It’s already the end of the year and we need a break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Load up the car with your mates and get a good road trip playlist going on because you’re going to want to head out to the countryside this month.
Here are 7 things to do in Regional NSW this December.
Paint Pouring Art
Calling all beginners and Picassos, this course will be teaching you the techniques for the perfect acrylic painting. You’ll need to wear some old clothes because this session is gon’ get dirty. And with nibbles provided, you can sure guarantee we’ll be signing up. For tickets, head here.
When: Friday 14 December, 10-1pm
Where: This Old House Studio, Berry
Cost: $85 per person
Kiama Record Fair
Kiama is hosting a massive record fair this Saturday, with over 10,000 vinyls on sale. With all genres covered, you’ve got your Michael Jackson to your Queen. With a live DJ on play all day, you’ll be hearing sick beats while rummaging through records. So, whether you prefer rock, pop, funk, soul or hip-hop, they’ve got something for everyone. Jump over here for more details.
When: Saturday 8 December, 10-4pm
Where: 46 Collins St, Kiama
Christmas Pop-Up Markets
Time is running out at this point, if you haven’t got all your Christmas presents sorted, then this place is your saviour. Featuring over 80 stalls covering all bases from arts and crafts to gourmet food, you’ll want to load up the squad. All products will be from local vendors, so if you’re looking for that special, unique gift, then we’ll see you there. For more info, head here.
When: Sunday 9 December, 10-2pm
Where: Lazy River Estate, Dubbo
Cost: Gold coin donation
Afternoon Vibes With Dave Webb
What’s a better way of spending an arvo than with wine, cheese and live music? This Sunday, you’ll be experiencing the true chilled Mudgee vibes with Dave Webb’s soothing music tunes. Spots are expected to fill up, so for booking details, check this out.
When: Sunday 9 December, 12-3pm
Where: The Cellar by Gilbert, Mudgee
Summer is the perfect time for a cinema under the stars. The sunset cinemas in Wollongong are screening A Star is Born this month. So, grab a beanbag and a glass of wine and look up to the stars for this perfect date night opportunity. To snap up your tickets, head here.
When: Saturday 15 December, 7-11pm
Where: Sunset Cinema, Wollongong
Cost: $11 - $18 per person
Native Wreath Workshop
Of course we’ve added some Christmas workshops into this list! If you want to make your home a little more festive, with a touch of the outback. They will be providing branches, leaves and wire for you to create the perfect wreath, but you’re more than welcome to bring any flowers of your own to ‘spruce’ it up. For more info, check this out.
When: Thursday 20, 7-9pm, Saturday 22, 10-12 & 2-4pm and Sunday 23 December, 11-1pm
Where: The Corner Store Gallery, Orange
Cost: $80 per person
Carols By The Beach
The last of the Christmas celebrations is going out with a bang. Head up the coast to Newcastle for their beachside carol festivities. What’s more Australian than spending your Christmas holidays on the sand and in the waves? For details, head here.
When: Sunday 23 December, 7-9pm
Where: Empire Park, Newcastle
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