Festive Activities in and around Orange
It’s officially the silly season – time to celebrate! And what better way to do so than by packing up and scooting off for a luxury summer getaway in beautiful Orange.
It’s officially the silly season – time to celebrate! And what better way to do so than by packing up and scooting off for a luxury summer getaway in beautiful Orange. If you’re visiting us this December, you’re in for a real treat. We’ve got cabaret, comedy, live music, cherry-picking, markets, Christmas feasts and much, much more! Read on to discover all the fantastic festivities to be found here this side of Christmas…
Celebrate Orange 360! Spiegeltent events
The Celebrate Orange360 Festival is set to celebrate the ‘re-opening’ of our region with an incredible, three-day program of events! From the 9th-12th December, the Spiegeltent in Robertson Park (just a 15-minute drive from our luxury Orange accommodation) will host a series of entertaining ticketed shows, from ‘Kiss Bang Kabaret’ to ‘The Pitts Family Circus’ to the sword-swallowing ‘Space Cowboy’! There is no shortage of entertainment at the Spiegeltent – just be sure to book your tickets now because some events are selling out fast!
Artisan and Christmas Markets
Saturday 12th December is unofficial ‘markets‘ day in Orange! Snag yourself a $5 ticket to the Sparkling Brunch and Artisan Market at Robertson Park, where you can check out local produce and gifts galore just in time for Christmas. Or head on down to the Rotary Club of Orange Christmas Market at the Orange Showgrounds instead! From 9am until 2pm there will be around 90 stalls selling plants, toys, food, produce, jewellery, crafts and much, much more! If you’re yet to finish your Christmas shopping, our Orange markets are definitely the place to go.
Cherry-picking at an Orange orchard
Is there a more idyllic way to spend a summer’s day than picking your own fresh cherries? We think not! The Orange region is bursting with beautiful, thriving orchards and many are preparing to open their gates in mid-December to allow you to pick your own juicy cherries - just in time for Christmas! And the best part is that many of these orchards are right on our doorstep! Martelli Orchards is just a five-minute drive from our luxury Orange accommodation - and there are a handful of others offering ‘pick your own’ experiences that are less than fifteen minutes away.
Dance the night away
“Good Times in the Vines”… Need we say more? If you’re all about live music and a festive atmosphere, check out Friday Night Lights (FNL) at Heifer Station Wines. Running on selected Friday nights throughout the festive season, your $40 ticket includes a mystery pop-up meal. Or if you’re free on Saturday 17th December, book yourself a ticket for ‘Sunset Sessions’ at Stockman’s Ridge. From 5pm until 9pm, groove the night away with Chris from OrangeDJs. Both these venues are 15-20 minutes drive from Lakeview Luxury Retreat… Did we mention we’re in a great spot?!
Christmas lunch at Whitney’s
Don’t fancy cooking on Christmas Day? Orange is serving up the goods with a fantastic Christmas lunch package at Whitney’s Restaurant and Bar. For $180 per adult (and $80 per child), you’ll receive a delicious three-course feast, complete with a festive welcome drink on arrival. It’s the good stuff too! Think herb-crusted eye fillet, 12-hour pressed pork belly, black forest gateaux… And not a buffet in sight! Bookings are essential for this one – so get in quick!
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
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
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
Beautiful spot perfect for the romantic get away and also for me, alone traveler wanting some down time from the busy office. Quiet and peaceful and only a short drive to town. A luxury cabin with a comfortable bed and beautiful tub to sink into after a day exploring. Even the fridge was full of...
Christine Jones, Google Reviews
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
Great location and spacious place.
Conrad Sinclair, Google Reviews
Most amazing weekend stay. A beautiful location, wonderful local food and the owners are incredibly kind and helpful.
Rachel Herman, Google Reviews
Lakeview Luxury Retreat is exactly as its described. Our one bedroom cabin was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and full of lovely features, including a gas fireplace, cinema sound TV system, Weber BBQ, underfloor heating in the bathroom and a lovely raised bathtub. The cabin came with...
Audrey Haes, 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
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