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Celebrate Christmas in Randwick City

Published Date
29/11/2019
News Topic
Heritage, Art & Culture
Christmas carols

Christmas is a time to stop for a moment, and give thanks for our family, friends and the beautiful place in which we live. There are many opportunities to join with others within your community to celebrate the festive season – we’ve gathered all the options here in one handy spot, so you can start to plan some of your Yuletide activities.

Randwick Council wishes you all a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and hopes that your new year will be full of promise and joy.

  1. Carols in Randwick City

    South Maroubra Christmas Party
    When:
    Saturday 7 December
    Time: 2pm-5pm
    Location: South Maroubra Village Green
    Address: Cnr Malabar Rd and Meagher Ave, Maroubra

    Carols by the Sea
    When:
    Saturday 7 December
    Time: 6pm-10pm
    Location: Grant Reserve, Coogee

    Christmas Carols and Street Party
    When:
    Sunday 8 December
    Time: 4pm-7pm
    Location: St Luke’s Anglican Church
    Address: Cnr Arden St and Varna St

    Matraville Carols by Candleight
    When:
    Saturday 14 December
    Time: 5pm- 9pm
    Location: Barwon Park
    Address: 118/54 Franklin St. Matraville

    Coogee Carols
    When:
    Sunday 22 December
    Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Location: Goldstein Reserve
    Address: Arden St, Coogee

  2. Events for kids

    Christmas Craft for Kids 

    When: Tuesday 10 December
    Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
    Location: Margaret Martin Library
    Address: Royal Randwick Shopping Centre,73 Belmore Road, Randwick
    Drop in after school and have some fun creating Christmas cards and craft to give to family and friends. All craft materials will be provided. Appropriate for kids in Years K-6 at school.
    Cost: Free, more information here

    When: Wednesday 11 December
    Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
    Location: Lionel Bowen Library
    Address: 669/673 Anzac Pde, Maroubra
    Drop in after school and have some fun creating Christmas cards and craft to give to family and friends. All craft materials will be provided. Appropriate for kids in Years K-6 at school.
    Cost: Free, more information here

    When: Thursday 12 December
    Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
    Location: Malabar Community Library
    Address: 1203 Anzac Pde, Matraville
    Drop in after school and have some fun creating Christmas cards and craft to give to family and friends. All craft materials will be provided. Appropriate for kids in Years K-6 at school.
    Cost: Free, more information here

  3. Street parties

    Council supports community Christmas street parties by funding and facilitating road closures, public liability insurance and traffic control. Supporting street parties helps build a sense of community and ensures the parties are as safe and enjoyable as possible. Residents are encouraged to apply early for the year ahead. See here for more information.

  4. Markets

    Blak Markets Christmas Market

    When: Sun 15 Dec 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 3pm
    Location: Bare Island
    Address: La Perouse
    The Blak Markets will be returning to Bare Island for a special Christmas market.
    Cost: $2.50

    The Blak Markets are a great chance to buy authentic unique gifts  knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. The Blak Markets feature authentic, original and affordable Aboriginal artworks, beauty products and one-of-a-kind homewares and jewellery as well as Indigenous inspired food and refreshments. There will also be cultural dance performance, Aboriginal Singing performance and an interactive session for the kids. For updates on our program on the day please visit out website https://blakmarkets.com/collections/workshops

  5. Christmas Lights

    Randwick Council has been a supporter of Sydney Children's Hospital Lights For Kids campaign. Randwick Council residents can spread joy to children in Hospital by decorating their homes in Christmas lights and raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation at the same time. To participate, decorate your home with Christmas lights, register your address here and watch as your lights brighten the lives of sick children.

  6. Christmas Day rubbish collection
  7. Due to early waste transfer station closure on Christmas Day, garbage and recycling bin collection will commence one hour earlier (5am instead of 6am) in all zones scheduled for collection on Wednesday 25 December 2019.

  8. Christmas Operating Hours

    Administration building and Depot
  9. DateOperating Hours
    Friday 20 DecemberNormal operations close at 12pm
    Tuesday 24 December (Christmas eve)Normal operations close at 3pm
    Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)Closed
    Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day)Closed
    Friday 27 DecemberClosed - Mayor Said day
    Monday 30 DecemberNormal operating hours
    Tuesday 31 January (New Year’s Eve)Normal operations close at 3pm
    Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)Closed
    Thursday 2 JanuaryNormal operating hours resume


    Des Renford Leisure Centre

    DateOperating Hours
    Tuesday 24 December (Christmas eve)6:30am - 6pm (normal operating hours)
    Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)Closed
    Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day)8am - 5pm
    Friday 27 DecemberNormal operating hours
    Monday 30 DecemberNormal operating hours
    Tuesday 31 January (New Year’s Eve)5:30am - 6pm
    Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)8am - 5pm
    Thursday 2 JanuaryNormal operating hours resume


    Libraries

    DateOperating Hours
    Friday 20 DecemberNormal operations closing at 12pm
    Tuesday 24 December (Christmas eve)Normal operations closing at 3pm
    Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)Closed
    Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day)Closed
    Friday 27 DecemberClosed – Mayor Said day
    Monday 30 December9.30am – 5pm
    Tuesday 31 January (New Year’s Eve)9.30am – 3pm
    Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)Closed
    Thursday 2 JanuaryNormal operating hours resume
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