What’s On in NSW this December

16 November 2017

The festive season is upon us again, bringing with it a wide range of celebrations across regional NSW. Check out the best events in NSW this December, from live music and art festivals to fantastic sports events.

Vanfest, Forbes 1 – 2 December

Head to Forbes to join in the fun at Vanfest; a celebration of music and arts. Supporting local artist and up and coming young musicians, the two-day festival will see a stellar lineup of homegrown talent including Welcome To The Jungle singer Tash Sultana, Brisbane rockers Dune Rats and many more. Get a ticket, take a road trip and enjoy the freshest sounds alongside markets, food and drink stalls, entertainment and lots more festival fun!

L’Etape Australia by Le Tour de France, Snowy Mountains 2 December

L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France rolls into the Snowy Mountains this month. Based on the Tour de France, experience a sporting event like no other as cyclists battle it out for the sought-after Tour de France jersey. The competitive cycling event for amateurs is complete with closed roads as well as a Sprint and a King of the Mountain section.

Lost Paradise Festival, Glenworth Valley 29 – 31 December

Celebrate the New Year in style in gorgeous Glenworth Valley surrounds at Lost Paradise Festival! The boutique festival encourages community and creativity with a wide range of experimental music and art performances to bring everyone together. The eclectic lineup includes RUFUS, Little Dragon, Cigarettes After Sex, Matt Corby and many more, as well as a variety of live performances and entertainment to shock and amaze.

Muswellbrook Cup Day, Muswellbrook 8 December

Escape to Upper Hunter for one of the most popular summer events in the social calendar, Muswellbrook Cup Day. Full of country charm, experience world-class racing on one of the best racing tracks in Australia. Enjoy a day of horse racing and a range of hospitality packages and off-track entertainment, including two-course buffet lunches, drinks packages and more on the green.

The Perfect Light Film Festival, Broken Hill 1-3 December

Discover the best in new Australian filmmaking at The Perfect Light Film Festival. Set against Broken Hill’s stunning outback vista, the iconic festival celebrates excellence in short filmmaking and is judged by a panel of industry experts and celebrity judges. The winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000, with second and third prize receiving $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. The three-day festival will also host free film workshops and screenings of Aussie cult classics.

National Cherry Festival, Young 1 -3 December

Known for its juicy cherries, head to the regional town of Young to explore the 68th annual National Cherry Festival this month. Showcasing the best in regional produce during cherry season, enjoy a wide range of exciting events, live entertainment and more over three days. Quirky events at the festival include the National Cherry Festival Street Parade, a Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships and cherry pip spitting competitions, as well as live music, performances and more.


There’s plenty to see and do in NSW this December!