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What's On In Canberra - Winter Guide
With so much on offer over winter in the capital, we’ve curated a list of must-do activities to keep you busy.
Published 08 June

Colder days naturally lend themselves to hibernating at home, but with so much on offer in the capital over winter, it’s time to rug up, and plan ahead to not miss out. Whether you’re looking for foodie adventures, cultural activities, or luxurious pampering, we’ve curated a list of must-do activities to keep you busy.

Indulge At The 2021 Truffle Festival

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The annual festival to indulge in a feast for the senses and celebrate the heavenly truffle flavours and aromas is back. Enjoy the thrill of a truffle hunt and be amazed at the talented truffle dogs as they hunt for these highly prized gems at nearby truffle farms. Learn from accomplished chefs at a cooking class or demonstration. The 2021 Truffle Festival celebrates the seasonality of this special ingredient and runs across the truffle season, FIND OUT MORE. 

Enjoy Open-Air Ice-Skating In The Heart Of The CBD

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Civic Square will once again be transformed into an open-air ice-skating arena with Wintervention back for 2021. Glide through the rink and enjoy a fun ice skating session with friends or a loved one. With the rink open throughout the day, why not organise your coworkers for a lunch session. The rink will be open from Friday 25 June until Sunday 11 July, for more details and to secure your tickets CLICK HERE

Treat Yourself To A Luxurious Spa Day

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With the winter conditions causing havoc on skin, it’s the perfect time to book in some pampering. Plan a Spa day and treat yourself to some much needed TLC. If Winter skin dryness is a concern we recommend booking into a microdermabrasion treatment at Laser Clinics, or calm dry skin with a Complexion Calming and Clarifying facial from Rationale. Unwind with a whole body remedial deep tissue massage from Spa Massage, or plan a luxurious spa session with a Revive Spa package from Endota Spa

Enjoy Live Acoustic Music At Lunchtime

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Enjoy your lunch outdoors to a melodic soundtrack of live music, with the City Renewal Authority's Lunchbox Acoustic Program. Running daily during weekdays (12-1.30pm) until the end of June. Talented local Canberra musicians and entertainers from a culturally diverse background will be performing in City Walk. Enjoy music from blues, classical, to folk, find out more about the program HERE

Escape To The Christmas in July Markets

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A village of chalets, shipped all the way from Europe, will pop-up at the National Rose Garden this July for the Christmas in July Markets. Experience a classic French Christmas market with stalls offering delicious treats from authentic French crepes, oozy raclette, and sip on mulled wine, under a canopy of fairy lights. An experience not to be missed from 1-4th July, find out more CLICK HERE.

Cocktails and Friendly Competition 

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Gather your group of friends for an evening of cocktails and friendly competition at Kingpin. Whether you choose a bowling session, challenging them in the arcade, or facing off to hit the high notes in karaoke. Start your evening sipping on some delicious cocktails, then let the friendly rivalry begin. Plan ahead and secure your booking today CLICK HERE

Enjoy a classic French Film

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Celebrate Bastille Day by catching a classic French film at Dendy. In the same month as the 2021 Festival de Cannes, Dendy has collated twelve iconic French titles from Ameile to La Vie En Rose, which will be available to view from July 1-28th. With limited tickets be sure to secure yours CLICK HERE

Visit A New Exhibition At A Gallery

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Stay warm and head in doors to one of the many incredible Canberra galleries to peruse their latest exhibitions. Perfect for the creative at heart, lose track of time as you stroll around the galleries, admiring the talented works. 

The National Portrait Gallery offers the exhibition Australian Love Stories offering works of love, from romantic to platonic in a variety of mediums (including sculpture, and immersive glass installations) FIND OUT MORE. The National Gallery of Australia has the exhibition Know My Name – Part 2, launching from 12th June, featuring Australian female artists from 1900 to now, FIND OUT MORE.