‘Tis the Festive Season in Lake Macquarie

Lake Mac is getting in the festive spirit this year, with carols, Christmas markets, Santa photos, festive craft workshops and much more. 

Here is what’s on in the lead up to Christmas this year.

Sing for joy:


Lake Mac Carols, 10 December, Speers Point Park 
Lake Macquarie City Council will once again present a spectacular evening of entertainment at the Lake Mac Carols at Speers Point Park. The free event will feature kids activities along with food trucks, roving entertainment and a jam-packed main stage program including a special visit from Santa! 

Caves Christmas Carols, 16 December, Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows 
Unwrap holiday joy at the debut of Caves Coastal Christmas Carols! Focused on community and family, kids can look forward to an array of festive activities that are sure to delight. Reserve your spot today! 

The Nutcracker Remixed, 16 & 17 December, MAP mima
The performance of the Nutcracker has been a Christmas tradition for cities the world over, and it's time to bring that tradition to Lake Macquarie. The Nutcracker Remix has a twist, the story is told with modern Christmas songs, comedic chipmunks as narrators and loads of laughs, upbeat performances and Christmas cheer. 

Carols by the Lake, 17 Decembers, Croudace Bay
New Vine Lakes is proud to present a wonderful evening of entertainment at Carols by the Lake at Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay. This free event will feature kids activities along with food vans, musical entertainment and community carols singing. You are most welcome to bring your own food and drink if you wish.

Give a gift with meaning:

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MAC yapang shop 
Looking for a unique gift for your loved one for Christmas? Shop MAC stocks a range of artisan made, ethically sourced products by local and national makers, including handcrafted jewellery, glassware, ceramics, bags, cards, novelty items, textile accessories and more. Throughout December Museum of Art and Culture yapang will also be offering free gift wrapping for purchases of over $50. 

Off the Wall exhibition – MAC yapang 
Shop for local art by more than 60 local artists, in the first ever Off the Wall exhibition at MAC yapang. Featuring small artworks by local artists, working in a variety of mediums, visitors can purchase artwork straight off the wall from the exhibition. Off the Wall is on until 10 December.

Skydive Australia 
Drop into Lake Macquarie from 15,000ft this Christmas with a Skydive experience. Skydive Australia is offering $50 off all bookings and gift vouchers. Use the code ' XMAS50 ' between 20 November - 26 December to get $50 off! T&Cs apply. Click on the following link to purchase the ultimate gift.

Lake Macquarie Sailing Tours
Lake Macquarie Sailing tours are offering a 10% discount off gift vouchers up to 25
 December. Use the code 'xmas23' and save on a magical sailing experience in Lake Mac!

Redhead SLSC Twilight Christmas Markets, 8 December, Redhead SLSC Carpark
From 4-8pm, enjoy an afternoon full of fun and Christmas cheer. There will be a range of stalls, food trucks, licensed bar and barbecue.

Pelican Foreshore Christmas Markets, 16 December, Pelican 
Shop from local artists and creators for the perfect Christmas gift, and stock-up on seasonal local produce for your Christmas table grown and harvested by regional producers. With more than 100 stall holders, you’ll be inspired and rewarded with goods that have a local connection. 

Other markets throughout December include:

- Homegrown Market at Speers Point park - Sunday 3 and 17 December
- Homegrown Made & Found at Redhead – Sunday 10 December
- Wyee Markets – Saturday 9 December
- Warners Bay Markets – Saturday 16 December
- Toronto Lions Club Markets – Sunday 17 December

Explore, Discover & join in on the fun:

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Sail Lake Macquarie
Book your family and friends in for a private yacht charter on Lake Macquarie this holiday season. Perfect for Christmas parties and get-togethers, bookings include food and drinks and up to 12 guests.

Coast XP
See Lake Macquarie from a new perspective this summer, on a Lake Cruise and Nature Walk with CoastXP. Book a scheduled trip with like-minded travellers or arrange a private guided experiences for you and up to 12 of your family and friends.

Apollo International 
Enjoy free room hire for Christmas functions/bookings (excluding Christmas day) for gatherings over 25 guests. Multiple rooms, menus and catering options available.
Enjoy Christmas Day lunch with a crowd and indulgent feast, including fresh seafood, ham, turkey, and slow cooked lamb shoulder. Reserve a spot now.

Swansea RSL
Join in the festive fun with live music, a new summer menu and your chance to win a Christmas Raffle, held Thursday and Sunday from now until Christmas.

Belmont 16s’ 
Be inspired and entertained by Tenor and Soprano powerhouse legend, Marina Prior and David Hobson, as they perform their exclusive national tour of 'The 2 of Us' at Belmont 16s on 3 December. Get your tickets here

Toronto Workers Club Kids Christmas Party, 9 December, Lyall Peacock Oval, Toronto 
Join in on the Christmas Spirit at The Kids Christmas party! Tickets are $10 and include entry, amusements such as inflatables and a petting zoo, BBQ lunch and a meet and greet with Santa himself! 

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