Ho Ho Ho…Oh no it’s only a month to go until Santa comes down the chimney! We thought we would make it easier for you to get into the festive spirit by finding all the merry things to do with your family and putting them in one handy spot – our ultimate Christmas Guide 2018. And it is overflowing with Christmas cheer!

| Carols | Christmas Lights | Local Christmas Events | Christmas Storytimes | Fresh Christmas Trees | Craft |

Ultimate Christmas Guide 2018

There are more than 15 Christmas carol events, some jolly Christmas storytimes, a long list of fun Christmas community events, a sprinkling of Christmas craft activities and lots of dazzling Christmas lights to see. We also have you covered if you are looking to buy a fresh Christmas tree. And if you are after a new family tradition or a way to focus more on the giving of Christmas, we highly recommend doing a Random Acts of Christmas Kindness ‘Advent Calendar’.



Tis the season to be jolly….and thankfully there are plenty of events to experience and enjoy Christmas carols at. Here is a list of more than 15 in the area. And for more community carols events, visit the Hope 103.2 website.

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Dorset Ave, Northmead

There is something very magical and mesmerising about a house decked out with Christmas lights. And even more so when experiencing them with kids.

The Google Map below shows Christmas light displays that we have visited in previous years. As well as ones fundraising for Lights for Kids this year. Most houses turn their lights on from the first weekend in December. And we will update the map gradually once they do.

Some of our top picks include 7 Mallee Street in Quakers Hill, 44 Camellia Street in Greystanes, Grasmere and Dorset Avenues in Northmead and Chauvel Street in North Ryde, in Carlingford. For the full list, see our Christmas Lights Displays article.

And if you really love Christmas light displays, then you should take a trip to the Hunter Valley Gardens for their amazing Christmas lights!

3Fresh Christmas Trees

Fresh Christmas Trees

There is something delicious and very Christmassy about the smell off a fresh pine tree. If you are in the market for a fresh Christmas tree you can also help support a local community group while you are at it. Here are some of the key places to pick up a fresh Christmas tree.

For other areas, check out the Scouts NSW list.


Top Ryde City Shopping Centre

Enjoy a magical Storytime with Santa on Level 1 in the Playzone.

  • Monday 3rd and 10th December from 9:30am

Cumberland Council Libraries

Join for stories, songs and lots of fun, including a visit from Santa. All sessions start at 11.00am and bookings are essential

  • Monday 3 December – Regents Park Library
  • Tuesday 4 December – Greystanes Library
  • Wednesday 5 December – Granville Library
  • Thursday 6 December – Wentworthville Library
  • Monday 10 December –  Auburn Library
  • Tuesday 11 December- Merrylands Library
  • Wednesday 12 December – Lidcombe Library

Ryde Library

Enjoy Christmas stories and songs with Ryde Library outside in the piazza at Top Ryde on Friday 7th December. NO bookings necessary.

5Christmas Craft Activities

I think we all love some craft time without a mess to clean up afterwards! And if these Christmas craft events leave you and your kids wanting more, here is our list of 25 simple Christmas craft activities to do at home.

Bunnings Santas Little Helper Workshops (from 1st December)

  • Seven Hills: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm
  • Blacktown: Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 2pm

The Connection Rhodes

6Local Community Christmas Events

Carols in the Crescent at Parramatta Park

There is a long list of great local Christmas community events and activities over the next few weeks, including shows, markets, carols, craft and fairs. Our top 5 picks are:

  1. NEW Carols in the Crescent at Parramatta Park on 15th December
  2. Epping Christmas Pool Party on 8th December
  3. Bunnings Christmas Family Night on 6th December
  4. Christmas in the Gardens on 8th December
  5. Carols at the Park on 9th December

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