Christmas is a special time for many people. It’s a time when families and friends come together from across the country and the globe to spend some much-needed time together. We spoke with Senator for the ACT, Katy Gallagher, about how she celebrates the holidays and what this time of year means to her and to Canberra.
Being in Canberra is important to Katy as she appreciates the city’s way of celebrating and the excitement for the time ahead.
“I love being in my home city at Christmas time. The lead up to Christmas with all the concerts, celebrations and lights gives that wonderful strong sense of community that Canberra is well known for.
“With Canberra being a pretty busy city, I love the quiet and calm that settles over the city for a few days and of course being able to wind down a little with my family is something I cherish.”
A social scene to rival the most high profile individuals, Katy is a busy woman throughout the summertime.
“The summer months are busy social times in the annual calendar; these usually include plenty of BBQ’s, long hot summer nights, friends and family coming and going. There are also wonderful places to visit and revisit – both outdoors and indoors. Who needs more than that?
Summertime in Canberra is also special as the Senator describes our town as the solar capital of Australia for a clear and simple reason – we enjoy more sunny days than a lot of other cities and towns around Australia.
“Over the past five years Canberra has enjoyed a growing reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
So, there you have it – visiting Canberra in the summertime is an exceptional idea, from the words of the Senator for the ACT, herself.
Read more interesting stories from our summer issue of the A+ Magazine here.