Looking to get out and have some fun over the holidays? We’ve got you covered. From food markets to Christmas pantomimes and outdoor cinema, it’s going to be a brilliant summer on the Beaches and beyond… 

World Food Markets

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Go on a foodie adventure this summer at the World Food Markets at Fresh Water and Narraweena where you’ll enjoy warm summer nights (hopefully!), different international cuisines dished out through food trucks and live acoustic music. Don’t forget to pack your picnic rugs so kicking back with your family or mates is as comfy as possible.

Event locations and dates

  • Freshwater Beach Park (behind the surf club), Freshwater – December 18. Find out more
  • Beverley Job Park, Narraweena – 15, 22, 29 January. Find out more

Christmas Pantomime – Mrs Claus’ Christmas

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What’s an Aussie summer without a bit of ho, ho, ho fun from Santa Claus, his wife and their close friends, along with catchy songs and cute costumes to keep the entire family entertained. What’s the story? Santa Klaus has been kidnapped so Mrs Claus springs into action – with the help of reindeers and elves – to fly the sleigh and deliver the presents. This is an all ages family event. The show is aimed at children aged 2 – 7 years old. Show duration: 45 minutes. Bookings essential.

Address: Glen Street Theatre, Cnr Glen Street, Blackbutts Rd, Belrose
When: Monday 21st December
Phone: 8495 5021

Open Air Cinema – Frenchs Forest 


The Northern Beaches Council loves to cater to all sorts of personality types and this summer is going to be no different. It’s hosting two Open Air Cinema events at Lionel Watts Reserve, Frenchs Forest for movie buffs. Wonder Park (2019) will be playing on Friday 8 January and Jumanji (1995) on Saturday 9 January. Bring along your picnic rug and snacks to enjoy a night under the stars. Or, grab food from onsite food vendors to give your tastebuds a wild ride. Book here.

Address: Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Phone: 1300 434 434

The Newport – Cinema by the Sea

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Catch your favourite flicks this summer with a side of ocean breeze at The Newport’s Cinema by the Sea event. It’s being hosted every Monday evening at 7pm from December 14 until February 27. You’ll also get to tuck into good food and drinks while watching classics such as Mulan, Upside Down Magic, Love Actually and Eat Pray Love. Check out the full list here.

Address: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport, NSW 2106
Phone: 02 9114 7337
Instagram: @thenewportsyd

Waterworld Central

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Australia’s famous inflatable mobile waterpark is jam-packed with splashtastic fun as you slip and slide away from the summer heat! The kids can splash around in one of the many themed pools while teens and adults can take to the thrill rides such as the ‘Wave Slide’, ‘Epic Racer’ and ‘X-Treme Tuber’. Book your summer fun here for dates between December 28 and January 26.

Address: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Instagram: @waterworld_central

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