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Christmas in Bayside 2023 - your festive event planner


Bayside is set to shine this year with a festive season of music, entertainment, lights and more.

Here's your at-a-glance planner for a fabulously festive Christmas in Bayside.

Friday 1 December

✨ Christmas in Bayside launch event, Church Street, Brighton, 5pm to 7pm
Join Mayor Cr Fiona Stitfold on the grounds of St Andrews Church, Brighton as she kicks off our Bayside Christmas. Bring along a picnic and enjoy all the roving entertainers, with a special visit from Santa! Then take a wander through the iconic strip filled with marvellous festive decorations.

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Beaumaris Concourse, 5pm to 8pm
Head to the charming Beaumaris Concourse when the traders launch Christmas celebrations in the popular shopping precinct.

Santa surrounded by kids in the concouse


Saturday 2 December

Hampton Street, Hampton, 9am to 10.30am
Look out for Santa roving the Hampton shopping strip.

Highett Road, Highett, 11am to 12.30pm
Keep an eye out for Santa roving along the Highett shops.

Sandringham Village, 12 noon to 8pm
Have a blast at the magical Sandy Festival with food, rides and stalls, and the End of the Line music festival featuring Clare Bowditch with Mr and Mrs Claus making a special appearance. The Sandringham and District Historical Society will be opening its doors at 15 Melrose Street during the Sandy Festival. Wander in and learn about Bayside History and more.

Led light Christmas decoration saying Sandy.


Saturday 9 December

Martin Street, Brighton, 9am to 10.30am
Santa roving Martin Street is sure to bring seasonal joy to your Christmas shopping.

Bay Street, Brighton, 11am to 12.30pm
Enjoy the festivities with Bay Street’s roving Santa, making your Christmas shopping much more fun.

The star on the top of a Christmas tree in Bayside.


Tuesday 12 December

Sandringham, 12.30pm to 3pm
Enjoy the sounds of the 1960s at SandyBeach Centre for a fantastic Seniors Music Alive program.
Bookings: 9598 2155 or visit sandybeach.

Christmas Carols in the Park, Dendy Park, Brighton, 5.30pm - 9.00pm
Our annual celebration features a star-studded line-up including Rhonda Burchmore, Richard Thomas, Jael Wena and much more. Join your friends and family in a joyous sing-song alongside thousands of Bayside residents in Dendy Park, Brighton.

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Stage and crowd at Christmas Carols in the Park.

Wednesday 13 December

Beaumaris Library, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Join permaculture and sustainability educator, Anna The Urban Nanna, to learn about low-waste ways to celebrate the festive season. Bookings essential.

Saturday 16 December

Black Rock Village, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Get down to this iconic area to celebrate Christmas with the community.

Black Rock Clock Tower lit up with Christmas lights.


Shops on Show

Visit your local shopping precinct and vote for your favourite shop window Christmas display. Voting closes on Sunday 17 December.

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Brightly decoration Christmas shop window


Community events

If you would like us to include your community event in the festive event planner, please upload details via our What's On page.

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Christmas calendar of connections

While many of us are looking forward to holiday celebrations with family and friends, others will find the festive season a difficult time.

Sometimes the simplest of gestures can make a big impact:

  • Go to a local café for a cuppa and chat
  • Suggest a walk and talk in the local neighbourhood or nearby park
  • Drop off a meal
  • Handmake a card or small gift
  • Extend an invitation to someone who will be alone on Christmas Day.

If holiday season stress is getting too much for you or someone you know please contact us at 9599 4444 or email

Please note Council is closed on weekends and public holidays. For 24 hours, 7 days a week help, call
Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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