THIS WEEK IN THE TERRITORY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO DARWIN Last chance to visit Santa in his village and let him know what you want for Christmas, Darwinites. The Fun in the Parks Team will also be there with a host of craft activities. 9.30am — 1pm at the Smith St Mall. FREE.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
RUNNING START Work off the Christmas indulgence early with Darwin Parkrun. There will be plenty of time left in the day for presents and cheer. 7am at Bicentennial Park. FREE. FUSS-FREE LUNCH Don’t want to cook a big festive lunch? No problem, have it cooked for you. Enjoy food and drinks in good company. 12-4pm at the Darwin Railway Club, $75 food and drinks package.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
TESTING TIMES Boxing Day means one thing — the cricket. Watch the Boxing Day Test live and loud with a cold beer. 10.30am onwards, Shenannigans Darwin, FREE.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
LIFE’S A BEACH Darwin’s social paint parties are the place to be on a Thursday. An artist will guide you step by step to help you create your own unique masterpiece. Everything you need is provided — including canvas, brushes, paint, aprons and a fantastic night out. Arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to give you time to save your spot, get a drink, or a bite to eat. 7pm at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club. $40.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
FRIDAY FUNDAY Welcome the weekend with “Tres Toros Live”, complimentary fresh fruit platters, $8 mojitos and Chris Clarke’s acoustic solo from 4:30pm. All afternoon at The Beachfront Hotel. FREE.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
SHOW US YA POKER FACE Are you feeling lucky, punk? Put your money where your mouth is in the SKYCITY Poker Tournament. Register on the day from 12pm. 4pm start at SKYCITY. $160 entry fee.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
HANGOVER BRUNCH Wash away the regrets from the night before and get ready for New Year’s Eve. Designed to get you back on your feet and back to feeling semi-human, each menu item has been paired with a suitable hair of the dog to get you through the remainder of your weekend. New brunch menu. 10am — 2pm at The Lost Arc, prices vary. FIGHT NIGHT End the year on a high with one last UFC main event! Don’t miss the fight between Jones Vs Gustafsson and Cyborg Vs Nunes. 12.30pm onwards at Hotel Darwin. Free entry.