Our 5 Ways to Get into the Christmas Spirit in Margaret River
We love this time of year, catching up with family and friends, eating and drinking til our bellies are full and we are feeling suitably merry! So here's how we get into the Christmas Spirit in Margaret River at this time of the year!
While we definitely don't pound the pavement buying gifts for anyone within a 500km radius of us we do like to share the gift of giving with our nearest and dearest and what better way to do so by supporting local businesses. We've filled our Secret Santa hampers with locally produced beers, purchased local art for family members. There are an array of locally owned shops up and down the main street we recommend checking out the Margaret River Collaborative, Margaret River Artisan Store and Red Barn for some great locally crafted unique gifts. And remember when you buy local, a CEO doesn't get to buy another sports car but a member of the Margaret River community can afford to put their kids through piano lessons next year or put on a fantastic spread for their family this Christmas.
What better time of the year to celebrate with a drop of our favourite bubbles! Our go to would have to be Stormflower's, made with Chenin grapes this is a delicious drop!
It is one of our family traditions to head to the beach on Christmas morning, enjoy a swim (maybe a run if you are planning a big indulgence) enjoy a glass of bubbles and some fruit and gear up for the day ahead.
In our family we love to cook! And most years (who am I kidding, every year) cook way too much food and end up eating leftovers for the next week. Months in advance my mum and I sit down and work out what the family will eat and enjoy our time together cooking on Christmas day over a few of those Stormflower sparklings. We are spoiled with choice with local produce and head to our local butcher, seafood shop or the one stop shop the local Margaret River Farmer's Market to stock up for the day. If you aren't into cooking there are several restaurants who open for a Christmas Day feast.
It can get super busy in Margaret River over the Christmas / New Year period. With everyone hitting the wineries and popular beaches. A great way to avoid these crowds would be to join us on one of our Wine and Brewery Electric Bike Tours, get away from the cars and the crowds and enjoy the fresh air Margaret River has to offer.
Check out our availability here.