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| CHRISTMAS RECYCLING!...
Christmas isn't christmas without the floor being covered in an assortment of wrapping paper, envelopes and gift packing strewn throughout the vicinity of the wonderful tree!
Be aware that most of this can be recycled but some of it can't.
Please see the 1 Coast website for which bin to place, not only wrapping but other assorted excess Christmas items as well.
| WHATS ON CENTRAL COAST
Christmas trading hours at some of our local shopping centre's - so far... These will be updated as more information comes in.
Check the MARKETS PAGE for CHRISTMAS markets on around the Central Coast
| CHRISTMAS CAROLS - MUSIC EVENTS:
| CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT:
Saturday 24th December 2017
Carols by Candlelight at The Entrance
The annual Carols by Candlelight Celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2017 at The Entrance, Memorial Park
The festivities kick off at 6.00pm with a jam packed program:
6pm Christmas Carols montage featuring carols songs from local artists and Laycock Street Dancers
6.15pm More Carols song by some fantastic young local artists Joseph Arrua, Riley Lovell and Teagan Thompson
6.20pm Meet and Greet Elmo & Cookie Monster in the park
6.45pm Gosford Musical Society's upcoming stage show HONK perform a few numbers to entertain the kids. This show is based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story, The Ugly Duckling. HONK is a story about acceptance, tolerance and love
7pm Rebecca Johnsons Band will perform some extra carols and a few catchy covers
7pm HONK Characters are happy to have their photos taken with the kids
7.30pm A magical Christmas show for the young and the young at heart. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse or.....WERE THEY? Follow the story of a boys adventure to the North Pole to find his missing toys. Is it real or is it just him amazing imagination??? This show is a high energy, family friendly Christmas Show for all ages.
7.45pm Elmo and the Cookie Monster are back out in the park for an extra meet and greet
8pm Local profiled artists singing traditional Christmas Carols featuring headliner Liam Burrows.
8.50pm Santa pops in for 10 minutes to wish everyone a very merry Christmas
9pm A spectacular FIREWORKS display
Carols by Candlelight at The Entrance will be one event not to miss so grab your chairs, picnic rugs and join us for a magical night under the stars proudly presented by Central Coast Council
| MINGARAS CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS:
It’s almost that time of the year for Mingara’s Christmas Under the Stars!
Bring along a picnic blanket and settle in for a great night out with the family and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols.
There will be a visit from Santa, fireworks display and lots of fun for all ages.
Join us for a star-studded line up at Mingara’s Christmas Under the Stars, Bree and Gawndy from 101.3 SeaFM will be back to lead the fun!
• 2017 The Voice runner-up Hoseah Partsch,
• Universal kids show “Trolls”,
• Nathan Foley,
• Max Jackson,
• Shane Edwards,
• Gina Jeffrey’s Christmas Stars,
• Nikki Webster Dance,
• Erica Davis,
• Don’t forget Santa and Mrs Claus and many other talented local performers.
DATE: Sunday 17th December
TIMES: Ticket booth: from 3.30pm, Gates: from 4.30pm,
ENTERTAINMENT: from 5.30pm,
FIREWORKS: From 9.15pm
COST: Adults $5, Children 12 years and under free*
*Complimentary ticket required.
We’d like to thank our major sponsor, Greater Bank, as well as event day sponsors 101.3 SeaFM, NBN Television Central Coast and Central Coast Council who are partnering with Mingara to present this wonderful community event.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, in person at the Mingara Welcome Desk or visit any of the seven Greater Bank Branches on the Central Coast.
FUNDS RAISED WILL GO TOWARDS THE SALVATION ARMY & BOOKS IN HOMES.
Event Entry Conditions: Alcohol and smoke-free event. Anyone under 18 to be accompanied by an adult of parental age at all
No entry without a ticket.
No pass outs after 8pm.
Mingara has the right to refuse entry.
No glass of any kind allowed.
Entry with purchase of $5 Ticket. Children under 12 free, if accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 must have a complimentary ticket.
| THE EBTRANCE COMMUNITY CENTRE:
Along with our friends @ The Benevolent Society, The Entrance Men's Shed and Local Rotary Club.
We are bringing to you an evening of fun free Christmas Frivolity
Thursday 14th December 430pm - 730pm
FREE Jumping Castle
FREE Giant Slide
FREE Lolly bags for the kids
FREE Sausage Sizzle
Santa and Backdrop will there to take your annual family photo.
Cold drinks, Coffee, Fairy Floss, Popcorn and Slushy's will be available to purchase.
Bring your Picnic rugs, camping chairs and your best singing voices.
Don't forget your care packages
Hope to see you all there!
| WYONG RACE CLUB :
The Corporate Christmas Cracker –
Saturday 2nd December –
6pm - $85pp
**Ideal for staff Christmas Parties** Tickets available at http://wyongraceclub.com.au/event/the-corporate-christmas-cracker/
- Andrew Barnett (comedian)
- Soul Station (cover band, Fairplay)
Christmas at the Races II –
Wednesday 13th December – 12:00pm - $7 gate entry
**Ideal for staff Christmas parties**
Raceday packages available at http://wyongraceclub.com.au/event/christmas-at-the-races-2-17/
Magic Millions Christmas at the Races III –
Thursday 21st December – 12:00pm - $10 gate entry
**Ideal for Christmas parties**
Raceday packages available at http://wyongraceclub.com.au/event/magic-millions-christmas-at-the-races-3-17/
| A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM:
‘A Night in Bethlehem… a Christmas Experience’
Want a fun Christmas Experience for the whole Family?
Bring the kids along to a Night in Bethlehem, a Christmas experience that will be an afternoon and evening to remember! Come along and experience 1st Century Bethlehem!
Drop by the Spice Shoppe: Take home some gold, frankincense and myrrh from some Wise Men of Bethlehem: Eat at the Bethlehem Bakery: Decorate your own angel biscuits and hear the amazing story about an angel who visited Mary: See the Stable where Jesus was born!
Make sure you have your smart phones ready parents to take a pic of your kids in the stable where Jesus was born!
Loads of activities for the kids and crafts/activities they can take home!
Meet wool traders and come and see the animals. Kids can make their own sheep craft to take home.
Come and see King Herod and watch the events that unfolded on that night in Bethlehem.
But wait!............We haven’t forgotten mums and dads though!!
From 5:30pm each night there will be
* Live music
* BBQ( gluten free available)
* Cold Drinks
* Enclosed play area for the kids
* Free glow sticks
* Coffee and tea
Special Guest star on Saturday night is Shane Edwards and band singing some popular classics and Christmas Carols! Plus special performances from our Kids Rock, Playtime and Mainly Music children’s programmes.
Friday night will be an awesome acoustic duo to relax to while the kids have fun in the playground! So grab your fold out chairs, blanket, and grab some food and drinks while you relax outside on the green and listen to some quality music and Christmas Carols.
When: Friday 8th - Saturday 9th December
Time: Children’s activities from 4-6pm BBQ & live music from 5:30pm
Where: The Entrance Baptist Church, 8 Yakalla St Bateau Bay
Cost: Free Entry (including activities)
For more information contact Mike: 0412 828 247.
| DOYLO SUMMERFEST CAROLS:
Save the Date: Doylo Summerfest Carols. Saturday, 16th December, 2017, 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Free Admission, Carols, FIREWORKS, Live Bands, Camel rides, Food Stalls, Glow Sticks, Entertainment
This is a local community event featuring loads of family fun and activities, market stall, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display
| ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION AND SALE:
1st to 13th December 2017
Central Coast Potters Socirty Inc Annual Exhibition and Sale
Open Daily 9am - 4pm
The Community Gallery
Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford
An eclectic exhibition and sale of unique locally handcrafted ceramics with a selection of handmade prints by guest artists from The Makers Studio.
For further details visit Central Coast Potters Society at: www.ccpotters.org
or email The Makers Studio on: firstname.lastname@example.org
| CAROLS IN KIBBLE PARK:
24th December 2017 - 6pm TBC
It has been an annual tradition for the past 55 years for families and Christmas Carols lovers to come to Gosford for the Christmas Eve Carols.
Initially started by the Apex Club of Gosford and held at the old Grahame Park (now where Central Coast Stadium lies), the Gosford City Brass Band has been there every year to bring to many a magical evening of traditional Christmas Carols.
Join us for an evening of festive entertainment where you can relax with a picnic, sing along to some favourite tunes, and still get home in time to wrap those last few presents
Now presented by the Gosford Uniting Church and Gbid, the event stays true to its roots as a traditional Carols for all to sing along to, a delicious BBQ, and a family fun event that is free for all to set up a rug and enjoy!
| CAROLS ON THE GREENS:
10th December 2017
Join us for our 3rd Annual Carols on the Greens.
Sunday 10th December 2017.
Free Family Event!
Free Face painting, Fairy Floss and Snow Cones from 6pm.
Hosted By Jenifer Green and staring both professional and local talent
| SHELLY BEACH GOLF CLUB: TBC
CAROLS BY SCHOONERLIGHT
With rides commencing at 5pm and entertainment from 6pm – 9pm
Kids Rides ~ BBQ ~ Outside Bar ~ Face Painting ~ Food Stalls
Including special performances by Michael Montgomery ~ Nearly Vintage ~ MiXiT ~Sean Le Breton ~ Mel’s Music & Wellness Studio featuring Sing it Sisters ~ Toni William’s Singing Studio + special visit from Santa!
Don’t forget your picnic rug & chairs.
Please note that BYO alcohol is not permitted & checked upon entry.
Outside bars will be available for purchases during the event.
COURTESY BUS AVAILABLE - (02) 4332 3400
CENTRAL COAST CAROLS:
Star 104.5's Central Coast Carols are moving to to Central Coast Stadium on Thursday 21st December from 5pm.
Featuring a stellar line up of local and national acts including Damien Leith, Lah Lah's Big Live Band and of course an appearance by Santa, the night also raises funds for Cancer Council NSW that stay right here on the Central Coast.
Hosted by Rabbit & Julie Goodwin and with a huge fireworks display at 9pm there is plenty for families to enjoy with amusements, food, stalls and the chance to get together on the picnic rug on the field at our premium landmark Central Coast Stadium.
Thirsday 21st December 2017
Gates open at 4pm. Show starts at 5pm.
Adult $10 - Youth $5 (5 - 17 years) *plus booking fee
No chairs (of any description), strollers will be stored, no smoking or alcohol permitted, no glass, picnic rugs are encouraged, no metal cutlery or knives permitted, no umbrellas or sun shelters. This is an alcohol and smoke free event.
Get tickets and all event information at www.centralcoastcarols.com.au.
All proceeds donated to Cancer Council NSW - Central Coast
SURFING SANTA 2017:
Sunday 25th December 2017
It gets bigger every year!
See Santa and Mrs Clause arrive on a big red fire engine to go surfing with all the kids on Soldiers Beach, Fun Aussie Christmas
Start Xmas morning with Santa and the beach elves..
See them arrive on a big Fire engine tossing lollies to all.
Free annual event for family fun.
Great way to have fun with friends and meet new people and share the joy of an Aussie Xmas!
Yes its on again for the kids and the big kids!
This great event that was started for my kids and other local kids grew from 30 to last years 130 kids and adults and yes doggie people with their dogs to take photos with Santa and Mrs Claus.
All are welcome to come xmas morning, there will be the fire truck rolling down the top car park at soliders beach 9.30am with Santa and all his helpers throwing lollies to all the kids then a 10min photo shoot for all parents and doggies owners to take a nice pic with your children with Santas family, then, after santa will start to throw all the lollies to the boys and girls,
Santa and Mrs Claus along with all Santas helpers will then adventure out with their surf boards to show everyone how good or bad he can surf along side with his 10 helpers.
This is an event your kids don't see every year, colour, excitement, lollies every where, Santas family, surf, sea and sun - beat that!
Please if you all can post and share this around to all your family and friend, pre schools, where ever there are children groups I'd deeply appreciate it as I will do what it takes to see the biggest smile on their beautiful faces on xmas morning . Thank u and may god bless u all!
See the Facebook Page for more
| BENDIGO BANK WYONG CHRISTAMS CAROLS :
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Christmas is a time for families in Wyong and urrounding communities to come together for Carols in Wyong Park that is presented by Bendigo Community Bank Wyong.
There is an amazing variety of acts including performers from Wyong Musical Theatre Company, and many more local performers.
A visit from Santa is expected!! It's a free event and all are welcome to join the festivities on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 5.30pm in Wyong Town Park.
The Carols are well supported by Central Coast Council, Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce and local businesses who donate show bags for the children, including safety
candle, song book and assorted goodies. Bring your own chair and rug, its alcohol free and very family friendly with a Rotary Sausage Sizzle and market stalls.
The night concludes with a fantastic fireworks display brought to you by Village Central Wyong.
| CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE COAST 2017
| CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2017 lights to be updated as advised - send us yours! email@example.com
If you know of some streets in your suburb or area that have light displays please let me know and I will post those for you here too!
Thanks to everyone who have sent in the following ...
SHELLY BEACH - TOOWOON BAY - LONG JETTY:
Take a drive around the Stella, Swadling, Elsiemer streets area - more are appearing almost nightly - a very popular area for Christmas lights.
Waterview and Liddle Streets off Grandview Street Shelly Beach.
Shelly Beach Road.
TUMBI - BERKELY VALE - CHITTAWAY - OURIMBAH
The usual Suspects around the Residential Tumbi Area
Old Farm Place
James Watt Drive
around the Circuit
Bronzewing and Kareel
Jean Marie Crescent
UMINA AND WOY WOY - THE PENINSULA AREA
Cuttlefish Pde, St. Huberts Island: Facebook Video of this amazing light show!
WYONG - TOUKLEY
55 Darri Road Wyongah
3 Lena Cl Lake Munmorah
Voyager and Melbourne and surrounds at Wadalba
| CHRISTMAS TREES AROUND THE COAST 2017
| CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS TREES - 2017
There is a special something with the scent of a real Christmas Tree...
There are usually signs up all around the Coast for the sale of live trees before Christmas. We will have notices of some for sale near you real soon.
ROTARY CENTRAL COAST:
2017 Central Coast Annual Christmas Tree Sales
Supporting Grandparents Raising Grand-children and other Rotary Projects
Christmas tree sales are on the weekends:
9th and 10th and
16th & 17th December
7am Until Sold out.
7 Sales Locations;
Bateau Bay Golf Range — The Entrance Road Bateau Bay
Woy Woy— Commuter Car Park
Fagans Park — Point Clare
Ourimbah — Ourimbah RSL Parking Lot
Rotary Park — Terrigal Drive
Anaconda Parking Lot — Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford
Wyong Leagues Club — Kanwal
See the Rotary website for more information
| CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TIMES AROUND THE COAST 20143:
| | BATEAU BAY SQUARE:
Extended trading hours for the Christmas and New Year's Eve holiday period will take place from Monday 11th December.
Trading hours may vary for some stores,
Please contact each store directly for their respective trading hours during this period.
Monday 11-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 12-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 13-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 14-Dec 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 15-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 16-Dec 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 17-Dec 9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday 18-Dec 8.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 19-Dec 8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 20-Dec 8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 21-Dec 8.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 22-Dec 8.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 23-Dec 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 24-Dec 9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday 25-Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 26-Dec 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 27-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 28-Dec 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday 29-Dec 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 30-Dec 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 31-Dec 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday 1-Jan 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 2-Jan 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 3-Jan 9.00am - 5.30pm
DEEPWATER PLAZA WOY WOY:
Hours are subject to change, major and specialty store hours may vary.
Check with individual stores for details
Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, 18 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 22 Dec 2017 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, 25 Dec 2017 Closed
Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 29 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, 30 Dec 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, 1 Jan 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, 2 Jan 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday 18 December - 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 19 December - 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 20 December - 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 21 December - 9:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 22 December - 9:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday 23 December - 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 24 December - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday 25 December - Closed
Tuesday 26 December - 8:00am – 6:00pm
LAKEHAVEN SHOPPING CENTRE:
Wed 21 Dec 21 Dec - 08:00am - 06:00pm
Thurs 22 Dec 22 Dec - 08:00am - 10:00pm
Fri 23 Dec 23 Dec - 08:00am - 06:00pm
Sat 24 Dec 24 Dec - 08:00am - 05:00pm
Christmas Day 25 Dec - Closed
Boxing Day 26 Dec - 10:00am - 04:00pm
Tuesday 27 Dec - 10:00am - 04:00pm
Wednesday 28 Dec - 09:00am - 05:30pm
Thursday 29 Dec - 09:00am - 09:00pm
Friday 30 Dec - 09:00am - 05:30pm
Saturday 31 Dec - 09:00am - 05:00pm
New Years Day 01 Jan - 10:00am - 04:00pm
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