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Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019

Christmas in July 2019 will be back, keep your eye peeled for dates which will be coming soon. Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following. We will be offer winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit. Some of these Christmas treats are: hand crafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas cocktails Make sure you leave lots of room for the Christmas in July buffet! Clinton Hutton will play all the favourite covers in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from Santa for the kiddies might just be the perfect way to finish off the evening

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Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City is an annual Christmas event where Launceston comes together and the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Join the businesses in Central Launceston as they celebrate the launch of the festive season by lighting up the Christmas tree in the Brisbane St Mall. When: Friday the 16th November, 6pm - 9pm Where: Brisbane St Mall - Late night shopping - Free Children's activities - Special appearance by Santa - Christmas concert - Food vendors in Charles Street - The official lighting of the Christmas tree This is a free family-friendly event, so rug up and see you there!

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Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival: Tasmania's premier jazz festival. Over 8 days, we’ll present 100 years of jazz spread out around idyllic waterside locations on Hobart's sunny eastern shore. From twilight concerts to simmering evenings at the Bellerive Boardwalk, and cosy cabarets at the the historic Rosny Barn Jazz Lounge, this lifestyle festival offers free concerts, fantastic Tasmanian cuisine and a convivial atmosphere to dance, drink and swing into Tasmania’s mild summer nights. Ten minutes from the Hobart CBD, it's an excellent set of events to include in your Tasmanian travel plans or for the jazz aficionados to plot a whole visit around.

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Clarence Jazz Festival

The Clarence Jazz Festival, on Hobart’s eastern shore, is a celebration of live music at waterfront locations taking in stunning views of Mount Wellington/kunanyi, beaches and vineyards. It brings local and interstate artists to play in stunning locations right when the golden days of Tasmania’s mild summer are at their zenith.

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Clarendon Road Race

The Road Race is held over 30km. Starting from Evandale the race heads south through Nile before turning back to the finish at historic Clarendon Homestead. The fastest riders take just over an hour to complete the course, with many riders opting for the more leisurely social ride from Evandale directly to Clarendon.

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Convicts and Wenches Beach Run

A running event commemorating our convict heritage. Contestants are encouraged to wear fancy dress and to participate in the Woolmers Estate fancy dress competition. Surplus proceeds go to Wombat Rescue Tasmania.

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Cradle Mountain Film Festival

The Cradle Mountain Film Festival screens the best adventure films from Tasmania and across the globe on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The weekend program includes the Tasmanian exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition showcasing the many moods and adventures to be had on our little island in one year, kids' film events, filmmaker's workshops and Q & A sessions, the Mountain Huts Film Trail: a self-guided walking program of screenings in the mountain huts around Cradle Mountain, and outdoor adventure activities including canyoning, wilderness yoga, cold water therapy and the Dove Lake Classic trail run. Join the local wildlife and people for some mountain culture and experience adventures in film at the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park. Get in early as venue spaces are limited, making for an intimate and exclusive experience. Seriously beautiful, boutique and adventurous!

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Cygnet Folk Festival

From the 12th - 14th of January 2018 the vibrant country town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival: Tasmania's leading celebration of folk and world music, dance, poetry, performance art, food and culture! In its 36th year, this iconic Festival is highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, and competition to perform at the festival is at an all time high among artists. The incredible talent of local, interstate and international artists is celebrated over the January weekend and we are proud that so many amazing performers and festival-goers take part in what the Festival has to offer each year. Set in the picturesque Huon Valley countryside, the Festival has the advantage of being less than an a one-hour drive away from cosmopolitan state capital Hobart and attracts thousands of visitors every year. A rich cultural community event, the Festival provides entertainment to a wide audience of Festival attendees, making people smile, providing a springboard for young musicians, opportunities for local businesses to showcase the region's superb home grown produce and artisan skills, and the flowering of new friendships.

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Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo, Mona's winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions,darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal. Dark Mofo 2019 runs 14-23 June across Hobart, with a prelude weekend from 7-9 June on the wild island state of Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city, including the historic Odeon Theatre, and the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Federation Concert Hall. It is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night. Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.

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Death By Soprano

This cabaret work satirically catalogues operatic death scenes in an A-Z romp through operatic occupational health hazards. It shows a great love of opera, but also embraces a loving irreverence for opera’s occasionally over-inflated ego.

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Image: Dark Mofo. Credit: Alastair Bett

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