20 December 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this week (22 - 27 December)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Christmas events and activities abound for all in the Riverina. Photo: Anyaberkut.

With the festive season in full swing, here’s what you can do around the Riverina the week of Christmas.

Want something low-key? Head to Forum 6 Cinemas to catch the latest big-screen releases, or visit The Curious Rabbit for a relaxing evening of drinks, music and nibbles.

Feel like partying with your friends? You can choose from the Club Tilly’s or Union Club Hotel Christmas parties or go to both.

For those who love getting in the water, party with the inflatable at Ardlethan Pool.

Don’t want the trouble of making Christmas lunch? Check out Crystal Restaurant at Wagga or The Boat Shed Lake Hume for delicious festive food.

Looking for something after Christmas and Boxing Day? Visit Lake Wyangan and do the Piccolo Family Farm Tour with your family.

Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🤶

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Catch the latest release at Forum 6.

Catch the latest release at Forum 6. Photo Collage – Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased at Forum 6.

Check out the new releases this week: Migration, Godzilla Minus One and The Old Oak. Plenty of other titles are still showing, including Wonka, The Boy and the Heron, Trolls Band Together, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.


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The Curious Rabbit is hosting the Queeraoke Christmas Community Celebration. Photo: The Curious Rabbit.

Queeraoke Community Christmas Event

When: 22 December, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Curious Rabbit
Cost: Free.

Will you be spending Christmas alone? Don’t worry. Head to The Curious Rabbit and be part of the Queeraoke Christmas Community Celebration with drinks and nibbles.


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Make a splash with the fun inflatable at Ardlethan Pool. Photo: Coolamon Shire Council.

Inflatable at Ardlethan Pool

When: 23-24 December, 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Ardlethan Pool
Cost: Adults $3, students $2, non-swimmers $1.

Head to Ardlethan Pool with your friends and family to beat the heat and enjoy the inflatable.

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Be part of Union Club Hotel’s annual Christmas party. Photo: Union Club Hotel.

The annual Deja Groove Xmas Party at the Union Club Hotel

When: 23 December, 9:30 pm
Where: Union Club Hotel
Cost: Various.

Don’t miss out on Union Club Hotel’s annual Deja Groove Xmas Party and a chance to get on Santa’s naughty list.

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Dress in your best Christmas outfit for the party. Photo: Club Tilly’s.

Club Tilly’s Xmas Party

When: 23 December, 10 pm
Where: Club Tilly’s
Cost: Free entry after 10 pm.

Dress up in your best Christmas outfit and join Club Tilly’s annual Christmas party. This year’s theme is Photobooth and there will be a special appearance by Santa.

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The Boat Shed Lake Hume Christmas Lunch. Photo: The Boat Shed.


The Boat Shed Lake Hume Christmas Lunch

When: 25 December, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: The Boat Shed Lake Hume, Restaurant, Cafe, and Wedding & Function Venue
Cost: Tickets are $165 for adults, $105 for ages 12-17 and $55 for ages 2-11, and can be purchased at Humanitix.

Have your Christmas lunch at The Boat Shed Lake Hume this year with a delicious Christmas buffet. There will be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for the adults.

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Enjoy a Christmas buffet by the water. Photo: Fyb/iStock.

Christmas Lunch All You Can Eat Buffet

When: 25 September, 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Crystal Restaurant, Wagga Wagga Boat Club
Cost: Adults & over 13s $148; 5-12-year-olds $68. Bookings essential. Click here to book.

The Crystal Restaurant at the Wagga Wagga Boat Club is holding a special Christmas lunch and all-you-can-eat buffet. Make your booking and treat your family to a beautiful afternoon by the lake with delicious food.


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For something different, fascinating and taste bud-pleasing, join a tour of the Piccolo Family Farm. Photo: Piccolo Family Farm.

Piccolo Family Farm Tour

When: 27 December, 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Piccolo Family Farm, 1814 Mallinson Rd, Lake Wyangan
Cost: Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased here.

Take the kids on a tour at the Piccolo Family Farm at Lake Wyangan. Bookings are essential for the guided tour around the picturesque grounds. Adults can finish the tour with wine tasting from the farm’s range.

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