Enjoy the magic of Christmas with your friends and family. Here’s information on major Christmas events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter for Christmas 2017 including Christmas carols, shows, fireworks and more.

Check out our other guides for Christmas including Christmas markets, Christmas storytimes and photos with Santa.

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December 2017

An a-maze-ing Newcastle Christmas

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 20, 2017

Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way
Newcastle,NSW2300Australia
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Free

Newcastle Museum Lawn will come alive with an a-maze-ing Christmas Tree Maze from 11-20th December. With over 115 trees, kids will have a great time finding their way through the maze and out the other side. Little kids can come along to Special Christmas Storytime readings on Tuesday 12 and 19 December at 10:30am, plus, on Saturday 16 December there will be a free Christmas Treasure Hunt with great prizes and surprises from 10am to 3pm. Oh, and don’t forget…

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Kids Christmas Craft at Hamilton Library

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2017

Hamilton Library, 45 James Street
Hamilton,NSW2303Australia
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Free

Join Newcastle Region Library after school to create beautiful decorations as we prepare for Christmas. Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Free. Booking essential.

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Kids Christmas Craft at New Lambton Library

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 12, 2017

New Lambton Library, 95 Regent Street
New Lambton,NSW2305Australia
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Free

Join Newcastle Region Library after school to create beautiful decorations as we prepare for Christmas. Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Free. Booking essential.

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Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until January 27, 2018

Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Road
Pokolbin,NSW2320Australia
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$4 - $30

Christmas Lights Spectacular are celebrating an impressive 10 years of spreading the Christmas spirit and joy to children of all ages. To mark this momentous occasion, Hunter Valley Gardens invites you to explore the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most breathtaking display of over 2 million lights. This much loved family event will officially open from Friday, November 3rd 2017, to Saturday, January 27th 2018. Join Hunter Valley Gardens in the merriment as guests are dazzled by 8kms of illuminated pathways…

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Newcastle Herald Newcastle Permanent Carols by Candlelight

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Visit the spectacular grounds of King Edward Park for a magical evening of Christmas carols. Drawing more than 15,000 people to the event last year, this year’s evening will be packed full of performances by fantastic local artists, carnival rides, Newcastle Permanent’s free photo booth and of course Santa! Event starts at 5.30pm and carols will commence around 7.00pm. Get in early to secure a great spot.

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Carols at Swansea

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapman Oval, Swansea, 16 Pelican Street
Swansea,2281Australia
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Free

This year’s Carols at Swansea will return to Chapman Oval. The stunning facilities will allow for a wonderful evening of music, food and children’s amusements, culminating in a fireworks display above the Swansea Channel.

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Mad Hatter Christmas Pantomime at Wests New Lambton

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Road
New Lambton,NSW2305Australia
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$10 - $12

The table is set for a wild and crazy afternoon for Wests New Lambton Mad Hatter Christmas Party. On Sunday 17th December, they'll be holding our Christmas pantomime, which promises fun, laughs and entertainment for all the family.  Join them for their Mad Hatter Christmas party and meet all the wonderful characters from this crazy, zany world.

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Christmas Carols in Lambton Park

December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lambton Park, Elder St & Morehead Street
Lambton,NSW2299Australia
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Free

Christmas Carols in Lambton Park is an annual, family friendly, community celebration of Christmas held in beautiful Lambton Park, NSW. The night starts with a picnic and Christmas fair from 5pm. All your favourite carols kick off on stage at 7pm. And the night finishes with a great fireworks display around 9.00pm.

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Carols Under The Stars at Anna Bay

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gateway Presbyterian Anna Bay, 43 Gan Gan Road
Anna Bay,NSW2316Australia
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Free

The Anna Bay “Carols Under The Stars” is celebrates Christmas with a re-enactment of the Christmas story combined with everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols.  Festivities begin on Tuesday 19 December from festivities starting at 5.30pm. The highlight of the evening, the Carols and Nativity Play, will begin at 7.30pm. So, bring your family, friends and a picnic rug and celebrate Christmas with your community.

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‘This Is Christmas’ Show

December 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter Street
Newcastle,NSW2300Australia
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$6 - $10

Grainery Theatre Company Proudly Presents: 'This Is Christmas' This is Christmas brings the Christmas story to life with vibrant music, dance and colour. It tells the story of Mary and Joseph, two unsuspecting Israelites chosen for a supernatural mission. The story of the Nativity and the message of the arrival of the king are as powerful and relevant today as ever. This is Christmas is not only a retelling, its an inquiry, a reflection and an exuberant celebration! Combining classic…

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Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other fun and family-friendly Christmas events in Newcastle and the Hunter, visit the The Mummy Project Guide to Christmas.