Summer is here. The days are getting longer, the nights balmy and the weather tropical. As our minds turn to holidays, relaxing in the sun and days spent with the family, now is a great time to visit Byron Bay. This is a magnificent time of the year to enjoy everything Byron Bay has to offer and beat the post-Christmas and New Year holiday rush. Enjoy uncrowded beaches, long leisurely lunches, alfresco BBQ dining and loads of local events and activities.
Get away with family and friends this December for a camping holiday at the Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park. To help make your trip even more enjoyable, please find below a list of what’s on in the local area up until to Christmas:
“The Heart & The Sea” A Surfing Movie Premiere by Nathan Oldfield
The Heart & The Sea is the third release from independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the highly regarded left-of-centre surf films ‘Lines From a Poem’ and ‘Seaworthy’. Over three years in the making, The Heart & The Sea explores the joy that lies at the very centre of a surfing life: family, friends and a shared intimacy with the sea. Filmed in Australia, New Zealand, France and Spain, this is a gently refreshing & quietly enchanting contribution to the surf film genre.
19th December 2012
Byron Community Centre
UPLIFT 2012 Festival
Join global evolutionary leaders, scientists, visionary activists, indigenous elders, musicians, artists and poets for a 4 day celebration of conscious evolution in Byron Bay from 20th to 23rd December 2012. Presenters will include Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bruce H. Lipton, Dr. Hunter Adams, Jonathan Goldman plus many more. Artists and musicians include Deva Premal & Miten, Shye Ben-Tzur, The Future Sound of Yoga plus 12 other talented performers.
20th to 23rd December 2012
Byron Bay Community Christmas Carols
Carols by the sea in Byron Bay. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring all the family to sing along with the Christmas carols. Enjoy 2 hours of sitting on your picnic blanket with some nibbles while you watch the kids sing silent night! This is a free public event. Pick up your free Carols booklet from Byron Shire News and other local businesses.
14th December 2012 6.30pm – 8.30pm Apex Park, Bay Street Byron Bay (across the road from the Beach Hotel close to the beach)
Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival
Join in the festivities of this delightful community event held every Christmas Eve in the main street of Bangalow. This carnival has a real family feel to it, bringing everyone together to celebrate. With an abundance of flavorsome foods, quirky and fun street performances, many musicians, bands, face-painting and puppet shows, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. The streets shops will be open; there will be a carnival of rides and a special guest appearance by Santa Clause!
24th December 2012
Main Street of Bangalow
The Northern Rivers is famous for its spectacular markets, held every week throughout the region.
1st Saturday, Brunswick Heads, Memorial Park
2nd December, Byron Bay Community Market, Butler Street Reserve
2nd December, Lismore Car Boot, Lismore Shopping Square (undercover)
9th December, The Channon, Coronation Park
9th December, Lennox Head, Lake Ainsworth foreshore
15th December, Mullumbimby, Cnr Stuart and Myocum Streets
16th December, Byron Bay Community Market, Butler Street Reserve
16th December, Nimbin Community Market, Nimbin Community Centre
19th December, Brunswick Heads Christmas Twilight Market, Banner Park, 3pm
23rd December, Bangalow Market, Bangalow Showground
Every Saturday, Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park, 4pm – 9pm
Every Tuesday, New Brighton Farmers Market, New Brighton Oval
Every Thursday, Byron Bay Farmers Market, Butler Street Reserve 8-11am
Every Saturday, Bangalow Farmers Market, Bangalow Hotel Carpark 8-11am
Every Saturday, Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground
Great Northern Gig Guide
Coming up at the Great Northern:
THE FUMES – 1st of December
TIN CAN RADIO – 7th of December
HTRK w/ Guerre/ Colourwaves – 8th of December
THE OWLS – 21st of December
To make a booking or find out more click here: http://thenorthern.com.au/gigs.aspx
Pig House Flicks
Coming to the Pig House Flicks in December are the following films:
The Angel’s Share
Damsels In Distress
Valtari Film Experiment
You Will Be My Son
For session times click here: http://www.pighouseflicks.com.au
We look forward to welcoming you to Byron Bay this December.