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Sound and Fury: Arty. Farty. Christmas. Party

Sound and Fury flaunts and fuses the exceptional skills of performance artists in an exciting party format. Expect punchy music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art. This is a late-night, live art party at its best. Catch all the madness before the party sails across the ditch to present a huge season at the New Zealand Fringe in March 2018! Let's get freaky and festive.

Held Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December at Makeshift, New Acton.


Community Market

Meeting Place and Diversity ACT have come together to put on a series of community markets in Kambah! There will be handmade stalls, live music, food and drink. We are located right next to the adventure playground so bring the kids for a play, grab some snacks and do some shopping!

Held Saturday 16 December at Diversity ACT, Kambah from 2pm to 8pm.


Christmas at the Old Bus Depot Markets

Immerse yourself in everything Christmassy! Stock up on everything you need for Christmas from a large array of unique and handcrafted gifts for loved ones, to items to decorate your home for the festive season. You'll find wreaths, table centre pieces, candles, handmade stockings and even live Christmas trees.

Held Sundays during December at the Old Bus Depot Markets from 10am to 4pm.


Mamma Mia!

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s MAMMA MIA! is a heart-warming tale. It tells us of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother’s past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Held Friday 24 November to Sunday 17 December at the Canberra Theatre Centre.


IMB Bank Sunset Cinema

Gather your friends and family, sit back, relax and watch the stars at your new summer local. Open multiple nights each week in November and December at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classic – perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun.

Held regularly from Thursday 16 November to Saturday 23 December.

31 May 17
30 Jan 18
A black and white photograph of Indigenous rights activist Ray Peckham standing at a podium

A Change Is Gonna Come

National Museum of Australia

Inspired by the 1964 civil rights song of the same name, this exhibition invites visitors to consider the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision within the context of their time, through events...

18 Dec 17
24 Dec 17
Animals at the zoo are enjoying xmas treats

A really wild Christmas!

National Zoo & Aquarium

Enjoy the exciting build-up to Christmas at the zoo with themed activities and animal enrichment, there’s lots to celebrate! Visit the website for all the latest information and events.

2 Dec 17
Audience members at the event

A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas

Llewellyn Hall

Canberra Comedy Festival has a very special Christmas present for you! Join the festival’s best comedians for A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas as they get you into the festive spirit in...

14 Dec 17
Christmas Party

Alliance Française - Christmas Party

Alliance Française de Canberra

Come and have a great time at our annual Christmas Party. Performances all night! Members, Students, Committee members & Staff, frenchie lovers all welcome! Dinner & Entertainment! If you can...

6 Sep 17
4 Apr 18
Man singing into microphone amidst group of people

Asia and the Pacific Screens - Polyphonic Asia

The Auditorium, ANU China in the World Building

The new season of Asia and Pacific Screens is showcasing a series of films from Southeast Asia. The diversity found in the languages, religious practices, and histories of Southeast Asia defy any...

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