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:
- 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 Penrith
- 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
- 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
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).
- 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
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.
Next month, we will be celebrating a whole year since we purchased Glen Isla and started offering self contained accommodation in the Blue Mountains. We have been overwhelmed by the support our wonderful guests have given us over the past year and would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who has chosen Glen Isla for their Blue Mountains accommodation. We have recently taken bookings from several of our happy guests who loved staying at Glen Isla so much last year, that they have chosen to stay with us again.
We are constantly striving to make Glen Isla one of the best properties for self contained accommodation in the Blue Mountains. In light of some of the feedback from our guests last year during winter, we have installed a new ducted air conditioning and heating system through the main part of the house. This in addition to the wood fire will help keep the house a little bit cozier during the popular Winter in July.
Speaking of Christmas in July in the Blue Mountains, almost all of our weekend dates over the winter months are almost entirely booked out. If you’re currently considering booking Glen Isla for your self contained accommodation in the Blue Mountains over this popular time of year, we encourage you to book very soon to avoid missing out. If you’re flexible with your dates, you may also like to consider staying mid-week to avoid the popular weekends.
Thanks again for all your support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking to book Glen Isla for your self contained accommodation in the Blue Mountains
Christmas in July Yulefest in the Blue Mountains is a very popular activity every June to August. It is one of the busiest times to visit the Blue Mountains but as most Australians don’t get to experience European-style winter Christmas in December. Celebrating Christmas in July in the Winter period is a beautiful way to experience the Blue Mountains. Warming up next to our cozy log fire is a great way to relax with family and friends. There’s lots to do here in the Blue Mountains for Yulefest!
Here are our tips on some of the top things to do in the Blue Mountains for Yulefest:
- Cook a turkey in our fully equipped kitchen. Dine with 10 of your closest friends and family at our large dining table, then curl up on our cozy lounges next to the log fireplace for a night cap.
- Have a laugh at The Goon Show in Katoomba
- Join the locals in June for the annual Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival. Each year on the Saturday closest to Winter Solstice, Katoomba comes alive with a vibrant parade of jugglers, gymnasts, musicians, dancers, choirs, troubadours, buskers, storytellers and poets. There are also markets and unique Blue Mountains experiences, including a Christmas feast aboard the puffing Zig Zag Railway. This year the Winter Magic festival will be held on the 22nd June 2013.
With the tinsel and turkey, crisp days and storybook scenery, it’s easy to see why in the Blue Mountains, Christmas comes early.