With lush green stretches of riverfront, incredible culinary experiences to tantalise the tastebuds, adrenaline-packed adventures on the lake and warm lazy days spent with family and friends, it won’t take long to see why Albury-Wodonga is the perfect summer getaway.
Snap up a great deal on your perfect hotel, bed and breakfast or camping ground today, then celebrate Christmas in true Aussie style, with a lakeside or riverside barbecue or have someone else do the cooking for you. Make sure you stay on to ring in the New Year with two spectacular firework displays to choose from.
If you’re looking for unique holiday or gift ideas like the action of learning how to wakeboard, experiencing life from the back of a Harley, changing your perspective with a birds-eye view of the world or be transported from winery to brewery from the comfort of your chauffeured bus or limousine, then Albury-Wodonga is the place for you this season.
Borderville Summer Circus Festival | Wednesday, December 4 to Saturday, December 7
There is something special about a circus. The atmosphere of the magical big top, the vibrant colours, sounds, and of course the awe-inspiring performers. To celebrate 40 incredible years, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to the site of their very first show on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
Twilight Markets | Thursday, December 12
Meet the makers and innovators, shop a unique range of hand-made designs and local produce or sample a selection of street-foods, craft beers and local wines amid live music from local duo act Dani California and featured artist, Mia Grace and The Aviators.
Carols by Candlelight | Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22
The iconic Carols by Candlelight is a most loved event bringing the community together. Anything but a silent night these two events in Wodonga and Albury is a chance to bring family and friends together for a night of song, friendship and fun.
Boxing Day Races | Thursday, December 26
The Albury Racing Club was established in 1881 and today stands as an iconic venue with a rich history and modern facilities. The club services thoroughbred racing and a host of premium functions and events. Continue the Christmas celebrations at the Boxing Day Races.
New Year’s Eve | Tuesday, December 31
Ring in the New Year with a spectacular display of fireworks at the family-friendly time of 10 pm. Enjoy an evening of food stalls, rides and family entertainment with live music to set the atmosphere alight at Birallee Park, Wodonga. If you’re not one for heading to bed early, join the festivities at the Albury Harness Racing Club with harness racing and a midnight fireworks display.
2020 DATES FOR THE DIARY
A Day on the Green – Cold Chisel | Tuesday, January 7
There’s nothing more Australian than the hot sun, warm waves and COLD CHISEL. The band’s classic songs like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, My Baby, Cheap Wine, Saturday Night and You Got Nothing I Want have become the soundtrack to our summers.
A Day on the Green – Elton John | Wednesday, January 29 (Sold Out)
Sir Elton John will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences, on his last tour, playing across a mammoth run that includes capital city concerts, along with stops at some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues including three a day on the green shows.
Lake Hume Cycle Challenge | Saturday, February 22
The 2020 Drummond Real Estate Lake Hume Cycle Challenge features beautiful north east Victorian scenery around Lake Hume and post-ride entertainment. The event consists of four rides catering for all fitness levels and abilities starting from five kilometres. Or challenge yourself with the iconic Granya Grind (126 kilometres). Run each February by local Rotary Clubs, a great value event with country hospitality is guaranteed. Proceeds are again going to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
Red Hot Summer Tour | Saturday, March 21
In an incredible coup for music fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.
Now you know what you’ll be doing, you’ll need somewhere to stay.