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Christmas cheer is back on the Beaches

Celebrate Christmas on the Northern Beaches with fun family-friendly events hosted by Northern Beaches Council. 

From PAW Patrol pups to traditional Christmas carols performed by Erika Heynatz and Rob Edwards, there’s something for everyone this festive season.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan welcomed the return of Christmas events, especially after some challenging few years.

“Christmas is well and truly back on the Beaches and we are gearing up for a fun, festive season, free for all to attend,” Mayor Regan said.

“Join us at the annual Christmas Choral Concert at Manly Oval on Thursday 1 December, where you can sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols performed by some very talented local musicians and choirs. 

“Head on down to Christmas by the Beach at Dee Why, on Friday 9 December, where PAW Patrol pups Marshall and Chase will entertain the kids before Santa himself makes a special appearance. 

“Christmas cheer will be spread throughout our villages with decorations rolling out this month.

“And don’t forget to support local this Christmas by shopping at your local village for all your Christmas gifts and entertaining needs.”

The Northern Beaches will be decorated like never before, with local businesses invited to participate in our new Christmas window dressing competition. Residents can vote for their favourite window display in December.

Council Libraries will also have Christmas Wishing Trees from 14 November to 16 December. Visit your local library, collect a tag, then buy a gift to match. Gifts will be distributed by Community Northern Beaches to local families.

Christmas Choral Concert 
When: Thursday 1 December
Where: Manly Oval
What: Sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols, performed by local musicians and choirs. The event will be hosted by popular TV personality Erika Heynatz, the original host of Australia’s Next Top Model, with special performances by neo soul R&B singer Rob Edwards. Bring along a picnic or enjoy tasty food from our food trucks.Santa Claus himself may even make an appearance. The event opens at 5pm and the show runs from 6.30pm – 8.30pm  

Festive Freshie
When: Saturday 3 December
Where: Freshwater Village
What: Join us on our annual open day to discover the best of Freshwater, with special offers, children’s activities and live music. Grab some delicious food from our fine selection of cafes and takeaways, explore the local retailers, join in some festive crafts and enjoy the sounds of some local musicians.

Christmas by the Beach
When: Friday 9 December
Where: James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why
What: Bring your friends, family and a picnic rug down to Dee Why Beach to enjoy a children’s Christmas spectacular headlined by PAW Patrol pups. Pack your own picnic, grab some local takeaway or order from a range of vendors operating onsite. Event opens at 4pm and the show runs from 5pm – 7.30pm.

Visit the website for all event details.

Media release provided by Northern Beaches Council, 10th November 2022