Carols by Candlelight (23 December)
Carols by Candlelight became a tradition in Victoria, Australia in 1938. Today, Carols by Candlelight is takes place in many parts of the world. Biku will host their 2017 Carols by Candlelight and will be led by the Bali International Choir with all your favourite Carols and songs. A scrumptious barbecue dinner will also be served. Biku is the perfect venue for an event like this and the community are invited to this fundraiser with profits going to The Smile Foundation. Biku also has a Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is a wonderful idea. You can leave presents at the giving tree and these will be given to the children who have had major facial operations and are recovering at the Smile House. This event is definitely going to get you into the spirit of Christmas and the spirit of giving. If you cannot make it then do drop in a present for the giving tree. The community will gather for a very special evening of fund raising, giving and Christmas cheer. We look forward to seeing you there.
When : 6 pm
Cost : IDR 250,000 (adults) IDR 125,000 (children)
Where : Biku Bali, Jl Petitenget No 888, Kerobokan
Contact : 0851 0057 0888 www.bikubali.com
Finns Food and Wine Festival (8 December)
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you in the festive spirit? If you need a little push then this is really going to be the place to go to get ahead of the game and start some Christmas shopping. For socialites and shoppers this food and wine festival is going to add some sparkle to the month. Christmas markets are fabulous in Europe and now you can enjoy over 60 market stalls at the festival bursting with festive seasonal goodies. The food and wine festival has a delicious mixture of fresh, locally produced foods to enjoy with plenty of good wines. This event is geared up for the whole family as the Splash Water Park is open and free for everyone to enjoy during the festival. As another school term ends with the Christmas holidays looming there is a special treat from Miss Claire’s JSA Love to Dance troupe who will perform their end of year dance recital on centre stage. The community is invited to attend and enjoy the wind down to the weekend, do a bit of shopping, enjoy time with family and friends and get into the spirit of Christmas.
When : 3 pm
Where : Finns Recreational Club, Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Life Masterclass (15 – 17 December)
As we go about our daily lives we often get caught up in busy routines and forget to take some time out to check in and address what is really important. Are you really living life to its full potential? Are you being held back? Are you making the most of present opportunities? If you are looking for change, guidance or simply want to find out more about living life to the maximum then this workshop comes highly recommended. This is a 3-day immersion and is all about processing the past which may very well be holding you back from living your best life, getting clarity about your goals and future that you would like to live and learning how to optimize the present to become more centered, grounded, effective and powerful. You will receive knowledge and guidance on how to reach a new level of abundance, vitality, success and self-love. There are lots of wonderful benefits from attending the workshop. You will create clear goals and the ability to manifest these, increase your ability to stay calm and centered, process emotions more effectively and get bonus resources after the weekend. Carl Massy, author and life-coach will be running this 3 day event and his resume is impressive and is available at his website. Carl Massy is an inspirational leader and these events are worth attending if you are looking to make some changes in your life, meet likeminded people and generally have an inspiring 3 days in a beautiful setting.
When : 8 am – 8.30 pm (Friday and Saturday) 8 am – 5 pm (Sunday)
Cost : IDR 5,000,000
Where : The Practice, Jl Batu Bolong No 94A, Canggu
Saga Music Festival (28 and 29 December)
Garuda Winsu Kencana (GWK) will be the venue for this event which will be a party under the stars surrounded by ancient culture. The festival is the first Bali owned, organized and executed multi stage and multiple day festival. The first phase line up is impressive with many internationally famed DJS and acts from across the globe including DJ Snake, FKJ, Dropgun, Chris Lake, TWRK, Rave Republic, Mac Benjamin and so many more with acts yet to be announced. I am sure those who are closely connected to the world of music and international DJs will recognize some of those names. There are various prices depending on whether you want the basic one day pass or a two-day VVIP pass which is priced accordingly. You can find out more information about prices, DJs and acts at the website below as well as purchase your tickets.
When : from 2 pm
Cost : IDR 715,000 (one day pass)
Where : Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, Jimbaran
Contact : www.sagamusicfestival.com
Silent Music Disco (10 December)
I love the idea of a silent disco to be able to choose my own tunes without having to listen to a lot of the noise that is played today! However, this event is only for children and so no adults are allowed. Dancing, moving, grooving and playing games are part of the afternoon’s fun with a set of headphones on! You must book in advance to reserve your headphones. The dress code is comfortable disco dancing clothes. I am sure the kids are going to have a heap of fun and dance until they cannot dance any longer. The age for the party is 2 to 10 years. Food can be ordered at an additional cost. What a great way to spend an afternoon for the kids!
When : 1 pm – 5 pm
Cost : IDR 200,000
Where : Cubby House Kids Club, Finns Recreation Club West, Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Contact : 0361 848 3939 0858 5722 2942 (whats app)