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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2009 - 10
December The Night Before Christmas at Woodford Academy Saturday 5 -- Sunday 6 December Join us for an early Australian Christmas at the Blue Mountains oldest building -- Woodford Academy. Santa's Workshop will be found in the old schoolroom, where children can make a bag of goodies to take home. Homemade seasonal goodies will be available for sale. Location: Woodford Academy, 90-95 Great Western Highway, Woodford Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (both days) Bookings: 02 4757 1033, $5.00 adults, $3.00 children Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association Sat 5 & Sun 6 December Wentworth Falls Lake - A display of 1:72 scale model ships sailing together in one place with a regatta on the lake. www.taskforce72.org Pageant in the Park Sun 6 December Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls. Come and join in the Christmas story with carol singing, Puppets & kids activities & more. Bring a chair or rug & picnic lunch. From 10.30 Christmas Market at Blackheath Community Market Sun 6 December Blackheath Public School Hall With the real Santa & elves arriving on electric bikes with a free tree to every child to reforest the world. Lis on 47877533 9.am to 1.00pm www.blackheathgreenhouse.com.au Breenhold Springfest Concert & Picnic Day Sun 6 December Breenhold Gardens Mt Wilson Arrive early, bring a picnic lunch, a drink or two, and a rug or fold-up chair and enjoy Chamber Music by The Sydney Symphony Fellows Ensemble. Tickets at gate $35 Adults, $10 Child over 12. Annual Carols in the Caves Spectacular - Jenolan Caves Sat 12 December Traditional Christmas carols performed in the Grand Arch by talented performers with funds raised going Children's Hospital Westmead. 2 & 8pm 6350 3230 www.jenolancaves.org.au Sunday Groove in the Park Sun 20 December Come along to Glenbrook Park every month to enjoy an afternoon of fun and music for all. Bring a picnic for you family for an extra special day! New Year's Eve Spectacular at Wentworth Falls Country Club 31 December Music during the night with Dinner from 6.30 pm and fireworks display from 9.30pm P: 4757 1202 www.wfcc.com.au New Year's Eve Ball: Caesar's Palace 31 December The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba Champagne Reception, entertainment & dancing, 3 course meal & beverage package Bookings Essential : $ 135pp P: 4782 1111 W: www.thecarringtonhotel.com.au SpectaculArt 1-31 December. Crockett Group Art Prize Great Western Highway, Katoomba. Large exhibition of works by Blue Mountains Artist Company held at The Edge Cinema. January Mount Tomah Botanic Garden - Fantastic Fossils & Dinosaur Feet Treasure Chest Throughout Summer. A self-guided family and children's activity. $3. For info 4567 2154 Life Drawing Summer Schools at Norman Lindsay Gallery Faulconbridge 4 -- 14 January. Two Life-Drawing Summer Schools to explore your creative side in a magical setting. Beginners Course Mon 4th to Thurs 7th Life Drawing study by David Newman-White Advanced Course Mon 11th to Thurs 14th Life Drawing with Jeff Rigby as tutor. Workshops include 4 days of tuition from 9am to 1pm daily. Inc. morning tea. $220.00 4751 1067 www.normanlindsay.com.au Le Carnaval Spirituel Fri 15 & Sat 16 January A rich tapestry of music, dance, tribal drumming, yoga, martial arts and surreal theatre, evoking the timeless wisdom of India's ancient spiritual culture. Friday 15 - Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western Highway Saturday 16 - Springwood Civic Centre, 106-108 Macquarie Road both nights. Vegetarian cuisine from 6pm, starts 7.30pm. Tony Kaye 0425333086 www.spiritualcarnival.com.au Wines of the West Festival Sat 23 -- Sun 24 January The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. This event showcases many of the Central West regions leading wineries. There will be tastings, entertainment, food stalls and fun throughout the weekend for all to enjoy. www.thecarrington.com.au The NOW now Festival 22 -- 24 January. Wentworth Falls School of Arts GWH Wentworth Falls A festival of experimental music & film W: www.thenownow.net Australia Day & Annual Gnome Convention 26 January Glenbrook Park - All the usual Australia Day events plus stalls, entertainment, children's rides, and the famous gnome competition. Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a country fair - for families. www.nb.au.com/australiaday what's on in Summer? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! summer 2009-10 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 37 Call 1300 76 02 76 or visit www.tourism.lithgow.com *Conditions apply. Price valid until 31/12/2010. Contact us for Adult and Concession prices and more info. Transport between attractions is available. * Family Pass $125*