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Top 4 Things To Do in Kiama in December

Looking for the best things to do in and around Kiama in December? Look no further because we’ve done the research for you and put together a list of our favourite events.

We know there is no better place to spend the holiday season than the beautiful Illawarra and NSW South Coast. Besides the amazing weather, there are plenty of events and celebrations to take part in. We love our community and social gatherings, and you will see this from the selection we’ve made.

So without further ado, here our top 4 picks for not to be missed events and things to do in and around Kiama in December. We have listed our picks in order of date, so you can easily add them to your calendar.

1. Fairgrounds Festival

When: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2019
Berry Showground, Berry NSW

Fairgrounds Festival 2019
Image Source: Fairgrounds Festival

We just luuuurve Fairgrounds Festival. Now in its 4th year, Fairgrounds is without a doubt our favourite all-age festival. With an impressive lineup of local and international artists, gourmet eats, artisan markets, crafty workshops and a plunge pool, you are guaranteed to have a great time.

Make a weekend out of your festival experience by staying at Nova Kiama. We have room options for friends, couples and families, view our rooms here.

Getting there and back is easy. Fairgrounds organise shuttles to and from the festival and Nova Kiama is a 10 minute taxi ride from the nearest stop Gerringong. If you’re taking your own car, make the most of Nova Kiama free on-site parking. Alternatively, can you also choose to camp at Fairgrounds Rivercamp, located at a scenic riverbank.

2. Carols in the Park Kiama

When: Wednesday 11th December 2019
Hindmarsh Park, Kiama NSW
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Carols in the Park, Kiama

It’s time to warm up your vocal chords and start practising your carols in preparation for the annual Carols in the Park Kiama. Pack a picnic blanket, bring snacks and head down to Hindmarch Park (across the road from the shops in Terralong Street) to celebrate the festive season.

This free community event is always a hit with families! Santa is known to make an appearance which is very much appreciated by the little ones.

If you’re heading to the event and haven’t booked your accommodation yet, give us a call or visit our website today. You can check availability on (02) 4203 3010 or book our Nova Kiama hotel rooms online.

3. Kiama’s Kinky Kristmas Kabaret

When: Saturday 14th December 2019
The Pavillion, Kiama NSW
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kiama’s Kinky Kristmas Kabaret

The Pavilion Kiama, Laughter House Entertainment and Culinarius are combining forces to organise an evening you are not likely to forget: Kiama’s Kinky Kristmas Kabaret.

The evening will kick off at 6pm with a free glass of bubbly on arrival, a 2 course Christmas dinner and very merry entertainment. Without a doubt an evening everyone will be talking about for a looooong time. We don’t want to give too much away, but expect a mix of circus, comedy and – as the name may suggest – something a little bit naughty. Get your tickets on the Pavilion Kiama website.

The Pavilion Kiama is a 5-minute walk from Nova Kiama, so why not make a night of it and take advantage of our “Get Your Kink On @ Nova” Deal!

Use promo code KINK14 on our website when booking a Queen Room for 14th December. You will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling on arrival plus a lovely late check out. 

4. Kiama’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

When: Friday 31st December 2019
Kiama Harbour
Time: From 4:00pm (fireworks from 9:00pm)
Admission: Free

Kiama’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Image Source:

We might be a little biased, but we believe the Kiama’s New Years Eve’s fireworks show is one of Australia’s most impressive NYE celebrations. The fireworks display is the largest between Sydney and Melbourne and was enjoyed by 18,000 people last year.

So why not bring in the New Year with a bang? Gather your favourite people together to celebrate the end of 2019 and the start of 2020.

Even though we are fully booked for NYE, we still have availability for other dates in December and January. So if you’re looking for a place to stay during the holiday period, take a look at our Nova Kiama accommodation options here. Please note to book your accommodation in advance as we are pretty popular this time of year.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog on our top 4 picks for things to do in and around Kiama in December. If you’re looking for other fun things to do in the area, Kiama has plenty of options. For more inspiration, take a look at our previous blogs. If you are travelling with kids, have a look at ‘top 8 things to do in Kiama with kids’. If you’re a food lover, then check out ‘your hit list for the best eats in Kiama’.

Planning a trip to Kiama? Check out our Nova Kiama hotel rooms. Already booked with us? Feel free to ask our friendly staff for additional recommendations on things to do. We love for you to enjoy your time in Kiama to the fullest.