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| CHRISTMAS RECYCLING!...
Christmas isn't christmas without the floor being covered in an assortment of wrapping paper, envelopes and gift packing strewn throughout the vicinity of the wonderful tree!
Be aware that most of this can be recycled but some of it can't.
Please see the 1 Coast website for which bin to place, not only wrapping but other assorted excess Christmas items as well.
| WHATS ON CENTRAL COAST
Christmas trading hours at some of our local shopping centre's - so far... These will be updated as more information comes in.
Check the MARKETS PAGE for CHRISTMAS markets on around the Central Coast
| CHRISTMAS CAROLS - MUSIC EVENTS:
| CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT:
Saturday 24th December 2016
Carols by Candlelight at The Entrance
The annual Carols by Candlelight Celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December 2016 at The Entrance, Memorial Park
Come along and join in for a very special evening under the stars.
The traditions of Christmas will be kept alive with traditional Carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band with special guest singers Lambeth Bennett and Leanne Peters.
JB Dance will start the Christmas Celebrations at 6pm with a Children’s Christmas dance spectacular.
The kids and the young at heart will enjoy a “Care Bears Holiday Cheer” live on stage during the night and then join in for the opportunity to get up and close with our cute and cuddly Care Bears.
The main focus of the evening will be the traditional Carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band.
Santa is rumoured to be taking time out of his busy schedule to greet the crowd at approximately 8.50pm.
Audiences will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite Carols, with song booklets available to purchase on the night.
To complete the festivities, a special fireworks display proudly sponsored by Star 104.5 will be on at 9pm.
Carols by Candlelight at The Entrance – the place for families to come together and celebrate the joy of Christmas
Saturday 3rd December
Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 4.30-8.30pm.
Memorial Park THE ENTRANCE
Free family event.
| CAROLS IN KIBBLE PARK:
Saturday 24th December 2016 - 6pm
It has been an annual tradition for the past 54 years for families and Christmas Carols lovers to come to Gosford for the Christmas Eve Carols.
Initially started by the Apex Club of Gosford and held at the old Grahame Park (now where Central Coast Stadium lies), the Gosford City Brass Band has been there every year to bring to many a magical evening of traditional Christmas Carols.
Join us for an evening of festive entertainment where you can relax with a picnic, sing along to some favourite tunes, and still get home in time to wrap those last few presents
Now presented by the Gosford Uniting Church and Gbid, the event stays true to its roots as a traditional Carols for all to sing along to, a delicious BBQ, and a family fun event that is free for all to set up a rug and enjoy!
| MANGROVE MOUNTAIN UNITING CHURCH: On 25th December, a Uniting Church Christmas Service will be held at Mangrove Mountain Union Church, 2154 Wisemans Ferry Road, Mangrove Mountain.
It will begin at 8:30 am.
A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to join in
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL HALL:
On 24th December, there will be Christmas Eve Carols in the Mangrove Mountain Memorial Hall, corner of Wisemans Ferry Road and Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain
The program will include carol singing, a children's nativity play, bible readings and lots of fun for everyone.
The event will begin at 7pm and will conclude with supper at approximately 8:30pm.
Everyone is invited to join in.
| SHELLY BEACH GOLF CLUB: 2016
CAROLS BY SCHOONERLIGHT
Saturday 24th December
With rides commencing at 5pm and entertainment from 6pm – 9pm
Kids Rides ~ BBQ ~ Outside Bar ~ Face Painting ~ Food Stalls
Including special performances by Michael Montgomery ~ Nearly Vintage ~ MiXiT ~Sean Le Breton ~ Mel’s Music & Wellness Studio featuring Sing it Sisters ~ Toni William’s Singing Studio + special visit from Santa!
Don’t forget your picnic rug & chairs.
Please note that BYO alcohol is not permitted & checked upon entry.
Outside bars will be available for purchases during the event.
COURTESY BUS AVAILABLE - (02) 4332 3400
SURFING SANTA 2016:
Sunday 25th December 2016
It gets bigger every year!
See Santa and Mrs Clause arrive on a big red fire engine to go surfing with all the kids on Soldiers Beach, Fun Aussie Christmas
Start Xmas morning with Santa and the beach elves..
See them arrive on a big Fire engine tossing lollies to all.
Free annual event for family fun.
Great way to have fun with friends and meet new people and share the joy of an Aussie Xmas!
Yes its on again for the kids and the big kids!
This great event that was started for my kids and other local kids grew from 30 to last years 130 kids and adults and yes doggie people with their dogs to take photos with Santa and Mrs Claus.
All are welcome to come xmas morning, there will be the fire truck rolling down the top car park at soliders beach 9.30am with Santa and all his helpers throwing lollies to all the kids then a 10min photo shoot for all parents and doggies owners to take a nice pic with your children with Santas family, then, after santa will start to throw all the lollies to the boys and girls,
Santa and Mrs Claus along with all Santas helpers will then adventure out with their surf boards to show everyone how good or bad he can surf along side with his 10 helpers.
This is an event your kids don't see every year, colour, excitement, lollies every where, Santas family, surf, sea and sun - beat that!
Please if you all can post and share this around to all your family and friend, pre schools, where ever there are children groups I'd deeply appreciate it as I will do what it takes to see the biggest smile on their beautiful faces on xmas morning . Thank u and may god bless u all!
See the Facebook Page for more
| CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE COAST 2016:
| CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2016 lights to be updated as advised - send us yours! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of some streets in your suburb or area that have light displays please let me know and I will post those for you here too!
Thanks to everyone who have sent in the following ...
SHELLY BEACH - TOOWOON BAY - LONG JETTY:
Take a drive around the Stella, Swadling, Elsiemer streets area - more are appearing almost nightly - a very popular area for Christmas lights.
Waterview and Liddle Streets off Grandview Street Shelly Beach.
Shelly Beach Road.
TUMBI - BERKELY VALE - CHITTAWAY - OURIMBAH
The usual Suspects around the Residential Tumbi Area
Old Farm Place
James Watt Drive
around the Circuit
Bronzewing and Kareel
Jean Marie Crescent
UMINA AND WOY WOY - THE PENINSULA AREA
Cuttlefish Pde, St. Huberts Island: Facebook Video of this amazing light show!
WYONG - TOUKLEY
55 Darri Road Wyongah
3 Lena Cl Lake Munmorah
Voyager and Melbourne and surrounds at Wadalba
| CHRISTMAS TREES AROUND THE COAST 2016
| CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS TREES - 2016
There is a special something with the scent of a real Christmas Tree...
There are usually signs up all around the Coast for the sale of live trees before Christmas. We will have notices of some for sale near you real soon.
ROTARY CENTRAL COAST:
2016 Central Coast Annual Christmas Tree Sales
Supporting Grandparents Raising Grand-children and other Rotary Projects
Christmas tree sales are on the weekends:
3rd & 4th and
10th & 11th December
7am Until Sold out.
7 Sales Locations;
Bateau Bay Golf Range — The Entrance Road Bateau Bay
Woy Woy— Commuter Car Park
Fagans Park — Point Clare
Ourimbah — Ourimbah RSL Parking Lot
Rotary Park — Terrigal Drive
Anaconda Parking Lot — Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford
Wyong Leagues Club — Kanwal
See the Rotary website for more information
| CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TIMES AROUND THE COAST 20143:
| BATEAU BAY SQUARE:
Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 9.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 - 9.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 8.00am - 9.00pm
Friday, 23 December 2016 - 8.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday, 24 December 2016 - 8.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday, 25 December 2016 - CLOSED
Monday, 26 December 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday, 30 December 2016 - 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday, 1 January 2017 - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday, 2 January 2017 - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 9.00am - 5.30pm
DEEPWATER PLAZA WOY WOY:
Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, 23 Dec 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, 24 Dec 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 Centre Closed
Monday, 26 Dec 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday, 29 Dec 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, 30 Dec 2016 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, 01 Jan 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Monday, 02 Jan 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday 17 December - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 18 December - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday 19 December - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 20 December - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 21 December - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 22 December - 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 23 December - 8:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday 24 December - 8:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 25 December - Closed
Monday 26 December - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 27 December - 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 01 January - 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday 02 January - 10:00am – 4:00pm
LAKEHAVEN SHOPPING CENTRE:
Wed 21 Dec 21 Dec - 08:00am - 06:00pm
Thurs 22 Dec 22 Dec - 08:00am - 10:00pm
Fri 23 Dec 23 Dec - 08:00am - 06:00pm
Sat 24 Dec 24 Dec - 08:00am - 05:00pm
Christmas Day 25 Dec - Closed
Boxing Day 26 Dec - 10:00am - 04:00pm
Tuesday 27 Dec - 10:00am - 04:00pm
Wednesday 28 Dec - 09:00am - 05:30pm
Thursday 29 Dec - 09:00am - 09:00pm
Friday 30 Dec - 09:00am - 05:30pm
Saturday 31 Dec - 09:00am - 05:00pm
New Years Day 01 Jan - 10:00am - 04:00pm
Mon - Wed 19/12 - 21/12 - 9am - 7pm
Thu 22/12 9am - 10pm
Fri 23/12 9am - 7pm
Sat 24/12 9am - 5pm
Sun 25/12 CLOSED
Mon 26/12 8am - 6pm
Tue 27/12 10am - 5pm
Wed 28/12 9am - 5:30pm
Thu 29/12 9am - 9pm
Fri 30/12 9am - 5:30pm
Sat 31/12 9am - 5pm
Sun 1/1 CLOSED
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So if you are looking for holiday, temporary or permanent Central Coast accommodation, a spot of Central Coast shopping, some brilliant Central Coast entertainment, a surf report before a dip in one of the many pristine Central Coast Beaches or a round of Golf followed by some fish and chips or maybe 5 star cuisine from one of the many Central Coast restaurants or take-away's you have definitely arrived at the right place..
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