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System Admin | 2 years ago

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Canberra Airport.

Our giant Christmas tree is up, our plane snowflakes are twinkling in the terminal window and there’s a rumor that a big guy in a red suit will be giving out free gingerbread soon.

Check out what we’ve got planned below, including some special offers from our dining and retail outlets.

Christmas tree

Our giant Christmas tree takes a full day to piece together and requires a scissor lift to decorate. It’s located right in the middle of the central atrium, just beyond security.

Behind the tree you’ll notice our popular snowflake window decals but look closely, they’re not what they seem at first.


O-Christmas Trio are back, spreading the Christmas spirit throughout the Airport. The talented local group will be in the terminal on several evenings in the lead up to Christmas, performing a cappella carols under the giant Christmas tree, or roving the departure gates.

On Fridays keep an eye out for our surprise barbershop quartets. Local barbershop quartets the Chorduroys and Fresh Notes will be popping up to surprise waiting travelers with Christmas carols and other a cappella favourites.

Santa Claus

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa. He’ll be in the Airport on Friday 8 and Friday 15 December. Along with his trusty elf, Santa will be giving out free Gingerbread people to the young and the young at heart celebrating the start of the summer holidays.

Summer Specials


Stop by RELAY for great gifts ideas including A Bold Life by Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes. Or stock up on stocking fillers including Darrell Lea bullets, kids magazines or pre-packed stockings chock full of chocolates and other sweat treats. Plus spend $20, get $10 back with American Express. T&C apply, see online for details.

JR/Duty Free

For those of travelling on international flights, be sure to check out JR/Duty Free’s online store. They have 20% off site wide. T&C apply*

Plus pick up a $10 Bonbon Gift with every $50 you spend. T&C Apply^.



*Available from 9am AEDT Thursday, 30 November 2017 until 9am AEDT Thursday, 18 January 2018. Available for online purchases only in Australia at www.jrdutyfree.com.au. 20% off is available on full priced Champagne, Cognac, Confectionery Food, Fashion Watches, Fragrances, Liquor, Luxury Watches, Skincare, Souvenirs, Travel Goods and Wine. Excludes Technology, Tobacco, Chanel and Dior. JR/Duty Free cannot guarantee the availability of stock during the offer period. Not available in conjunction with any other offer unless otherwise stated. Duty Free allowances apply. Not in conjunction with any staff or incentive program discounts excluding JR/Vantage. The offer cannot be redeemed against a prior purchase. Applicable refunds will only reflect the purchase price of the item as displayed on the receipt, rather than the original ticket price.  JR/Duty Free reserves the right to change, amend or end a promotion or limit sale quantities at any time without notice.

^Applicable for international travellers only. Available in store until 4 January 2018. To be eligible to purchase a $10 bonbon $50 or more must be spent in the same transaction, excluding tobacco. For every $50 spent the bonbon  offer can be claimed. Customised bonbons are not permitted. Duty Free allowances apply. While stocks last. The offer cannot be redeemed against a prior purchase. JR/Duty Free reserves the right to change, amend or end a promotion or limit sale quantities at any time without notice.

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