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!


Christmas Markets

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!

Blayney Twilight Shopping

Posted by Lakeview Retreat on December 01, 2022