5 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and the holidays are so close you can almost touch it! If your mind has already set into festive mode and you’re looking for something to kick start the holiday cheer, then we have you covered. Here are our top picks for Art Events happening around Australia this month!

Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market (Sydney)

Bringing together more than 115 leading producers and providores, The Carriageworks Christmas Farmer’s Market offers Sydneysiders the opportunity to buy the freshest-of-fresh produce (just in time for last minute Christmas gifts!). Focusing on food and produce, this year’s market will be filled with hams, seafood, fruit, cheese and Christmas pudding (to name a few), from some of New South Wales best producers! As well as produce there will be food themed gift stalls with unique gifting ceramics, cookbooks, aprons and more. Stuck for gift ideas? This is the place for you.

December 23rd at Carriageworks. More Info

Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2017 (Brisbane)

Little Clara is wide awake on Christmas Eve, when suddnely the clock strikes midnight and a magical fantasy unfolds. Clara’s gift of a Nutcracker comes to life, and together they go on a fairy tale adventure through to The Land of Sweets. The Queensland Ballet bring to stage a reinvented version of a timeless classic. With the brilliant music of Tchailkovsky and beautiful sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker promises to be the perfect Christmas treat!

8-16th December at the Lyric Theatre. More Info


A Christmas with Thumbelina (Perth)

In a real life puppeteering extravaganza, Thumbelina and her friends are here to bring on the Christmas Cheer with sing-alongs and dancing. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘Thumbelina,’ is the story of a flower that turns into a little girl. Living happily with her mother Mrs Anna, Thumbelina one day goes missing and must find her way back home. The epitome of Family Christmas Fun (or for children disguised as adults), this production is sure to spread the fairy-tale magic of Christmas.

16-22nd December at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. More Info

A Very Kransky Christmas (Adelaide)

After a sell-out 2016 season the nutty sisters have returned to show what a dysfunctional family really looks like. With an unusual array of musical instruments, kooky Christmas egg-nog, pantyhose and painted chokos, the Kransky traditions deliver a Christmas like no other. From Enya to Silent Night and Daft Punk to The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Kransky Sisters guarantee a night of good laughs and terrific music.

15-16th December Adelaide Festival Centre. More Info


Christmas Festival (Melbourne)

The annual Christmas Festival transforms the city into a wonderland, celebrating the spirit of Christmas in true Melbourne style. This year the hub of the festival will be taking place in Federation square, with a 16 metre high Christmas tree as the centerpiece! With an array of activities, decorations and events, from Santa’s house, Gingerbread Village and the Queen Victoria Market’s Christmas Glisten– there’s something for everyone! You can even download the festival’s app, Santa’ Lil Helper, which will have you travelling down the cities iconic laneways, unearthing augmented reality experiences.

Running until December 24th. More Info