17 December 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (17-23 December)

| James Coleman
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Horses are racing towards the end of the year in Goulburn and Moruya this week. Photo: Moruya Jockey Club.

Christmas is just around the corner so there is plenty of fun stuff happening in the region this week.

Jockeys will cling to their horses and jostle for silverware in races in Goulburn and Moruya, avid punters in boats will take to Lake Jindabyne, and the voices of angels will fill the centre of Cooma.

Learn the ins and outs of hanging pot plants in Moruya, or the basics of painting at Wallaga Lake (with some alcohol to help get the creativity flowing).

And if you still haven’t sorted all your Christmas gifts yet, this is the last call for late-night shopping in Yass.

Horse racing

Racing for the Christmas Cup in Goulburn. Photo: Christmas Cup Race Day.


Christmas Cup Race Day

When: Friday, 17 December, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Goulburn Race Club, Racecourse Drive, Goulburn
Cost: Free.

The Christmas Cup horse racing comes to Goulburn as jockeys compete for the Fred Cooper Cup. Bring your picnic rug or reserve a marquee seat and enjoy the perfect opportunity to gather your friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the end of the year in style.

Christmas carol song sheet

Christmas carols in Cooma. Photo: Aaron Burden.

Cooma Christmas Carols

When: Friday, 17 December, from 7 pm
Where: Centennial Park, Sharp Street, Cooma
Cost: Free.

The sounds of Christmas will be filling the centre of Cooma this Friday night. Come along to enjoy the festive music.

Crew in dragon boat on Lake Jindabyne

Dragon boating on Lake Jindabyne. Photo: Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons.


Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons

When: Saturday, 18 December, from 8.15 am
Where: Lake Jindabyne Shared Path, Jindabyne
Cost: Free – see Facebook for more details.

Try your hand at dragon boating with Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons. The morning event begins with a meeting at Jindabyne Sailing Club before teams head out to experience first hand the fun, thrill and excitement of dragon boating on Lake Jindabyne.

Hanging pot plant

Learn how to make your own hanging pot plants in Moruya. Photo: Alex Rodriguez Santibanez.

Macreme – Pot Hanger Workshop

When: Saturday, 18 December, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: That Little Yoga Place, 13/73 Vulcan Street, Moruya
Cost: $50 (includes all materials, pot and plant) – call 0474 659 792 to book.

Annette is an experienced teacher who trained at Frankfurt University and uses natural rope to create plant and wall hangers. She loves sharing her skills so in this two-hour workshop in Moruya you will learn all the basic knots to create a beautiful plant hanger to decorate your home.

Bottles for sale at Cooma Rotary Markets

Locally made produce for sale at Cooma Rotary Markets. Photo: Cooma Rotary Club.


Cooma Rotary Markets

When: Sunday, 19 December, from 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Centennial Park, Sharp Street, Cooma
Cost: Free.

Head down to Cooma Rotary Markets and enjoy the family atmosphere at Centennial Park this Sunday. There will be lots of stalls with local produce, arts and crafts, plants and plenty of items to buy as Christmas gifts, as well as great food and coffee.

Horse racing in Moruya

Action from the Narooma Cup. Photo: Narooma Cup.

Narooma Cup

When: Sunday, 19 December, from 12 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: 100 Donnelly Drive, Moruya
Cost: $10 for adults; free for under-18s – buy tickets here.

The Narooma Cup is running this Sunday at Moruya Jockey Club. On the day there will be bookies, TAB, a bar, coffee van and food, including from Cut and Run Pizza, Mi Taco Su Taco and Nomad Kitchen. For the kids there will be a jumping castle and ice-cream van. There is plenty of space for general admission, but it is recommended you bring your own seating.

Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne plays Tilba Valley Winery. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Daniel Champagne live at Tilba Valley Winery

When: Sunday, 19 December, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: 947 Old Highway, Corunna
Cost: $32.74 – buy tickets here.

Young virtuoso Daniel Champagne brings his tour home to the NSW South Coast, playing at Tilba Valley Winery this Sunday. Media outlets around the world have given his work rave reviews.

Woman painting

Capture the scenery at Wallaga Lake. Photo: Jade Stephens.


Paint & Sip at Camel Rock Brewery, Bar & Grill

When: Thursday, 23 December, from 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Camel Rock Brewery, Bar & Grill, 200 Wallaga Lake Road, Wallaga Lake
Cost: $53.84 – book tickets online.

Learn all the basics of painting while enjoying a cool drink at Camel Rock Brewery, Bar & Grill.

Santa in sleigh on flatbed truck

Late night shopping in Yass. Photo: Camilla Duffy Photography.

Yass Valley Late-Night Shopping

When: Thursday, 23 December, from 6 pm
Where: Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free entry.

The Yass Valley community has come together to prepare for Christmas and thank frontline workers with late-night shopping. There will be markets lining the town’s main street so you can browse and buy from other local vendors.

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