Top 10 Things to do in The Hills this December

December is a jam-packed month for The Hills.

With the festive season upon us, there’s plenty of holiday activities to keep both kids and adults entertained.


Summer Reading Club

When: 1 December – 31 January

Where: Hills Libraries

The Summer Reading Club is open to school students aged 5 – 14 who are library members. You will receive a Summer Reading Club log when you join. Then, simply see Library staff every time you borrow from the Library to advance a space in your log.


Hills Illuminate

When: 6 – 23 December

Where: Market Square, Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rouse Hill Town Centre, in partnership with The Hills Shire Council, will host the first ever ‘Hills Illuminate’ this Thursday – providing families and friends with a bright and radiant way to celebrate the festive season. There will be two shows each night, at 8.30pm and 9pm.


Christmas in the Piazza

When: 7 – 23 December

Where: The Piazza, Castle Towers

Take a break from Christmas shopping and pop into The Piazza where you’re sure to get into the festive spirit. There will be carols and performances throughout December to help to set the mood. Enjoy the big Christmas tree at the entrance to The Piazza which is perfect for some family snaps.


Wholesome Child Author Talk

When: Thursday 7 December

Where: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

Join nutritionist Mandy Sacher as she discusses her new book “Wholesome Child”. Learn creative and effective tips and techniques designed to encourage even the fussiest of eaters to try new foods and develop a taste for healthy and nourishing foods right from the start.


Shakespeare in the Park – Measure For Measure 

When: 8 – 30 December

Where: Bella Vista Farm

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 it’s darkest and most biting limits. A murky and morally ambiguous exploration of desire and power that will shock audiences with it’s contemporary voice, will make you laugh and make you think twice.


Shakespeare in the Park – The Servant of Two Masters 

When: 15 -30 December

Where: Bella Vista Farm

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!


Hawkesbury Harvest Markets

When: 9 & 23 December

Where: Castle Hill Showground

For the freshest produce in the region, head to the Hawkesbury Harvest Markets at Castle Hill Showground. Grab a coffee and a delicious bacon and egg roll and browse the tantalizing stalls and seller displays.


Christmas in The Hills

When: Wednesday 13 December

Where: Bella Vista Farm

Come along and celebrate Christmas close to home at Bella Vista Farm. With carols as well as Christmas themed performances, children and adults alike will be sure to get into the festive spirit.


Sydney Thunder Fan Day

When: Sunday 17 December

Where: Bruce Purser Reserve

Sydney Thunder Fans will have the chance to meet their sporting heroes at the Sydney Thunder Fan Day at Bruce Purser Reserve. The team will be signing autographs, attending the Junior Member Clinic and taking part in a Q&A session on the day.


New Year’s Eve at The Farm

When: Sunday 31 December

Where: Bella Vista Farm

For the first-time ever, residents of The Hills can celebrate at Bella Vista Farm on New Year’s Eve without having to leave the Shire. Celebrate with live music, food trucks, a bar, rides, and of course, fireworks!

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