It’s hard to believe that Christmas has almost arrived.  This year, as well as every year, the Blue Mountains will be a wonderful place to spend the Christmas holidays. Here are just a few of the fantastic events planned for the Blue Mountains for Christmas 2015:


  1.  Christmas Twilight Markets – Penrith
    Enjoy some Christmas shopping at the Christmas Twilight Markets in Penrith.  There will be a wide variety of stalls.  The markets will run every Friday and Saturday night from Fri 13th November up until Christmas Eve.
    When:  Fri/Sat nights (13 Nov – 24 Dec 2015)
    Where:  Pop up park, High Street Penrithblue mountains christmas 2015
  2. Springwood Late Night Shopping
    Springwood Village will come alive for some late night shopping.  Meet up with friends and soak up some festive Christmas spirit!  There will be Christmas stalls, activities for the kids, carol singing and lots of entertainment.
    When:  Thurs 10 Dec 2015.  5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Where:  Macquarie Rd, Springwood
  3. Santa Arrives by Steam Train

    Say hi to Santa and his elf as they arrive aboard the historic Sydney Steam Train.  Catch the action at 11am or 2pm on the special open day.  The admission fees include unlimited steam train rides and a free gift for the kids.
    When: Saturday 12th December 2015
    Where:  Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
    17B Tusculum Road
    Valley Heights
    Cost: Adult $14, Conc. $12, School Student $10 (Children 4 and under are FREE), Family: $45 (2 Adults, 2 Children or 1 Adult, 4 Children).
  4. Wentworth Falls Christmas in the Park
    Join in the Christmas celebrations with carols, a puppet show, supper and a sausage sizzle.
    When: Sunday 13 December 2015, 5 – 7pm.
    Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Wentworth Falls
    Cost:  Free.

Merry Christmas from All of Us at Glen Isla

For me personally, Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year.  Despite the stress that comes with gift-buying and getting organised for the holidays, it’s also an important time to reflect on the year that has come and gone, and the importance of family.  2015 has been an absolutely fantastic year for us at Glen Isla.  We have hosted many wonderful groups who we look forward to seeing again soon.  One of my favourite things about the house is how many people contact me afterwards and tell me how Glen Isla helped bring families together from all over Australia (and sometimes from overseas too!).  Whether it’s for a milestone birthday celebration, a wedding, or just because it’s been a long time, the house is a wonderful location to make memories.  Lets face it – life is short – we need to do all those things we want to do while we can, and make sure that those we love know it!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support again this year.  Every year the popularity of the house seems to grow which is such a welcome surprise.  When we bought the house in early 2013 and set about turning it into an accommodation venue, we never dreamed that we could achieve the amount of success we have.  The icing on the cake for us this year was winning our award at the Blue Mountains Business Awards.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this.  We look forward to what 2016 has in store!

Very best wishes from our family to yours.


Merry Christmas!!

Amy xx