Christmas North of the Bridge!
Christmas trees have started to make their appearances in shop fronts across the city, bon bons are lining the shelves, and the weather’s getting warmer — it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! Here’s a list of great Christmas events and activities on the North Shore to help you feel a little more festive.
St Ives Shopping Village - The Village has a heap of Christmas activities happening right throughout December, make sure you check it out. PS: they are also giving you some extra Christmas Shopping time, check the website for the Christmas Trading hours.
Choirs & Music Entertainment
The Landings Choir: Monday 12 December, 11am – noon
Vov Dylan: Friday 16 December, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Friday 16- 23 December, next to Concierge. Have your Christmas Presents Wrapped, simply donate a gold coin to Hornsby Women’s Shelter to help their Christmas appeal.
For the Kids:
Face Painting and Balloon Bender: Friday 16 December, 10am – 1pm
Christmas Tree Character: Saturday 17 December, 10am – 1pm
Face Painting and Balloon Bender: Tuesday 20 December, 10am – 1pm
You can see all the details online HERE - or head into the Village and check it out, 166 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives.
Eden Gardens has a jam-packed day of Christmas activities coming up on Sunday, December 11th - mark your calendars! There will be a singing Santa from 11-2pm, Artisan Markets from 9:30am, fabulous food options and a wonderful atmosphere. There will also be gift wrapping available - including an added feel good with all gold coin donations going to Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets… It’s all about giving and Enriching People’s Lives with Plants. Check out the details online HERE. 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park - 02 9491 9900
Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens - Only a short 2-hour car trip from Sydney, impress your family this Christmas with Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. A magnificent display of 3 million lights across over 14 hectares of breathtaking gardens. The gates opened on Friday, November 4th, and will finish on January 26th, 2023.
This year’s event has brand new LED features including brand new 12 Days of Christmas
display, a 14m tall Christmas Tree, giant 2.5m illuminated Santa, 8m tall present stack and
much more. Making it Hunter Valley Gardens’ biggest and most interactive experience for
families to date.
Tickets are on sale now. For more details on Christmas Lights Spectacular, tickets and program please visit www.hvg.com.au
Taronga Zoo’s Christmas Concert - Taronga’s joyous celebration of Christmas for the whole family features an all-star lineup of performers, singers, musicians and of course, Santa with special guest Mrs Claus! Created specifically for Taronga Zoo, the Christmas Concert is the pinnacle of family friendly entertainment for just $29 for adults and $24 for children aged 4–15. Bring a picnic and enjoy an amazing summer evening set against the iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 17 December 2022. Find tickets and information online HERE.
And most importantly, we've put together a list of streets that are known for their Christmas light displays!
Kitchener St, St Ives
Waterhouse Ave, St Ives
Borgnis St, Frenches Forest
Hall Road, Hornsby
Ingleside, Ingleside Road
Kinsellas Drive, Lane Cove
Garling Street, Lane Cove
Bradfield Road, Lindfield