9 December 2022

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (9 - 15 December)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Kick off your Christmas festivities in Wagga this week. Photo: iStock/Franckreporter.

The spirit of Christmas is well underway in the Riverina. With just 17 days out, there’s plenty on offer to keep you entertained and occupied.

On Friday you can listen to funnyman Nazeem Hussain, head to Junee for a night of wines, painting and pizza, or visit Temora for their annual Christmas fair.

On Saturday, Wagga will be treated to the carols and a live music festival featuring local musicians and their original compositions.

Looking for a bit of a drive? Head to Yarran Wines to kick-start your weekend with wines, yoga, picnic and live music.

Do some of your Christmas shopping on Sunday at the River & Wren Market and finish the week at the Riverina Producers’ Market to stock up on local produce.


Bubbles & Brushes

Bubbles & Brushes at Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory. Photo: Supplied.

Bubbles & Brushes – Highland Cow Edition

When: Friday 9, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, 45-61 Lord Street, Junee
Cost: Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.

Bubbles and Brushes is back – an evening of painting and drinking at Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory. It will be an evening filled with wine, beer, cider, good music and great wood-fired pizzas.

Nazeem Hussain.

Riverina Comedy Club presents Nazeem Hussain. Photo: Supplied.

Riverina Comedy Club – Nazeem Hussain

When: Friday 9, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Tilly’s, 109 Baylis Street, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $25 online and can be purchased here or $30 at the door.

One of Australia’s funniest stand-up comedians, Nazeem Hussain will be in Wagga for a night of laughter with Dane Simpson and plenty of local acts. Don’t miss out – tickets are limited.

Temora Christmas Street Fair is on this Friday evening. Photo: iStock/Anyaberkut.

Christmas Street Fair

When: Friday 9, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Hoskins Street & Loftus Street, Temora
Cost: Various.

Temora Shire is hosting its annual Christmas Street Fair tomorrow with a dedicated kidzone, markets, music and entertainment and much more.


Carols in the Park returns after a three-year hiatus. Photo: Supplied.

Combined Churches Carols in the Park

When: Saturday 10, 6 pm entertainment and food, 7:30 pm carols
Where: Victory Memorial Gardens, Baylis Street, Wagga
Cost: Entry free.

Carols in the Park returns after a three-year hiatus on Saturday. Head to the Victory Memorial Gardens with your picnic rugs, chairs and settle in for a great night of music, food and carols.

Kozmik Music Festival is the first of its kind for the community of Wagga. Photo: Visit Wagga.

Kozmik Music Festival

When: Saturday 10, 11 am to 2 pm, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: CSU Riverina Playhouse, 8 Cross Street, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $21, Adults $32, Children Under 12 $21, Group 4+ $27, Double Showcase $42 and can be purchased here.

The inaugural Kozmik Music Festival features two three-hour showcases of live, local and original music. Witness the talented artists of the Wagga music scene.

Take your family and friends for an afternoon out at Live in the Vines: Photo: Supplied.

Live in the Vines

When: Saturday 10, 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Where: Yarran Wines, Myall Park Rd, Yenda
Cost: $5, book here.

Make a day trip to Yarran Wines on Saturday for a relaxed afternoon among the vines. There is no time limit for lawn bookings. You can settle in for the entire afternoon with your family and friends and enjoy good wine, beer, gin and tonics, live music and great food.

Dust off your yoga mat and go to Sip & Stretch with Yarran. Photo: Supplied.

Sip & Stretch with Yarran

When: Saturday 10, 8:30 am to 10 am
Where: Yarran Wines, Myall Park Rd, Yenda
Cost: $41.18, book here.

Start your Saturday morning at Yarran wines for yoga, a light breakfast and some bubbles to kick-start the weekend. Remember to take your yoga mat, water bottle and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


River & Wren Market is the Riverina’s favourite place to discover handmade, homemade and homegrown goodies. Photo: River & Wren Market.

River & Wren Christmas Market

When: Sunday 11, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

Head to River & Wren Christmas Market on Sunday to do some Christmas shopping. These markets have more than 100 traders, who offer handmade, homemade and homegrown goodies.


Riverina Producers' Market

Riverina Producers’ Market offers all sorts of local produce. Photo: Riverina Producers’ Market.

Riverina Producers Market

When: Thursday 15, 1 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

The Riverina Producers’ Market is bustling every Thursday at the Wagga Showground, featuring Riverina’s local producers and the best of what they have to offer – eggs, chocolates, fruits, veggies and more.

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