What’s Happening in Canberra this December

what's happening december canberra

Alrighty then! Summer’s blooming, the holidays are coming, and the air is sweet with festive joy. Canberra certainly isn’t lacking in awesome ways to celebrate, so here’s a selection of the best to whet your appetite.

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

Date: 1 – 10 December

Location: Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra

Roll up, roll up, because ‘The Golden Age of Circus’ is here! It harks back to an age before smartphones and Netflix, when entertainment meant watching brightly-dressed performers perform spectacular feats inside a big tent. Circus 1903’s line-up is highly impressive, boasting the finest talent from across the globe. Marvel at the juggling wizardry of the Great Gaston, the high-flying, death-defying hijinks of Los Lopez, the comedic acrobatics of Duo Flash, the impossible contortions of the Elastic Dislocationist, and many more fantabulous acts. They’ve even got African elephants! Find out more

Eco-Elves Night Market

Date: 2 December

Location: Canberra Environment Centre, Acton

Gasp! Look out, Batman! It’s the Eco-Elves! They may sound like a forgotten Saturday morning cartoon series, but the Eco-Elves sure throw one hell of a party. The Night Market is about celebrating all things local, handmade, recycled, fair trade and environmentally friendly. It’s all held right on the lake, and features 45 unique and boutique stalls to browse for some genuinely special gifts. There’s also tons of food (including a giant barbeque), live music and a fully functioning wine bar, which sounds like a good time to us. Find out more

The Commons Street Feast

Date: 9 – 18 December

Location: Commonwealth Park, Canberra

Commonwealth Park is a lovely place regardless of what’s happening, but it’s about to become a full-blown foodie paradise. The Commons Street Feast is the culmination of a quest to visit practically every food truck in the country, before selecting the very best and assembling them all for a multi-day celebration of flavour. The list includes Mama Linh’s, Yalla Yalla, Smokin’ Grill BBQ, Bao Stop, Happy As Larry, Gelato Messina, Chips on a Stick (what a time to be alive) and many more, and that’s not even touching on all the breweries and wineries! This is gonna be glorious. Find out more

One Day Block Party

Date: 18 December

Location: Westside Village, Acton

Brought to you by the masterminds behind the legendary One Day Sundays events, the One Day Block Party is about to tear its way through Canberra. This massive festival of hip-hop and R&B is shaping up to be amazing, with an all-star team of artists and DJs like Hau, Joyride, Raph, Nick Lupi and DJ Slim ready to bring the tunes. Some of Canberra’s leading visual artists will also be involved, spending the day crafting a gigantic mural before your very eyes. Oh, and the entire event is free entry, too. Need we say more? Find out more


Image credit: Eco-Elves Night Market

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