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    • New Years Eve in Coffs Harbour – Bring in 2020 in style

      New Years Eve in Coffs Harbour – Bring in 2020 in style

      Looking for the perfect way to see the New Year in? Check out the action Coffs Harbour has instore this New Year with our guide to all local events. COFFS HARBOUR JETTY FESTIVAL The Coffs Jetty Carnival will kick off at 6.30pm with fireworks at 9.00pm. A reminder that...

    • Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season. Coffs Central Santa Photos Don’t queue, book in your private Santa Photos and enjoy the...

    • The Best Beaches on the Coffs Coast for families

      The Best Beaches on the Coffs Coast for families

      Here in Coffs Harbour, we are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches on the Coast. The beaches suit everyone from surfing and adventure seekers, to families with small children. I know when I swim at the beach and take the children I prefer a more patrolled...

    • Fish and Chips Coffs Harbour

      Fish and Chips Coffs Harbour

      Looking for the best fish and chips in Coffs Harbour? There’s nothing better on a sunny day than eating fish and chips by the water (even if you do have to fight off enormous seagulls).  We are spoilt here in Coffs Harbour with so many beautiful picnic spots making it...

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    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

    • Parenting

      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Have you heard of the Active Kids Rebate and Creative Kids Rebate?  From January 2018, the NSW Government initiated the rebates to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to contribute towards the cost of their child’s fees and assisting with getting them more...

    • Holidays and Travel

      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
    • Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      If you plan on hanging up the apron this year and want to get in to the holiday spirit what better way than starting with a perfect meal. Sharing the Christmas meal with family, friends and loved ones is the best way to celebrate the festive season, which is all about...

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Keep on giving this Christmas by supporting Coffs small businesses and “shop it local” these holidays. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easy with our Christmas ideas guide. We have pulled together a list of some of our favourites, buy local this Christmas! Gifts...

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season. Coffs Central Santa Photos Don’t queue, book in your private Santa Photos and enjoy the...

      October School Holiday Guide

      October School Holiday Guide

      Wow…another term has gone by and the spring school holidays are upon us. The burden of finding things to fill the itinerary and keep the kids entertained is looming, so we have found some of the activities scheduled to take that burden away. Coffs has some great...

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      And that’s a wrap, Term two is just about done and dusted.  Now what the kids are longing for is School Holiday fun. To help keep the kids entertained and active these holidays, we have pulled together a guide to some events and activities for the kids around Coffs...

    • Lifestyle

      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Deciding on an area to live and building a life with your family can be a tough choice to make.  Many factors come into that process, and deciding on what your family's priorities are, will not be the same for everyone. So, let's think about Coffs Harbour as a...

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn't have to be all about chocolate. If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      With the end of the year approaching, it’s natural to want to say thank you for all the teachers' amazing efforts with our kids throughout the year. Here are our ideas for group gifts or individual presents to say thank you for making the difference in our child’s...

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Nothing says Christmas like the joyous sounds of carols sung together with family and friends by candlelight. If you love singing your heart out to Christmas Carols, there are some great free community events to attend throughout December.

Here is the Coffs Coast guide to this year’s events being held in the lead up to Christmas.

Remember to pack your blankets, chairs and your best singing voice!

Coffs Coast Carols by Candlelight

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and from 6pm it will also sound a lot like Christmas at Brelsford Park in the heart of the city.

Coffs Coast Carols bring the whole community together to celebrate Christmas in true Coffs style – laid back and family-friendly.

The fun-filled evening will feature a fantastic line up of local performers! Santa will pay a visit and to top it all off, the show will finish with a bang thanks to the fireworks display grand finale!

Details:
14 December 2019 | From 6.00pm
Brelsford Park, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

Sawtell Carols by Candlelight

Sing in the festive season at Sawtell Carols by Candlelight

Christmas joy will again light up Sawtell Golf Club at the annual Carols by Candlelight.

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Sawtell Uniting Church carols, a much-loved community event that marks the week leading up to Christmas.

Gates open from 6 pm, with Santa arriving at 7.15 pm to meet and greet the children. From 7.30 pm, armed with songbooks and candles (available for purchase on the night), join in the carols and hear the Christmas story unfold, led by local singers and musicians.

Details:
18th December 2019 | From 6.00pm
Sawtell Golf Club

Website: Sawtell Carols by Candlelight

Carols on the Green

We are proud to announce Chatswood High School Orchestra will be hosting Carols on the Green this year.

There will be a sausage sizzle from 6.00pm, carols will begin at 7.00pm and Santa arriving at 8.00pm. Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy a celebration of music and entertainment.

Details:
13 December 2019 | From 6.00 pm
Boambee East Community Centre
Bruce King Drive, Boambee East

Website: Boambee East Community Centre

Woolgoolga Carols by the Sea

Come along and enjoy all of the fun and festivities of the 2019 Woolgoolga Mitre 10 Carols by the Sea proudly presented by Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce and LifeHouse Church.

Woolgoolga Beach Reserve will come alive from dusk with food stalls, drinks, treats and more.

Grab a picnic rug and grab your spot and most importantly bring your singing voices!

Plenty of dinner options available either at the event or by popping into one of our many takeaway shops, cafes or restaurants on the way.

Details:
20 December | 6pm – 9pm
Woolgoolga Beach Reserve

Carols under the Big Top

Revel in the holiday cheer at Carols Under The Big Top!

Sing along with the Coffs City Choir, there will be live entertainment from Georgia Cummins, Mad Hatters Kid’s Show, a special Christmas menu and a special appearance from Santa!

Details:
21 December | 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Moonee Beach Tavern, 2 Moonee Beach Road

Lifehouse Church Carols

We are so excited to invite you and your friends and family to LIFEHOUSE CAROLS. Join us at 5pm or 7pm at 167 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, to sing along to your favourite carol and be inspired by the wonder of Christmas. Entry is FREE! Come early for dinner – fun for the kids, and food & drink stalls are open from 3:30pm – 9pm (stalls have food, drinks and glow-wear available for purchase). This night will be spectacular, we can’t wait to welcome you!

Details:
15 December 2019 | 5pm and 7pm
167 Orlando Street

Sandy Beach Christmas Carols

It’s on again! December 15th 2019! Come and join us for a night of fun for the whole family. All the favourite activities including hay ride, face painting, music and so much more! Bring your friends and family and that picnic blankets and fold out chairs and enjoy a great night!

Details:
15 December 2019 | 5.30 pm – 9.30pm
Sandy Beach

Website: Sandy Beach Christmas Carols

Nana Glen Community Christmas Carols

Orara Valley Progress Association along with other local community Groups bring you the 2019 Community Christmas Carols!

Enjoy an afternoon full of kid’s entertainment such as face painting, active kids’ corner, jumping castle along with a visit from Santa!

This year we are fundraising to help support our local RFS who are in much need of new equipment to help prepare us for a very hot dry summer.

We will be holding a silent auction where you can bid on big ticket items such as accommodation, Family Fun Days etc. All proceeds will be donated to the local RFS!

Food & beverages will be available on the day, but please feel free to bring a picnic basket. This is a no alcohol event.

Details:
15 December 2019 | 4.00pm
Nana Glen Equestrian Grounds, Morrows Rd

Website: Nana Glen Carols

Christmas in the Gardens – Coffs Orchestra & Swingfonia

Join the Coffs Harbour City Orchestra and Mei Wei Lim’s Swingfonia for an evening of Christmas music and carol singing. We will be featuring popular tunes for the whole family to enjoy in the ambience of the botanic gardens. Pack a picnic rug or pull up a chair and enjoy a picnic or order from the cafe. Free entry to the gardens, donations gratefully accepted.

Details:
7 December 2019 | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden
Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour

Website: Christmas in the Gardens

Community Christmas Carols Hosted by Bishop Druitt College

Food from 5 pm – Carols Service Begins At 6 pm

JOY TO THE WORLD! Pick a spot on the Greenroom & enjoy the fantastic Primary Nativity play & sing-a-long musical performances. BYO picnic rug, chair & basket of goodies. Sausage sizzles & drinks for purchase. Delicious food platters available for purchase via flexischools.

Wet weather venue will be the Branson Centre. Please note no food or drinks will be allowed in the Branson Centre. Food and drink areas will be the Roger Oates Centre and surrounding covered walkway (keeping exits clear). Stand up space mostly as limited seating will be available.

Details:
3 December 2019 | 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Bishop Druitt College
111 North Boambee Road, Coffs Harbour

Website: Community Christmas Carols

Club Urunga Carols

The 25th annual Carols event takes place this year, with a great lineup of entertainment for you and the family. This year’s Club Urunga Carols in the Park in Morgo St Reserve promises to be yet another magic night!

Details:
21 December 2019 | 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Down by the Riverside, Morgo Street, Urunga

Website: Club Urunga Carols

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