington Green Gardens after dark, with proceeds going to Marymead. This not to be missed opportunity is designed for families seeking something a little different and fun to do at this special time of year. The night will include gold coin donation train rides, a Santa’s Hat competition and the jolly man himself will no doubt make an appearance.
November 29 and November 30, 7pm – 9pm
Cockington Green Gardens
Cost: kids free with accompanying paying adult