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What’s On: Hobart events in December 2022

by James Marten
What’s On: Hobart events in December 2022


7 Get the belly laughs at the last Dimple at Simple (Cider) comedy night for the year. From 7:30pm. 

8 Comedian He Huang, who just went viral for her Australia’s Got Talent audition, and Jez Watts from Victoria perform at The Grand Poobah from 7:30pm.

9 Alex Lloyd will surely be amazing at The Republic tonight from 8pm. The Hobart Twilight Market is on tonight at Brooke Street Pier from 4:30pm. 

10 Salamanca Market Celebrates 50 Years today, with music and fun. Tonight the TSO perform Christmas with the TSO at Federation Concert Hall, 7:30pm. 

11 The 4 Seasons Market is holding their annual Christmas twilight market and car show, 4pm at the Kingborough Sen Citizens Club.

12 Glenorchy Library hosts a Christmas party edition of Coffee, Cake and Computers with info on fun holiday apps, from 9:30am. 

13 Grab a musical snack at the Lunchbox Concert performance of Django’s Tiger: Paris Gypsy Jazz. Hobart Town Hall Ballroom, 1:05pm-2pm.

14 Christmas Evening with the Merediths is on tonight at Narryna House, Battery Point. Curator-led tours, jazz, sparkling wine on arrival and canapes. $40, book ahead. 

15 Hop on your MTB for the Twilight Gravity Enduro Race and Christmas celebration in South Hobart, from 5:30pm. 

16 The Van Diemen’s Band Christmas concert will fill the lofty St David’s Cathedral from 6pm. Franko Street Eats is on tonight, Franklin Square, 4:30 – 9pm. 

17 Head along to Variety Club’s Carols by Candlelight tonight at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Book ahead. Adults $10, kids under 12 free. 

18 Grab a bargain at the Hobart Showground Sunday Market, 8am-2pm in Glenorchy. 

19 Tasmania play NSW in the Women’s National Cricket League, Bellerive Oval, 10am.  

20 Artist Susan Lester’s posthumous exhibition, Birds of Tasmania, is on at TMAG until Feb. 

21 Fern Tree Tavern hosts the Tassie Christmas stand up comedy tour from 8pm.  

Django’s Tiger. Pic: FB

23 Summer Nights sees live music, a food van, drinks and shopping from 5:30pm – 10pm at Reba Sear in Huonville. Later, Swifties unite for the Midnights release party from 10pm, High Altar. 

24 Christmas classic Home Alone screens at Rewind Cinema as part of their month of Christmas films, 5pm in New Town, 


26 Enjoy some down time for Boxing Day. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race kicks off today. Salty sea dogs incoming. 

27 Enjoy delicious local produce and entertainment as the Taste of Summer begins at Princes Wharf 1. 

28 Enjoy a ride on one of the many bike paths around Hobart. Try the Eastern Shore waterfront, Rivulet track or Intercity Cycleway.

29 Brittany Elise brings her Feel the Fire tour to the Republic Bar stage from 7pm.

30 Be the last one standing at the Devil’s Lair Frontyard Ultra – runners do a 6.71km loop at the Domain Athletics Centre on the hour every hour until they tap out or time out.

31 Annus Finis Secundus aka MONA does New Years with Kat Edwards, Lasca Dry, and more, from 6:30pm, or see Daryl Braithwaite and fireworks at the Taste NYE bash from 6pm, PW1. 



1 Boogie the hangover away with the Bad Dad Orchestra at Longley International Hotel from 2:30pm.

2 Aussie DJ Godlands takes to Hobart City Hall from 7pm, supported by Kinder and OPIUO.

3 The Big Monkey Theatre’s Robin Hood season begins today, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Van Diemen’s Band. Pic: FB



9-10 December

The Bridge Hotel in Forth is turning 150 years young, and to celebrate their closing the roads, setting up the campsite, building a giant stage next to the river and bringing The Cat Empire, Peking Duk, Boy & Bear, Kasey Chambers, Holy Holy, Luca Brasi, Montaigne and more. Grab tickets at Oztix.

The Bridge Hotel Forth. Pic: FB

10 December

Get some perspective and celebrate the beauty of the cosmos at Dark Sky Dinner, Stars and Spirits. Hosted by astronomer Dr Martin Georgie at the cliff-top Table House Farm in Table Cape, overlooking Bass Strait. 8pm, book on Humanitix. 

Leoni Duff working with pastels. Pic: FB

13 December

Tassie artist Leoni Duff is running a three-day immersive masterclass program on portraiture at her own personal studio. Be guided through the stages of painting a great pastel portrait from a live model and from photo references. Book online with Eventbrite. 

15-23 December

The Launceston Musical Society presents Elf, The Musical this festive season, at the Princess Theatre. Book via 

23 December

Penguin’s sort-of-famous undercover market gets its Christmas bling on tonight from 4pm. There’ll be pressie options including handmade gifts, cooked Christmas dinner and Santa will be wandering around, of course. 

Launceston Beerfest. Pic: FB

31 December 

Beer fans should gather in Launceston for the New Years Eve Beerfest event, with added fireworks, cocktails, wines, local street eats and of course, small batch craft beers. From 4pm at Royal Park, Launceston. 

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