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What’s On: Tasmania in December

And on the first day of Christmas… the people of Tasmania wanted to know what do for the other thirty days!

Ho, ho, ho; suddenly it’s December! While we all scratch our heads and wonder how 2018 has gone so fast, peruse at your leisure to see all the fabulous things happening in Tasmania this December.

The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour

To celebrate their third album release, Lo La Ru, The Rubens are coming to you, Launceston. They will be joined at all headline shows by musical group Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition.

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Add to Calendar 8.00pm Australia/Sydney The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour To celebrate their third album release, Lo La Ru, The Rubens are coming to you, Launceston. They will be joined at all headline shows by musical group Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition. Club 54, 35 Cameron St, Launceston, Launceston & Northern

Club 54, 35 Cameron St, Launceston, Launceston & Northern 6 December 56.10

Niche-mas Christmas Markets

Returning this year, after 10 years of the Niche Markets, is a two day event, Niche-Mas. Described as a ‘European style, artisan-made Christmas experience,’ Niche Market is one of the most successful design and make enterprises, attracting more than 5000 people, only this time with a little Christmas twist.

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Add to Calendar 2.00pm Australia/Sydney Niche-mas Christmas Markets Returning this year, after 10 years of the Niche Markets, is a two day event, Niche-Mas. Described as a ‘European style, artisan-made Christmas experience,’ Niche Market is one of the most successful design and make enterprises, attracting more than 5000 people, only this time with a little Christmas twist. Albert Hall, 47 Tamar Street, Launceston

Albert Hall, 47 Tamar Street, Launceston 7-8 December Free entry

Santa's Funland

Santa’s Funland is coming to the Derwent Entertainment Centre teeming with Christmas everything. Think unlimited rides for the whole family, a magical winter forest (with falling snow), face-painting at the elves workshop and why not stop and visit Frosty the Snowman! Tickets include all activities for free.

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Add to Calendar 9.30am Australia/Sydney Santa's Funland Santa’s Funland is coming to the Derwent Entertainment Centre teeming with Christmas everything. Think unlimited rides for the whole family, a magical winter forest (with falling snow), face-painting at the elves workshop and why not stop and visit Frosty the Snowman! Tickets include all activities for free. Derwent Entertainment Centre, 601 Brooker Hwy, Glenorchy

Derwent Entertainment Centre, 601 Brooker Hwy, Glenorchy 22/23 December 26

Christmas Buffet Lunch at Tailrace Cafe

No plans thus far for Christmas, or simply not up to the idea of cooking for who knows how many people? The Tailrace Cafe has you covered. Open on Christmas Day and offering a delicious spread that Chef Kelvin Bowers worked hard at creating. The kid’s will be happy too as the kid’s playground, Kids Paradise, is open for free to guests.

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Add to Calendar 11.45am Australia/Sydney Christmas Buffet Lunch at Tailrace Cafe No plans thus far for Christmas, or simply not up to the idea of cooking for who knows how many people? The Tailrace Cafe has you covered. Open on Christmas Day and offering a delicious spread that Chef Kelvin Bowers worked hard at creating. The kid’s will be happy too as the kid’s playground, Kids Paradise, is open for free to guests. Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside

Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside 25 December 20 - 105 (age dependant)

Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations

Devonport’s family friendly New Year’s Eve event, Skyfire, is on again this year, running from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park. Come for a fun-filled night with free entry, activities and fireworks to welcome the New Year.

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Add to Calendar 6.00pm Australia/Sydney Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations Devonport’s family friendly New Year’s Eve event, Skyfire, is on again this year, running from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park. Come for a fun-filled night with free entry, activities and fireworks to welcome the New Year. Corner of Formby Road and Oldaker Street Devonport, North West

Corner of Formby Road and Oldaker Street Devonport, North West 31 December Free

74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Every year, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race draws in massive coverage and support from the nation, eager to see who will win. This year will be no different, and while the yachts race why not go to the Hobart Race Village, which will be alive with festivities and fun, on the 27 of December and 01 January, to see the boats in.

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Sydney to Hobart 26 Dec - 1 Jan Free

The Falls Festival

This December has something for everyone, including the much awaited Falls Festival. The lineup this year is exciting, with artists including Hilltop Hoods, Vance Joy, Amy Shark, DMA’s and Hayden James. If music and good times are your thing, then kick off 2019 with a bang.

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Marion Bay Falls Festival, Marchwiel Road, Marion Bay 29 Dec - 1 Jan 257 - 367 (2 days / 4 days)

The Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania is a festival celebrating food, beverages, good times and family fun. The tradition was started in 1988 for crews finishing the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Being the largest festival of it’s kind in Australia and located on the beautiful waterfront, why wouldn’t you want to come and visit? Free entry, however there are tickets available for purchase for the masterclasses.

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Princess Wharf Shed No. 1, Castray Esplanade, Hobart 28 Dec - 3 Jan 25-50 (approx)
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