Five things to do in Canberra this weekend, December 31 to January 2, 2022

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
Updated December 30 2021 - 2:33am, first published December 29 2021 - 1:00am
The fireworks are back. Picture: Martin Ollman for Visit Canberra

1. Celebrate with a bang

The fireworks are back with a bang. Set up at your favourite spot down near Lake Burley Griffin and enjoy local artists providing roving entertainment from 6-8.45pm on December 31, before the sky lights up with spectacular fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. The fireworks will launch from central, west and east basins so there will be plenty of room to spread out on the lake foreshore, and remember to stay COVID-safe. Or, to get a panoramic view, you could always take advantage of the great views from Black Mountain Nature Reserve, Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and Red Hill Nature Reserve. Go to for all the information you need.


Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email:

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