Experience a relaxed Christmas shopping experience at the Christmas Celebration Markets at BAC, overlooking a sparkling Lake Ginninderra. A fabulous, festive array of local arts, crafts and produce from local artists and crafts-people will provide unique and quality gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Enjoy Christmas shopping in our cool and spacious foyer, delicious food and wine to sample and purchase and local musicians to entertain you.
Andrea Bishop Crafts & Design, Barton Estate Wines (Julie Chitty), bopdotz (Sara Hogwood), Brenda Clough, Butterfly Wicks (Shane Weise), Canberra Gardens (Dinah Meagher), Carole Osmotherly, Christine Upton, Classy Glass Designs (Lilian Toms), Colour Meld Designs (Sonja Haynes), Cranky Pot (Ruth Ellison), Dianne Libke, Enigma Fine Chocolates, Eryka Garbutt Designs, Favourite Things (Suzanne Moss & Janet Angus), Hai Nguyen, I Heart Threads (Kieran Stopp), Josephine Townsend, Judi Power-Thompson, Julie Ryder, Kylie Fogarty, Leafy Sea Dragon Art (Michael Ashley), Lissa de Sailles, My Sweet Alice (Erin Swinsburg), Pankhurst Wines, Phil Nizette, Polka Luka (Alexandra Freeman), Rosefinch & Belle (Andrea Wild), Seraglio Designs (Mandy Mottram), Stephanie Hunt and Vera Delova.
Artworks, jewellery, cards, soy candles, garden design, dolls and bears, pottery, clothing, sculptures, leather goods, scarves, hand printed textiles, prints, hand woven baskets, wine, panforte, preserves, home-made cakes, milkshakes and fine chocolates.
FABULOUS FOOD/DRINK TO DEVOUR (12 – 5pm)
Canberra Vietnamese School (Vietnamese food), 54 Benjamin (cocktails, beer and wine), My Sweet Alice (homemade cakes, coffee, tea, milkshakes)
MAGNIFICENT MUSIC & DANCE TO DELIGHT (12 – 5pm)
12pm – Woden Valley Choir
1pm – Miriam Rose & Zhi Zhao
2pm - Quake Belly Dance
3pm - Shades of Monday Choir in residence at BAC
4pm - Ruth O’Brien & Damien Ashcroft.
WONDERFUL WORKSHOP FUN TO RELISH – for children and grown-ups too!
(1.30 – 4.30pm)
Come and make a free sparkly hanging Christmas decoration for your tree – a Bling Bling Bauble! Anytime from 1.30, in the workshop space at the Arts Centre, with guest artist Ros Paton.
Also in attendance will be the team from Capital Metro with lots of information. Canberra’s light rail project is an important part of the ACT Government’s vision to deliver a sustainable and creative city. The first stage of Capital Metro is a 12 kilometre light rail service along one of Canberra’s busiest and fastest growing corridors; from the city to the developing suburbs of Gungahlin. Capital Metro will provide high quality, reliable and convenient public transport, transforming Northbourne Avenue and the city. For further information visit: www.capitalmetro.act.gov.au or www.facebook.com/CapitalMetroACT or twitter.com/CapitalMetroACT
The ACT Government recently released a Light Rail Network Plan that explores options for a future light rail network across Canberra. All members of the community are invited to view and comment on the plan via a short survey. To do so, please visit us at the Christmas Markets or at haveyoursay.planning.act.gov.au/Light-rail-network.
Cost > Free
WHERE ARE WE?
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Except for regular classes and special events
ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.
Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way. See Maps for Parking here