Hold on for deer life – the silly season is well and truly here! In true Christmas fashion, we’ve complied our top five festive activities for you. This is snow joke, now is the time to make it rein – here is our (Festive) Friday Five!

🎥Sit back at the cinema

Why not enjoy a classic Christmas movie on the big screen?

With Christmas classics like “Nightmare Before Christmas”, “The Santa Claus” and “Elf”, Rewind Cinema is delivering the festive feel-goods this silly season. Throw in a boozy hot chocolate and you’ve got the perfect night out!

The State Cinema are also screening Christmas classics such as “Love Actually” – 20th Anniversary (wait, I’m that old!?!) and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” What better way to unwind in the lead up to the big day.

🍸Sip on a Christmas cocktail

Society – Salamanca are serving up some delicious Christmas themed cocktails this silly season including the Gingerbread Man and the Christmas Pav. Eat, drink (responsibly) and be merry!

Aura Hobart are getting in the festive spirit too, with the introduction of their Frosty Elf cocktail. Why not toast to the festive season while enjoying Aura’s panoramic views of our beautiful city?

🎤Sing your heart out

Didn’t get tickets to Taylor (DW, me neither)? Shake it off at Altar’s Swiftmas Party! Tickets still available.

Sing your heart out at Carols at the Cathedral at St David’s Cathedral on Saturday 16 December! Performances at 4.30pm and 7pm – free admission! Click here to find out more.

Horn Carols are happening at the Farm Gate Market this Sunday! BYO horn and festive spirit!

If you’ve still got a voice, Christmas Carols will be taking place at the Mount Stuart Hall from 6pm on Sunday 17 December.

🎅Say hey to Santa at the Salamanca Market

Santa will be making a guest appearance at the Salamanca Market for the last two markets before Christmas. A great opportunity to capture that classic fam Christmas photo with the big man himself!

I’ve also heard rumours that Santa will also be making a guest appearance in Centrepoint and Myer (bookings required) – what a busy guy!

🛍Support small and shop local

Tis the season to support local and we are so lucky to have so many amazing businesses right here in Hobart! Check out all our amazing businesses listed on th Hello Hobart website – I guarantee you’ll find something for everyone (even for that ‘hard-to-buy-for’ person in your life).

Scared of venturing into the City in the lead up to the silly season? Melville Street carpark is typically much quieter than the other CBD carparks and offers 3-hour parking in a super convenient location (please note that the carpark is closed Sunday). Find out more on the City of Hobart website.

Stay safe this silly season! AND don’t forget to vote for your favourite Christmas Window Display in Hobart – voting closed this Sunday 17 December at midnight! Click here to VOTE NOW!

📸The Gingerbread Man Cocktail at Society – Salamanca

[Image description: A gingerbread man biscuit is sitting on top of a cocktail drink on a table in front of a Christmas Tree.]