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December 2017

  • Wednesday, 13 December 2017

    Christmas in the Hills

    Only $5 online.

    For the 6th Year Christmas in the Hills will bring joy to Bella Vista Farm on Wednesday December 13th, 2017 from 4pm with food stalls, rides and then the Carols from 7pm – 9pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

    St Pauls Castle Hill and Wesley Uniting churches are helping run the Carols by Candlelight at Bella Vista Farm. On the day the many stalls will include, the Castle Hill Police, food, and games for the children, The NSW Mounted Police. Come along and share in a real Christian Christmas with the Family. Castle Towers, JW Computers and Snap Printing Norwest are our major sponsors and their partnership has enabled us to bring you a premium event for Christmas here in The Hills Shire.

    The Charities for 2017 are:
    The Sanctuary
    Lisa Harnum Foundation
    Hills Community Aid
    Our mission is to celebrate the wonderful birth of a Child in Bethlehem and allow us to come together as a community and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. In addition it is to bring a gift of support to a group of special charities in our community.

    The profits from all ticket sales will go directly to the 3 charities.

    May the Joy of Christmas be yours forever:- “Let nothing you dismay; remember Christ our Saviour, Who was born on Christmas Day.”

    Bella Vista Farm.

  • Friday, 8 December 2017

    Shakespeare in the Park

    December 8, 2017 to December 30, 2017

    Measure For Measure
    By William Shakespeare
    Directed By Lizzie Schebesta

    A riotously, raucous 9th Summer Festival about service, appetites and balancing acts - spanning the full reach of comedy - from Shakespeare's dark satirical masterpiece Measure For Measure to Goldoni's Italian dish of laughs The Servant of Two Masters.

    What rules your life? The law? Your conscience? Your instinct? Faith? Should we be ruled by justice or mercy? Should a government legislate your sex life, your morality? How do you responsibly answer the prompts of your deepest, darkest impulses and remain an upstanding moral citizen? Shakespeare may as well have written this play yesterday - an Elizabethan Orange Is The New Black meets A Handmaid's Tale - Measure For Measure pushes the genre of comedy to its darkest and most biting limits. A murky and morally ambiguous exploration of desire and power that will shock audiences with its contemporary voice, will make you laugh and make you think twice.

    This production is suitable for ages 13+ and contains some adult themes, content may be triggering.

    Bella Vista Farm Park : Dec 8th, 9th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th and Dec 30th (@7.30pm)

    Prices : Adult $38, Concession $32, Family bundle (2 Adult, 2 Concession) $120, Children 9 and under are free.

    Come once, or come see both shows and get an extra 20% discount off tickets on the 2nd show.

    The Servant of Two Masters
    By Carlo Goldoni
    Adapted and Directed By Francesca Savige and George Banders

    Adapted from Carlo Goldoni’s mid 18th Century Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters is a delicious feast of fun, following the story of an enterprising and perpetually hungry servant who endeavours to work for two masters in order to earn twice the meals!

    The Servant of Two Masters is Goldoni’s most popular and loved comedy to this day, and his prolific writing career left a legacy to Italian Theatre. Throughout his life, Goldoni undertook a personal mission to reform the approach to performance in his country. He believed the improvised work of the famous stock-character, masked, Commedia del Arte troupes had become lazy and predictable, and through his scripted dialogue he urged a style of playing that explored the honesty and wit of real life through comedies of characters’ manners and behaviours. With the mask removed, Goldoni aspired to a more accessible and truthful mode of storytelling, with individuality and a sense of realism that reflected contemporary life. This new adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters retains the essence and hilarity of it’s 1700’s source, whilst honouring Goldoni’s own legacy of reform by bringing an immediacy to our contemporary audience.

    Bella Vista Farm Park : Dec 15th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 28th (@7.30pm); 30th (@3.30pm)

    Prices : Adult $38, Concession $32, Family bundle (2 Adult, 2 Concession) $120, Children 9 and under are free.

    Come once, or come see both shows and get an extra 20% discount off tickets on the 2nd show.

    Shakespeare in the Park

  • Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Sydney Thunder Fan Day

    Bruce Purser Reserve.

    Sydney Thunder will be holding their annual Fan Day at the Bruce Purser Reserve in Rouse Hill between 10.30am - 2pm on Sunday 14 December.

    Fans will have the chance to meet the Sydney Thunder squad who will be signing autographs, attending the Junior Member Clinic, Kids Zone and taking part in a Q&A session.

    The family themed day will also include a celebrity eight-a-side cricket match, a Kids Zone with face painters, balloon artists, cricket nets and a visit from Thor, the Sydney Thunder Mascot. Members will also have their final chance to be photographed for the Sydney Thunder Member Photo Wall for BBL|04.

    There will also be a Sydney Thunder Junior Members clinic from 9am - 10.30am.

    Sydney Thunder Memberships are now on sale, join the Thunder Nation today!

    Sydney Thunder Fan Day

  • Saturday, 23 December 2017

    Hanna Park Carols

    Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond.

    Hanna Park Carols in 2017 is once again going to be a huge, amazing event... not to be missed by anybody! We're gearing up for another great year of celebration together, while we share in the generous gift of our Lord Jesus Christ as he was born as a gift for us all.

    Come and enjoy this family friendly event, with free food, drinks, rides, and entertainment!

  • Saturday, 23 December 2017

    The Wiggles - Wiggly Christmas Big Show

    Qudos Bank Arena
    There's no business like snow business! The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage!

    The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will get your tinsel-toes tapping, and there’s no chance The Wiggles will snow down anytime in the near future! See Emma, Lachy, Simon, Anthony, Dorothy, Wags, Henry, The Captain, Santa and his reindeers in the BIGGEST show in snow business! Buy your tickets soon as they’ll sell like… Hot Potatoes!

    Run Times
    Saturday 23rd December 2017 10:00am & 1:00pm
    Box office opens: 8:30am
    Doors Open: 9:00am

    Show 1 start time: 10:00am
    Show 2 start time: 1:00pm

    Duration of event: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    *Please note all times are subject to change

    Ticket Prices
    Hot Potato Floor $36.60
    Hot Potato Elevated $40.65
    A Reserve Elevated $36.60

    A one off service/delivery fee from $6.70 per transaction applies on all purchases. This price may vary depending on your chosen delivery method

    Please note - Children 12 months and older must have a valid ticket for this event. Children under 12 months are admitted free, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian.

    Qudos Bank Arena
    Event Details

  • Monday, 25 December 2017

    Christmas Day Lunch @ the Crowne Plaza Hotel

    Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury

    Celebrate with loved ones over festive favourites.
    Package includes:

    Spectacular seafood buffet
    3 hour beverage package
    A visit from Santa
    Jumping castle
    Plus every child 12 and under will receive a Christmas gift.
    Traditional Christmas buffet.

    $160 adult | $90 teen (13-17) | $65 child (5-12) | Free infant (0-4)

    Bookings Essential
    For any queries please contact the Events Team on 02 4577 4222 or

  • Sunday, 31 December 2017

    New Years Eve @ The Farm

    Bella Vista Farm
    Sunday, 03:00 PM to 09:30 PM

    For the first-time ever, residents of The Hills will be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve without having to leave the Shire.
    Welcome in the new year with live music, food trucks, a bar, rides, and of course, fireworks!

    Line Up:
    3.00 PM - DJ
    5.00 PM - Splashdance Kids Show
    6.30 PM - Jellybean Jam
    7.30 PM - DJ
    8.00 PM - Ian Moss
    9.00 PM - Fireworks

    Tickets are essential for entry to New Year’s Eve at The Farm. To reduce queuing and congestion tickets have been allocated to the time of arrival. Follow the directions below to secure your entry ticket.

    To get tickets simply:
    CLICK HERE You will be redirected to The Hills Shire website.

    Things you need to know about the event:
    1: This is a family friendly event and note site will be closed after 9:30pm.
    2: This event is licensed therefore it is strictly no BYO alcohol. Please ensure to have a Plan B for travelling home if you choose to drink.
    3: An ATM will be available on site.
    4: There will be a selection of food trucks available; however you may bring your own food to the event.
    5: Security will be conducting bag checks at the entry gates. No Alcohol, metal cutlery or glass is allowed. Please note sunshades, beach umbrellas and any other item which restricts other patrons viewing and enjoyment will not be permitted.

    While car parking is free and available, there will be changed traffic conditions due to the expected attendance.
    There will be NO vehicle entry off Norwest Blvd into Elizabeth MacArthur Drive. Detours via Norbrik Drive will be in place. Alternatively you can access the event and car park via the Westwood Way entry.
    Council strongly recommends to either car pool or catch public transport.
    The T64 bus stops right outside Bella Vista Farm on Norwest Blvd.

    Nearby Accommodation:
    The Hills Lodge Hotel and Spa, Quest Bella Vista, Quest Castle Hill, Adina Apartment Hotel Norwest and Novotel Sydney Norwest are all a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk from Bella Vista Farm.

    Bella Vista Farm Park, cnr Norwest Blvd & Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista

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