December is officially here and the Hills and Hawkesbury are showing their Christmas spirit with plenty of events lined up for the remainder of the year. One such event is Light Up Windsor, co-organised by the Windsor Business Group and Hawkesbury City Council. The event is taking place in Windsor on Saturday December 2nd, and it’s shaping up to be a seriously terrific event.
The festivities are planned to run from 5-9pm with a massive slate of activities on offer. At the main stage, attendees can expect hours of entertainment for the whole family with the best in local music and dance talent booked in for the evenings. Alongside that, there’ll be snow flurries, free face painting. wandering entertainment, a silent disco at Thompson Square and the lighting of the Windsor Christmas tree that’ll ensure everyone is having fun from beginning to end.
The highly acclaimed ‘Find a Reindeer’ competition is also returning, where visitors to the fair are challenged to find seven reindeer on the night that have stamps to fill up a passport. When completed, the passport goes into the draw to win a $500 family prize which includes various gift vouchers and a Hawkesbury Hamper.
A massive 75 stalls offering everything from Christmas decorations to handmade jewellery will also be present at the event alongside many of the shops and restaurants in Windsor Mall being open for the entire evening, guaranteeing a massive retail space for attendees and massive injection into the local Windsor economy. In 2022, $1.373 million was spent at Light Up Windsor, and for members of the local business and residential communities, it’s a chance to see the peaceful town of Windsor become an entertainment hotspot for one fantastic night.
Richmond Lions Club and Windsor Riverview Shopping Centre are also doing their part to create Christmas cheer with their event Pics in the Paddock on Saturday 16th December. Bring a camping chair and a rug to enjoy Tim Allen’s Christmas classic The Santa Clause in a free open-air cinema experience under the stars, located at Hollands Paddock behind Riverview.
In addition to popcorn and other snacks available for purchase, there’ll be a BBQ from 6:30pm with profits being given back to the community, and the film will start when the sun goes down (approximately 8pm). Pics in the Paddock is another great event to help you and your family get in the Christmas spirit – don’t miss out!