Can’t Miss Events to Get You into the Christmas Spirit
Christmas is on its way, we can feel the holidays fast approaching and summer events are in full swing.
There’s a fair bit going on in and around Orange this December: special shopping events, entertainment, Christmas carols, wine tours, exhibitions—you name it! If you’re not quite feeling the Christmas spirit yet—or you think you could dial it up a notch—here are our top four events we think you shouldn’t miss. You’ll be feeling very merry in no time!
What better way is there to prepare for Christmas than to embrace the spirit of giving? If you’re looking for some lovely unique gifts or something for the office secret Santa, you should definitely pay a visit to the Orange Handmade Boutique Market and Expo. Held three times a year, the December event celebrates all things Christmas. You’re likely to discover some handmade Christmas decorations and décor in addition to all the beautiful homewares, artwork, clothing, jewellery, candles and more! The market will be held on Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th December, from 10am until 4pm at the Orange Ex Services Club (231-243 Anson Street)—just a 15-minute drive from our Orange accommodation.
Comedy at Factory Espresso
There’s something about seeing a live comedy show that’s good for the soul. Everybody is up for a good belly laugh and the happy energy is truly infectious. This December, Orange is lucky enough to have Tony Martin and Geraldine Hickey putting on two live performances at Factory Espresso—Orange’s unofficial home of comedy. While you may not know the comedians by name, you’ll likely recognise Tony from ‘Thank God you’re here’, ‘Kath & Kim’ or ‘Have you been paying attention?’. Geraldine has joined Tony on ‘Have you been paying attention’ and also starred on ‘The Project’ and ‘Hughesy, we have a problem’. So gather up any friends who are free on the evening of Friday 16th or Saturday 17th of December for a night of fun and hilarity!
Sip and Paint – Christmas edition
Stockman’s Ridge winery is known for putting on great summer events. Not only are they running Live Music Saturdays throughout November and December, but on Saturday the 17th December they’re holding a ‘Sip and Paint’ event in honour of the festive season. Sip and paint events by ‘Pinot and Picasso’ are always great fun – an opportunity to get together with friends or family while enjoying a nice drop and putting your artistic skills to the test. On this occasion, you’ll sip on a glass of Stockman’s Ridge wine while create a hilarious ‘Sloshy the Snowman’ masterpiece. Tickets for the four-hour event are only $79 with a grazing platter included in the cost. If you’re staying with us at our Orange luxury accommodation, you’ll be pleased to know that Stockman’s Ridge is just a pleasant 15-minute drive (or taxi) away!
Blayney Twilight Shopping
The small town of Blayney is 35 minutes away from Orange and 40 minutes away from Lakeview Luxury Retreat. On one day each year, the local shops keep their doors open until 8pm to allow locals and visitors to finish all their Christmas shopping with a bit of time to spare! This year, that special day is Thursday 8th December. On the same evening, there’s a handmade market on at the Blayney Railway Station, so don’t forget to have a browse there too! Finish off your evening out of town with a meal at one of the local pubs, or stop in Millthorpe on your way back for dinner a delicious dinner at Tonic. A great way to spend a warm summer’s evening experiencing more of central New South Wales!
If some of these Orange Christmas events appeal to you but you’re worried about accommodation, get in touch with us at Lakeview Luxury Retreat. We still have some vacancies in December and if you can’t get the dates you want, we may be able to recommend other suitable Orange accommodation for you. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Lovely cabin accommodation near to Orange but in its own secluded spot overlooking Lake Canobolas. Pam is an outstanding host and the welcome pack of locally sourced food is the best we have experienced at self-catering accommodation.
Paul Ibbotson, Google Reviews
One of the most beautiful places I've ever spent. Trevor and Pam really go out of their way to make sure guests have a great time. All the local food and wine was really delicious. Wish we had longer there.
Gary McGowan, Google Reviews
Most amazing weekend stay. A beautiful location, wonderful local food and the owners are incredibly kind and helpful.
Rachel Herman, Google Reviews
Excellent accommodation. The rooms are very well appointed and private. We loved the bath. And the food on arrival is a really nice touch. If/when we come back to Orange we'd definitely stay again.
M B, Google Reviews
Highly recommend for anyone visiting Orange. The location, cabins and hosts are wonderful. The attention to detail and beautiful food provided make this a "must do" experience for all. What a wonderful 60th birthday present this was for my husband.
Vicky Steinweiss, Google Reviews
Beautiful accommodation, views and stocked complimentary fridge! Loved our stay.
Leanne Price, Google Reviews
Had a wonderful peaceful stay!!! We had stayed initially when Lakeview was building its 2nd villa - always wanted to come back and was finally able to!!! This place is as perfect in 2023 as it was in 2014 - Pam and Trevor have thought about AND included absolutely everything you could possibly...
Nicole Gonano, Google Reviews
Lakeview Villa is a wonderful venue for a getaway for 2 couples. The villa has two identical rooms and ensuites on either end of a very well-appointed lounge/dining/kitchen. Pam is so generous and fills the fridge with delectable food as well as a lovely bottle of red and white wine. Your...
Roberta Corben, Google Reviews
Pam and Trevor were very gracious hosts, providing plenty of food for breakfast, snacks, fruit and complimentary wine. The local honey sausages were delicious! The two bedroom villa is very spacious and has a great view of Lake Canobolas. I can’t wait to come back here for another couples...
Jacky Chen, Google Reviews
Beautiful location, 5 star cabins.
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