It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join in all the fun and festivities as the Dubbo Region celebrates the Christmas season with events, promotions and more!
Your Regional Christmas Calendar
Don’t miss a moment of magic this holiday season with our handy Christmas Calendar!
'Tis the season to be jolly and our calendar has everything from Christmas markets and carols, to trivia nights, guides to the best Christmas lights and even events to catch up with Santa himself!
Our calendar is your go-to guide to join in the spirit of Christmas in our Region – start planning and make this holiday season one to remember.
Jingle Bucks Competition - Shop Local and Win This Festive Season!
Win a share of $5,000 this Christmas, simply by supporting and shopping local this Christmas.
Every transaction of $20 or more at any of our myDubbo Region shopping card registered businesses entitles you to one entry into the 2023 Jingle Bucks Competition – it’s as easy as completing the online entry form and you’re in the draw.
This is your chance to win big!
Prizes will be awarded throughout the promotional period, giving you multiple opportunities to claim your share of $5,000 in myDubbo Region shopping cards.
Visit DUBBO.COM.AU/SHOP to explore the comprehensive list of registered businesses, start making your holiday shopping list – don’t forget to check it twice! Support local businesses and spread the joy of Christmas across the Region.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Spend $20 or more at any registered MyDubbo Region business.
2. Complete the online entry form and upload your receipt (one entry per transaction).
Your Guide to Shopping Local This Christmas
Grab a copy of our Dubbo Region Christmas Shopping Map, jump in your car (or Santa’s sleigh) and hit the streets for a local shopping adventure – because sometimes the best gifts come from your very own backyard!
This holiday season explore our Region and unwrap the joy of shopping local. Shop big brands or small stores, the Dubbo Region has it all!
Discover hidden gems, explore the side streets, and of course the hustle and bustle of our vibrant CBDs. From festive markets to cozy boutiques, the treasures you'll find are as unique as the spirit of the season.
Shop local, explore your backyard, and let the spirit of Christmas shine bright in every corner of our community!
The Dubbo Region Elf Hunt - A Playful Holiday Adventure
Santa’s elves are in the know – they’re busy picking up the best Christmas gifts in Wellington and Dubbo!
The elves have made themselves at home in our local shops and we need your keen eyes to help track them all down so Santa knows where to find them before Christmas.
Each cheeky elf has a unique name for you to record on your Elf Hunt Worksheet, and once you have found 10 elves take your completed sheet to your nearest Visitor Information Centre (Dubbo or Wellington) and claim your well deserved prize!
Take the whole family on an adventure of discovery as you explore and shop local this Christmas – make your gifts mean so much more by giving back to a local store.
Download your worksheet here or pick up a pre-printed copy from your closest Information Centre (Dubbo or Wellington) and start elf hunting!
Wrap for a Cause at Dubbo Square!
Experience the magic of Christmas at Dubbo Square, where the spirit of giving comes to life. This holiday season Dubbo Square are delighted to host their annual Christmas gift wrapping station.
Take a moment to pause, savour a cup of coffee and let the kids pen their letters to Santa, or seize the opportunity to check off those final items on your Christmas Shopping List. All while dedicated volunteers from local organizations wrap your presents with love, spreading joy and raising funds for their community programs.
What makes this even more special is that every single dollar raised will be channelled directly to the selected community group or fundraiser. It's a wonderful way to give back to the community while immersing yourself in the holiday spirit at Dubbo Square.
Christmas Flags Fly High - Check Out This Year's Local Heroes
Every year the main streets in Wellington and Dubbo are lined with our Local Hero flags.
Each hero is nominated by our community and Council is proud to highlight the hard work (often behind the scenes) of this diverse mix of individuals, community groups and businesses. Each one of these faces has contributed positively to the many facets of our community – from volunteers, sporting leaders, cancer fighters, to community service groups, environmentalists and medical teams.
Look up on your next stroll of the vibrant CBDs and see who you recognise!
Junior School Colouring Competition
Every school within the Dubbo Region received a bundle of Colouring Competition sheets in early November. Giving all of our Region’s junior artists a chance to enter the competition.
Both Dubbo and Wellington Visitor Information Centres will be the hosts for these competitions - collecting and proudly displaying all the completed masterpieces.
ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM, SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER, 2023. Completed entries must be dropped in to one of our Visitor Information Centres before this deadline.
Entries will be voted on by a special panel of judges and winners will be announced Tuesday 19 December, for the below age groups:
There are four winning categories, with two winners per category and each winner receiving a $50 myDubbo Region Shopping Card
- Best Entry, Ages 0-5
- Best Entry, Ages 6-8
- Best Entry, Ages 9-12
- Judge's Choice
This artwork was created after an EOI was issued through the Creative Assembly Central NSW group. All entries were voted on and local artist Gillian Pedrana’s Sugar Glider being the selected artwork for this year’s colouring in.
The design features indigenous local fauna with a Christmas twist and the centrepiece character is a Sugar Glider, a species local to Dubbo and sadly listed as a threatened species.
Does the Sugar Glider look familiar? You will find Gillian’s original sugar glider on the mural of threatened species of flora and fauna found at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre (commissioned by NSW DPI).