Handel’s Messiah

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith
MESSIAH by George Frideric Handel What better way to greet the Christmas season than by attending a performance of Messiah. For more than a quarter of a millennium, Handel’s most famous oratorio has been one of the best-loved of all works in tradition...

Open Day @ Pinerolo

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage 116-120 Shipley...
A day of fun for all the family - Children, come dressed up! • Learn how to make a puppet with Narelda Joy • Talk about writing with award-winning author Dawn Meredith • Listen to stories, colouring in and other acivities • Come with friends or family...

Sixteen Alleluias

Sun 04 Dec 2016
Kindlehill Performance Space 8 Lake Street Wentworth...
Adam Simmons- saxophonist & Nick Tsiavos double bassist "A set of traditional Greek Orthodox Alleluias performed as duets. The Sixteen Alleluias (for soprano and mostly bowed bass) are formal, stately and profoundly affecting. The music has...

Christmas Concert – Phoenix Choir Blue Mountains

Sun 04 Dec 2016
St Luke’s Uniting Church, Blackheath
Phoenix Choir’s annual Christmas concerts are a regular feature of the Blue Mountains calendar. This year we welcome back special guests Blackheath Public School senior choir, led by Jenny Lanyon, to join in a program featuring the Christmas music from...

Carnivorous Considerations

Selected Dates until Fri 09 Dec 2016
Mon 05 Dec 2016
Waratah Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Join Senior Horticulturist Damien Vella for a carnivorous plants workshop. Damien will describe the genus of carnivorous plants, discuss local and global threats and provide tips on growing and propagating, finishing with a tour of the Blue Mountain...

Bog Garden Bash

Selected Dates until Thu 08 Dec 2016
Tue 06 Dec 2016
Waratah Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray on a guided tour of the Bog Garden at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden as he describes our collection and discusses the relevance of the Bog in the Garden and its place in carnivorous plant conservation. Not suitable...

Aussie NightMarkets

Selected Dates until Wed 21 Dec 2016
Wed 07 Dec 2016
Sydney International Regatta Centre Gate A, Old Castlereagh...
The Aussie NightMarkets are coming to Penrith! 45+ food stalls and food trucks will descend upon the island at the Sydney International Regatta Centre for an international night market set alongside the shoreline of the Regatta Lakes. Entry is fre...

3 Day Book Making Workshop with Janet Parker-Smith

Daily (Thu 08 Dec - Sat 10 Dec 2016)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Discover the art of bookmaking and the artist book. In this course, learn skills in how to make handmade books/journals and to work on a self-directed artwork from an existing book – the deconstructed and altered book process. Over the course of the...

Springwood Late Night Christmas Shopping

Thu 08 Dec 2016
Springwood Village
Our 3rd Annual Christmas Shopping Night that celebrates family, the festive season and our fabulous community is planned for Thursday 8 December! Come to Springwood and support our local businesses, enjoy the music, meet up with friends, and enjoy performances...

Penrith Christmas Lights

Every  Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 18 Dec 2016
Thu 08 Dec
ImagineNations Church, 1 Simeon Rd, Orchard Hills
8–11 & 15–18 December 2016 Over two weekends Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights Open from 7.30pm Lights on from 8.30pm – late A Christmas lights experience for all! With an Aussie themed display plus an all new Santa's Workshop display....

Alphabet Soup Cinema's annual 'Camp as Christmas'

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Mount Vic Flicks
Alphabet Soup Cinema's annual 'Camp as Christmas' event is coming! Join us at Mount Vic Flicks on Friday, December 9 for this fun, festive event featuring camp movie musical "Hairspray" - as well as lucky door Christmas presents, prizes for best Christmas...

"Bookweek" Trivia Night

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Glenbrook Bowling Club Cnr Great Western Hwy and Hare...
Join us for a fun filled night of trivia supporting the locally grown feature film Bookweek. Hosted by Panthers Glenbrook the Bookweek Trivia Night will will consist of trivia as well as a number of gifts and memorabilia which will be up for auction....

The Rat Pack from Vegas

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Penrith Panthers 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
After sell out seasons through North America and the UK Frank, Sammy and Dean will be in Australia in to set audiences on fire! The artists Robbie Howard as Frank Sinatra, Nicholas Brooks as Sammy Davis Junior and Johnny Edwards as Dean Martin perfectly...

Opening Night of "Summer At The Edge Art Exhibition"

Fri 09 Dec 2016
Edge Cinema Complex Katoomba
A showcase of local artwork, paintings,digital art and sculptures from Blue Mountains Artists Network. Come and join us for drinks and nibbles, meet some of the artists and hear wonderful local Indigenous artist Dr Shane Smithers.

Christmas Under the Stars Mount Riverview

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Mount Riverview Shopping Mall Car Park
Come along for a night of celebrating Christmas under the stars! It will be a night of carols and performances, food and activities and just a great night out for the family. There will also be a special visit from Santa on the night! The night wil...

Lions Club Freshly Cut Christmas Trees for Sale - Saturday 10th December 2016

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Corner of Hawkesbury and Lee Roads Winmalee
This has been an ongoing tradition of the Winmalee Lions Club over the last 25 years to assist the local community and primary and secondary schools to achieve their dreams and goals. Selling date is Saturday 10th December, from 7.00 am to 12.00 noon....

Bird Yard Big Band Plays Swingwood

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub 104 - 108...
Bird Yard Big Band plays everything from rocket-fuelled swing to Latin, funk, smooth ballads, Blues Brothers numbers and even rock classics, the 18-piece group will inject energy, excitement and fun into any occasion! Dance the night away to the music...

Fold: Paper as Object

Daily (Sat 10 Dec - Sun 15 Jan 2017)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Parke Street Katoom...
Fold: Paper as Object showcases the works of three artists who push the boundaries of working with paper as the primary medium. James Gordon, Veronica Herber and Helen Sturgess explore, manipulate and transform this fragile yet strong material to explore...

Muru Mittigar Christmas Markets

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Sydney International Regatta Centre Gate A Old Castlereagh...
Join Muru at the Regatta Centre to celebrate Christmas! There will be a wide range of stalls with food, arts and crafts, kids activities and more! Entry is free, so come along for a day of Christmas fun!

Carols on the Course

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Emu Sports Club 1 Leonay Parade Leonay
A fantastic evening of Christmas Carols and local dance groups! Held at Leonay Golf Course, this event is now in its 12th year! Fantastic family night with local entertainment, jumping castle, SANTA, fireworks spectacular, BBQ and bar, out on the picturesque...

LoLo Lovina Album Launch Tour + Special Guests Belle Jar

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Fresh from their European CD tour, Lolo Lovina launch their new album in the Blue Mountains. Presenting again 2 fantastic acts in one night – Tango, Swing, Jazz, Multicultural Gypsy Rhythms with a touch of Balkan & French Flavouring! Lolo Lovin...

Blackheath Community Carols

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Blackheath Community Hall, Corner Gardiner Crescen...
You are invited to the annual Community Carols. Activities run from 3.30pm and include Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa!

The Goon Show LIVE! with custARD

Selected Dates until Sat 17 Dec 2016
Sat 10 Dec 2016
Hotel Blue, 88 Lurline Street, Katoomba
The Goon Show LIVE! returns to the Blue Mountains for a pre-Christmas special, serving up a sumptuous dinner and show featuring Spike Miligan's Best of British Comedy. These CraZy People with their perfect Radio Faces, GoOn the road again & again,...

Christmas Carols at Kihilla Conference Centre

Next Sun 11 Dec
Kihilla Conference Centre, Queens Rd, Lawson
Bring a chair or a rug and enjoy a wonderful night of music under the stars. There will be a BBQ starting at 6:30pm with the carols starting at 7:30pm.

Christmas in the Park - Wentworth Falls

Next Sun 11 Dec
Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls
Join the upper mountains community for live music, puppets, glow-sticks and balloons for the kids, coffee cart & and a sausage sizzle run by Rotary. BYO chair or rug. Our Christmas address this year is entitled, “Real Peace”. In case of rain th...

Banquet of Dreams

Next Sun 11 Dec
Blackheath Community Hall GWH , Blackheath opposit...
Drum, Dance, Stories, Music, Food, and a stylin' atmosphere. Kick on after the Blackheath Growers' Markets and make a day of it. We're starting at 3pm and we'll go to something like 6:30pm. Hands, Heart & Feet are teaming up with Music Hunter t...

Community Christmas Giving Tree

Daily (Fri 25 Nov - Fri 16 Dec 2016)
Springwood Library at 104-108 Macquarie Road Springwood...
The community is invited to donate presents for young people in need living in the Blue Mountains and nearby. The Blue Mountains Youth Council is collecting Christmas gifts to distribute to these young people, in partnership with Platform Youth Services....

Springwood Growers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 25 Dec 2016
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub 104-108 Macquarie...
Fresh is Best! 4th Sunday of each month (3rd Sunday in December).

Shades of Blue - NSW Police Art

Daily (Wed 30 Nov - Fri 09 Dec 2016)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is hosting Shades of Blue during the White Ribbon Campaign to support the importance of communities and workplaces raising awareness about breaking the cycle of violence against women. With over 50 creative...

Getting to Know You - New Exhbition by Hannah Bath @ Lyttleton Stores

Daily (Thu 01 Dec - Thu 05 Jan 2017)
Lyttleton Stores 1 Badgery Crescent (Opposite the...
Atelier of Lyttleton Stores is very proud to host a new art exhibition by Hannah Bath titled "Getting to Know You", with the opening on Friday 2nd December at 6.30pm. Catering is provided by Preserve, the workshop section of Lyttleton Stores. ‘Getting...

Abstract Reality: Alice Sciberras

Daily (Fri 02 Dec - Mon 27 Feb 2017)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Showcasing the photographic works of Alice Sciberras, this exhibition explores the transformation of everyday objects into patterns of abstractions.

The Horn Expedition

Daily (Sat 03 Dec - Sun 26 Feb 2017)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Photographs of The Horn Expedition, Central Australia, 1894. Courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. Please visit the website link for further information.

Mandy Martin: Homeground

Daily (Sat 03 Dec - Sun 26 Feb 2017)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest,...
This twenty year survey exhibition concentrates on Mandy Martin’s deep unease about the landscape in which we live. Environmental issues relating to water security, the impact of the region’s coal-fired power stations and open cut mines are central concerns....

Woodford Rural Fire Brigade Live Christmas Tree Sale

Every 3rd Week on Saturday until Sat 17 Dec 2016
Woodford Rural Fire Brigade Corner of Park Road an...
Available from the brigade station in December. All trees are individually selected and harvested daily by our volunteers from natural forests (with permission). IT ALL STARTS AT 10AM THIS SATURDAY! Three weekends of beautiful live Christmas trees...

Plants with Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair

Daily (Sat 03 Dec - Sun 11 Dec 2016)
Visitor Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden,...
Learn how these intriguing plants have adapted to nutrient deficient environments by feeding on meat! Come in to the Visitor Centre’s carnivorous plant emporium and view the information panels and photographic images by Curator Manager and carnivorou...

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