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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
15 December 2019 | 5.30 pm – 9.30pm
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.
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.
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.
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!
21 December 2019 | 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Down by the Riverside, Morgo Street, Urunga
Website: Club Urunga Carols