26 September 2023

City Centre to host winter in wonderland

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The City Centre is to come alive once again this winter with Winter in the City returning with more events than ever before.

Inviting locals and visitors alike, the City Renewal Authority said Canberrans would be able to experience real, fresh snow as the heart of the City Centre was transformed into a magical winter wonderland.

“There’ll be something for everyone from snow play, toboggan rides and ice skating to delicious cosy hot chocolates and marshmallows roasting over an open fire,” the Authority said.

“All of this and more invites Canberrans to spend more time in the City Centre, shopping, eating, meeting friends and being entertained,” it said.

“Last year 20,000 people visited the ice rink and we are expecting more this year with the addition of real snow.”

The Authority said the ice rink and snow play would open at 9am daily from 30 June – 16 July in Civic Square and Ainslie Place.

It said the Xmas in July Festival was back again this year, bringing the spirit of the most beautiful French-inspired wine and winter market.

“Taking place at the Parkes Place Lawns, the festival includes the ever-popular raclette melted cheese igloo experience from Thursday 22 June – Sunday 2 July and delicious food and beverages, live music and Christmas carols from Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July,” it said.

“Questacon will once again host spectacular Mid-Winter Nights with illuminated igloos, roaming performances, mesmerising fire shows, family-friendly activities and science by night.

“Perfectly timed over the school holidays from Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 July, there is fun to be had for everyone.”

Further information on Winter in the City events can be accessed at this PS News link.

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