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The Christmas Fair Central Coast 2016

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Bring the whole family to enjoy a free Christmas event
On Sunday 4th December Mt Penang Gardens in Kariong on the central coast of New South Wales will come alive with The Christmas Fair for 2016.

Mt Penang Gardens was opened in late 2003 and its distinctive design has set it apart from traditional botanical gardens in other parts of Australia. Designer Anton James has created a landscape that evolves each day yet is less manicured than traditional gardens.

Gardens, Mt Penang Gardens, Central Coast, Free, Family, Music, Markets, Dining, Christmas
Just some of the beauty you will find at Mt Penang Gardens (Photo Courtesy of Mt Penang Gardens Website)

Designed over eight hectares, individual gardens are set around a sculptured plateau and wall spaces with abstract pergolas, ponds, cascades, fountains and a 35-metre cantilevered steel footbridge.

Although over seventy percent of the plants are native to Australia, Anton has created the gardens to incorporate modern landscapes, which blend well with Australian native flora.

Christmas, Fair, Markets, Food, Wine, Entertainment, Family, Kids, Central Coast, Mt Penang Gardens
Photo Courtesy of Fixx Events Website

The Christmas Fair commences at 9.00am until 2.00pm and entry is free. As well, free parking is available across the whole location, yet the best entry point is Kangoo Road. Now in its ninth year, this year's event will feature 150 high-quality stalls selling anything from local arts and crafts, international food, puddings, cakes and fresh seasonable produce. Who can beat the delicious taste of stone fruit at this time of the year!

This year you can meet friends at the inaugural Eastcoast Beverages Cocktail Bar or take up from last year at the Six String Brewery Pop Up Bar & Wollombi Wine Zone.

Christmas, Markets, Fair, Free, Family, Wine, Food, Entertainment, Mt Penang Gardens
Photo Courtesy of The Christmas Fair Central Coast Facebook page

If you haven't yet purchased your Christmas Tree, fresh trees can be bought from Bloom Barn Farm at Peats Ridge. Other activities on the day include, live music from Fletcher Pilon and Grizzlee Train, buskers, roving magicians, a 20-player free video game experience, Little Puppet World, amusement and rides zone, Mini Jeeps, Little Kickers interactive football, face painting, jugglers, games under the trees and lots more. Santa will pay a visit on the day and for $5.00 your children can have their photograph taken with him.

Local food author Julie Goodwin will be making a special appearance and book signing. Radio Station Star 104.5FM will be broadcasting throughout the day keeping everyone up to date with the interaction promotions and winners of various prizes.

Gardens, Mt Penang Gardens, Christmas, Markets, Food and Wine, Family, Free, Music, Entertainment
Photo courtesy of Fixx Events

Don't forget to make time to wander through the gardens while enjoying this tranquil location. Why not hug a bulbous Bottle Tree or take photographs beside the Dragon Garden's strange cacti with every path walked will guide you onto another wonderful discovery through the gardens.

Mark Sunday on your calendar as a day for all the family to enjoy as well as supporting the Coast's best Christmas community event. The event is brought to the community by Fixx Events and Neon Garage. More information on the event can be found here.
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Why? A day for the whole family's enjoyment
When: Sunday 4th December 2016
Phone: 0416 097 707
Where: Mt Penang Gardens, Kariong
Cost: Free
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