Its always tempting to stay at home and hibernate during the cold weather, but you really should grab a warm coat and hit the road for Maldon and its famous Winter Festival. Running from the 1st to 16th July, there’s a wonderful range of events during Maldon In Winter to enjoy with family and friends.
Go for a day or stay for a weekend. There’s always a warm welcome in this town. The strong Christmas tradition runs through the town with the local eateries providing slap-up Christmas dinners accompanied by yummy mulled wine. From 30th June, which for those ‘not in the know’, is the beginning of the school holidays, the shops on High and Main Streets will be festooned with lights and baubles for Maldon’s famous Christmas windows.
For the kids, there’s kaleidoscope snowmaking at the children’s library on 5th July and the steam train with face painting, clowns and balloons each weekend. For family fun, check out the Maldon Market, the Maldon Art Show, the Vintage Machinery and Battery open days and Carman’s Tunnel Tours. The Winter Solstice is celebrated at the Kangaroo Hotel on 24th June and cosy spinning/knitting sessions at the Wool Stash on 5th and 12th July. For music lovers, Kelly Auty Blues perform and the staging of a Bliss, Bombs and Burlesque cabaret on 14th July. Add historic walks, talks, a quiz night, a film night and you’ll find there is something to please everyone. For more details of events and venues visit http://www.maldon.org.au