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A Northern Beaches Christmas 2019

Christmas on the Northern Beaches is a magical time, not only is the weather beautiful, but the days are longer and you can celebrate long into the evening. A specialty on our beaches are the Christmas Light streets, once dusk falls the streets come alive with gorgeous twinkling lights and moving Santas. The children just love watching all the lights at night! We will be highlighting those we find for you and also listing loads of great local events and places to have your Santa photo taken. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Christmas this year! And don’t forget to keep an eye on our calendar of events as we will add new Festive activities and events whenever we find them.

Christmas Light Displays on the Northern Beaches

One of the highlights at Christmas is the amazing Christmas lights displays by home owners to get into the spirit of Christmas. Go for an after dinner wander through the streets after dark and enjoy the dramatic displays that await you. Many homeowners and whole streets take this opportunity to collect money for charity so take along your loose coins and drop them in their buckets… it’s for a great cause and can brighten up someone’s Christmas! Send us an email ([email protected]) if you have a Christmas lights location to add for the Northern Beaches.

Cambage Court Christmas Lights

Head to Cabbage Court this Christmas Season for a bigger and better Christmas Lights. Over 100,000 Christmas Lights on show with some great new items for your enjoyment. Starting 29th of November at 10 Cambage Court Davidson. In Support of Red Nose, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

2019 display times:

  • Friday 29th November – Thursday 12th December, 8.00pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday 13th December – Thursday 26th December, 7.30pm – 11.00pm
  • Friday 27th December – Monday 30th December, 8.00pm – 10.00pm

The above times are confirmed unless the Weather is adverse.

For more information please view the website http://www.cambagecourtchristmaslights.com/

Borgnis Street Christmas Lights

Visiting the Borgnis Street Christmas lights in Davidson is a much loved tradition on the Northern Beaches. Each year the residents of Borgnis Street deck out their homes in a multitude of Christmas lights in spectacular displays all for the purpose of bringing some of the Christmas cheer and fun to many visitors on the street.

From Saturday 7th of December to Thursday 26th December (7.00pm to 10.30pm) the lights will start twinkling at on the houses and the fire station with thousands of visitors staring in awe and wonder at the wonderful displays.

Starting from the display at the Davidson local rural fire bridge, through to the top of the street at number 1, you will be amazed at the many displays you will encounter on your walk or drive.

The street also has a serious side to their displays; they raise money for Bear Cottage, a children’s hospice in Manly, where seriously ill children and their families can go for some respite from their treatments. One of the best days/nights for the street is when the kids from the hospice come to visit the displays and are grateful for the small wonder the lights evoke when they view them. For many years, the street has collected donations and awarded a Warringah Council Australia Day community award for their efforts in this regard.

If, during your visit, you do like what you see, and would like to leave a small donation for Bear Cottage, there are a number of buckets placed at some of the displays and the lovely Rotary personal will also be manning various collection points on the street.

The residents are looking forward to seeing you on the street soon. Have a Merry Christmas from all at Borgnis Street.

Christmas Events

Allambie Heights Christmas Market

Date: Wednesday 27th November, 2.00pm – 7.00pm
Address: Grigor PI, Allambie Heights

Kick off your Christmas shopping at Mr Grigor’s, ABLOOM & Miss Lilly corner, with some specials guest stalls supporting local & small businesses! All your end of year and teacher gifts sorted in one night.

The night will also be supporting woman’s charity, Dress for Success. Dress for Success Sydney improves the employability of women in need in NSW by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and the career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.

A classic Christmas

Date: Saturday 30th November, 7.30pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 1st December, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Address: Cardinal Cerretti Chapel, Darley Road, Manly

Manly-Warringah Choir is pleased to present A Classic Christmas conducted by Carlos Alvarado at Cardinal Cerretti Chapel, Manly. The program includes Mozart Great Mass in C Minor and Carols.

Get tickets here.

Charity Christmas Auction

Date: Sunday 1st December, 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Address: Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale

Charity Christmas auction to raise fund for the Osteogenis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones) Society.

Live and silent auctions including loads of brand new toys.

Carols by Candlelight

Date: Thursday 2nd December, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: Leemon Reserve, Robert Street, Greenwich

Join the 2019 Greenwich Village Carols by Candlelight. All proceeds going to Chris Riley “Youth of the streets”

Christmas Choral Concert

Date: Thursday 5th December, 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: Manly Oval, Raglan Street, Manly

The popular community event will start the festive season off with a bang! Free entry!

Everyone’s much-loved carols will be presented by the Northern Beaches Orchestra and their very own Christmas Choral Concert Community Choir, plus some very special guest artists who will perform throughout the evening, including a visit from Santa himself! 

Bring your picnic blanket and feast or choose from delicious food vendors operating from 5 to 8.30pm.

Free Christmas face painting will be available from 5 to 8pm.

Concert starts at 6.30pm 

Please note dogs are not permitted at this event.

Festive fun at Carols in Willoughby Park

Date: Saturday 7th December, 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Address: Willoughby Park, corner of Fourth Avenue and McClelland Streets, Willoughby

Bring your deck chairs and blankets and settle in for an evening of festive family fun at this year’s Carols in Willoughby Park! Now in its 12th year, the event is bigger and better than ever with an enhanced musical experience and the opportunity to help those in need with Lifeline’s Christmas Hamper drive.

Entertain the kids with fun activities, fairground rides on the oval and take your own photo with our special guest Santa. Indulge in an extensive range of international food then sit back, relax and enjoy pre-carols entertainment from the Ukulele All Stars and Spanish guitarist Joseph Zarb.

As the sun sets, get your voices ready for a spectacular carolling sing-along extravaganza from 7pm. The Northern Voices choir and band, Dance Republic, Willoughby Band and Willoughby Symphony Choir will get you into the Christmas spirit with traditional carols like Deck the HallsAway in a Manger and Silent Night and funky favourites including Jingle Bell RockRocking Around the Christmas Tree and Santa Claus is coming to Town.

Mona Vale Xmas Market

Date: Sunday 8th December, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Address: Village Park, Mona Vale

The Annual Mona Vale Xmas Market is on Sunday the 8th of December.
With an eclectic mix of stalls, from food, fashion, homewares and jewellery and live music all day, what better place to relax, listen to some music and do your Christmas shopping.

Carols at Curl Curl

Date: Sunday 8th December, 4.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: Curl Curl Sport Centre (Netball Courts), Abbott Road, Curl Curl

Enjoy a free carnival for families with jumping castles, face painting and games from 4.30 pm. There’ll also be a sausage sizzle for gold coin donations. Then at 7 pm take a seat for the carols! Don’t forget to bring your blanket/chairs and enjoy a sing along or savour the festive atmosphere.

Christmas by the Beach

Date: Friday 13th December, 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Address: James Meehan Reserve, Clyde Road, Dee Why

Bring your friends, family and a picnic blanket down to Dee Why Beach for the annual Christmas concert. 

All your favourite traditional carols and a children’s Christmas show bringing entertainment for the whole family. There will be free face painting, free Santa photos as well as a jumping castle for the kids!

Rotary Christmas Carols in the Park

Date: Friday 13th December, 4.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: Mona Vale Village Park, Mona Vale

Bring the whole family for a great evening of Christmas music featuring talented local musicians and singers. There’ll be a variety of refreshments available, or bring a picnic. The festivities will reach their peak when Santa makes his grand entrance. Entry to the event is free.

Carols by the Lake

Date: Saturday 21st December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Address: 38 Lake Park Road, Narrabeen

Carols, Fireworks, Santa, Food Trucks and more! Arrive early – pre-entertainment from 6pm, main carols starts at 7pm. Like, share and invite everyone!

Christmas Eve Family Fireworks

Date: Tuesday 24th December, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Address: Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale

Join for dinner, then live music from 7:30pm & Fireworks from 9:00pm. Call 9997 3833 to book a table at the glasshouse.

Santa Photos

Westfield Warringah Mall 

Date: Saturday 9th November – Tuesday 24th December

Online bookings are recommended, however traditional queuing will still be welcome.

Santa will be located on Ground Level outside Myer.

All children who visit Santa will also receive cheeky elf ears to take home.

Santa Pet Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall

Date: Friday 29th November and 5th December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 5th December to Sunday 8th December

Bring your fur family along to have their photo taken with Santa at Westfield Warringah Mall. Santa will be located on the Ground Level outside Myer. Bookings are required, click here to secure your spot.

Warriewood Square

Date: Saturday 16th November – Tuesday 24th December

There are different Santa Photography gift packs to choose from.

Christmas Trees

Wakehurst Public School
Date: Saturday 7th December, from 7.30am
Address: Glen Street, Belrose
Cost: from $70.00

Fairlight Manly Cubs and Scouts
Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, from 6.30am
Address: Hinkler Park (Manly Lagoon), Pittwater Road, Manly

Brookvale/Curl Curl Scout Group
Date: Friday 13th December, 4.00pm – 7.00pm and Saturday 14th December, 8.00am – 4.00pm
Address: Brookvale Scout Hall, 51 Winbourne Road, Brookvale
Cost: from $70.00

Christmas in the City

Sydney Christmas Children’s Concert

Date: Saturday 30th November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Address: Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street, Surry Hills

Dust off your reindeer ears, put on your party shoes and kick off Christmas at this annual free, family-friendly Christmas concert.

It’s jingle all the way, as The Listies presents Justine ClarkeJimmy Giggle, SplashDanceSesame Street and Carpe Idiotus!

Kids can enjoy craft activities, play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves. Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to the charity partner Surf Life Saving NSW.

Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will culminate in a glittering fireworks display.

Pack your picnic rug and get in early for the best spots. There will be food, coffee and ice cream available to purchase.

It’s just a two minute walk from Central station. There will be bike parking. Pets are permitted, but the event can become crowded.

Visit their website to find out more.

Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral

Date: Thursday 5th December – Wednesday 25th December, 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Address: Corner Prince Albert Road and College Street, Sydney

Join Sydney’s iconic FREE public light project event, the Lights of Christmas presented by Paynter Dixon, returning to St Mary’s Cathedral this December.

The display will run from 8.30-11pm each night, with the food trucks serving snacks from 5pm and choirs bringing carols to the forecourt from 7.30pm. 

They’re promising an extra level of extravagance to mark the ten-year anniversary of the Chrissy light show. The exact details are remaining a glittery mystery until opening night (which will be led by news presenter Sandra Sully), but you can expect an architecturally-focused affair themed around Renaissance artwork and the traditional Christian Christmas story. The light show will be matched by a soaring musical soundtrack and includes a few interesting elements like pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the free display or bring some Christmas spending money and buy dinner from one of the holiday food vendors. There’ll be churros, coffee, gelato, and great savoury options like empanadas and barbecue fare to fill your treat-seeking holiday belly while you take in the lights.

Visit their website to find out more.

Green Square Christmas Fair

Date: Sunday 14th December, 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Address: Green Square Plaza, 355 Botany Road, Zetland

You’re invited to Sydney’s newest village, Green Square, where for the first time the plaza will be transformed into a wonderland of markets with Christmas lights, music and action!

Pick up unique, locally crafted Christmas treats from one the 30 market stalls. Take a load off your feet and enjoy a meal from one of the many food trucks, share a drink at the licensed bar with family, friends and your neighbours.

Kids can sing and dance in the Christmas spirit with DJs Peter Baecker and Lorna Clarkson.

Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to thr charity partner Surf Life Saving NSW.

Santa will make a special guest appearance and the night will end in a glittering fireworks display.

There will be food trucks, ice cream and coffee available to purchase.

Green Square Library will stay open until 10pm so you can borrow all your books for summer holiday reading.

There will be bike parking. Pets are permitted, but the event can become crowded.

Visit their website to find out more.

Christmas at Sydney Town Hall 

Date: Tuesday 17th December, from 8.00pm
Address: 483 George Street, Sydney

A memorable night for the whole family.

Visit their website to find out more.

Carols in the Domain

Date: Saturday 21st December, 12.00pm – 10.30pm
Address: The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney

2019 will be the 37th year of this iconic star-studded Christmas celebration held in the Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Each year Woolworths Carols in the Domain sees Australia’s biggest stars come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with close to 50,000 people who join us on-ground, while millions across Australia watch the show from the comfort of their home on Seven. 

On the day:

  • Sponsor activities and sampling, superscreens and catering from 12pm
  • Reserved seating opens at 2pm
  • Pre-show Entertainment starts at 3pm
  • Main Event 7:45pm – 10:30pm

Visit their website to find out more.

Author: NBMs

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