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Things To Do Around Orange in Winter

Posted by Trevor King on June 10, 2021

It does get cold here in winter, but we don’t let that stop us from getting out and enjoying all the great things to do in Orange! In fact, we happen to think winter is one of the best times of the year for a couples getaway... Lakeview Retreat offers warm, cosy, luxury accommodation in idyllic surrounds—and we’re only a short drive away from the town of Orange which hosts some of regional NSW’s best winter events! Coming to stay with us this winter? Time your visit with one or more of these must-do Orange winter events to really get the most out of your stay..

Orange Winter Fire Festival

Even if you’re not somebody who enjoys the colder weather, there’s something special about being rugged up in your warm clothes enjoying the comfort and ambience of a warm open fire. The Orange Winter Fire Festival heats up our region this August by celebrating all the things we love about the winter months in country New South Wales! There’s always an amazing lineup of restaurants and venues that get involved and while this year’s program is still coming together, you’re sure to find plenty of unique, hearty and mouth-watering meals seared, scorched, grilled and toasted to perfection. There will be bonfires and country cookouts as well as more cosy indoor affairs. The Orange Winter Fire Festival runs from the 6th to the 8th of August.

Long weekend comedy special

If you don’t know Lehmo by name, you might recognise his face from Channel 10’s The Project or popular American drama Utopia. The well-known comedian comes to Orange this June with fellow funny-man Steve Philp, where they hit Factory Espresso for two consecutive nights of uproarious fun and laughter. If you haven’t seen a live comedy show before, make this one your first! We can’t predict what the guys will talk about but it’s safe to expect there will be plenty of giggles and you’re bound to depart with a smile on your face. The comedy special takes place on 11-12 June—we suggest booking your tickets now!

Emerge – Australian romantic and classical orchestra

This is one of the best things to do in Orange in winter for the classical music fans among us! The Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra comes to the Orange Regional Conservatorium in August with the final performance in their three-part 2021 series. The ‘Emerge’ concert showcases the second half of the 18th century when techniques changed and classical music composition began to evolve. Listen to famous works by musicians of the Mannheim Court including Haydn and Mozart and hear some of Australia’s up and coming young performers. The two-hour concert begins at 7.00pm on Saturday 7 August.

Newbridge winter solstice festival

Less than an hour from our Orange accommodation is the village of Newbridge, home to just 100 or so permanent residents. The Winter Solstice Festival is the biggest annual event in Newbridge and people come from far and wide to enjoy the annual medieval-style celebration. There’s professional sword fighting, viking shows, costume contests, dancing, music, games, markets, magic, food and fun for the whole family. The winter festival marks the shortest day of the year and kicks off with a community bonfire at the Newbridge Hotel.  

Need more ideas for your stay in Orange? Check out our attractions page for more things to see and do.