Sing a little song (or ten) this festive season at one of the many community Christmas carol concerts happening around town.
Pro tip: bring food, drinks, a picnic blanket and some warm layers.
Carols at Googong
Hosted by: John Agnew Brass Band and The Sisters and Brothers Community Choir
Keep an eye out for: The Jerrabomberra Creek Rural Fire Service and the big man in red himself.
Bring along: A picnic or buy a treat from food vendors on the night.
Saturday 15 December from 6 – 8 pm | Beltana Park, Googong
Carols by Barrels
Hosted by: Four Winds Vineyard
Keep an eye out for: popular carols by Songs on Notus
Includes: All tickets include the evening of music and food from the grazing table, drinks can be purchased from the bar.
What to bring: Your picnic rug or recline in a chair and let the singers lead you through a range of fabulous carols. Join in the singing or sit back and soak it up.
Tickets: From Eventbrite
Saturday 15 December from 5 pm to 8 pm | Four Winds Vineyard, 9 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman
Carols on the Nishi Grand Stair
NewActon presents Carols in the Grand Stair.
Join acclaimed vocalist and artistic director Tobias Cole with his youth choir Vocal Fry as they delight audiences in the Nishi Grand Stair with a program of Christmas favourites. Accompanied by Anthony Smith.
Songbooks provided. These carols are free and all welcome.
Sunday 16 December from 5.15 pm | Nishi Grand Stair, inside Ovolo Nishi, NewActon | More info via Facebook
Carols in Town Park
Hosted by: Salvation Army Brass Band and the Canberra Community Choir as well as items by the Tuggeranong Timbrels.
Keep an eye out for: Pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting.
Sunday 16 December from 4 pm | Tuggeranong Town Park, Anketell Street, Tuggeranong
Harrison Christmas Carols
Hosted by: Northside Life Church
Keep an eye out for: The sausage sizzle and a visit from Santa.
Sunday 16 December from 5 – 7.30 pm | Mullion Park, Encounter Street, Harrison
Christmas at the Carillon
Hosted by: The National Carillon, with carillonists performing across the evening as well as carols.
Keep an eye out for: Balloon animals and face painting.
Bring along: A picnic. There will also be food and drink to purchase.
Sunday 16 December from 6 – 7.30 pm | National Carillon, Aspen Island, Wendouree Drive
Community Christmas Celebration
Hosted by: Woden Valley Alliance Church.
Includes: Free barbecue, face painting, jumping castle, glitter tattoos, reptile zoo, and carols.
Sunday 16 December from 5.30 pm | Woden Valley Alliance Church, 81 Namatjira Drive, Waramanga
Fusion City Church’s Christmas Celebration
Keep an eye out for: Festive games, carols and a traditional nativity.
Sunday 16 December from 5 – 8 pm | Palmerston Primary School, 80 Kosciusko Avenue, Palmerston
Carols by Candlelight
Hosted by: Woden Valley Youth Choir, Canberra City Band and others.
Bring along: A picnic and blanket – but get in quick, this is a hugely popular event
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the 74th Canberra Carols by Candlelight!
Wednesday 19 December from 7 – 9.30 pm | Commonwealth Park