Georges River community Christmas events

Getting into the Christmas spirit: Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene and Councillor Christina Wu at the community Christmas tree on Forest Road, Hurstville

Getting into the Christmas spirit: Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene and Councillor Christina Wu at the community Christmas tree on Forest Road, Hurstville

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the Georges River area, and Council is supporting Christmas events and festivities across the Local Government Area to encourage a lively community spirit at this special time of year.

The Georges River area has come alive with Christmas decorations and festive events, from the annual Christmas Lights competition, to free photos with Santa, Christmas carols, fireworks and a community Christmas party at Hurstville Museum and Gallery.

Christmas Lights Competition

Local residents have added some festive colour to Georges River neighbourhoods for the annual Christmas Lights competition. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open and will close on 9 December 2018, submit your choice here: https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/christmas-lights-competition.

Free photos with Santa

Santa is in town early this year and paying visits to many locations across the Georges River Area. See below for details of free photo opportunities with Santa.

Santa visits Riverwood

When: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: 10.00am-1.00pm

Where: Riverwood Plaza, 247 Belmore Road, Riverwood

Santa visits Mortdale

When: Sunday 9 December 2018

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Mortdale Shopping Village, 22 Morts Road, Mortdale

Santa visits Kogarah

When: Saturday 15 December 2018

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah

Christmas Carols in the Georges River area

Hurstville City Carols by Candlelight

Sing along as your favourite Christmas carols are led by a live band. You can tuck into a barbeque sausage sizzle and there will be plenty of entertainment for the kids, including glow sticks and puppets.

When: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: Festival activities commence at 4.00pm with carols at 9.00pm

Where: Woodville Park, Hurstville

Oatley Carols in the Park

Includes a fireworks display.

When: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Oatley Memorial Gardens, Oatley

Peakhurst Community Carols

Lady of Fatima Church

When: Sunday 9 December 2018

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: 825 Forest Road, Peakhurst

Carlton Christmas Carols

Park Road Anglican Church

When: Sunday 9 December 2018

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Where: Anglo Square, Park Road, Carlton

Penshurst Community Carols

Salvation Army

Spend an evening singing along to carols and marvelling at an incredible fireworks display.

When: Sunday 9 December 2018

Time: 6.00pm-9.15pm

Where: Olds Park, Penshurst

Fiestaville Choir Christmas Carolling

When: Tuesday 18 December 2018

Time: 11.00am

Where: Georges River Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville

Penshurst Community Carols

The Potter’s House Christian Church

When: Saturday 22 December 2018

Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Olds Park, Penshurst

Christmas at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

Dress up in your favourite festive colours and make some Christmas crafts for home decorations. There will be entertainment aplenty as the community gets together to sing Christmas carols and play games. All ages welcome.

When: Saturday 15 December 2018

Time: 10.30am-12.00pm

Where: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, MacMahon Street, Hurstville

For more information on Council events, please phone 9330 6400 or visit

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