‘Tis the season to be jolly and here’s our list of all things Christmas on the Northern Beaches to help you celebrate the festive season… we’ll keep adding to it!

Elanora Heights Village Christmas Markets 

Christmas is all about community spirit and you can celebrate with the 2101 neighbourhood at their very own markets. The whole of Kalang Road will be closed off and transformed into a Christmas wonderland with amazing stallholders, food, live music and kid’s entertainment. 

When: Sunday, 26 November, 3-7pm

Where: 50 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/elanora-heights-village-christmas-markets

Christmas Pottery Workshop, Manly

Make a thoughtful gift in this pottery making class run by The Sunshine Collective at Ruby Lane Wholefoods. You will learn several hand-building techniques that you can then use to create your very own cup, with drinks and nibbles also included in the $95 ticket.

When: 28 November

Where: Ruby Lane Wholefoods, 200 Pittwater Road, Manly

Event: https://www.rubylane.com.au/product/pottery-class/ 

Christmas Market at the War Vets, Narrabeen

Celebrate and support our talented Northern Beaches community at this yearly Christmas market offering delectable baked goods, exquisite sewing and knitting creations, sweet jams, and captivating arts and crafts. There will also be a coffee van and a sausage sizzle. 

When: Thursday, 30 November, 10am-3pm

Where: Montgomery Theatre, 11 Endeavour Drive, Narrabeen

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/christmas-market-war-vets-narrabeen

Paris to Christmas Market, Manly

Oh, la la! Enjoy a night under the stars filled with French food and Champagne at these twilight Christmas markets. Shop artisan goods, relax to live music and fill your tummies with all your favourite French treats. The Paris to Christmas Market is a joint event by the Bastille Market-Australia and Le Marché-Willoughby.

When: Saturday, 2 December, 3-8pm
Where: St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/705950021426772?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D 

Santa’s Breakfast at Warriewood Square

Come be part of a joyful morning at Warriewood Square – SQ filled with face painting, balloon bending, Christmas crafts, breakfast treats, lively elves, dancers, be in the running for the lucky door prize of a 2-week free trial valued at $100 at Kumon Warriewood (must be there to win), and, of course, the main attraction—Santa Claus.

When: Saturday, 2 December, 9am

Where: Warriewood Square, the new Kids Corner, located next to Just Jeans

Event: https://www.fightonthebeaches.com/event/santabreakfast

Borgnis Street Christmas Lights

Christmas is coming and the lights will soon be twinkling!! The residents of Borgnis St Davidson would love to invite their families, friends and community to visit our wonderful displays each night from Saturday 2nd Dec – Monday 25th Dec 6.30pm – 10.30pm. We would love to see your many smiling faces along the street whilst we celebrate Christmas and support our worthwhile cause of Bear Cottage.

When: 2 December-25 December, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Event: https://www.facebook.com/borgnischristmaslights

Christmas Markets, Narrabeen 

Tick off all your Christmas shopping at the brand-new Lakeside Park Christmas Market. Support local and small businesses, grab a bite to eat, enjoy live local music and even snap a free photo with Santa.

When: Sunday, 3 December, 8am-2pm

Where: Lakeside Park, 39 Lake Park Road, Narrabeen

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/christmas-markets-2023

Wreath Making Workshop, Manly

Get into the festive spirit with a Christmas wreath-making workshop at Manly Spirits Co Distillery. Your ticket includes a festive cocktail on arrival, a scrumptious cheeseboard, guidance from a professional florist, and your own handmade wreath to take home.

When: Sunday, 3 December, 2-3.30pm

Where: Manly Spirits Co Distillery. 4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/246012608468482 

Christmas Carols, Mona Vale 

Drop in and listen to the Mona Vale Public School Choir sing popular Christmas carols at this free performance at Mona Vale Library.

When: Monday, 4 December, 11am-12pm

Where: Mona Vale Library

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/christmas-carols

Sensitive Santa’s Afternoon Tea

This event is specially designed to provide a unique and memorable experience for individuals with sensory and special needs. Fight for a Cure will be hosting a “Sensitive Santa’s Afternoon Tea.” at Warriewood Square – SQ.

When: Tuesday, 5 December, 4pm

Where: Warriewood Square – SQ

Event: https://www.fightonthebeaches.com/event/ssws

Christmas Choral Concert, Manly 

Warm up your vocal cords because this annual choral concert is returning to Manly Oval with Christmas carols performed by the Northern Beaches Orchestra, our Community Christmas Choir and local artists. Bring your picnic blanket and snacks, or order dinner from the delicious food trucks. There will also be face painting and even a visit from Santa himself.

When: Thursday, 7 December, 5-8.30pm

Where: Manly Oval, Sydney Road and Belgrave Street, Manly

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/christmas-choral-concert-2023

Avalon Christmas Tree Decorating

Join us in spreading festive cheer by coming together to decorate real trees in Dunbar Park, Avalon.  A fun after-school activity where kids and adults can craft sustainable decorations together using natural elements and repurposed fabrics.  Feel free to bring your own homemade decorations, adding to the display with the unique charm of our community.

When: Thursday, 7 December, 3.30-6.30pm

Where: 59 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach NSW, Avalon NSW 2107

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/avalon-christmas-tree-decorating

Bunnings Christmas Family Event

Get into spirit at the free Bunnings Christmas Family Event. Thursday 7th December from 5pm to 7pm at Bunnings Balgowlah.

When: Thursday, 7 December, 5pm-7pm

Where: Bunnings Balgowlah

Event: https://www.bunnings.com.au/balgowlah

Christmas fun in Manly

Bring the Family to Manly and enjoy a meet and greet with Aussie Santa and photo opportunity with assistance from his elf. Listen to Christmas music / carols on the stage and roving entertainment throughout the day.

When: Saturday, 9 December, 10am-4pm

Where: The Corso

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/christmas-fun-manly

Pittwater Christmas Market 

Get ready to jingle all the way to the Pittwater Christmas Markets to browse through a wonderland of Christmas treasures and treats. 

When: Saturday, 9 December, 10am-4pm

Where: Winnererremy Reserve Bay, Mona Vale

Event: https://cambridgemarkets.com.au/ 

Frenchs Forest Scouts Christmas Tree Sale 

Support this local scouts club at their annual Christmas tree fundraiser and head home with a premium, six (180cm) or seven-foot (210cm) tree, which is cut and delivered fresh that very morning. The Pinus Radiata ‘Christmas Tree’ variety being sold is grown at Paddy’s River, Wingello in the NSW Southern Highlands.

When: Saturday, 9 December, 8am

Where: Brickpit Reserve, corner of Warringah Road and Bantry Bay Road, Frenchs Forest

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/339261038764545 

Carols in the Park, Frenchs Forest 

Pack your picnic rug and your family for Frenches Forest Anglican Church’s free, annual Carols in the Park. There will be a jump castle, a petting zoo, a coffee cart, specialty popcorn, Dutch waffles and a sausage sizzle.

When: Saturday, 9 December, 5.30-8.30pm

Where: Ararat Reserve, Frenches Forest

Event: https://www.frenchsforestanglican.org/whats-on/carols-in-the-park-2023 

Belrose Scouts Christmas Tree Sale 

Spruce up your living room with a freshly cut tree from the local Belrose scouts. You can pre-order six and seven-foot trees, along with tree stands, online for pick-up or home delivery in postcodes 2085 and 2086.

When: Saturday, 9 December, 7.30am-12pm

Where: Wakehurst Public School, 8 Glen Street, Belrose

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/freshly-cut-scout-christmas-trees

Carols and Christmas Tree Sale, Rotary Upper Northern Beaches

Take the stress out of Christmas by pre-ordering a Christmas tree from the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches. They’ll be selling them roadside in Terrey Hills from 8am on December 9, but you can also pre-order a tree for home delivery to select suburbs. Keep the evening free too for carols in Mona Vale Village Park at 6pm.  

When: Saturday, 9 December, 8am (Christmas trees) and 6pm (Carols)

Where: At the Junction of Aumuna Road and Kamber Road, Terrey Hills (Christmas trees) and Mona Vale Village Park (Carols)

Event: https://rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org/upcoming-events 

Harbord Scouts Christmas Tree Sale, Curl Curl

Find the perfect tree to decorate your home this Christmas and support the Harbord scout group. Get there early for the best trees, which are freshly cut to six, seven and eight feet tall. The Scouts will also be selling Christmas tree stands and delicious Lions Christmas Cakes and puddings.

When: Saturday, 9 December – Sunday, 10 December, 7am-4pm

Where: Freshwater Campus, 153 Harbord Road, Curl Curl

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/real-christmas-trees-sold-scouts

Christmas Cupcake Classes

Learn to create your very own Christmas cupcakes using effective piping techniques with our famous whipped buttercream & fondant.  This is a fun festive class which will teach you skills that can also be applied to other cake decorations all year round.

This is a great family activity for children aged 10 years or older, when accompanied by a paying adult.

When: See website for session times or book your own group class

Where: The Classic Cupcake Co Baking Academy (Shop 1 / 142 Spit Road, Mosman)

Event: https://theccc.com.au/collections/christmas-gift-ideas/products/christmas-cupcakes

Xmas on the Green, Dee Why

Join us for a jolly good time at Dee Why Bowling Club on December 10th – Xmas on the Greens! 🎅🎁 Get ready for a festive day filled with pictures with Santa, live music, exciting giveaways, and so much more. Mark your calendars it will be a day not to miss!

When: Sunday, 10 December, From 11 AM

Where: Dee Why Bowling Club

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1019609009134343/

Merry Madness at Manly’s Santa Crawl

It’s one of the best Chrissy traditions on the Beaches, so grab your Santa suit or any festive garb and get set to deck the halls of lots of great bars and restaurants in Manly to raise money for kids’ charity Royal Far West. Silly season is already in full swing and what better way to get in the festive spirit than dressing in your best Santa suit and joining the annual Manly Santa Sunday Session. Formerly known as the Santa Claus Pub Crawl, this event has become a cherished tradition in Manly, spreading Christmas cheer while supporting a good cause.

When: Sunday, 10 December, 12-10pm

Where: Meeting at The Hotel Steyne and Ending at Tokyo Joe

Price: $35



Christmas By the Beach, Dee Why

Gather the whole family for this annual Christmas extravaganza at James Meehan Reserve. Sing along to all your favourite traditional carols performed by Northern Beaches Chorus and Northern Beaches Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and enjoy fun children’s Christmas entertainment from ARIA-nominated Australian Children’s band, The Vegetable Plot and more.  There will also be face painting, a Santa visit and global food trucks. 

When: Friday, 15 December, 4-7.30pm

Where: James Meehan Reserve, 30 Clyde Road, Dee Why 

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/christmas-by-the-beach

Christmas at the Diggers, Freshwater

Step into the magical wonderland of Christmas at Harbord Diggers with Santa photo sessions for the whole family (furry friends included). The Diggers is also hosting three spectacular Christmas Day lunches across their restaurants including a four-course menu at Acquafresca, a buffet lunch at DD Collective and a set menu at Teddy Larkin’s.  

When: Friday, 15 December – Sunday, 17 December, 11am-4pm

Where: Harbord Diggers, 88 Evans St, Freshwater 

Event: https://www.harborddiggers.com.au/whats-on/christmas-day 

Carols by the Lake, Narrabeen 

One of the biggest community events on the Northern Beaches is back for a joyous Christmas celebration with pre-concert entertainment and then carols kicking off at 7pm. This event is hosted by The Link Church and will end with a major fireworks spectacular over the lake. 

When: Saturday, 16 December, 4pm

Where: Lakeside Park, 39 Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen 

Event: https://www.link.org.au/events

Narrabeen Christmas Lights Paddle

Join us on your own craft for the annual Christmas Lights paddle over to the Link Christmas Carols.
We’ll decorate our boats with lights and paddle over.
Note we take no responsibility for the safety of people not in our boat.

When: Saturday, 16 December, 6pm

Where: Narrabeen Lake

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425256601675978/

Brookie Santa Brew Crawl

A Santa crawl featuring all your favourite Brookie breweries? Sleigh what! That’s right folks, we’re tree-mendously excited to announce the 2023 Brookie Santa Brewery Crawl has been locked in for Sunday 17 December! Multiple venues, one BIG day! You’ll find amazing activations (& awesome beer) at each venue, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! Think Christmas tunes, Bad Santa photos, Christmas crafts, fundraisers, festive food & a heap of other awesome things to get involved in. So strap on your Santa slacks & get ready to treat yo-elf!

When: Sunday, 17 December

Where: Multiple Venues

Event: https://www.dadndavesbrewing.com/whatson

2023 Carols by Candle Light

All profits from the event will be donated to Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. Join in the Christmas cheer with the Lions Sausage Sizzle Sponsored by IGA Belrose, Pop’s Cornshack, Ice-cream, Haifa Food Truck, Espresso 67 Drinks, Bouncy Castle, and Gold Ridge Animal Farm.

When: Sunday, 17 December, 3pm-9pm

Where: Lionel Watts Oval

Event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230056307370341/user/626260425/

Mona Vale Xmas Market 2023

The annual Mona Vale Xmas Market 2023 kicks of on Sunday the 17th of December at Village Park…Food, market stalls and live music all day, what a great place to relax, eat, listen to some local music talent and get your last minute Christmas shopping done.

When: Sunday, 17 December, 10am-4pm

Where: Mona Vale Village Park

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524121364793873

The Skylarks – Christman Carols @#12

The Skylarks will be singing all your Christmas favourites so come on down and enjoy a truly magical experience.
Performance will be at #12 Borgnis Street, Davidson.

When: Monday, 18 December, 7.30pm-9pm

Where: 12 Borgnis St, Davidson NSW 2085, Australia

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589182041825346/?ref=newsfeed

Christmas Pantomime: Carol Claus

When a jealous Jack Frost makes it impossible for Santa to fly his sleigh out for Christmas; Santa must send Rudolph to find his long lost sister, Carol. She once wrote everyone’s favourite Christmas songs, but has since forgotten her love for Christmas. Will Rudolph and the children succeed in their mission to bring Carol back and help her believe in Christmas again?

Join us for a fun-filled show of catchy songs, costumes and characters.

  • Tuesday 19 December, 9.30 – 10.15am at
  • Tuesday 19 December, 11 – 11.45am at Glen Street Theatre, Sorlies Space
  • Tuesday 19 December, 2.30 – 3.15pm at Mona Vale Memorial Hall

When: Tuesday, 19 December, 9.30am-3.15pm

Where: Glen Street Theatre, Sorlies Space and Mona Vale Memorial Hall

Event: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/all-library-events/christmas-pantomime-carol-claus

Christmas Stories with R.A. Spratt

This will be high energy, action-packed, side-splittingly, hilarious storytelling at it’s festive best, and featuring Christmas carols written by Nanny Piggins herself. This is the perfect family show for anyone who enjoys a good holiday season giggle. R.A. Spratt will be available to sign books (purchased at the theatre) after the show.

When: Thursday, 21 December, 2pm

Where: Corner Glen St and Blackbutts Rd, Belrose, NSW, Australia, New South Wales

Event: https://glenstreet.com.au/whats-on/christmas-stories-ra-spratt-0

Stage Artz Christmas Carols at #11

Come on down and enjoy some carolling fun with the talented Stage Artz at #11 Borgnis Street Davidson.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

When: Friday, 22 December, 7.30pm-9pm

Where: Borgnis Street Christmas Lights

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/907752117570464/



Know of local carols or a great Christmas events that should be added to the list? Please get in touch via northernbeaches@thelivingcollective.com.au 

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