It’s that time again, time to start buying the non-perishable Xmas foods, hiding gifts for the kids at the back of the wardrobe and hoping the Chrissy lights work and they aren’t too hard to detangle come December 1.
Then are the thoughts of, “What else do I want to add to it this year ” (along with what did the cats destroy on December 27th last year forcing us to pack away the tree then and there?)
I received a complimentary double pass for the preview on November 6th
The Christmas Lights Spectacular is back again for its ninth Chrissy season! Hosted by the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin (Wine Country!), it runs from 8th Novmeber through to January 26th (excluding Xmas day itself) with gates opening at 6:30pm, and lights on from 7:30 til 10pm each night.
There are food stalls with pizza, pasta, gelato, churros and more, and Hunter wine available for the grown ups. $7 a glass for this Tallawanta Shiraz.
Santa is available for photo packages, and I think I saw Olaf wandering around for selfies!
There synchronised 12 days of Christmas was impressive! No-one could help singing along!
Live entertainment will help you make a family night of it.
Christmas Lights Spectacular ticket prices:
Children (4-15 yrs) $22
Children 3 yrs & under FREE
Family (2 Adults + 2 Child) $85
Day + Night passes available
We headed to Canberra for Xmas this year, to help people move house and to be with Bruce’s family. There are two vegans and a vegetarian in the household, so the menu for Christmas lunch was an array of delicious salads, some chicken and feta for us meat eaters, and fruit salad and pavlova for dessert. A deliciously healthy and filling meal that made for awesome leftovers!!!
Potato Salad (vegan)
Crispy Noodle Salad (vegan)
Garden Salad with Olives (vegan)
Vegan “Sausage” Roll. WAY better than the usual grey meat.
Chicken. I had to shred these BBQ chooks because noone else in the kitchen would touch them. I really don’t like stuffing or that ewie chicken jelly.
Tasty tasty salty feta.
Fruit salad. Yummy Yummy.
That evening, those aged over 13 played cards against humanity…. interesting explaining to your bf’s son what “bukakke” is… But a super fun game!
A delicious Xmas. I’ve always had a salad based Xmas lunch – it’s the Irwin side of the family way – so really enjoyed this!