Top festivities in our local community

Ho Ho Ho! Have your calendars at the ready. It’s time for lights, carols and festivities galore! The Canada Bay Club has researched the celebrations leading up to Christmas Day. Read on to find out what’s happening in your local community.

Kick off December by singing along to the carols in your local park, strolling the lights through the city and Martin Place, or making Christmas fare at community centres across Sydney. Not only does the City of Canada Bay have plenty to keep you entertained in the lead up to Christmas, there are lots of fun things to do and try. You’ll be feeling the spirit of Christmas in no time.

Makers Market Christmas Edition

Cross off your Christmas shopping list in no time at the designer Pop Up Maker’s Market just down the road in Burwood. With a huge selection of handmade craft and lifestyle products to choose from, there’s a present for everyone.

Where: Burwood Park, Burwood Road, Burwood

When: Sunday 4 December 2016, 10am-4pm

Cost: free entry

Alexandria Village Christmas Concert

This free family-friendly event not only has loads of entertainment, singing and dancing on offer, Santa will pay a visit, there are crafts and activities for the kids, a sausage sizzle and a Santa stocking available to purchase on the day, with all proceeds going to The Guide Dogs NSW/ACT!

Where: Alexandria Park, Buckland Street, Alexandria

When: Saturday 10 December 2016, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Cost: free entry

Carols in the Park

Sing all your favourites at Carols in the Park at Burwood. The stage will be set for all the traditional tunes as well as entertainment, a jumping castle, fireworks and, of course, our favourite jolly guy, Santa. Take your picnic blanket and settle in for a lovely evening with the family.

Where: Burwood Park, Burwood Road, Burwood

When: Saturday 10 December, 2016, 5pm-9pm

Cost: free entry

Make your own gift-wrapping

Head to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to get crafty and make your own Christmas wrap from reused materials. The good people from Reverse Garbage will be on hand to give their tips on how to use the materials for the best results, plus if you’re happy with your efforts you can buy a kit on the day and make more at home.

Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street, Newtown

When: Saturday 17 December 2016, 2pm-3.30pm Cost: free entry however bookings essential. Visit here for details.

At a glance…

Leichhardt Marketplace

Photos with Santa and Christmas craft every day from 10am to 4pm (except Sundays 11am to 3pm) through to 24 December 2016.

Martin Place Sydney

Christmas Tree lights every evening through to 25 December 2016.

St Mary’s Cathedral

The Lights of Christmas, “Joy to the World” every evening from 7.30pm to midnight starting Thursday 8 December 2016 through to 25 December 2016.

David Jones, City store

Christmas window display every day through to 25 December 2016.

Carols in the Domain

The Domain Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney on Sunday 18 December 2016 from midday. Visit here for event and travel information.

Christmas lights in your suburb

Check your local council website to find out where the best streets in your neighbourhood are for a night of lights and wonder.

Carols in your suburb

Check your local council website to find out where you can join the carolling in your neighbourhood this year.

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