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Winter Solstice Celebrations

A Message About The 2018 Winter Magic Festival

We are saddened by the news that the 2018 Winter Magic Festival will not go ahead. The Festival has always been the centerpiece of the hotel’s events calendar and we have always been a central part of the days activities.

We fully support the current committees decision to cancel this years event due to public safety concerns and we look forward to working closely with all of the key stakeholders to ensure the festival comes back better and brighter in 2019

We will still be celebrating the Winter Solstice at the hotel on Saturday the 23rd of June 2018. Hands Heart and Feet will be performing on the driveway at noon in keeping with their long-standing tradition.

We will also be staging the fire works display off the roof of the hotel at 6pm and we will still hold our two Winter Solstice Balls in the evening. We will also have local entertainers performing throughout the day and night on the hotel grounds.

Although we are not expecting the tens of thousands of festival goers the town has become accustomed to, we do hope that locals will still celebrate the solstice on the day in true Katoomba style. We look forward to sharing the day with as many of you as possible.

Michael Brischetto 
Former Festival Director

Mark Jarvis
Katoomba Chamber of Commerce and Community President



The Carrington Hotel will be holding our Annual Winter Solstice Celebrations on Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Through the Day

At midday Hands Heart and feet will perform on The Carrington Driveway


6pm the Fireworks display accompanied by Samba-trombada 

The Grand Dining Room will host our Annual Winter Solstice Ball - This years theme will be Winter Masquerade


Retro Rehash from Radio Blue Mountains will be hosting the Event in the Baroque Room. 

The KTown funky horns are set to funk up the annual peasants ball held in the Ballroom 


There will be other events happening through out Katoomba across many venues day and night. 




To plan you weekend, contact the Carrington Hotel directly on 02 4782 1111.



Hands Heart and Feet

Ghawazi Caravan

Winter Solstice Fireworks 6pm

Samba Trombada

Winter Solstice Through The Day

Saturday, 23rd June 2018