Your guide to what’s on across Australia this festive weekend

what to do this weekend

Deck the halls, pull out the prawns and stick your turkey in the brine. Christmas is this weekend folks. And if you're one of the lucky people that are on holiday, here's a list on what to do with all that spare time. Whether that's last-minute Christmas shopping or a bit of festive cinema, find a list of things to do this weekend across Australia, below. Merry Christmas!



Stop by the Martin Place Christmas Markets to pick up something for the special day.

Sydney Theatre Company presents RBG: Of Many, Onea play about influential US supreme court judge Ruth bader Ginsburg.

Drop by the Wayside Chapel's annual Christmas Day Lunch and street party for its fortieth year running. Everyone is welcome, as the folks behind the event believe no one should be hungry or lonely on Christmas. If you can't get to Kings Cross, consider donating a plate for $27 to ensure people doing it rough can join in on the best part of Christmas: the food.

Dior is hosting a pop-up at Westfield Bondi Junction until December 29 to celebrate the launch of its Cruise 2023 collection.

SEE LV has arrived in Sydney. Step into the travelling exhibition this weekend and discover its 160-year legacy of innovation, craftsmanship and imaginative design.



Warm up those vocal chords and pick up the final tickets for Carols by Candlelight at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

There's still time to get tickets to see The Fabelmans at Moonlight Cinema on Friday.

NGV Friday Nights is back. Inspired by Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse and all things 90s London, Nikodimos and Vincent Sole will play this coming Friday night.

If you're feeling festive, snag a seat to see A Christmas Carol starring David Wenham at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

Phantom of the Opera, anyone? Find tickets here.



The Saturday Fresh Market is getting festive for Christmas Eve. Find all the details here.

Snap up tickets for Woodford Folk Festival which will kick off after Boxing Day.

<play/ground> celebrates the city of Brisbane as a concrete playground, with hosts of artists revealing visual stories of their personal relationship to the city.

Experience the limited season of Mary Poppins at QPAC this month.



See Love Actually and The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Sunset Outdoor Theatre.

Hippo Co. are leading one of its famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.


South Australia

Taylor Swiftmas party, anyone?

Plan a spring escape at the newly opened Ukiyo House, a pillar of Japandi design, at Port Willunga.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Kwame and Peking Duk are just some of the acts you can see this weekend at the Ice Cream Factory summer festival.

Make sure to catch the Scarborough Sunset Markets for food, live music and overall good vibes.


Northern Territory

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.

Make your way over to Nightcliff Markets for Laksa, pastries, massages, and jewellery.



Launceston Night Market is rolling through Christmas Eve. Stop by.

Put on your hiking boots and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Road trip your way to any of these magical stays in Tasmania.

For further Christmas-inspired things on what to do, why not take this edit of the best Christmas movies of all time? Otherwise, here's a list of recipes to try out during the Christmas break.

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