Experience the Magic of Winter in Stanthorpe! Here Are 5 Events to Warm Your Soul

Experience the Magic of Winter in Stanthorpe! Here Are 5 Events to Warm Your Soul >

Winter in Stanthorpe transforms the Granite Belt into a wonderland of crisp mornings, breathtaking frost-kissed landscapes, and cosy evenings by the fireplace. But the beauty doesn’t stop there! The region comes alive with a series of festive events that celebrate the season’s unique charm.

Here are 5 winter experiences in Stanthorpe and surrounding areas that will have you yearning for a cosy escape:

1. Celebrate Christmas in July Across Wine Country

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the charming Granite Belt Christmas Farm! Stroll through rows of real Christmas trees, each a picture-perfect representation of the season. Delight in feeding adorable animals like donkeys and deer for just $2, which is a guaranteed hit if you have little ones along with you on the trip.

Warm up by the crackling fireplace with a steaming mug of hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine, the perfect winter beverage. And if you’re feeling peckish? Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a cosy lunch amidst the festive decorations, or grab a delicious treat from Mrs Claus’ Kitchen.

Celebrate Christmas in July Here


2. A Barrelroom Christmas in July

13th July 2024, Ballandean Estate

Forget the ordinary wine tasting! Ballandean Estate’s Barrelroom Christmas in July is a festive feast for the senses. Imagine indulging in their signature antipasto platters overflowing with local delights, alongside a delicious Christmas spread featuring succulent turkey and glazed ham.

As you savour each bite and sip, enjoy a guided tasting of four of Ballandean Estate’s finest wines, expertly paired with your Christmas fare. Top off your experience with a decadent dessert – the perfect way to end this unforgettable Christmas in July celebration.

Experience The Barrelroom Here


3. Winter Strawberry Pick-Your-Own at Eastern Colour

28-29 June 2024, Eastern Colour

Want to experience the true essence of winter strawberries? Look no further than Eastern Colour’s PYO event! These berries ripen to perfection under the cooler winter temperatures, resulting in an explosion of sweetness in every bite. Grab a basket and head out into the fields to hand-pick your own kilograms of fresh strawberries. Pay only for what you harvest, making it a delightful and economical way to enjoy the season’s bounty.

Pick Your Own Strawberries in Stanthorpe!

4. Jumpers & Jazz in July Festival

19th-27th July, 2024

Venture beyond Stanthorpe and explore the vibrant streets of Warwick during the renowned Jumpers & Jazz Festival. This 10-day celebration is a quirky fusion of winter, art, and community spirit. Embrace the playful atmosphere by sporting your ugliest winter sweater – the more outrageous, the better!

Admire over 90 art-wrapped trees that line the streets, each a unique masterpiece created by talented textile artists from around the globe. Enjoy the festival at its fullest with a diverse program of workshops, exhibitions, and live music performances. Indulge in delicious dining experiences at local restaurants, or savour a hearty country breakfast to fuel your day of exploration. And don’t miss the giant bonfire night to warm up the winter season!

Grab Your Tickets Here


5. Market in the Mountains

9th June, 2024

Immerse yourself in the heart of the local scene at the Market in the Mountains. Held on the second Sunday of each month, this market is a treasure trove of handcrafted delights waiting to be discovered. Support local artisans, crafters, farmers, and makers as you browse through unique stalls showcasing seasonal produce, handmade crafts, and artistic creations. Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir, a delicious local treat, or simply a way to connect with the vibrant Stanthorpe community, the Market in the Mountains is a must-visit!

Learn More and Support The Local Market


Find Your Winter Sanctuary at R&R on the Ravine

As the winter days unfold, Stanthorpe offers a unique escape from the ordinary. But to truly experience the magic of the season, you’ll need a peaceful sanctuary to unwind and reconnect with nature.

R&R on the Ravine provides the perfect base for your winter adventure. Curl up by the fireplace in your private cabin, a glass of local wine in hand, as you watch the vibrant sunset of Granite Belt with your loved one. Our cosy cabins offer all the comforts you need to unwind, including plush bedding, fully equipped kitchenettes, and some even feature private decks with breathtaking views.

Contact us today to book your stay and experience winter’s magic at the coldest town in Queensland!