Enjoy Christmas with your family and friends in the Newcastle and Hunter region with the 2017 Christmas Guide sponsored by Charlestown Square.

Find out the latest on local Christmas events, lights, carols and more. But keep checking back as we’ll be adding more events and activities as we become aware of them.

Countdown to Christmas!








Christmas Events

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with your friends and family with information about Christmas events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter

Santa Photo Locations

Places to visit Santa for a photo this year.

Christmas Carols

Where to find the best family Christmas carols in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Christmas markets

Shop local in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter for all your Christmas needs

Christmas lights

See beautiful Christmas lights in Newcastle region

Christmas Storytime and Craft Sessions for Kids

Christmas activities and fun for kids

How to get organised for Christmas (without losing your mind)!

Here’s some tips to get organised so you enjoy a less stressed Christmas 2017 with your family

Elf on the Shelf

How to enjoy this Christmas tradition with your family

10 Christmas Movies to Watch With Your Kids

Grab some popcorn and enjoy some Christmas time chilling with your family watching some classic Christmas movies.

10 Christmas gift ideas for teachers

Here’s a few ideas for small gifts for teachers to show your appreciation.

Gift a kids book from a local author or illustrator

Kids books are a popular choice for Christmas presents. This year, why not buy a book from a local authors or illustrator.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

Explore the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most breathtaking display of over 2 million lights.

Add a Christmas Event

Do you know of a Christmas activity or event that’s not on our website calendar? Feel free to add it to our Events Calendar.