Plenty of holiday family fun in the Barossa

The silly season is well and truly upon us, and while it means extra commitments and a scramble to tick all the boxes, it can also be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones, be a bit festive and enjoy some well-deserved down time.

The Barossa council is supporting a range of community events this holiday season that offer fun, festivity, relaxation and opportunities to reconnect with our community.

Highlighting council’s support of a community driven project, over 12 months, is the unveiling of the Eden Valley Heritage Silhouettes on December 16 at 1pm.

For example our Christmas parades and street parties are a great time to come together with our neighbours; quite often this is the time of year to renew friendships, catch up on news and enjoy some festive cheer. There’s still time to catch the Lyndoch Street Party this Friday, 14 December from 6pm, and you don’t need to be a Lyndoch local to enjoy this council-supported community event.

Also, in coming weeks you’ll start to see some striking Santos Tour Down Under signage popping up around our townships and paddocks. We are excited to be working with community groups to deliver some great community-focused events for both the men’s and women’s tour, and we encourage people to take advantage of the free activities taking place on 11th January (Santos Women’s Tour) and 16th January (Santos Men’s Tour).

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for all the details of Angaston’s ‘Wheels and Wine’ Tour Down Under event, as well as how to be involved in the Best Dressed Town competition and vie for great prizes.

Meanwhile, our annual Australia Day breakfast has a refreshed, family-friendly focus. The whole family can come along for a free breakfast and show their Aussie colours at Tanunda Show Hall on 26 January with kids activities, entertainment and of course, our Australia Day award winners.

Don’t forget to grab your ticket for the free breakfast from your nearest council office.

All of these events represent a great opportunity to support one another, and remember why we value our community and the people who call the Barossa home.

On behalf of council I wish you a happy and safe season with just the right amount of festive cheer.

Mayor Bim Lange,

The Barossa Council