Things to Do in Canberra on December 2018

Now that it’s December and the summer sun is out, it’s time to enjoy some of the best attractions Canberra has to offer. The country’s capital city is mostly known for all things politics, but it actually offers exciting attractions, great food and enjoyable experiences for locals and tourists alike. From the burgeoning food and wine scene to the cultural landmarks and museums—Canberra has a little bit of everything that appeals to the foodie, explorer and adventurer in us.

Wondering what’s on Canberra this weekend? Here are some things to do in Canberra this weekend and the days after that you need to check out.

Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

WHEN: 14 December 2018 to 28 April 2019 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Pl E, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

In the middle of the nineteenth century, three rebellious painters wanted to challenge the influential work of art masters like Raphael through their art. They call themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With their radical ideas to question the established standards of their time, the brotherhood’s influence grew beyond the test of time. Love and Desire showcases more than 100 works from 21 artists with subjects ranging from romance and heartbreak to religion and death.

Visit the National Gallery of Australia to witness the most ambitious exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings graciously lent by the Tate Gallery of the United Kingdom. Visit the event ticket page to get your tickets.

Christmas Play Date at Glebe Park

WHEN: 15 Dec 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: Glebe Park, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Wondering where to bring your family for a picnic this weekend? Join the fun activities that Merry & Bright - Christmas in Civic and City Renewal Canberra has set for your family at Glebe Park.

The exciting events in store for you from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm include Christmas card making, cookie decorating, nature play, kids yoga, a music stage, a rock climbing wall. Plus, don’t miss out on a slam dunk bungee with the University of Canberra Capitals and the biggest game of backyard cricket hosted by Cricket ACT!

The best thing about this is it is completely free! Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Last Minute Christmas Wine Market

WHEN: 22 Dec 2018 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

WHERE: Cellar Door at 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Still haven’t shopped for a gift to your family and friends? Why not give them a taste of elegance with a bottle of wine from the growing wine region of Canberra. Cellar Door, NewActon Precinct and Canberra Wines are hosting a one-stop-shop event where you can pick a bottle (or more) of your favourite wines that are proudly Canberra-made.

The event will feature Choku Bai Jo, Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar Door & Kitchen., The Curatoreum, Enigma Fine Chocolates, Gundog Estate, Idyllic Hills Vineyard, Murrumbateman Winery, Pankhurst Wines, Pialligo Estate, Sapling Yard, Summerhill Road, Quarry Hill Wines, Tallagandra Hill Winery, Underground Spirits and more. There will also be stalls for chocolates, books, plants and fresh produce from the Canberra region.

Visit their Facebook event page for more information.

Wondering what else is happening at Canberra? Visit our What’s On page to catch up with the latest events and happenings at First Edition Restaurant & Bar.

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