Christmas 2021 Storytime & Craft in Newcastle & the Hunter

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It’s Christmas time again and there’s loads of local Christmas storytime and craft sessions. Here are some sessions for your kids to enjoy.

Christmas Colouring & Craft with Newcastle Transport

Get creative this Christmas by decorating Billy the Bus, Lisa the Light Rail and Frank the Ferry for your chance to win a fun, fantastic prize hamper. The competition runs until Wednesday 15 December. Head on over to the Newcastle Transport Colouring Competition page for more information.

Or get crafty and create a Newcastle Transport Christmas Bauble. Simply download your favourite mode of transport from their website here, decorate or colour it, cut it out and hang it on your Christmas tree then take a photo and upload it to their page for your chance to win a prize hamper.

Books & Babies: Christmas Cuddles at Lake Mac Libraries

Share the joy and fun of Christmas with your baby.  Join Lake Mac Libraries at their special Books and Babies sessions, with fun and interactive stories and rhymes. Bookings are essential. Suitable for ages under 1 year.

  • Belmont Library
  • Tuesday 7 December 2021 
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Charlestown Library
  • Thursday 9 December 2021
  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • Toronto Library
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • 10:30 – 11:00

Christmas Craft & Storytime at Lake Mac Libraries

Join Lake Mac Libraries for some festive fun as they celebrate Christmas at their special storytimes with stories, songs and craft. Bookings Essential. Suitable for ages 3-5 years.

  • Charlestown Library
  • Tuesday 7 & 14 December 2021 
  • 11:00 – 11:45am
  • Edgeworth Library
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021
  • 10:30 – 11:15
  • Morisset Library
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021
  • 10:30 – 11:15
  • Toronto Library
  • Thursday 9 December 2021
  • 11:00 – 11:45
  • Wangi Library Creative Hub
  • Thursday 2 December 2021
  • 10:30 – 11:15

Christmas Craftanoon at Lake Mac Libraries

Get creative this Christmas and lean how to create Christmas decorations from up-cycling books. Bookings are essential. Suitable for ages 6-12 years.

  • Belmont Library
  • Monday 13 December 2021 
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Cardiff Library
  • Thursday 2 December 2021 
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Charlestown Library
  • Wednesday 8 & 15 December 2021 
  • 4:00 – 4:45pm
  • Edgeworth Library
  • Thursday 9 December 2021 
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Toronto Library
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021 
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Wangi Library Creative Hub
  • Thursday 2 December 2021 
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm

Click & Collect DIY Christmas Ornaments (Cessnock City)

Get in the Christmas spirit with Cesnnock City’s DIY Christmas ornament packs. Pick up at Cessnock Youth Centre & Outreach Service or Cessnock or Kurri Library on Wednesday 1st December. Numbers are limited.

Free Christmas Craft Stay N Play at Kotara Home

Enjoy some time for hands-free Christmas shopping on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December, while the qualified team at Stay N Play entertain the little ones. Watch the kids beam with joy on Christmas Day when they share the beautiful decorations they’ve created with family and friends. Book a session to reserve a place here, or simply visit the activation on the day for casual admission (numbers are limited). Activities are suitable for children aged between 4 and 8 (older siblings are welcome). Sessions run from 10am until 2pm. More information here.

Christmas Craft at The Lift Studio (Merewether)

Join The Lift Studio for crafting community family fun days on the 11th and 12th of December, where guardians are invited to participate with their young people in Christmas crafts. There are 3 workshops to choose from: Driftwood art, River Rock Painting and Card Making. A great activity to enjoy with friends, family members and the community. Bookings essential. For further information, including costs, visit The Lift Studio website.

Sugarpop Parties Christmas Craft Workshops

Sugarpop Parties are hosting FREE Christmas craft activities every weekend in December at Belmont Citi Centre, Edgeworth Town Square and Huntlee Shopping Centre. Booking essential. See their Facebook page for further details and to book.

Library Christmas Storytime (Cessnock City)

Join Cessnock City for a very special Christmas edition of Storytime, with special guests Ship ‘O’ Fools and Santa.

  • Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021 
  • 11:00am

Christmas Anime Drawing with Matt Lin (online)

Practice your drawing skills by participating in this virtual drawing lesson facilitated by Manga Artist Matt Lin. Numbers are limited. Contact Cessnock Youth Centre & Outreach Service to secure your spot.

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas – Maitland Riverside Plaza

Join resident elf at Maitland Riverside Plaza for a story time session of The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. The children will be guided on a journey along the village stepping stones with magical Christmas music where the resident elf will read them each page of the story book and they’ll receive a free candy cane.

  • Maitland Riverside Plaza
  • Saturday 20 & 27 November and Saturday 4, 11 & 18 December 2021 
  • Sessions available at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm & 1:00pm

Crafty Kids Christmas at Art Mania Studios

Need to get the kids out of your hair and finish the Christmas shopping? Why not book them into Art Mania Studios Christmas themed workshop on Tuesday 21st December 2021 from 9am – 4pm!

This workshop is perfect for every skill level and is suitable for kids 5-18. In the morning session they’ll have a variety of fun creative activities to choose from including macrame, drawing games, polymer clay and more!

They’re keeping the afternoon session a secret, so that the parents will have no idea what amazing piece of art their child has made them until they open it Christmas morning!

Just drop your child off with a packed lunch, drink and snacks and Art Mania Studios will do the rest!

See the Art Mania Facebook page for more details.

Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other fun and family-friendly Christmas events and activities in Newcastle and the Hunter, visit the Newy with Kids Guide to Christmas.

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