With December already upon us (how did that happen?!), Randwick City is blooming with Christmas cheer. Although we are unable to celebrate with our much-loved Coogee Carols, we’re not letting that stop us from spreading festivities across the City. No matter where you live, you’ll find Christmas joy in your suburb. Here’s what to look out for! If you’re out and about and snap a picture, tag us on Instagram or Facebook and we’ll share your photo.
We’ve wrapped more than 250 trees in suburbs across Randwick City. The pretty red and white wrapping can be found in Alison Park (Randwick), Barwon Park (Matraville), Maroubra Beach, Pine Ave (Little Bay), Clovelly Beach, The Spot and near the playground in La Perouse.
Beginning Thursday 2 December, Christmas decorations will be installed in ten locations. You’ll find Christmas trees, illuminated candy canes, Christmas wreaths, and light installations. Keep an eye out as you’re in your local town centre!
Christmas chalk art
If you haven’t seen the chalk art that has been decorating our City in various locations over the past year, then it’s worth a look. The artist marks a special spot where you can take a photo and the art will appear three-dimensional. There are four Christmas chalk arts already installed with another four planned for the New Year. You’ll find the current four in the following locations: Malabar Beach (near the playground); Maroubra Junction (near McDonald’s); Kingsford (near Meeks Street); Coogee Beach (near the Pavilion).
We know it’s not the same as in-person cheer, but we hope you look out for the online carol video that will be released December 15. If you’d like to be part of the video, email photos of you enjoying the previous year’s Coogee Carols to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6 December.
Roving Christmas cheer!
If you’re out and about finishing your Christmas shopping the weekend of December 18 and 19, you’re bound to run into some roving Christmas cheer! There will be Christmas elves, candy canes, Christmas gifts as well as Christmas Trees on skates roaming our town centres and beaches in Randwick, Clovelly, Matraville, Kingsford, Kensington and Maroubra. Feel free to stop them, say hi and grab a photo!
Your face on a post card!
On Dec 18 & 19 and 29 & 30 look out for our interactive post card pop-ups. Stop by and have your face printed on a postcard that you can send to someone in the mail. The postcards are free and will take place in the following locations between 10am – 5pm: at the La Perouse Museum (Dec 18); Coogee Beach (Dec 19); Clovelly Beach (Dec 29) and Maroubra Beach (Dec 30).
Pop-up music set to begin
Just like last year, we’ll be hosting numerous artists across our City to bring fun and atmosphere to our town centres and beaches. More than 100 pop-up music performances will take place most Fridays through to Sunday, beginning Friday 17 to Sunday 19 December. Performances will take a break over Christmas and the New Year, starting back up the first weekend in January for the month.
What would Christmas be without food trucks? Food trucks will be at Heffron Park Netball Courts for our Christmas Eat, Drink & Play event, which will take place from Thursday 16 December to Sunday 19 December. With numerous trucks attending, there will be something for everyone! From pizza, to ice-creams, to hot dogs, Brazilian BBQ, vegan meals, donuts and more! Trucks will be there on Thursday 16 Dec from 4pm – 9pm and from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 from noon to 9pm. Go with friends, take a picnic rug and enjoy the food and atmosphere!