Christmas in July 2024 program

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    The four-day winter extravaganza unveils its exciting 2024 program as locals and guests get ready for XMAS in July from 27 to 30 June.

    Park Lanes Lawn will be the heart of the festival, offering a holiday experience with music, gastronomy, artisan crafts.

    Performances at Xmas in July Festival

    Performances at Xmas in July Festival

    Free Christmas shows, concerts, and more

    The festival kicks off with the festive energy of Code Red delivering high-energy hits and crowd-pleasing tunes as one of the 15 free live performances.

    On Friday, The Faumuis starts with serenading guests, followed by the swinging sounds of the Spectrum Big Band with their modern jazz tunes.

    Saturday starts with the Nutcracker enchantment of 6th Position’s dazzling dance performance, followed by the distinguished Canberra City Band. When the sun sets, guests can rock around the Christmas tree with tunes from DJ Party that will keep the festive spirit alive.

    The last day of the festival brings diverse entertainment, starting with the High Kix Christmas Cabaret. Then, The Wildfires light up the stage with their blend of country and roots music, followed by the Baker Boys Band’s rock renditions of favorite hits.

    Thursday 27 June
    Rhi Gold – 5.30pm-7pm
    Code Red – 7.30pm-9.30pm

    Friday 28 June
    The Faumuis – 4.30pm-6pm
    Rhi Gold – 6.30pm-8pm
    Spectrum Big Band – 8.30pm-10pm

    Saturday 29 June
    6th Position – 1.30pm-2pm
    Canberra City Band – 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Leila – 4pm-5pm
    Leanne Castley – 5.30pm-7:30pm
    DJ Mista Nige – 8pm-10pm

    Sunday 30 June
    Kix Arts (Christmas Cabaret) – 1.30pm-2pm
    Leila – 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Baker Boys Band – 4pm-6pm
    Koebi Faumui – 6.30pm-8pm

    Fire Pit Garden

    Guests can book tickets to this exclusive experience which includes a glass of mulled wine and unlimited marshmallows. Each fire pit can accommodate up to eight people, making it a perfect place for friends and family to gather and create memories. They also have a VIP area, adorned with cozy rugs and cushions to provide the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Xmas in July Fire pits

    Xmas in July Fire pits

    Fairy lights and snow fall

    The festival allows guests to step into a winter wonderland with snow fall lane. There will be two majestic nutcrackers that leads guests to a snow-covered land filled with glittering fairy lights, surrounded by Christmas trees and dancing snowflakes. The Instagram-worthy experience is sure to be the perfect backdrop for holiday memories.

    Xmas in July fairy lights

    Xmas in July fairy lights

    Gastronomy

    Sheepdog Whiskey is bringing The Sheepdog Van to Canberra where they will serve hot cocktail created especially for the Xmas in July festival. Bonne Maman is also taking over the chocolate bars with a French thick hot chocolate recipe topped with a giant torched marshmallow and mulled wine.

    Culinary delights will fill every corner of the festival grounds, with Baked Camembert, Arancini balls, French cheesy tartines, lobster rolls, and raclette cheese. There will also be scallops, German sausages, and Gnocchi complemented by an array or organic seafood.

    Gastronomy options at the 2024 Xmas in July Festival

    Gastronomy options at the 2024 Xmas in July Festival

    European favourites like crème brûlée, macarons, éclairs and biscuits await those with sweet tooths. Fairy floss spins its sugary magic, while skillfully crafted crepes, waffles, traditional handmade nougat, warm crumbles, rainbow lollipops, éclairs, and melted chocolate creations promise satisfaction. Portuguese tarts, with their caramelized tops and flaky pastry, transport taste buds to sun-soaked shores.

    Wood hut artisan market

    A treasure trove of lifestyle goods awaits with artisan candles flickering over intricate snow globes and shimmering jewels. Captivating artworks, hand crocheted products, inviting journals, and indulgent body lotions and essential oils offer sensory experiences. Handmade leather goods exude elegance, telling stories of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Fashionistas rejoice in winter fashion and accessories, ensuring style and warmth in equal measure.

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