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Christmas in Bayside

Your at-a-glance planner for a fabulously festive season.

Friday 3 December 

Black Rock shops and foreshore 5-10pm

Light the Rock officially kicks off our Bayside Christmas. Join Mayor Cr Alex del Porto at Black Rock foreshore as he switches on the clock tower lights. Wander through our beautiful neon sculptures and snap some festive photos. Bring a picnic and enjoy the roving entertainment and a great stage act. Or why not eat at one of the wonderful local cafés and restaurants.

Ps…Santa’s coming!

Visit our Light the Rock Facebook event page to find out more 

Saturday 4 December 

Seaview Village 11am – 1pm

Take the kids for a around the village because Santa will be on his village walk, too. Ask him for a selfie. He’s in a great mood this time of year.

Beaumaris 11am – 2pm

Enjoy a lazy, musical afternoon with jazz on the green.

Visit our Jazz on the Concourse Facebook event page to find out more

Highett - time TBC

Kingston’s Tinsel Trail pops into Bayside. Visit Kingston City Council's website for details.

Sunday 5 December

 Brighton - 2.30pm onwards

The popular Bayside Chamber Orchestra will be in concert at Billilla Homestead, Halifax St, Brighton at 2.30pm. 

Book Bayside Chamber Orchestra tickets

Wednesday 8 December

Sandringham foreshore 5pm - 8pm

Roving entertainers Fur bauble Trio, Bouncing Elves Stilt Duo and Jangle the Christmas Elf will add fun and a huge dollop of festive cheer to the day as you shop local and give our traders a boost.

Thursday 9 December

Landcox Park, Brighton 5pm - 8pm

Roving entertainers Fur bauble Trio, Giant Elves Stilt Duo and Bubble Tonic are just what you need to put you in a Christmas frame of mind. Why not grab a hamper from our local traders and have a picnic in the garden.

Friday 10 December

Beaumaris 6pm - 9pm

A wonderful summery evening of live music on the green.

Saturday 11 December

 Hampton Street 1.30 - 3.30pm

Have some festive fun while you’re doing your gift shopping. Enjoy the Christmas-themed stilt walkers and entertainers and look out for a roving Santa.

Church St, Brighton 11am - 2pm

Jazz at Church. Grab some brunch and enjoy a few hours of live jazz on the grounds of St Andrews Church.

Bay St, Brighton 11am – 1pm

A roving Santa and entertainers will make your Christmas shopping much more fun.

Beaumaris Concourse 11am – 2pm

Enjoy a lazy, musical afternoon with jazz on the green.

Sandringham Foreshore 5pm – 8pm

The Southern Area Concert Band will provide the perfect Christmas backdrop as you support your local businesses. Grab a coffee, eat out or buy a few more Christmas pressies.

Sandringham Village

Roving musicians and performers will add Christmas cheer to the village throughout the day.

Tuesday 14 December

Landcox Park, Brighton  5pm – 8pm

Roving entertainer: Fur bauble Trio, Shorty Stilt Juggler and Bubble Tonic are just what you need to put you in a Christmas frame of mind. Shop local and give our traders a boost.

Wednesday 15 December

Black Rock foreshore 5pm – 8pm

The Southern Area Concert Band will provide the perfect Christmas backdrop as you support your local businesses. Grab a coffee, eat out or buy a few more Christmas pressies.

Friday 17 December

Beaumaris 6pm – 9pm

A wonderful summery evening of live music on the green.

Black Rock Foreshore 5pm – 10pm

Neon Wonderland - 30 beautiful Christmas lights installations plus roving entertainers and musicians. Soak up the festive atmosphere and snap a selfie or some photos of the kids with Santa or beside a beautiful lit-up Christmas sculpture. Bring a picnic, support our local businesses and enjoy.

Saturday 18 December

Beaumaris Concourse 11am - 2pm

Enjoy a lazy, musical afternoon with jazz on the green.

Dendy Village 11am – 2pm

Shop locally for those still-to-buy gifts and enjoy the festive spirit with a roving Santa, stilt walkers and entertainers.

Sandringham Foreshore 5pm - 10pm

Immerse yourself in all things Christmas at our Neon Wonderland - 30 beautiful Christmas lights installations plus roving entertainers and musicians. Soak up the festive atmosphere and snap a selfie or some photos of the kids with Santa or beside a beautiful lit-up Christmas sculpture. Bring a picnic, support our local businesses and enjoy.

Beaumaris Concourse/Hampton St/Church St, Brighton/Bays St, Brighton/Sandringham Village

Roving musicians and performers will add Christmas cheer to the village throughout the day.

Sunday December 19

Landcox Park, Brighton 5pm – 10pm

Immerse yourself in all-things Christmas at our Neon Wonderland - 30 beautiful Christmas lights installations plus roving entertainers and musicians. Soak up the festive atmosphere and snap a selfie or some photos of the kids with Santa or beside a beautiful lit-up Christmas sculpture. Bring a picnic, support our local businesses and enjoy.

Monday 20 December

Black Rock foreshore 5pm – 8pm

Roving entertainers Giant Elves Stilt Duo and Bubble Tonic are just what you need to put you in a Christmas frame of mind. Shop local and give our traders a boost.

Wednesday 22 December

Sandringham foreshore 5pm – 8pm

Entertainers Elf Twinkle Toes, the Angels on Stilts Duo and the wonderful Southern Area Concert Band (from 6pm) will add fun and festive cheer to the day.

Thursday 23 December

Landcox Park - from 6pm

There are always a few last-minute gifts to buy so shop local and then enjoy the roving entertainers Southern Area Concert Band, Bubble Tonic and Bouncing Elves Stilt Duo.

Until 16 January 2022

Across Bayside - Cat Rabbit Bear Hunt

Interior view of an exhibition with a large bear seated on chair holding a book.

Find 12 posters featuring artist Cat Rabbit’s delightful bears across Bayside and in the Gallery. Use the poster’s QR code to find out more about your bear or visit our Bear Hunt page.

Until 10 December

'The art of picnicking' at a beautiful park of your choosing

Young people aged 12-25 can register for a $5 pack (valued at $90) to host a picnic with friends. Alongside this amazing picnic pack you will be a booklet with picnic recipes, hidden locations in Bayside, conversation starters and tips for a sustainable picnic.

Full details available 9am 22 November.

Until 22 December

I Spy Santa...join in our fun social media Christmas game across seven shopping areas.

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