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Get Festive: Your Local Christmas Guide 2018

From beautiful Christmas markets, to community carols, Santa photos and nearby Christmas events, it’s time for festive fun in our local area…


Christmas Choral Concert, Manly, Thursday December 6, 6.30pm-8.30pm Click for more.

Carols at Crows Nest, Ernest Place, Sunday December 9, 4pm–7pm.

Carols Under the Bridge, Milson’s Point, Saturday December 15, 5.30-9pm. Click for more. 

Carols at Balmoral, The Rotunda, Saturday December 15, 7.45pm–9.30pm.
Could there be a more beautiful setting for carols? “Bring a picnic rug and spend an evening under the stars at Balmoral singing to your favourite Christmas carols. Free shuttle bus via Spit Junction, Military Road and Raglan Street from 5.30pm.” Click for more.

Christmas Carols, The Concourse, Saturday December 15, 5pm. Click for more.

Neutral Bay Community Carols, Neutral Bay, December 16, 5pm. Click for more

Santa Photos

Chatswood Westfield, daily until December 24 
There’s a beautiful setting again this year (above) – a miniature village with picture windows to entertain children as they make their way to meet Santa. There are also special pet photography sessions and sensitive Santa times for children with special needs. Online bookings advised. Click for more.

Chatswood Chase, daily until December 24.
You can skip the queues and prebook a Santa ‘Fastpass’ via the website: Click for more.

Warringah Mall, Brookvale, daily until December 24
Children who meet Santa and have a photo taken with him will receive a wearable gift, either a cute reindeer or elf headband. Click for more.

David Jones, Chatswood, daily Nov 24-Dec 24.
Santa’s coming to town, so be sure to visit our Chatswood store from 24 November until Christmas Eve. Bookings are essential: Click for more. 

QVB, City. 
Experience the magic of a QVB Christmas with a visit to Santa and the Enchanted Garden. Bookings essential: Click for more. 

David Jones, City, daily Nov 29-Dec 24.
Santa’s elves are busily getting a magical one-of-a-kind Enchanted Forest ready so be sure to visit Santa from Thursday 29 November 2018 until Christmas Eve and experience the magic of our Enchanted ForestClick for more

Myer, City, daily until Dec 24.
Take the Rocket Ship Lift from the ground floor and be transported through the clouds to Santa’s Wonderland on Level 6, where an interactive Christmas experience awaits the whole family – including the Santa Land Express. Click for more.

Christmas Lights

During the Christmas period, Prince Albert St goes to such amazing efforts with their Christmas decorations that crowds come from all directions to see it. Rangers Rd, Cremorne is also spectacular every year – number 51 Rangers Rd even won ‘Event of the Year’ at the North Sydney Council Australia Day Awards.

Elsewhere, The Avenues in Willoughby, Chauvel St in North Ryde, and Cambage Court in Davidson are also well worth visiting each year.

(photo: Mosman Council)

Christmas Markets

Chatswood Fair Trade Christmas Market, December 1, 10am – 4pm.
Our popular Fair Trade Christmas Markets are back! This is the place to find your ethically sourced handcrafted gifts with an inspirational story. Give twice this Christmas by kicking off a chain reaction of goodwill. Choose to spend your money where it can make a real difference by supporting opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans, farmers and producers. (Click for more).

Mosman Twilight Christmas Market, Thursday December 6, 4.30pm-9.30pm.
The Mosman markets are a special twilight Christmas event. The Twilight Market will feature live entertainment, face painting for the kids and a visit from Santa! (Click for more)


Special Christmas Events 

Classic Christmas Film Screenings, The Orpheum Cremorne (weekends in December)
Enjoy classic yuletide movies Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life screening throughout December at The Orpheum. Click for more

Gingerbread House Building, Neutral Bay, December 9 and 22, from 9am.
Join The Classic Cupcake Company for this event. “Our Gingerbread house decorating is a fun and creative 2 hour class for two people to do together. We have created this class for parents to partake in with their children or for two friends (over 14) to do together. Click for more

Christmas Craft and Baking, The Maker’s Loft Cammeray (throughout Dec).
From Christmas wreaths to ceramic ornaments and messy Christmas craft to beautiful baking, the wonderful Maker’s Loft has so many workshops to choose from to get you in the Christmas spirit.Click for more

Edible Christmas Cooking Classes for Children, Cammeray, December 9, 14, 19, 21
Children (8-12) can learn the joy of cooking and giving baked goods and treats for Christmas with Sheridan Rogers. On the menu, depending on the date, are Christmas Angels, Blondies, Reindeer Cupcakes, Gingerbread Men and more. Click for more

Lah-Lah’s Christmas Spectacular, NORTHS Cammeray, December 15, 10am.

There’s a disaster at Santa’s workshop and they need to cancel Christmas! But what about all the children? What will inspire the elves to work? What could bring back Mrs. Claus’ love of baking. How do we get Rudolf off the trapeze and back to the sleigh? Music of course! Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band and Santa team up for a spectacular festive concert to bring back the Christmas cheer, and they need your help.. Lah-Lah’s Christmas Spectacular! 50 minutes of live music, dancing plus full band meet & greet. Click for more

The Toybox, Mosman, Dec 16, 11am
A Christmas event, free for kids! This Christmas bring your kids on a musical journey through Claude Debussy’s The Toybox. Open their eyes and capture their imaginations with this ‘ballet for children,’ as it reveals all the secrets of the toybox. From Sydney ensemble Thoroughbass, this 2018 interpretation of the 1919 ballet is a magical entrée to one of the most influential French composers of all time. Inviting little bodies with big imaginations to join us in the round on the floor, and get up close to some of the earliest musical instruments. (Fixed seating for parents and grandparents). Suitable for ages 4+. Held at Mosman Art Gallery. Kids free, adults $35. Enquiries: 0411 375 821 or E: Click for more.

Prince Albert St Christmas Lights Street Party, December 16, 7pm-10pm
The lovely residents of Prince Albert St will once again be putting on a fabulous Christmas lights display for our community and, to celebrate, a street party will take place. Enjoy sausage sizzles, wood fired pizza and sweet treats from Four Frogs, Fourth Village and Messina, as well as Santa, great music and more! Parking free of charge in the Zoo carpark. This year we are raising funds for the children’s charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. You can donate via this link: click here


We’ll keep adding to the Guide as new events come through, so keep checking back in. From the team at Mosman Living, have a wonderful Christmas!