A Northern Beaches Christmas
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 youand also listing loads of great local events and places to have your Santa photo taken. And don?t forget to check out the Christmas buses?(from December) which are always a family favourite.
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?ll 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 alo
ng 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a Christmas lights location to add for the Northern Beaches.
- Elaine Avenue, Avalon
- Ernest Street, Balgowlah Heights
- Egan Place, Beacon Hill
- Childs Circuit, Belrose
- Prince Charles Road, Belrose
- Park Street, Collaroy
- Westmoreland Avenue, Collaroy
- Toronto Avenue, Cromer
- Northcott Road, Cromer Heights
- Washington Avenue, Cromer Heights
- Abbott Road, Curl Curl
- Borgnis Street, Davidson
- St Andrews Gate, Elanora Heights
- Edwin Street, Fairlight
- Carnarvon Drive, Frenchs Forest
- Coles Road, Freshwater
- Ingleside Road, Ingleside
- Stuart Street, Manly
- Katrina Avenue, Mona Vale
- Maxwell Street, Mona Vale
- Park Street, Mona Vale
- Gondola Road, Narrabeen
- Alameda Way, Warriewood
- Hunter Street, Warriewood
- Sea Green Estate, Warriewood
Michael Grey invites you to the 2017 Cambage Court Christmas Lights. Over 100,000 Christmas Lights, Front and Backyard display, 3 window displays, Carols, BBQs and Santa.
Starting the 30th of November at 10 Cambage Court, Davidson.
The display is also raising funds for three charities including Red Nose, The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
2017 display times:
30th November – 14th December, 8pm – 10.30pm
15th December – 27th December, 7.30pm – 11pm
28th December – 31st December, 8pm – 10pm
* above times are confirmed unless the weather is adverse
Check the website?for more information on professional family photos with the lights, Santa, Carolling and more.
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 the 2nd of December, the lights will start twinkling at some houses with the arrival of the Cadbury Joy Sleigh at 6.30pm. The remaining houses and Fire Station will switch on officially on Friday 7th December, between 6.30pm and 10.00pm (and might night on Christmas Eve) 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.
Cadbury Joy Sleigh event on the 2nd December:
The Cadbury Joy Deliveries Christmas Sleigh is popping up at the Christmas lights at Borgnis Street, Davidson on 2nd December at 6.30pm. Take a guided virtual reality sleigh ride of the night sky and sparkling streets with Santa and his reindeer.
Check out the Cadbury website to see more events if you can’t make this one! #cadburyjoydeliveries
Christmas Events 2017
See the Calendar page?HERE?for more?local?Christmas events and Carols
– choose the Category ‘Christmas Events’.
Christmas VIP Night at Howards Storage World
Date: Thursday 30th November, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Address: Westfield Warringah Mall Howards Storage World, Brookvale NSW 2100
Come and join to prepare for the festive season with bubbles and nibbles at the exclusive Howards VIP Christmas event. You can even bring a friend!
See lots of new products and great gift ideas, plus earn Double Rewards on the night.
Blackmores Twilight Charity Market
Date: Friday 8th December, 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Address:?Blackmores Campus, 20 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood NSW 2102
Have fun shopping for Christmas gifts that are fair trade and ethically produced, while the kids enjoy free activities such as face painting, Santa photos, holiday crafts, yoga classes and more!
There will be a line-up of more than 45+ stalls includes fair trade and social enterprises selling jewellery clothing, skincare, homewares, toys, books and more from around the world.?Other highlights include:
- Buy your fresh Christmas tree
- Free yoga classes for kids and adults
- Santa photos to raise money for the children?s charity Be Centre
- Christmas carols
- Healthy food stalls including a sausage sizzle by Bilgola Surf Club
- Discounted Blackmores products with proceeds going to charity.
Santa Claus goes to Vinnies Brookvale!
Dates: Saturday 9th December, 10.30am – 1.30pm and Sunday 10th December, 10.30am – 1.39pm
Address: Vinnies Shop Brookvale, 22-24 Roger Street, Brookvale NSW 2100
Santa Claus and his Elf will be appearing at the new Vinnies Brookvale Shop at the very first Family Day celebration! Everyone is invited to bring themselves, friends and family to Vinnies Brookvale and take their photo with Santa seated on his grand throne in a very special Christmas themed setting. Bring your own camera and take your family and friends Christmas portrait of FREE! Santa’s Elf will be offering free face painting for the young and young at heart, and there will be a special lucky dip for children who take their photo with Santa.
Spend $25 in store on the 9th December, and you will receive a FREE coffee from the Vinnies Youth Reach Coffee Cart located on site.
Mona Vale Christmas Market
Date: Sunday 10th December, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Address: Village Park, 1A Park Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Come along to this yearly market and get some Christmas present shopping done.
Family Yoga – Christmas Special
Date: 10th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm Address: Phoenix Recovery Centre, 98 Old Pittwater Road,?Brookvale NSW 2100
Join a fun filled, playful yoga! Take time out this festive season and vie the gift of being “present” with each other. Family Yoga is a special and unique way to bring the whole family together.
A time to be present, to play, to move our bodies and connect together. Family yoga has proven to strengthen bonds in the family, create even more special connecting between children and their parents and to encourage playfulness, presence and mindfulness in the family home. Christmas can often be a busy and stressful time for some families, so it is important to take time out to be still and give back to yourselves and your families.
Cost: $11.64 – for tickets, click here.
Christmas Story Time
Date: Tuesday 12th December, 10.15am – 10.45am
Address: Forestville Library, 6 Darley Street, Forestville NSW?2099
Dates: Tuesday 12th December and Wednesday 13th December, 10.15am – 10.45am
Address: Dee Why Library, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Dates: Tuesday 12th December and Thursday 14th December, 10.30 – 11.15am
Address: Manly Library, 1 Market Place, Manly NSW 2095
Date: Wednesday 13th December, 10.15am – 10.45am
Address: Glen Street Library, Corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose NSW 2085
Dates: Wednesday 13th December and Thursday 14th December, 10.30am – 11.15am
Address: Warringah Mall Library, Shop 655, 145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100
Date: Thursday 14th December, 10.00am – 11.00am
Address: Mona Vale Library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Bring your little one’s to your local library to listen to stories and sing Christmas songs. Santa will be the special guest with a little gift for each child. Ages 3-5
Christmas by the Beach
Date: Friday 15th December, 4pm – 8pm
Address: James Meehan Reserve, Clyde Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
All your favourite traditional carols and children’s Christmas show bringing entertainment for the whole family. There will be face painting, Santa photos and amusement rides to enjoy.
Bring a picnic blanket and join family and friends to celebrate Christmas at Dee Why!
Christmas Pantomime – Santa of the Never Never
Saturday 16th December, 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Monday 18th December, 11.15am – 12.15pm
Thursday 21st December, 9.45am – 10.45am
Address: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Come for a fun filled show of catchy songs, costumes and characters. Santa and Rudolph are stranded at Uluru. They need help to deliver presents to children around the world.
Bookings open Monday 27th November. Tickets are $5.00
Christmas at Puppeteria Castle Cove
The JERAL PUPPETS present their Summer Festival of Puppertry with different programs for the Christmas/January school holidays at their “PUPPETERIA THEATRE”, at 12H Denawen Avenue, Castle Cove.
Find our more about the shows and times here.
Christmas Carol Nights
Open Day & Twilight Carols
Date: Saturday 2nd December, 3.30pm – 8.30pm
Address: The Collaroy Centre, 22 Homestead Avenue, Collaroy Beach NSW 2097
From 3.30pm – 5.30pm you will be able to try out the brand new 2 level high ropes course or play a round of laser tag on the newly updated field. There will also be site tours running throughout the afternoon.
Make an afternoon of it – bring the family, bring a rug and join in the Festive Fun!
Food and drink will be available on site from 5.30pm, and the Twilight?Carols will run from 7pm – 8.30pm and will include a visit from Santa.
St Stephens Church Christmas Carols in the Park
Date: Sunday 3rd December, 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: St Stephens Anglican Church, 16 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose NSW 2085
An evening of free Christmas entertainment with children’s activities including farm animals a sausage sizzle, coffee and cold drinks. Carol singing starts from 7pm led by a choir, and the night will conclude with a candle light ceremony at 8.30pm.
Christmas Choral Concert
Date: Thursday 7th December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Gates open at 5.00pm
Address: Manly Oval, Raglan Street, Manly NSW 2095
Everyone’s much loved Carols will be presented by the Northern Beaches Orchestra and the Manly Christmas Community Choir, plus some very special guest artists who will perform throughout the eventing. There will be a visit from Santa himself and a firework finale.
Bring your picnic blanket and feast up with delicious food vendors operating from 5.00pm – 8.30pm. Free Christmas face paining will be available from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Entry is free.
Carols at the Beach
Date: Saturday 9th December, 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Address: Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 558A Barrenjoey Road,?Avalon Beach NSW 2107
A wonderful family friendly evening for the whole Northern Beaches Community with a food fair starting from 4.00pm and Christmas Carols from 6.00pm. There will also be a visit from Santa, fireworks over the beach and the fabulous voices of Jubilation choir.
Frenchs Forest Lions Club Christmas Carols
Date: Sunday 10th December, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: Lionel Watts Oval, Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Christmas carols at Lionel Watts oval for the 40th year of the event.
Smile Elite Christmas Carols
Date: Sunday 10th December, 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Address:?Allambie Heights Oval,?Allambie Heights NSW 2100
The 9th year running these Christmas Carols celebrations. It is an event for the entire family. Join and share in the spirit of Christmas with your family, friends and the local community, a joyous evening of fun, entertainment, fireworks and a special fauvist from Santa himself.
Carols By Candlelight
Date: Sunday 10th December, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Address: Newport Anglican Church, 35-39 Foamcrest Avenue, Newport NSW 2106
Join in celebrating the birth Jesus! It will be a wonderful musical night with lots of favourite Christmas carols.
Christmas Carols in the Park
Date: Saturday 16th December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: Village Park, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Lots of great entertainment from local singers and musicians who will lead the traditional Christmas songs. There will be refreshments available and?free lollies for the kids. The festivities will reach their peak with a visit from Santa himself. Entry is free.?Presented by the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches in partnership with Pittwater Uniting Church.
Carols on the Beach with Franky Valentyn, Santa & Fireworks
Date: Sunday 17th December, 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Address: The Beach Club Collaroy, Arlington Hall, 1058 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach NSW 2097
This is a great, free event for families and friends to come together with their picnic rugs and beach towels and enjoy a casual festive atmosphere on Collaroy Beach, south end of the Beach Club.
Franky Valentyn will be on the balcony stage singing all the Christmas classics with speakers out on the beach and throughout The Club. On the beach there will be a visit from Santa, free lollies for the kids and glow gadgets for sale. Plus there will be a fireworks display after dark.
Carols by the Lake
Date: Saturday 23rd December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Address: Lakeside Park, Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen NSW 2101
It is an amazing event presenting traditional carols and a great community spirit. Enjoy the night with glow sticks, fireworks, food stalls for tasty treats and of course cheerful Santa.
Pre-entertainment commences at 6.00pm. Arrive early for the main event commencing at 7.00pm.
Westfield Warringah Mall?
Dates: Sunday 12th November to Sunday 24th December
Online bookings are recommended, however traditional queuing will still be welcome.
Santa will be located on Ground Level outside Myer. View the Santa Photography price list here.
Santa Pet Photography at Westfield Warringah Mall
Date: Wednesday 6th December (3.00pm – 5.00pm), Tuesday 7th December (6.00pm – 9.00pm) and Friday 8th December (3.00pm – 5.00pm)
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.
Dates: Saturday 25th November to Sunday 24th December
You can save yourself time queuing up by booking online.
There are different Santa Photography gift packs to choose from. Click here to find out what best suits your family.
Christmas in the City
Carols in the Domain
Date: Sunday 17th December, from 12pm
Australia’s largest carol concert. More information.
Christmas at Sydney Town Hall?
Date: Tuesday 19th December, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
A memorable night for the whole family. More information.