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What’s on in December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Throughout Australia, we run through some of the best Christmas events you can enjoy in December 2020.

Sydney Harbour Christmas Party Cruises

Make fond memories with friends and aboard Sydney Harbour Christmas Party Cruises. Offering four impressive lunch and dinner packages, these cruises have all the right elements to make for a memorable Christmas dinner or lunch party about the spectacular Sydney Harbour.

Sydney, 1-19 December 2020


A Day of Carols at The District

Spend a whole day at The District Docklands with A Day of Carols, an all-day program of live entertainment and performances supporting charity partner Kids Under Cover. Enjoy live music and entertainment, meet mascot friends including the Carl’s Jr. Star, Boost Juice Cup and Melbie Bear from Melbourne Star. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a spot of shopping, so there will be special offers in stores and delicious meal deals from cafes and restaurants to keep you fueled for a fun day. Don't forget to make a donation at the charity collection points, with all proceeds going to Kids Under Cover, helping prevent youth homelessness.

Docklands, Melbourne, 20 December 2020


Spirit of Christmas 2020 at QPAC

Celebrate the festive season with traditional yuletide concerts in the grandeur of QPAC’s Concert Hall. Spirit of Christmas will once again feature a stunning line-up with a full orchestra, choirs and two of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers. These concerts are an occasion to enjoy uplifting songs, be inspired by Christmas’ enduring message of love and peace, and sing along to much loved Christmas carols.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, 18-19 December 2020


Gathered Christmas Design Market, Hahndorf

This December, Gathered Design Market heads up the Hill once again to the German Village of Hahndorf for a special Christmas Edition, as people gather together to shop and support local SA designers, artisans and small businesses. Join in all the festivities to celebrate the excitement and spirit of Christmas and shop up a storm for yourself and your loved ones with over 60 stalls including homewares, candles, flowers, jewellery, kids, art, clothing, garden, skincare, and more.

Hahndorf, South Australia, 11-13 December 2020


Perth City Christmas Lights Trail

The Perth Christmas tradition is back and bigger than ever. The massive light spectacle has a total of 30 stops this year to ensure your Christmas is brimming with magic. Choose from one of four journeys across the CBD, Northbridge, East End or West End areas, or forge your own festive journey through dazzling light displays, enchanting building projections and joyful street decorations. There’s also roving entertainment every Friday and Saturday night and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays to add that extra dose of Christmas spirit!

Perth, until 3 January 2020


Canberra Christmas Market

The Canberra Christmas Market is one of the capital’s biggest and best. Over two days, uncover wonderful gifts, specialty items, gourmet foods and more...many items not available in regular retail outlets or shopping mall stores. The market covers 1,750 square metres with more than 90 stallholders--a one-stop shop for all your Christmas needs. Gather family and friends and get into the Christmas spirit. Listen to wonderful carols. Meet Santa. Get the kids to help decorate gingerbread houses. Celebrate the most special time of the year.

Canberra, 12-13 December 2020


Festive Season Block Parties, Hobart

This festive season, groups of businesses have the opportunity to work together to hold a Block Party in their precinct with the support of the City of Hobart. A Block Party is a four-hour event designed to increase visitation and activation in a retail area and to be held until 20 December 2020. Submissions of interest have just closed, so keep an eye on the City of Hobart website for more information about event times and locations.

Hobart, until 20 December 2020


City of Darwin Carols by Candlelight

Head out on a Sunday evening to enjoy the City of Darwin Carols by Candlelight. The Christmas Choir will sing all your favourites – join in this very special community event and soak up the Christmas spirit.

Darwin, 6 December 2020