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Santa and a happy, wishful young lad. whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On logo button CHRISTMAS AROUND THE COAST 2014:
With Ho Ho time rapidly approaching, the Central Coast moves into high gear for 2014.

Although there will be many events Coastwide, here is a quick list so far of the ones we have been informed of...

I will post more Christmas goodies and carols nights as they come to hand. Please keep checking in by BOOKMARKING THIS PAGE.

Feel free to SEND US AN EMAIL about your christmas event and we'll pop it online ASAP for you.

Whats On logo button 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.

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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

Thursday 25th December 2014
The list below has the menus etc for Christmas Lunches and the Whats On Central Coast WEEKDAY Gig Guide (Thursday) will have the list of entertainment when available.

Whats On logo button CAROLS IN KIBBLE PARK:
Wednesday 24th December 2013
The Gosford Uniting Church are delighted to advise that Christmas Eve Carols, which had been a tradition in Kibble Park, Gosford for a reported 56 years, will return this year

2014 Christmas Eve Carols in Kibble Park
From 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gosford Uniting Church on 4329 2932

Carols By Candlelight The Entrance imageWhats On logo button CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT:
Wednesday 24th December,
2014 6pm
Carols by Candlelight at The Entrance

The annual Carols by Candlelight Celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December at The Entrance. Come along and join us 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, there will also be a special guest for the kids!

JB Dance will start the Christmas Celebrations at 6pm with a Children’s Christmas dance spectacular.
The kids will be entertained by “ Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” dancing and singing on stage and also an opportunity to get up and close with Rudolph before he heads back to the North Pole to get ready to lead Santa’s Sleigh.

The main focus of the evening will be the traditional Carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, with special guest appearances from Lambeth Bennett and Leanne Peters. Santa & Mrs Claus are rumoured to be taking time out of their busy schedule to greet the crowd at approximately 8.45pm.

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 will be held at 9pm

Carols By Candlelight at The Entrance – the place for families to come together and celebrate Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas imageWhats On logo button CAROLS IN KIBBLE PARK:
Wednesday 24th December,
2014 6:30pm

It has been an annual tradition for the past 53 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.

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!

Torch clipart imageWhats On logo button CAROLS BY TORCHLIGHT:
Sunday 7th December,
2014 7.45pm
Bring Your own torch and seating!

As the Long Jetty Hospital is not allowed to have naked flame in the area for the Carols they have improvised and have the annual Carols By Torchlight.

There will be a sausage sizzle from 7pm
Drinks - $1
Sausage Sandwich - $2
Nativity Scene
A visit from Santa

Everyone is welcome to this wonderful night from the Long Jetty Hospital Auxiliary in the Long Jetty Healthcare Centre Grounds, Wyong Road, in the car park in front of the main building

Whats On logo button CLUB WYONG RSL:
Christmas Ham Raffles
When: Ham Raffles Thursday 4th, 11th & 18th December.
Where: Club Wyong Tickets go on sale at 5.30pm, draw starts at 6.30pm.
Come along for your chance to win Full hams, Half hams, Roasts, Turkeys and Plum Puddings just in time for Christmas.

Sunday 14th December from 10.30am-1pm. Open and FREE to all members children and grandchildren. Includes finger food, games and a visit from Santa. Parents to provide a wrapped gift to the maximum value of $20 which will be given to the child by Santa on the day.

Sunday 14th and 21st December. Tickets on sale at 12.30pm. Draw starts at 1.30pm. Prizes for each raffle will be displayed in the club prior to the raffle. Sunday 14th raffle on display from Tuesday 18th November. Sunday 21st raffle will be displayed from Monday 15th December.

Wednesday 24th December. Tickets on sale from 5.30pm. Draw starts at 6.30pm. Winners choose from the secret wrapped gifts on the night. All prizes are displayed in the foyer. Prizes include giftware, electrical goods, household items, outdoor items and lots more.

Two session times to choose from 11am-12.30pm or 1pm to 2.30pm. Members $45, Non Members $55 6-12years $18, 2-5 years $12, Under 2 Free.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL to Pioneers Family Restaurant PH: (02) 4355 4853

Don’t forget the courtesy bus is available to pick you up and drop you home

Whats On logo button DAVISTOWN RSL CLUB:
Wednesday 03 December
Tickets On Sale 5pm Drawn At 7pm.Our Major Prizes For This Raffle Are As Follows :* Milano Luggage + $200 Flight Centre Voucher* Kidkraft White Retro
Kitchen And Refrigerator * Alfresco 4 Burner…

Friday 05 December
Meat trays plus 30 1/2 Hams!!Tickets on sale 5pm drawn 6pm.Buy $15 worth of tickets and receive $15 FREE!!

Sunday 14th December
Meat trays plus 30 1/2 Hams up for grabs!!Tickets on sale 5pm drawn at 6pm.Buy $15 worth of tickets and receive $15 FREE!!

Sunday 14th December
Meat trays plus 35 Full Hams up for grabs!Tickets on sale 1:00pm drawn 3:00pm.Buy $15 worth of tickets and receive $15 FREE!!

Christmas Carols with Victoria Avenue
21st - 24th December - 6pm

Santas Magical Xmas Wonderland
22nd December
6pm, M$10 NM$15

Whats On logo button EVERGLADES COUNTRY CLUB :
Christmas Ham Raffles
Sunday 2 November 7.30pm
Tickets on sale from 6.30pm
Last Raffle: Sunday 21 December
Thursday 6 November 6.30pm
Tickets on sale from 5.30pm
Last Raffle: Thursday 18 December
Spend $20 or more on Ham Raffle Tickets and receive the same value of tickets for FREE!
over 700 Hams to be won in total!

It’s the weekend the community has been waiting for, on Saturday 29th November 2014 the annual Gosford City Christmas Parade returns to the main street of Gosford before festivities move into Kibble Park for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Clause.

Free amusements will be running in Kibble Park from 10:00am, this year includes Zorb Balls, Giant Slide, Thomas The Tank Engine train and the Chair-O-Plane to name a few.

Amusements will temporarily close from 10:45am as families are encouraged to fill the footpaths of Mann Street in eager anticipation of the 11:00am Christmas Parade.

After the parade, families can gather around the main stage in Kibble Park as Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive to commence the festive season.

Free amusements will recommence from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm, with a variety of food, sweet and beverage stalls to shop from. Families can find a bench in the park or bring a picnic blanket of their own and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. This years’ music is brought to you from a multitude of local bands, including the Marching Koalas, Gosford City Brass Band, Narara Valley High School and the City of Gosford Pipe Band.

Please note that Mann Street will be closed between Etna Street and Donnison Street from 10.30am to 11.45pm.

All bus arrivals and departures at Gosford Rail via Showground Road on western side of station.

jammin' Santa clipart image Whats On logo button LAYCOCK STREET THEATRE:
Christmas Spectacular
7th December 2014 7pm
(also at Mingara on the 4th December at 7.30pm)

Christmas Spectacular - Enjoy the true meaning of Christmas through this heart-warming pageant of music.
A spectacular celebration with massed choirs (voices of the Coast, St Josephs College Choir, Elysium Children’s Ensemble, Achord, Wyong Musical Theatre Company, Encore Barbershop Quartet), Harpist and the Central Coast Concert Band.
This is a general admission event
Adult $30, Concession $25, Child $15

Morning Melodies Christmas Special
21st December 1pm
Morning Melodies Christmas Special presented by The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra and Friends with Gosford City Council
Join us for this very special end of year Christmas celebration. Let us help you into the festive mood. Sit back and enjoy all the christmas classics from the amazing New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra along with some very special guests and friends. As always, the ticket price includes refreshments so make sure you join us for a Christmas Afternoon Tea.

Mingar Carols image Whats On logo button MINGARA CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS;

Mingara - Event Centre

Mingara's Christmas Under the Stars
Join us for a star studded line up at Mingara's Christmas Under the Stars.
Enjoy performances from Shannon Noll, Dora The Explorer, Nathan Foley, Gina Jeffreys' Christmas Stars, Nikki Webster and Dance@Nikki Webster,Fletcher Pilon, TV Personality, Erica Davis, and of course, Santa!
Shannon will do some if his songs and Christmas carols.

Gates open 4.30pm, entertainment from 5.30pm and fireworks at 9pm
Mingara Regional Athletics Centre.
Tickets $5, children 12 years and under free (but required a complimentary child ticket) Pre-purchase your tickets at any Central Coast Greater Building Society Branch or at Mingara's Welcome Desk. A ticket booth will be open from 3.30pm on the day.
Sunday 21st December 2014

Mingara’s Christmas Under the Stars - 2014 Entry Conditions:
* Alcohol and smoke free event
* No glass
* Anyone under 18 to be accompanied by an adult of parental age at all times
*No entry without a ticket, this includes children with free child ticket.
*No pass outs after 8pm
*Mingara has the right to refuse entry

Mingara's Christmas Day Family Lunch

Thursday 25th December
From 11am. $63.80 members and $68.30 non members, 12 years and under $30. For bookings, please call Mingara’s Welcome Desk on 4349 7799.
Sit back and relax on Christmas Day and celebrate the festive season with your family and friends at Mingara’s Family Christmas.

Enjoy a delicious seafood entrée, then feast on a buffet of traditional glazed leg ham, stuffed loin of pork, roast turkey and chicken, baked root vegetables, house-made gourmet salads and of course, an array of indulgent desserts including plum pudding, pavlova, and our chefs gateau selection.

This event will sell out so secure your tickets early and celebrate with us

See the MINGARA WEBSITE for more information.

Southlakes Christmas Spectacular image Whats On logo button MORISSET SOUTHLAKES XMAS SPECTACULAR:
Morisset - Southlake Christmas Spectacular Presented by the Southlake Business Chamber and Community Alliance Saturday 20th December 2014 - 5 pm to 9 pm Bernie Goodwin Oval, Newcastle Street, Morisset.

Food stalls, amusement rides, community and professional performers.
Santa arrives around 8 pm
Grand finale fireworks 9pm
$5 adult $3 child
$15 a family (2 adults up to 6 kids)

Enquiries 0417 300 170
Web: www.southlakemac.com

Whats On logo buttonMOUNT PENANG GARDENS:
Mt Penang Gardens presents Christmas Lights in the Gardens. Come along with your family and friends to see a stunning Christmas lights display on the Central Coast. Enjoy twilight Segway rides, food vendors, roving entertainers and much more!

12th -16th December 2014
6:30-10:00pm (lights turn on at 8:00pm)

Entry: $10 Family Pass (2 adults + up to 3 children), $5 additional/single ticket

Parklands Road, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong
(2 minutes from the Gosford exit off the M1)

Whats On logo buttonOURIMBAH RSL CLUB:
• Ham Raffles Wednesday 3rd, 10th & 17th December 2014 from 5pm.
Over 150 Hams & Turkeys to win

• Toy Raffle – Sunday 21st December.
Tickets on sale from 12pm. Over $6000 worth of toys to be won

Sunday 21st December 2014

Frosty The Snowman Meets Santa Claus.
Free Family Show from 12pm

Join “Frosty the Snowman”, “Santa Claus”, “Captain Kid the Pirate” and “Lollypop the Clown” in a show suitable for all ages featuring:
Christmas carols
Dance competitions
Magic tricks
Balloon creations
Lots of free prize giveaways!!!
Appearing at Ourimbah RSL Club!

Sunday 21st December
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Bookings/Tickets at reception

20th and 21st of December 2014
Christmas is fast approaching, and that means so is our Annual Santa Run where we escort Santa around the Morisset Peninsula to see all the boys and girls and hand out lollies (only if they are on the nice list of course).

This year the Run will be on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd December.
Please share this around, as we would hate anyone to miss out.

And on the day, share any snaps you get of Santa with us here on our Facebook Page. We want to share the Christmas Joy with everyone.

Sunday 21st of December 2014 To Be Confirmed
Bring a picnic & enjoy Santa’s arrival
Venue: Tennis Courts (weather permitting) or Hall
Time: 6pm – Entry is free

Shelly Beach Golf Club Carols by Schooner light poster imageWhats On logo button SHELLY BEACH GOLF CLUB RAFFLES & CAROLS BY SCHOONER LIGHT:

Carols By Schooner Light
Shelly Beach Golf Club
Wednesday, 24th December 2014
05:30pm to 10:00pm

Nate Butler’s Studio – Special performances by Nate Butler & Leisi Edmonds, Dance Power, Kerrie Garside Studio, JB Dance, Kids Rides, BBQ & Outside Bar

Includes a drink + a glow bracelet

Open 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Select menu available

All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House at Gosford Hospital

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.


Toukley Village Green ChristmasPoster image-180Whats On logo button TOUKLEY VILLAGE GREEN:
Christmas Events 2014
Toukley Lighting of the Xmas Tree 2014

The lighting of the Xmas Tree on Saturday the 6th December with markets stalls and entertainment

10am - Surf Board Swap Meet
12pm - Market Stalls
Music by Beach & Surf
3pm - Marty Djay Kids Fun & Games
Terry Mac MC
4pm - St Marys School Choir
4.30pm - Santa Arrives on Fire Truck
4.45pm - Toukley Public School Choir
Toukley PS Aboriginal Dance
Kalouri Pre School
5.30pm - Encore Singers Xmas Carols
6pm - Santa Sings & Leaves
6.15pm - CM Dance Academy
6.30pm - Change Duo
7pm - Kids Dancing
7.30pm - Change Duo
8pm - Kirri & Nick from 2GO lights the tree
8.30pm - Lighting of the Tree
8.35pm - Lucky Prizes Draw
9pm - Fireworks

This is a great free community event with market stalls, music and food its a great day out!

Where: Toukley Village Green and Surrounds 10-9pm
When: Saturday 6th December

Whats On logo button UMINA LIBRARY:
Christmas Events 2014

Christmas Carols at Umina Library

Join us for traditional Christmas Carols at Umina Library performed by the Phoenix Voices Choir.
Light refreshments will be provided after the carols.

All welcome to attend, and bookings are not required.

For enquiries phone 4304 7525

Dates: 18th December 2014
Times: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Whats On logo button VILLAGE CENTRAL - WYONG:
Christmas Events 2014

Community Morning Tea

You’re invited to join us
Special Guest is Wyong Town Co-ordinator Mary-Anne Beckers. Come along & meet Mary-Anne & others living & working in the Wyong Township.

WNC staff will update you on programs & events happening at your local Neighbourhood Centre

When: Thursday 27th November 2014
Where: Village Central Wyong – Food Court Area
Alison Road Wyong NSW 2259
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Whats On logo button WOY WOY LEAGUES CLUB:
Christmas Events 2014

$3,000 worth of prizes to be won! $1,500 on Wednesday 26th November and Wednesday 10th December. Tickets on sale 5.30pm. Drawn 6.30pm.

Over $10,000 worth of hams, pork and turkeys will be up for grabs on Friday 5th and 12th December.
Tickets on sale 5.30pm. Drawn 6.30pm.

The festive season is filled with love, food and gifts. Let us complete your Christmas with $1,500 in seafood up for grabs!
Friday 19th December. Tickets on sale 5.30pm. Drawn 6.30pm

Whats On logo button WYONG:
Christmas Events 2014

7th December 5.30pm
Old Primary School Cnr Alison Road & Rankens Court, Wyong
Bring your rug, chair & a picnic!

Sausage Sizzle available by Rotary Club of Wyong

Fireworks Display by Village Central Wyong from 9pm

A visit from Santa is expected

A wonderful family friendly event.

Merry Christmas :))

Whats On logo button WYONG GROUP:
Christmas Events 2014

Hams added to the following raffles from 24th November 2014
Monday 6.30pm
Thursday 6.00pm
Friday 1.00pm & 6.00pm
Saturday 4.30pm
Sunday 12.00pm & 6.00pm

100 Hams Raffle
Saturday 13th December 2014
Tickets on sale from 3.30pn

Wyong Leagues Huge Christmas Raffle!
Over $3,000 in toys, Groove EFTPOS cards, Surf Gear and Hams to be won each week

Tickets On Sale 5pm
Raffle Commences at 6pm
Thursday 27th November
Thursday 4th - 11th - 18th December

Hams added to the following raffles from 24th November 2014
Friday 6.30pm
Sunday 4.30pm

Hams added to the following raffles from 24th November 2014
Tuesday 6.30pm
Friday 6.30pm
Sunday 4.00pm

Wallarah Bay Massive Christmas Raffle!
Over $4000 in toys, Groove EFTPOS cards, Surf Gear and Hams to be won!

DATE: Friday 5th, December
START: 18.30

Hams added to the following raffles from 24th November 2014
Friday 6.30pm
Sunday 4.00pm

Hams added to the following raffles from 24th November 2014
Friday 6.00pm
Sunday 5.00pm

Whats On logo button CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE COAST 2014: Whats On logo button
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!

Lenrie's Christmas Lights at 59 Elsiemer Street, Long Jetty.
Consisting wholly of super bright, energy efficient LEDs, and only hand created designs.

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.

The usual Suspects around the Residential Tumbi Area

Blue Haven - around the Circuit

Bronzewing and Kareel
Jean Marie Crescent

Umina & Woy Woy
Watkin Ave
Birdwood Ave
Lentara Road

Chittaway, Berkeley Vale & Ourimbah
Emerald Place
Old Farm Place
James Watt Drive
Whats On logo button CHRISTMAS TREES AROUND THE COAST 2014Whats On logo button
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 Christmas Trees 2013 imageROTARY AROUND THE COAST:
Christmas tree sales are on weekends:
6th & 7th and 13th & 14th December;
7am to 12pm or while stocks last.

* Central Coast Christmas Fair -
6th December 2014 from 10am

* Bateau Bay Golf Range
* Fagans Park, Point Clare
* Gosford Race Club
* Ourimbah, Walmsley Road and Pacific Highway
* Rotary Park, Terrigal
* Commuter Car Park, Woy Woy
* Wyong Leagues Club, Kanwal

Whats On logo button CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TIMES AROUND THE COAST 20143: Whats On logo button
These times are yet to be confirmed...
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14/12/2014 Sunday 9AM 4PM
15/12/2014 Monday 8AM 5.30PM
16/12/2014 Tuesday 8AM 5.30PM
17/12/2014 Wednesday 8AM 5.30PM
18/12/2014 Thursday 8AM 9PM
19/12/2014 Friday 8AM 9PM
20/12/2014 Saturday 8AM 6PM
21/12/2014 Sunday 9AM 5PM
22/12/2014 Monday 8AM 7PM
23/12/2014 Tuesday 9AM 5PM
24/12/2014 Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
25/12/2014 Thursday Closed
26/12/2014 Friday 9AM 5.30PM
27/12/2014 Saturday 9AM 5PM
28/12/2014 Sunday 10AM 4PM
29/12/2014 Monday 9AM 5.30PM
31/12/2014 Tuesday 9AM 5.30PM
1/01/2015 Wednesday 10AM 4PM

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Thursday 18th December - 8am - midnight
Friday 19th December - 8am - 7pm
Saturday 20th December - 8am - 6pm
Sunday 21st December - 8am - 6pm
Monday 22nd December - 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 23rd December - 8am - midnight
Wednesday 24th December - 8am - 6pm
Thursday 25th December - Closed
Thursday 1st January 2015 - 10am - 4pm

Check the ERINA FAIR WEBSITE for the major retailers

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Wetfield Tuggerah's centre hours will vary as we near the final Christmas week.

For information on the Centre and major retailer store trading times please refer to the Westfield Tuggerah website

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