Fun local events and activities to help get you in the festive spirit

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Mayor Susan Wynne with the Christmas tree at Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay

Mayor Susan Wynne with the Christmas tree at Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay

    Library; Things to do; Youth and families

Published 21 November 2022

There is so much happening around our local area throughout December to help you celebrate Christmas and Chanukah.

Choir of children wearing Christmas hats singing together

QSWWA Annual Community Christmas Carols

Join the Queen Street & West Woollahra Association at their Annual Community Christmas Carols in Chiswick Park, Ocean Street.

Enjoy Christmas carols – including a performance by the Woollahra Public School Choir, market stalls, a BBQ by Chiswick Restaurant, raffle and a special visit from Santa.

We are proud to support this event through our Placemaking Grants program.

Tuesday 6 December, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Chiswick Gardens, Ocean Street, Woollahra

Text saying: 'Chanukah by the Bay' with a menorah and Sydney Harbour in background

Chanukah at The Bay

Everyone is welcome to join the festival of light celebrations, which will include carnival games, lighting of the giant Chanukah Menorah, live music, shows and roving clowns, and an amazing firework show to end the evening.

Entry is free and there's fun for all the family!

Organised by Chabad Double Bay. 

Chanukah @ the Bay 2022 
Tuesday 20 December from 4pm - 9pm
Steyne Park, William Street, Double Bay

We are proud to support this event through our Placemaking Grants program.

Paddo Christmas

The Very Paddo Christmas Night Out

The Very Paddo Christmas Night Out is the perfect place for Christmas shopping, with retailers inviting customers into the neighbourhood to get a great deal and sample some beautiful Paddo late night shopping. Pubs, bars and cafes will get in on the act too, offering Christmas cocktails, snacks and festive jazz. Carollers will be roaming the streets adding to the atmosphere.

The Very Paddo Christmas Night
Thursday 15 December from 6pm - 9pm
Streets and laneways in Paddington

Christmas window display with white wrapped goods and lettering which reads 'Merry Christ-o-mas
2021 winner, David Stein Art 

Woollahra Christmas Window Display Competition

The Queen Street & West Woollahra Association is running the Christmas Window Display Competition for local businesses again this year.

Queen Street and Woollahra village always have a special atmosphere, and these Christmas window displays take it to another level, creating a fabulous festive feeling. Visit the area to do a spot of Christmas shopping and check out all the displays using the map and vote for your favourite in the People’s choice award. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 December.

30 November – 25 December
Throughout Queen St and Woollahra shopping village

Young child wearing a santa hat

Holdsworth Family Fun Day

Holdsworth's much-loved Family Fun Day is back this year, including all your favourites...the animal farm, Santa’s cave and loads of craft activities!

Thursday 1 December 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm
Holdsworth Community Centre, 64 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra

A homemade Christmas decoration

Holiday Family Fun: Festive Craft Packs

Visit Woollahra Libraries this festive season to collect a take home craft activity pack. Get creative, decorate the home or make a gift for a loved one.

1-23 December
At Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Paddington Library and Watsons Bay Library

Santa staring into a sack, surrounded by children

Woollahra Libraries: Santa Story Time and Craft (3-6 yrs)

Join our special guest Santa as he shares Christmas stories, songs, craft and cheer with the children followed by the chance to take photos and share Christmas wishes.

Paddington Library: Friday 9 December 2022, 10:30am-11:30am

Double Bay Library: Wednesday 14 December 2022, 10:30am-11:30am

Watsons Bay Library: Tuesday 6 December 2022, 10:30am-11:30am

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