Christmas on the Northern Beaches

Child in santa hat playing on  beach.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 have highlighted here for you some of the amazing streets you should visit in the Christmas period, we have also listed local events and where to have your Santa photo taken. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Christmas this year!

Cambage Court Christmas Lights, photography by Bass Hassan from Azayda Design Web Photography

Cambage Court Christmas Lights, photography by Bass Hassan from Azayda Design Web Photography

Christmas Light Displays on the Northern Beaches

One of the highlights for me 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 me an email ([email protected]) if you have a Christmas lights location to add for the Northern Beaches.



Cambage Court Christmas Lights, photography by Bass Hassan from Azayda Design Web Photography

Cambage Court Lights

Michael Grey invites you to his 2014 Christmas lights display synchronised to music at 10 Cambage Court Davidson.

You are invited to walk up the garden path and view the winter wonderland train village in the lounge window and then walk around to the backyard to view the backyard display and two further window displays.

2014: Opening times!
29th November to the 11th December will be 8pm till 10:30pm
12th – 27th December 7:30pm- 11:00 pm
28th December – 3rd January 8:00pm- 10:00 pm
*above times are confirmed  unless the Weather is adverse

Entertainment during the month
During the month Micheal has lined up a great range of entertainment including:
Highly Strung – 12th December
Starfish Vocal Studio – 17th December
ARIA – 19th December
Natalie Joy Cooper – 20th December
Northern Beaches Chorus – 22nd December
Aurora Australis – 23rd December
Warringah Brass Band – 24th December

christmas worldYou may support the light display (through the merchandise stand onsite or via the charity collection box):

SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria– Providing bereavement support for families who experience the tragic death of a child under six. 

Humpty Dumpty Foundation – Humpty purchases essential and often life-saving medical equipment for Neonatal Units (Newborn Care) and Paediatric Wards (toddlers and children to 16 years) in hospitals and health service centres across Australia. 

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation – Many minds, one purpose 

Michael would also like to extend a huge thanks to major display sponsor Christmas World who have stores in Pittwater Road Brookvale, Cnr Mona Vale Rd and Forest way, Terrey Hills and 82 McEvoy Street Alexandria.

Check the website HERE for more information on professional family photos with the lights, Santa, Carolling and more!


Borgnis Street, Davidson

10443021_896396477046745_6434608661330444084_oVisiting 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 the many visitors to the street.
From the first Saturday night in December (6th), the lights switch on between 7pm – 11.00pm (and midnight Xmas eve) with thousands of visitors staring in awe and wonder at the wonderful displays.
Starting from the display at the Davidson local rural fire brigade thru to the top of the street at number 2, you will be amazed at the many displays you will encounter on your walk/drive.
The street also has a serious side to their displays; they raise money for BEAR COTTAGE, a children 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 up 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 last year was awarded the 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.


Christmas Events

See the Calendar page HERE for more local Christmas events and Carols – choose the Category ‘Christmas Events’.

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414771_WebTile_Santaarrival_870x621Santas Breakfast at Stockland Balgowlah – Saturday 13 December 2014

Come and enjoy a fun filled morning with Santa on the plaza level at Stockland Balgowlah.
Children will be treated to a FREE breakfast as well as a special Christmas show with Santa and his friends.
Bookings are essential. Registrations open on 27 November and are available online here.
Phone:02 8668 8222




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Christmas Carol Nights

Saturday 6th December  – Christmas Garden Party at Energize Health Club Belrose. Click here for more details



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Christmas By The Beach – Dee Why Beach

Friday, December 19, 2014 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join in the family Christmas Carols, explore the twilight markets and have your photo taken with Santa!
Back by popular demand, Dee Why Twilight Markets will be set up on The Strand with plenty of Christmas gift ideas. Market stalls will feature a variety of fashion, items for kids, homewares and handcrafted items.
There will also be free kids activities and giveaways on the day!

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carols by the seaCarols by the Sea – Avalon

Avalon Surf Life Saving Club with the support of sponsors and the business community proudly presents ‘Carols by the Sea’ at Avalon Beach.

Saturday 20th December 2014 from 4.30pm, there will be a food fair, entertainment and the carols will commence at 7pm through to 9.30pm.

It’s a lively and festive night offering great entertainment for young ones and adults, with plenty of space to spread out.

We invite you to bring your family and friends, to join the Pittwater community to celebrate the Spirit of Christmas. Our aim is to provide you with a fun packed night. Through our sponsors we will be raising much needed funds for The Avalon Surf Life Saving Club and the NSW Cancer Council.

Singing Christmas Carols is a special tradition to share with your family and friends during the festive season.


Terrey Hills Tavern

Terrey Hills Tavern


 Santa Photos


Meet Santa at Warriewood Square from 15 November!
Capture Christmas memories with Santa at his sleigh in front of Kmart.  


Sat 15 Nov: 12noon – 4pm
Sun 16 Nov – Sun 7 Dec: 10am – 4pm
Mon 8 Dec – Wed 17 December: 10am – 5pm
Thu 18 Dec: 9am – 8pm
Fri 19 Dec: 9am – 6pm
Sat 20 Dec: 9am -6pm
Sun 21 Dec: 9am – 6pm
Mon 22 Dec: 9am – 6pm
Tue 23 Dec: 8am – 5pm
Wed 24 Dec: 8am – 5pm

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Westfield Warringah Mall
Santa returns to his magical throne this Christmas, on Level 1 near Big W.
Santa will be available for photos from Sat 8 November.
Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Thursdays 9am – 9pm
Saturdays 9am -5pm
Sundays 10am – 4pm

SANTA’S GIFT PACK (Valued at $119) $49.95: Six 4×6, One 6×8, Eight Wallet Photos and one high resolution* image on a CD. Includes FREE: Two Christmas Cards, Calendar, Four Gift Tags & Three Bookmarks.

ULTIMATE SANTA’S GIFT PACK Add $12.00: Swap the photo CD for a USB drive containing up to six high resolution* images.

RUDOLPH (Valued at $77) $42.95: Two 6×8, Four 4×6 and Eight Wallet Photos. Includes FREE: Two Magnet Frames and Calendar.

BLITZEN (Valued at $47) $32.95: One 6×8, Two 4×6 and Four Wallet Photos. Includes FREE: One Magnet Frame and Two Gift Tags.

VIXEN $28.95: One 6×8, One 4×6 and Four Wallet Photos.

Christmas Gift Merchandise and a range of Digital, Christmas Card and Standard Photo Packages are also available. Photographs must be from the same sitting. Reproduction of image is allowed with written permission from Scene to Believe.

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Harvey Norman @ Domayne Belrose -Belrose Supa Centa
Santa Claus is coming to town… very soon! Get a free photo* with him in store from 11am to 2pm Saturday 22nd November & Sunday 23rd November.
Plus, our Santa Photo Packs make terrific Christmas gift shttp://j.mp/HNSanta2014
*6″x4″ digital print – limit of one photo per family.




Stockland Balgowlah

Get a family happy snap with Santa, tag on Instagram and receive a FREE print!
You’ll find Santa opposite Bean Obsessed. Plus, children who have their photo taken with Santa will receive a free gift.
10am to 2pm daily
13-14 December & 18-23 December

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Christmas Trees


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wakehurst trees

Shop local & support our school when you buy a quality fresh-cut Christmas Tree from Belrose Scouts at Wakehurst Public School – Glen St Belrose. Bring your kids to choose a tree next Saturday 6th December and they can join-in some fun craft activities and make their own hanging decorations! FacePainting & craft will be suitable for all ages including pre-schoolers. Our Christmas cake stall will be serving festive treats or grab a bacon & egg roll and sausage sizzle. Trees are also available this Saturday from 7am until sold.

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Author: Laurice Klaire

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