It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In fact, it’s been looking a lot like Christmas since early November if the retail industry is to be believed.
It’s officially the month of December, a time when Christmas trees go up, Christmas lights come out, liberal doses of Christmas cheer are thrown far and wide, and people are planning their New Year’s Eve celebrations. It’s no secret that some people are a little more prepared than others at this time of year, so we’ve dedicated this blog to those who may need a little help to get the most of out of Christmas and New Year’s this year.
If you need some handy local knowledge regarding what’s on, in and around Gregory Hills, we’ve got you covered right here. So, without further ado, here’s our top tips for getting prepped for and enjoying Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Gregory Hills.
When it comes to decorating your house for Christmas, it’s safe to say that not everyone has as much time as they’d like to prepare. So, if you’ve been flat out at work and are just now getting the time to decorate your home, here are some places you can visit in and around Gregory Hills to get what you need:
- The Base Warehouse – Gregory Hills
Address: 14/2-64 Steer Rd, Gregory Hills.
Ph: 4637 7552
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9am-5:30pm; Thurs 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5:30pm; Sun 9am-4pm.
- Christmas Warehouse – Campbelltown
Address: 4 Blaxland Rd, Campbelltown.
Ph: 8306 0000
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm.
- Christmas World – Campbelltown
Address: 1/11 Hollylea Rd, Leumeah.
Ph: 0402 643 113
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am-6pm.
However, if time is super precious you can always purchase what you need online and have it delivered to your home. Isn’t the internet fantastic?
Family Christmas fun at Currawong Park
The Gregory Hills team will be hosting Christmas at Currawong Park (located on Whistler Street) on Saturday December 21 from 5pm-9pm. Come and join us and enjoy the following Christmas activities:
- Live entrainment and Christmas carols.
- Visit from Santa.
- Food and beverage trucks.
- Petting zoo.
- Garden games and jumping castles.
- Face painting.
- Plaster painting.
New Year’s Eve celebrations
With the kids still riding the wave of excitement – and sugar – from Christmas, there is still one more major celebration to round out 2019. And that, of course, is New Year’s Eve!
The biggest family orientated NYE event in the vicinity of Gregory Hills is Campbelltown City Council’s New Year’s Eve Party at Koshigaya Park in Campbelltown’s CBD. The event offers a huge night of entertainment and fun with yummy food stalls, carnival rides (including dodgem cars, chair lift ride, haunted house and a jumping castle), as well as merchandise stalls and five hours of live stage entertainment from local performers to high-profile bands.
This drug and alcohol-free event kicks off at 7pm and, of course, will climax with two spectacular fireworks displays (at 9pm and midnight) to ring in 2020 in style. More information can be found on the Campbelltown City Council website.
Keep NYE homely
Sometimes simple, cosy and comfortable is all you and your loved ones desire. If avoiding the crowds and enjoying a laid-back night at home with close friends and family is more your speed, then you can always ring in the new year at home.
Or, if you want a bit of both, we invite you to wander down to one of the many parks in Gregory Hills and take advantage of the BBQ facilities on offer this New Year’s Eve.
Our holiday operating hours
The Gregory Hills Land Sales & Information Centre, located at Shop 3, 33 Village Circuit, will be open at select times over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, as follows:
- December 23 & 24: 10am-3pm
- Christmas Day (25 December): CLOSED
- Boxing Day (26 December): CLOSED
- December 27-31: 10am-5pm
- New Year’s Day (1 January): CLOSED
- January 2-3: 10am-3pm
- January 4-5: 10am-5pm
The Gregory Hills team wishes all residents a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous and peaceful 2020.