Relaxed noise restrictions on Friday and Saturday nights will come into effect on Christmas Eve.
The new laws announced in July extend 60-decibel daytime noise limits from 10pm to midnight in the city and town centres.
In group centres - like Dickson, Erindale and Kingston - the limit will be extended until 11pm
"This means that people can enjoy our active night-time economy in our urban centres later into the evening," a government spokeswoman said. "Canberra's major urban centres already have some of the highest noise limits in the country." A normal conversation is about 60-decibels.
The spokeswoman said the changes were part of the broader plan to explore "entertainment areas" throughout Canberra. The ACT government had come under fire for stifling night life and live music through the restrictions.
ACT Greens and the Canberra Liberals have both pushed for the designated entertainment areas, as has MusicACT. They have proposed an entertainment precinct in a similar vein to Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
There, the precinct has laws placing the onus on new developments to incorporate extensive noise insulation-not on music venues to turn down their volumes.
The government said further consideration of noise regulations would be undertaken as its entertainment action plan was rolled out in the coming months.
"In areas like Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, entertainment precinct laws have helped ensure that these vibrant mixed-use areas work for residents, nightclubs, live music venues, cafes, restaurants, hotels and retail businesses," Mr Rattenbury previously said.