Merry & Bright Christmas in Civic

When 6 Dec, 2019 4:00pm — 9:00pm Where Garema Place, Canberra Website
As the days get longer and the holidays inch closer, the City Renewal Authority is bringing Christmas back to the city in 2019 with a fun and free program of activities in Garema Place.

On Friday 6 December, Garema Place will be transformed into a Christmas log cabin village, hosting a variety of free activities for all ages including cookie decorating, bauble making, free Santa slushies or taking a selfie with a roving Santa.

For people who don’t have a tree at home yet, Santa’s Shaped Christmas Tree pop- up shop will also be onsite where you can purchase a Christmas tree for pick up or order one for home delivery.

The centrepiece will be a towering contemporary Christmas tree that epitomises a sunny festive season. As the summer sun shines through the tree’s patterned façade, it creates a kaleidoscope of light and colour in the surrounding public spaces, while beautiful lights at night will transform the tree, ensuring that it delivers an immersive and joyful Christmas experience 24 hours a day.

From Saturday 7 December onwards is a fantastic program of Christmas activities in Garema Place and around the city centre, with events and activities such as letter writing and bauble making, lantern making, theatrical performances, a public art treasure hunt, Christmas choir performances, musical Christmas mashups and a truly unique visit from Santa.
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How to get there

Garema Pl, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia