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Christmas Kids

1 December, 2018 @ 10:00 am UNTIL 2 December, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This event will run on:
  • Saturday, 1st December from 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, 2nd December from 10am to 4pm
 
Christmas Kids is back to kick-off our Christmas Markets. This is the perfect time to spread all the merriment and joy as we count down the days ’til Christmas. Don’t worry, adults are welcome too.
 
There will be loads of other goodies and delicious treats to look forward to. Like the rest of the weekends, many of our regular stallholders will have some fabulous Christmas gift ideas in store. This event also incorporates our Multicultural Theme Day for products inspired by different cultures.
 
It will truly be a fun filled weekend for the whole family with so many exciting attractions in store:
 
 

Canberra Jumping Castles

Location: Front of the Markets

Bouncy castle anyone? You truly can’t go wrong with this fan-favourite. Always with a queue, Canberra Jumping Castles will be joining us again for Christmas Kids. They specialise in giving kids a great time and giving mums and dads a well-deserved break.

Noah’s Ark Farm Friends

Location: Grassy area in front of the Markets

Throughout our events, kids have really enjoyed our petting zoo with cute and loveable animals that never fail to put a smile on their face and pique their curiosity. They provide a great way to get up close and enjoy farm animals in a fun, safe, and clean environment.

Canberra Reptile Zoo

Location: Foreshore space (at the front)

Possibly as much of a contrast as you can get from animals, but certainly just as adorable are reptiles from the Canberra Reptile Zoo. They’re one of Australia’s most passionate in caring for reptiles housing lizards, turtles, and snakes to name a few.

Poplar Corner Pony Rides

Location: Grassy area in front of the Markets

Wasn’t it always the best thing to dream of a pony when we were little? Poplar helps make this dream come true by letting kids enjoy a pony ride. With over 20 years service to Canberra and the surrounding region, they provide professional support for all aspects of horse and rider needs.

Ernest the Elf

Location: Second level by the ramp

Who doesn’t love Ernest? Ever Santa’s little helper, he never fails to put on a fabulous show to entertain the kids. Expect loads of laughter abound when Ernest is in around. He comes from The Fool Factory which supplies a diverse range of roving and stage comic character entertainment.

Santa Claus

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December

Last, but certainly not least, is Santa himself. You heard that right! The one and only Santa Claus will be riding his sleigh ride to the Markets for all the kids to meet and greet. But remember to behave. He’s known to have a list of who’s naughty and who’s nice.

Details

Start:
1 December, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End:
2 December, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Old Bus Depot Markets
Phone:
02 6295 3331
Website:
https://obdm.com.au

Venue

Old Bus Depot Markets
21 Wentworth Ave
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia
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Phone:
02 6295 3331
Website:
https://obdm.com.au

What's On

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March 3 @ 10:00 am UNTIL 4:00 pm
Mar 10

Super Sunday

March 10 @ 10:00 am UNTIL 4:00 pm

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Office hours
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

Contact
02 6295 3331
PO Box 4183 Kingston ACT 2604

Location

21 Wentworth Ave Kingston ACT 2604

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