What's On: December Events

Carols in the Domain
Carols in the Domain

Our pick of some of the best family events around Australia this December. Start planning your adventure today. 

Woolworths Carols in the Domain

22 Dec 2018 | The Domain, Sydney

Australia's largest free Christmas concert is back for its 36th year, and joining Santa on stage this year at Woolworths Carols in the Domain will be an all-star line-up, including Jack Jones, Thirsty Merc, Matt Lee, Paulini, Isaiah Firebrace, Mickey Mouse and more, coming together with local choirs to sing all your favourite festive carols and pop hits.

Lights Of Christmas

Wed 5 - Tue 25 Dec 2018 | College St, Sydney

St Mary's Cathedral will once again be the centerpiece of Sydney's public Christmas celebrations, putting on a spectacular display of light and sound at the Lights of Christmas. Using interactive storytelling and a beautiful combination of creativity and technology to connect with the audience, spectators will be treated to Vivid-style projections on the 75m facade, and nightly choirs from Wednesday 5 right up to Christmas Day.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

26 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019 | Sydney Harbour, Sydney/ Derwent River, Hobart

Get yourself in prime position to view the open (or close) of one of the world's most prestigious yacht races. Thrilling Australian's since 1945, the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race follows an international fleet navigate 628-nautical miles from Sydney Harbour, through to the Tasman Sea and Storm Bay, before reaching the finish line on the Derwent River.

Boxing Day Cricket Test – Australia vs India

26 Dec 2018 | MCG, Melbourne

There are few events in the Australian sporting calendar that evoke as mich passion as the Ashes, and with Paine and Kohli going head-to-head for the Gillette T20 INTL Series, the Boxing Day Test, and the Gillette ODI Series, the Australian's Men's Team taking on the India Men's Team is one not to be missed.

The Taste of Tasmania

28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019 | Hobart waterfront, Tasmania

Drawing in a crowd of more than 300,000 each year, the Taste of Tasmania festival, held on Hobart's picturesque waterfront precinct, is a celebration of the region's first-class food, drink and entertainment. This year's event will include over 100 stallholders to sample from, selling everything from fermentation to edible insects, and a program of events including cooking workshops, demonstrations, dining events, live music performances, and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival

8 Dec 218 | Giblett Street, Manjimup

A celebration of the diverse horticultural industry in the Manjimup region, meet local producers, taste their products, see cooking demonstrations, take part in the cherry pip spitting, fashion parade, or wood chopping competitions, or join the pinnacle Long Table Lunch event set among the glorious cherry trees at the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival.

Woodford Folk Festival

27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019 | Woodfordia, Sunshine Coast

Over six days and nights, more than 2,000 local, national and international artists, musicians and presenters will make up 438 acts performing across 35 different venues at the Woodford Folk Festival, bringing to life an incredible festival programme featuring music, dance, acrobatics, theatre, comedy, film, cabaret, visual arts, indigenous performances, thought-provoking talks, a dedicated Children’s Festival and so much more.

Santa's Wonderland

7 Dec - 24 Dec 2018 | Adelaide Showground, Adelaide

Create a memorable family moments at Santa's Wonderland, where you can meet the Snow Queen, Mrs Christmas, Relf the Elf and, of course, Santa himself. With a range of amusements rides for the little and big kids, three Christmas stage shows, ice skating rink, tobogganing slides and Candyland serving up treats galore, this is a truly fun day for all the family.

Super Christmas Weekend

8 Dec - 9 Dec 2018 | Old Bus Depot Markets, Canberra

Featuring local creators, designers and artisans selling festive-themed decorations, homewares and puddings, grab something delicious from one of the food vendors, eye artful accessories from long-time jewellers, and listen to the many talented performers while you browse for the perfect Chrissy presents from the mix of stalls at Super Christmas Weekend

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