Find out where the best Christmas Carols are being held around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter in 2019.

Carols by the Lake

Sunday 1 December  | 5:30pm – 9pm | Toronto Foreshore | Free| Details

Celebrate Christmas under the stars in Toronto. Talented locals and visiting performers will be featured and the audience encouraged to participate in the community carols.  Santa will make a surprise appearance and delight the children with his interactive performance. 

Medowie Christmas Carnival

Friday 6 December  | 4pm – 9pm | Ferodale Sports Complex |Gold Coin Donation| Details

Bring a picnic blanket, relax and enjoy live entertainment and Christmas carols and immerse yourselves in the festive community spirit as you celebrate the countdown to Christmas! The Medowie Christmas Carnival will also feature a range of children’s rides, amusements, show bags and artisan market stalls.

Cessnock Carols in the Park

Friday 6 December  | 5:30pm – 9:30pm | Cessnock Sportsground | Free| Details

Celebrate Christmas under the stars at Carols in the Park. Bring your family and rugs and enjoy a night filled with Christmas entertainment , food vendors , market stalls and an amazing fireworks display.

Carols in Webb Park

Saturday 7 December  | from 5pm – Main show 7pm | Webb Park in Mayfield | Free| Details

Celebrate Christmas in Mayfield at this family-friendly event. The fun kicks off at 5pm with free Megamania rides, camel rides, face painting, kids entertainment and sausage sizzle. The main carols event starts at 7pm and features nativity characters to help explore the very first Christmas.

Tilligerry RSL Carols on the Green

Saturday 7 December  | 5pm – 9pm | Tiligerry RSL, Tanilba Bay | Free| Details

Bella Choir will be performing at the Tilligerry Carols supporting the main acts and singing their own Christmas set!

Lake Mac Carols

Sunday 8 December  | 12pm – 9pm | Speers Point Park | Free| Details

Lake Macquarie City Council presents Carols by Candlelight in Speers Point Park. This will be a fun evening of fireworks, entertainment and special guests in the count down to Christmas. Look out for a special guest appearance by Santa and enjoy the fireworks display from 9pm!

LIVEfree Project Community Carols

Sunday 8 December  | 3pm – 9pm | Henderson Park, Adamstown| Free| Details

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with face painting, petting zoo, jumping castles, market stalls, BBQ and coffee van. End the evening with a concert from 5.30pm7pm of carols and a community concert with local groups participating including schools and other guest artists.

Abermain Carols

Monday 9 December  | Abermain Public School | 6pm – 9pm | Free| Details

Enjoy Carols by Candelight at Abermain Public School. More details to follow.

Carols Singalong in Mayfield

Thursday 12 December  | Mayfield Baptist Church | 6:30pm9:30pm | Free| Details

Come and celebrate the Christmas Season with the Hunter Valley Chorus. They will be hosting a kid-friendly Carols Singalong.

Carols by the Lake

Sunday 15 December  | T H Holten Park| 6pm – 9:30pm | Free| Details

Celebrate Christmas at Lake Macquarie. Pre-show entertainment begins from 6pm with the carols band on-stage from 7:30pm. There will be fun for the whole family with stalls, sausage sizzles, sideshow alley, kids entertainer The Pretty Amazing Jono – and so much more. Get ready for a night to remember!

Carols at the Bay

Sunday 15 December  | Fly Point Park, Nelson Bay| 5:30pm – 9pm | Free| Details

Enjoy Christmas carols at Nelson Bay. Combined Churches of Tomaree Peninsula are once again hosting Carols at the Bay. Come with your family, friends, esky & picnic blanket and celebrate everything Christmas in our beautiful region. Positioned next to Nelson Bay waterfront under a summer night sky, experience local talent & a fireworks spectacular to end the night. Santa and his elves will be there with a gift for every child.

Lambton Park Carols

Sunday 15 December  | Lambton Park | 6:30pm – 9:30pm | Free| Details

The annual Lambton Park Carols is a family-friendly, community celebration of Christmas organised by Hunter Bible Church. The popular event includes food stalls and a grand fireworks finale.

Carols By The Beach

Sunday 22 December  | 7pm – 9pm | Empire Park, Bar Beach | Free| Details

The popular family-friendly is on again! Join the Merewether and Newcastle community in gathering beachside at Empire Park for Carols by the Beach, an evening of vibrant summer festivities. There will be live carols to sing along to, fun activities for kids (from 6pm), a dazzling fireworks display and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

* These listings were accurate at time of publication but we always encourage you to check again before heading out because cancellations happen. We’ll be adding more events as we hear about them. If you know of other Christmas carols that haven’t listed on the website, please email us.

Want more ideas for Christmas fun including family-friendly Christmas events in Newcastle and the Hunter? Visit the Newy with Kids Guide to Christmas

Newy with Kids

Started in late 2012 by a local mum and newcomer to Newcastle, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.
Newy with Kids

Share It