We have your weekend plans sorted with our jam-packed weekly calendar of events. There’s something there for the whole family – from the region’s premier events, to all things cool, quirky and entertaining. Get your plans sorted now!
Soirees @ Ridgemill Estate | Friday 1 December | Ridgemill Estate
Unwind from the week and start your weekend with perfectly paired wines, food, and great company. Witness the sunset over the vineyard, listen to local live music, and relax with drink in hand. This is the ultimate evening of elegance and finesse. 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
Allora Bush Christmas & Carols | Saturday 2 December | Herbert St
Celebrate Christmas in a uniquely country way. Ideal for people of all ages, with a variety of festive activities planned. Get ready to make new traditions and honour old ones. From thrilling rides to delicious food, Christmas markets, and more. 2:00pm – 8:00pm.
Railway Open Day | Saturday 2 December | Southern Downs Steam Railway Precinct
Explore the rich history of rail travel. From an impressive museum full of unique stories and culture, steam trains, restored carriages, and more. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable day in the Southern Downs. 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Santa Visits the Farm | 1 – 3 December | Granite Belt Christmas Farm
With the Christmas season now in full swing, take a country drive down to the Granite Belt where you can harvest your own real Christmas Tree and have the opportunity to meet with the jolly man himself. So, if you’re looking for a special day out with the kids, make sure to put the Granite Belt Christmas Farm in your GPS. 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Jazzify New Orleans | Sunday 3 December | Heritage Estate Wines
In the mood for some classic jazz tunes? Then look no further! Heritage Estate Wines are pairing together smooth jazz and delicious wines for the perfect afternoon. Grab your friends and bring an appetite – this is one event you don’t want to miss! From 12:00pm. Adult $22.
Dinner at the Abbey | Various dates - Bookings essential | Abbey Boutique Hotel
Experience the Abbey with their exclusive dinner menu. With private dining rooms that cater for groups up to 20 people and a selection of quality meals, you can be guaranteed an unforgettable dinner. Bookings are essential for the best Abbey experience.
Wine Lovers Tour | Tuesday – Sunday | Stanthorpe
What could be better than spending a day touring the premier wineries in Stanthorpe? Gather your friends and head down to the Granite Belt for a delicious lunch, superb wines, and local expertise! Visit and tastings at up to five wineries. $110/adult (includes lunch). Enquire and book online.
Warwick Museum | Open Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun | 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick
Get a taste of a bygone era. The Warwick Museum Complex offers a range of historical artefacts, buildings, machinery, and more. This is the ideal stop for history buffs and enthusiasts.
Are you ready to pump up the jam with awesome live music and cheers to the weekend? We’ve gathered some of the best local venues, delivering a packed calendar of live music in the Southern Downs & Granite Belt for you to check out this week.
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
Warwick Hotel | James Ryle | from 6:00pm
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER
Weeroona Park | Nine Year Sister | from 11:00am
If there was ever a time to shop local, it’s now, and our region has plenty of markets that feature local creators, producers, makers and bakers. These stall holders have everything to fill your home, fridge, pantry and belly with the freshest local produce you can buy.
Pig and Calf Markets, Cnr Fitzroy & Lyons St, Warwick. 9:00am - 12:00pm
Glengallan Christmas Markets, Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre. 8:00am – 1:00pm