Whats on December 2023 – NYE Fireworks and so much more!

Unwrap the Magic: December Events at Blueys Retreat


As the festive season approaches, Blueys Retreat is gearing up to make December 2023 an unforgettable month of joy, relaxation, and celebration. Embrace the coastal magic and discover the exciting events coming up in the local area;


1. Christmas in the Paddock – Great Lakes Paddocks

Anticipate a fantastic time at the 2023 CHRISTMAS PARTY IN THE PADDOCK, where the lively ‘The BIG FINS’ and “The Good Fellas Band’ will grace the stage amid the towering gums in the Back Paddock over two dates in december; Saturday 2nd December 2023 and 16th December, respectively. Whether you’re coming solo or with your entire team, deck yourself out in summer whites and slip on your favorite dancing shoes for a festive celebration.

Food Trucks and a well-stocked bar will be at your service, creating a vibrant atmosphere for our cherished community of outdoor live music enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a camp chair or picnic rug and any necessary weather protection for the day’s festivities.

Indulge in a variety of libations from the bar, including beer, wine, cider, and our special Celebration Cocktail of the Day. Join us as we usher in the festive season with music, merriment, and a community of celebration. 🎉🎄🎶 #ChristmasParty #LiveMusic #FestiveCelebration

The Big Fins; December 2, 2023 @ 4:00PM

The Good Fellas Band; December 16, 2023 @ 1:00PM

Great Lakes Paddocks
115 Herivels Rd
Wootton NSW 2423

Great Lakes Paddocks_Music Days


2. New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 with a bang! The Recky at Pacific Palms is hosting a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, featuring a dazzling fireworks display, live music, and a gourmet feast under the stars. Join us as we count down the New Year in style, surrounded by the beauty of Wallis Lake. This is a family friendly afternoon & evening on the lawn to ring in the New Year! Enjoy the fireworks across the lake. This is an unforgettable night you won’t want to miss

  • Jimmy Moore Trio 4pm

  • Fireworks 9PM

  • DJ “Hectic N” 9PM – Midnight

  • Food trucks on the lawn


3. Coomba Aquatic Days 

Come and enjoy a delightful day on the lake! Sail away on your own vessel or ours, cruise in a motorboat, try your luck at fishing, paddleboard across the water, or kayak at your own pace. Plus, relish a complimentary sausage sizzle starting at noon.

For safety, participants are required to wear life jackets, either theirs or ours, along with boat shoes or sneakers. Don’t forget to have adequate sun protection for a worry-free day of lakeside fun!

Sun 10 Dec 2023 9am – 11am

Coomba Aquatic Club
Unnamed Road
Coomba Park NSW 2428

Coomba Aquatic Club


4. Christmas Race Day – Tuncurry Jockey Club

The Annual Christmas Party Race day is always a fabulous occasion. A great festive feel to the day, with a number of activities and events hosted throughout the day. The event is suitable for everyone in the family from your oldest to youngest members. So come along and join in all the fun! Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club have several ways that you can get involved on race day. Buy race day tickets, become a member, book a VIP space or order Gazebo catering online prior to race day.

Tuncurry Jockey Club



5. Local Artisian Markets Forster and Pacific Palms

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture with Blueys Retreat’s Artisan Markets. Discover unique treasures crafted by local artisans, indulge in gourmet treats, and find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. Support the community and take home a piece of the coastal charm.

Explore 80 stalls to discover that unique item you didn’t realize you needed until it caught your eye! The Pacific Palms Community Centre bursts with lively colors, diverse textures, and an overall fantastic atmosphere… come, immerse yourself in the experience!

The Pacific Palms Market proudly presents a collection of high-quality handmade, homegrown, and home-baked goods sourced from the Barrington Coast region and beyond.

Indulge in an array of delectable global cuisines, including organic vegetarian curries, Asian noodles, and classic Aussie barbecues! Wander among vibrant stalls offering eco and fair-trade products, as well as jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, plants, fresh produce, and exquisite body products. While the little ones enjoy a jumping castle and pony rides, treat yourself to an organic coffee and cake on the inviting alfresco deck. Join us for a day filled with variety, flavor, and community spirit!  #PacificPalmsMarket #LocalTreasures #CommunityVibes

Sun 17 Dec, 2023 8am – 1pm

Sun 31 Dec, 2023 8am – 1pm

Pacific Palms Community Centre
The Lakes Way
Elizabeth Beach NSW 2428

December at Blueys Retreat is not just a month; it’s a celebration of the coastal lifestyle, the spirit of giving, and the joy of new beginnings. Join us for a month filled with festive cheer, relaxation, and exciting adventures. Book your stay now and unwrap the magic of December at Blueys Retreat. 🌟🎄 #DecemberDelights #BlueysMagic #CoastalCelebration