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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 event is run 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.


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.
Closing date for applications is 12 midnight Sunday 12 June 2016.

Please note that no assessment of applications for the parade will be made prior to the 31st Jan 2016.
The parade is a people parade only..... no vehicles (except emergency vehicles) nor floats or animals.
Local community groups are encouraged to apply however people can also enter as an individual or family.
Colourful costumes, props, large puppets and noise-making devices such as musical instruments or voices and all encouraged excluding costumes or props that could be considered offensive to age, race or gender.

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!

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 info@wintermagic.com.au 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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