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Cowra Christmas Festival

Fri 1 December at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Returning once again to the Main Street of Cowra on 2nd December, the Cowra Christmas Festival is an opportunity to celebrate community spirit leading into the festive season and share a great night out with friends and family.

The main street of Cowra will be closed to traffic and will be transformed into a market city with stalls selling everything from local products, handicrafts, clothing and much more.

Browse the variety of stalls to the tunes of Christmas Carols before grabbing yourself a bite to eat from a dedicated ‘Eat Street’.
There will be a Christmas Wonderland for the children, providing free activities and photo opportunities with Santa Claus and plenty of entertainment including singing and dance performances, as well as an appearance by Santa Claus himself.

Local retailers will also extend their trading hours for a spot of late night shopping giving you the chance to do all of your Christmas shopping in one night. Our special guest MC’s for the night will be radio presenter Anthony Maroon and rugby league legend Paul Gallen.

Enjoy the night’s entertainment with performances by Central West locals Neil Gill & The Wise Guys, Clancy Pye and headline act The Badloves!


Fri 1 December
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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77 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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Local government area
Craft, Ceramics / Pottery, Photography, Textiles, Music, Multi-Arts
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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