Don't head to City Walk for your Christmas light fix and a glimpse of the giant tree this year.
The annual ACT government-run Christmas festivities held in the city will be moved down the road to Glebe Park this year, for a whole new event.
The regular giant fake tree will be replaced by 65 real trees from Santa's Shaped Christmas Tree farm in Gundaroo, to turn Glebe Park into a 'festive forest' during December.
Craig Ebeling and Ashleigh Gleeson from Canberra events company Damsel & Sprout are behind the event, which includes three weekends of food and entertainment for all ages.
"The ACT government wanted a different spin on the Christmas event for this year and that's where we came in," said Mrs Gleeson.
"Glebe Park doesn't get used as much as you think it could be. It's such a beautiful park and so great for kids and that's why we thought lights and families and kids - let's move it down the road a little bit."
The festivities begin from 5pm on Friday December 8, and run right up until Christmas Eve, and will combine lighting installations, Christmas displays, food, carols, and visits from Santa.
Mrs Gleeson said, "The lights will be there and on every night from the 8th, but the main focus of the activity is Thursdays to Sundays".
"We will have food vendors, roving carollers, performers, obviously the 65 christmas trees, and we've also got some cubby houses that are going to be painted to look like gingerbread houses that'll be an installation in the park too. And then we've actually got entertainment each week and each week is different," said Mrs Gleeson.
The opening weekend will have inflatable rides, followed by an outdoor cinema with screenings of Home Alone and Elf the following weekend, and a petting zoo with pony and donkey rides the final weekend.
For the young at heart, Capital Brewing Co will host a pop-up bar in a shipping container, alongside food vans, and there will be classes of the popular goat yoga and bend and beer yoga.
The trees themselves won't be lit, but instead covered in a canopy of lights overhead, made up of some of the lights used previously to set a Guinness World Record in City Walk for most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.
Like its predecessor, the event will raise money for charity partner Red Nose, with volunteers collecting donations at the event.
The Glebe Park Christmas event will be open from Friday December 8, with the lights on display from 5pm nightly until Christmas Eve. Entertainment will run from 5pm Thursday and Friday nights, and from noon-10pm on weekends until December 23.