Summer Series heats up The Hills

The Hills Shire Council is excited to announce that its Summer Series of events is back for another year.

Summer Series offers a range of fun and exciting activities and festive celebrations across the summer in The Sydney Hills.

With brand new events alongside old favourites, there’s something for everyone this season including pop-up eateries, outdoor theatre and cinema, light displays, festive celebrations and family friendly activities.

Plus, Australia Day and the Lunar New Year will be held at the historic Bella Vista Farm over two fun-filled days.

Hills Shire Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Keane, said there was so much happening that residents wouldn’t want to leave The Hills this summer.

“For the very first time, the gates of our Shire’s best-kept secret, Bella Vista Farm, will be thrown open every single day during the summer months [except Christmas Day],” Mayor Keane said.

“It’s a truly special place made even more special this year with my new secret obsession – Lil Miss Collins café, which has popped up just in front of the historic packing shed. This rustic little farmhouse-style café has literally been built out of a shipping container and is the brainchild of brothers Tony and David Moussa.

“Park Feast – a street food lover’s delight – rolls in on November 12 and 13 with food trucks, music and fun for the kids.

“I can’t wait to see the faces of our Shire’s children as they dance under the snow and canopy of fairy lights to Christmas songs during the Christmas Sky Show.

“There are so many more amazing events that you’ll be spoilt for choice – the wonderful Outdoor Cinema is happening at Castle Hill Showground and the Sydney Thunder will be wowing fans at a fan day.

“Thank you to everyone involved in bringing this year’s amazing Summer Series together – and I hope to see you all there!”


List of Summer Series events:

Lil Miss Collins
Serving delicious food and coffee all summer long, with something for the kids too.

When: Wednesday 2 November-Tuesday 28 February;
Where: Bella Vista Farm Park;
Times: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm.

Park Feast
Sydney’s top food trucks come together for a weekend of gastronomical delight at Bella Vista Farm.

When: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November;
Where: Bella Vista Farm;
Times: 11am-10pm.

Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show
Back by popular demand the Christmas Sky Show will include two animated light stories displayed on a 40 metre long LED banner stretching along Castle Hill Main Street. Each festive story will be accompanied by light and sound effects, and of course snow.

Located adjacent to the Castle Towers piazza, the Sky Show is perfectly situated near a variety of food retailers for all your dinner and dessert needs, entry to the Sky Show is completely free!

When: Friday 25 November – Monday 26 November;
Where: Castle Hill Main Street;
Times: 5pm-10.15pm.

NYE Sky Show
The Sky Show will return on 31 December for a special NYE event, featuring light shows, a live telecast of the Sydney fireworks, DJ sets, live entertainment and more.

Designed with the whole family in mind, the NYE Sky Show celebrates the spirit of Christmas, encouraging family and friends to gather together to sing and dance the night away and share a truly unmissable experience. With access to ample parking, public transport and a variety of delicious food outlets

When: Saturday 31 December;
Where: Castle Hill Main Street;
Times: 6pm-midnight.

Sydney Thunder Fan Day
Meet your sporting heroes, have a go and get active with the Sydney Thunder.

When: Sunday 18 December;
Where: Bruce Purser Reserve;
Times: 9.30-10.30am exclusive member’s clinic; 10.30-12.30pm open to the public.

Smooth FM Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema       
Flicks, food and fun for the whole family.

When: Thursday 12 January – Sunday 12 February (movies Thursday to Sunday only);
Where: Castle Hill Showground.

Australia Day at The Farm   
This is Australia Day like you’ve never seen it before. Including show-stopping performances from your favourite Aussie artists including Ricki-Lee, Chris Sebastian and Alfie Arcuri, rides, kid’s activities, delicious street food, Australiana displays, roving performers, fireworks and so-much-More! Australia Day at the Farm is a fantastic day out for the whole family, with ample free parking, just a 35 minute drive from the Sydney CBD.

When: Thursday 26 January 2017;
Where: Bella Vista Farm;
Times: 10am-9pm.

Sydney Hills Lunar Festival   
A fusion of flavours, cultures and traditions, the Sydney Hills Lunar Festival welcomes in the year of the rooster with a festival like no other. Featuring Sydney’s most popular food trucks, fireworks, traditional performances, displays and ancient Lunar New Year rituals such as the ‘dotting of the Lion’s eyes’- be immersed in the unique and vibrant customs of Asia at this year’s lunar celebration.

When: Sunday 29 January 2017;
Where: Bella Vista Farm Park;
Times: 12pm-9pm.

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