Our Favourite Events Of The Sydney Hills Summer Series

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By: Marie Ashworth, ellaslist

The Sydney Hills are coming alive again this summer during the unmissable Summer Series Festival. This annual event offers an array of great value activities for the whole family to enjoy from November through to the end of February.

Even better, the Sydney Hills region is situated just 30mins north west of Sydney CBD, easily accessible by car or public transport.

So what’s happening? Well, this summer you can delight your taste buds at food truck events and pop-up eateries, enjoy amazing outdoor theatre and cinema, embrace the Christmas spirit with dazzling light displays and festive celebrations, celebrate Australia Day and the Lunar New Year, plus lots, lots more.

To help you narrow down your search, we’ve picked our favourite kid-friendly events from this year’s Summer Series that are guaranteed to delight all ages.

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Summer Series Events

1. Lil Miss Collins Pop Up Café

Delicious food, the smoothest tasting coffee and lots of activities to keep little ones entertained – it’s a winner! You’ll find it all at the kid-friendly Lil Miss Collins Pop-Up Café in the stunning grounds of the historic Bella Vista Farm. Their hugely successful menu combines a variety of organic, vegan and vegetarian meal options alongside more traditional menu items including decadent burgers and nostalgic crinkle cut fries. Oh, and there’s easy, on-site parking and you can even take your pooch along too!

When: Wednesday 2 November- Tuesday 28 February
Where: Bella Vista Farm Park
Times: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm
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Lil Miss Collins

2. Christmas Sky Show

The Christmas Sky Show is back this year, bigger and better than ever. We can’t think of anywhere else where you and the kids can celebrate the spirit of Christmas by taking in gorgeous animated light stories displayed on a 40 metre long LED banner accompanied by light and sound effects, and of course snow! It’s simply stunning!

When: Saturday 3 December – Monday 26 December (excluding Christmas Day)
Where: Castle Hill Main Street
Times: Show 1- 8:30-9:15pm, Show 2- 9.30:10.15pm
Cost: FREE
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3. NYE Sky Show

Head the opposite direction to the Sydney crowds and celebrate NYE in style on Castle Hill’s main street. Enjoy two spectacular light shows – think Freemont Street Las Vegas! – accompanied by dazzling light and sound effects. That’s not all, there will also be live entertainment, DJ sets, and a live telecast of the 9pm and midnight Sydney fireworks. Pack a picnic or make the most of the extended trading hours of local restaurants and food vendors.

When: Saturday 31 December
Where: Castle Hill Main Street
Times: 6pm- 12am
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NYE Sky Show

4. Australia Day

The Hills Shire celebrates in a big way at this all-day Australia Day event at Bella Vista Farm. Expect show-stopping performances from your favourite Aussie artists, carnival rides, free kids’ activities (face-painting, balloon twisting, pop-up library and entertainment), delicious street food, roving performers, fireworks and much more. The day finales with a spectacular fireworks display.

When: Thursday 26 January 2017
Where: Bella Vista Farm
Times: 10am-9pm
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Australia Day At The Farm

5. Sydney Hills Lunar Festival

The Sydney Hills Lunar Festival provides a fun and great value day out for the whole family to enjoy with free entry and plenty of free parking available onsite. It promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before with craft activities, face-painting, balloon twisting, pop-up library, rides and fireworks designed to delight, enthral and keep them captivated all day long.

When: Sunday 29 January 2017
Where: Bella Vista Farm Park
Times: 12pm-9pm
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Sydney Hills Lunar Festival 960x550

For details of the full program at this year’s Summer Series visit their website or follow @sydneyhillsevents on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

This article was brought to you by The Hills Shire Council.