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Celebrate a Frosty French Christmas at Canberra's Xmas in July Festival!


Embrace the festive spirit at Canberra's beloved Xmas in July festival! Held annually in the heart of winter, this vibrant event transforms Parkes Place Lawns into a magical French-inspired Christmas market. So bundle up, grab your loved ones, and prepare to be transported to a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer.


Dates: Thursday the 27th of June to Sunday the 30th of June

Location: Parkes Place Lawns (10-15 minute drive from Canberra Parklands Central)


Festive Fun for All Ages

The Xmas in July Festival caters to all ages, with a variety of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • French-inspired Food & Wine: Immerse yourself in the European theme with a delectable array of food and wine stalls. Savour warm and comforting winter dishes, indulge in sweet treats, and sip on mulled wine as you soak up the festive atmosphere.
  • Christmas Lights & Decorations: Dazzling Christmas lights, towering Christmas trees, and festive decorations transform Parkes Place Lawns into a winter wonderland. Capture picture-perfect moments against this magical backdrop.
  • Live Music & Entertainment: Get into the Christmas spirit with live music performances throughout the festival. Local artists and bands will fill the air with festive tunes, creating a joyful and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: From snow play areas and tobogganing lanes to face painting and arts and crafts, there's plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Don't forget to visit Santa's enchanting grotto for a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity.

Plan Your Festive Escape

Canberra's Xmas in July Festival is a delightful winter event that shouldn't be missed. With its free entry, festive atmosphere, and exciting activities, it's the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in a unique and memorable way. So, bundle up, gather your loved ones, and head to Canberra this Winter for an unforgettable experience!

Check out their webite for more details closer to the date: Christmas in July

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