This July experience a true winter wonderland as The Winter Village arrives at Canberra Centre. Running over the school holiday period from 1 - 17 July, in alignment with the 'Winter in the City' festival and In partnership with Switzerland Tourism, you will enjoy tasty treats and activities at our live workshops, experience the Swiss Alps via virtual reality and have the chance to win a 'once in a lifetime' holiday to Switzerland.
Explore a Winter Wonderland & Enjoy Winter Workshops
Housed within the cosy themed space, visitors can enjoy a range of engaging workshops including a Swiss cheese experience, gingerbread decorating, wreath making and candle making. To top it off a snow machine will be incorporated to provide a truly magical experience for those visiting the village.
Join us for a cheese tasting journey through Switzerland at the Canberra Centre, Winter Village. This is your opportunity to taste a selection of delicious Swiss cheese and understand their origins and characteristics under the guidance of our artisan cheesemaker. Escape the Canberra cold and secure your place at our "Winter Village" for a cosy workshop of gourmet cheese and pear schnapps. Booking your place will also put you in running for a chance to win the Switzerland Winter Magic Train Tour (8days/7nights) with return economy airfares from Sydney for two people! The Swiss Cheese workshops will run:
Discover A Immersive Virtual Reality Experience
Shoppers will be transported to the panoramic wonders of Switzerland with the Swiss Virtual Reality Experience. Offering an encapsulating immersive experience this VR activation will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Instantly transport yourself to the Swiss Alpes, no passport required.
Enjoy S'mores & Mulled Wine
Visit the Winter Village every Friday from 4pm to enjoy complimentary Gewurzhaus' Hot Mulled Wine & Gourmet Swiss Chocolate S'mores to a soundtrack of live acoustic music. The perfect post work spot to ease into your weekend.
Win A Trip of A Lifetime
Shoppers will have the opportunity to enter to win an incredible all inclusive, trip of a lifetime to Switzerland* as part of the Winter Village Experience. To enter scan the QR code within the Winter Village. Find out more about this competition here.
Visit Winter In The City
Lace up your skates. It’s the most winterful time of year! Winter in the City is coming in 2022, turning Civic Square into an open-air ice-skating arena from Friday 1 July until Sunday 17 July for the school holiday period.
Take a moment to enjoy the true joys of winter with ice-skating and ice sculptures, or warm up by fireplaces with a hot chocolate.
Whether you’re a skater or a spectator, get down to Civic Square for the ultimate winter fun and capture the season in all its glory at this family-friendly event. Find out more HERE.