It’s time to celebrate and enjoy what the festive season has to offer! Experience the magic of the season with our top picks on where to get into the spirit of Christmas in the Shire this year.
The Prince Hotel
‘Tis the season to be jolly and we just loved what The Prince Hotel has in store for us this Christmas/ New Year period.
Let them take the stress out of your end of year celebration with Christmas packages starting from just $25 pp for each guest. The Prince sure know how to create a festive vibe and get everyone in the spirit!
We also got the inside scoop that they will be running the 12 pigs of Christmas raffles again this year from the 13th to the 24th of December. They are raffling off a whole suckling pig experience every night at 7pm, valued at $650 and serves 10-14 people. Purchase any CUB beverage or main meal to be in the running.
Take your little ones along for the kids Christmas and Santa visits…
16th December: Santa’s workshop with face painting, games & Christmas craft 12:30 – 3:30pm.
23rd December: White Christmas with face painting & balloon art 12:30-3: 30pm.
Plus Santa will be stopping by on both days between 12 – 2pm. So bring your camera and snap your pics with the jolly man himself!
Club Central Menai
Club Central Menai is spreading the Christmas spirit far and wide this festive season. Forget lining up and paying for Santa photos – come and take your own, for free, between 6pm and 8.30pm and perhaps take home one of 75 hams up for grabs in our raffle.
From Thursday 13th until Monday 24th December, they’ve got 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways with over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won. Daily entries go in the draw to win a 12 night overseas holiday for a family of four and a $5,000 gift card giveaway on Christmas Eve.
On Saturday 15th December there’s a free Family Market Fair Day from 10am to 2pm with over 30 stalls selling gifts, clothing, toys, yummy treats and more. Bring the kids along to enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and inflatable fun.
There are also plenty of opportunities to help Santa fill up the Christmas stockings with the Christmas Treats Spectacular. Over $5,000 worth of hams, pork, seafood vouchers and hampers to be won on Monday 17th December.
Kareela Village is your friendly neighbourhood shopping centre that focuses on premium fresh food and daily essentials alongside fashion, homewares and casual dining. You will find the best in fresh food for your Christmas feasts and there are plenty of choices if you need some pampering to get you feeling a million bucks before your festive functions.
Kareela Village LOVE Christmas and have so many amazing offers for you throughout December as well as the 12 days of Christmas competition with daily prizes!
There are loads of kids activities to keep the little ones entertained including the sneaky elf on the shelf hiding throughout the stores. Find him, snap a photo with him, and upload to social media for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Explore the magical space at Santas Cottage and be sure to bring your camera along to snap some pics with Santa and his elves every Thursday to Sunday until Christmas Eve.
Sporties at Kareela Golf
Sporties at Kareela Golf is your ticket to a fun night out this festive period with something for the whole family. You can enjoy a genuine paddock-to-plate dining experience at The Cove Bar and Grill, while the kids have free-range of the club’s newly-refurbished farm-themed kids’ club – Down By The River.
Jingle all the way to their Christmas Toy Raffle Saturday 15th December. They are giving away all the latest stuff kids want to find under the tree including bikes, a Nintendo retro console, karaoke machine, scooters, dolls, cars, games and so much more.
Westfield Miranda is your one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation. Shop the huge range of fashion, entertainment, dining and wellbeing and check out all the great events they have planned for us over the holiday season.
Christmas wreath making workshops
Learn to make a gorgeous fresh floral wreath with Rose & Co, perfect for hanging on your door or turning into a spectacular Christmas centrepiece. A variety of fresh festive foliages and blooms plus all the materials you’ll need to create your own unique wreath with our talented staff.
WHEN: Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December
WHERE: Level 2, outside Country Road
TIME: 11am and 1pm daily
COST: $80 per person
BOOKINGS: Bookings required, secure your spot here.
Christmas craft workshop
To celebrate the collaboration between artist Dawn Tan and Seed’s littlest friends, and in partnership with LENZO, Seed will be hosting a Christmas Craft Workshop at Westfield Miranda.
DATE: Saturday 8th December
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Level 2, outside Zara
Festive Fresh Food Market Days
Looking for the ultimate source of festive fresh food inspiration this Christmas season? Westfield Miranda’s fresh food retailers will awe you with the quality of their produce, and treat you to exclusive offers on these days. Bring the family along as we showcase the must-have recipes at your festive feasts.
WHEN: Saturday 24th November & Saturday 15th December
WHERE: Level 2, fresh food precinct
TIME: 11am – 2pm
Kids Eat Free at the Bavarian
Mums, dads and Santa’s little helpers are invited to celebrate the holiday season at Munich Brauahus and The Bavarian every Sunday throughout December. There will be free face-painting, Christmas colouring activities and children under 12 can eat free from the kids’ menu. Santa will visit every Sunday between 12pm and 2pm to take photos and grant Christmas wishes.
New Year’s Eve at Westfield Miranda
Head to Westfield Miranda this New Years Eve for a night of food, fireworks and family entertainment! Book a table at one of their restaurants or grab a quick bite from one of their fast food vendors. Dont miss the only New Years Eve fireworks show in the Shire!
Cook at Kurnell
We have mentioned before that we think Cook at Kurnell is an awesome place to take kids. They are open every day except Christmas Day this holiday season.
If you have not checked them out yet, they have a vintage airstream food truck serving delicious breakfasts, coffees, hamburgers, nibbles and beverages beachside.
They will be open on New Year’s Eve making Kurnell a great family orientated spot to check out the Brighton and City fireworks. Check out their event packages here.