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The 23rd Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival will be held Saturday 18th June 2016
in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

The Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the Winter solstice in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. The Winter Solstice in 2016 (Yule) falls on June 21st, 8:34am AEST.

Winter Magic is the Blue Mountain's highest profile and most anticipated annual event. The Blue Mountains is the NSW inaugural City of the Arts and Katoomba is the heart of that city. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community take over one of Australia's most famous towns.

During the event, the main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrian traffic. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. The streets are lined with market stalls and everybody who attends is encouraged to dress in costume.

Unlike many Festivals run by Chambers of Commerce and Councils, this Not-For-Profit event is self supporting and is run entirely by community volunteers.
It has a strong local focus and very wide general appeal. The setting is a town sitting on a narrow ridge and bound north and south by a World Heritage listed National Park.

The festival itself is FREE, however some activities may charge a fee.

We have been contacted by numerous people asking if the 23rd Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival will go ahead tomorrow considering predicted rain and weather conditions.
Please be advised that at this stage the festival will absolutely go ahead!
We are in discussions with emergency services, Council and are monitoring the weather closely however it would have to be reasonably significant and considered dangerous for the event to be cancelled.
We will advise everyone as soon as possible if the decision is made to cancel the event.


The 2016 Winter Magic Festival Theme is
'Where The Magic Things Are'

The festival committee would like people to consider what magic means to you, whether that be the literal meaning of magic, the magic of community, the magic of the Blue Mountains, the magic of winter and more.


Thank you again to Charity Mirow of divine moon design for this year's theme design.

Online applications will open 1st JAN 2016.

Winter Magic is run by dedicated volunteers and can't be the awesome event that it is without our amazing team of loyal volunteers. There are many areas that require assistance in the lead up and on the day of the festival and all help is greatly appreciated!

Please note that all performer, parade and stall applications are CLOSED.
Performer, parade and Stall applications for the 2017 festival (pending it going ahead) will open in November.

2016 Winter Magic Committee!

The following 2016 Committee positions hare currently as follows:

• President – Sharon Peralta
• Vice President – Victor Peralta
• Treasurer – Toni Clark
• Secretary – Helen Shields
• Volunteers Coordinator - Penelope Walker
• Sustainability – Marina Brown
• Entertainment Coordinators – Bec Tyson & Cristy McCann
• Parade Coordinators – Adrienne Murphy with assistance still from Colin Semmler
• Stalls Coordinator – Jade Tinkler
• Sponsorship & Grants – Lenita Dickson
• Site Safety Officer - Bob Kemnitz
• ArtStreet Coordinator – Victor Peralta
• Publicity/Multimedia – Charity Mirow: Divine Moon Design

We are also looking for someone with events management experience to assist the President in on going duties.

Please note that ALL POSITIONS are volunteer based, and as such do not have payments, salary, wages or bonuses attached to them.
Reply or send a PM through the WMF facebook page if you have any questions or interest in helping in future years:

Thank You

Winter Magic Festival 2014 Committee

Clockwise from top left - Sharon Peralta, Marina Brown,
Victor Peralta, Tina Sheil, Charity Mirow
Thank you to Mell Mallin Photography for the group photo.


The 2015 Website background edge theme design of
"PEACE" and website content management
is by Charity Mirow of Divine Moon Design


A note regarding the Winter Magic Festival logo and branding. Please note that the festival logo and branding is copy right of the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival. Businesses, organisations, groups and individuals are not authorised to reproduce or use the festival logo in any context without prior written agreement from the Winter Magic festival committee President.


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