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Your guide to Christmas events in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and our gig and event guide is bursting with festive fun.

From Carols to Christmas markets and everything in between, this is your guide to local Christmas events happening in 2021.

If you’re organising a Christmas event in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley or Lake Macquarie that you would like to add to our guide, please register here.


Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Sunday, 28 November
Iona on Robert: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Monday, 29 November
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pet photography
Pet photography
Monday, 29 November
Westfield Kotara: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Tuesday, 30 November
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pet photography
Pet photography
Tuesday, 30 November
Westfield Kotara: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Wednesday, 1 December
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Storybook Experience of The night before the night before Christmas.
The Storybook Experience of The night before the night before Christmas.
Wednesday, 1 December - Thursday, 2 December
Maitland Riverside Plaza: 9:00am - 5:30am
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Lake Macquarie Christmas Twilight Market
Lake Macquarie Christmas Twilight Market
Wednesday, 1 December
Warners Bay Foreshore: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Rotunda Christmas Lights with Santa
Rotunda Christmas Lights with Santa
Wednesday, 1 December
Wallsend Park: 6:30pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Thursday, 2 December
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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Christmas with Poppi & Seed
Christmas with Poppi & Seed
Friday, 3 December
Northlakes Tavern: 4:00pm
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The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival
The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival
Saturday, 4 December
The Olive Tree Market: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Saturday, 4 December
Iona on Robert: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Saturday, 4 December
Jesmond Central: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
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NELSON BAY CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
NELSON BAY CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
Saturday, 4 December
Nelson Bay Foreshore: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Newcastle Pride Presents: Screaming Gay Neon Xmas
Newcastle Pride Presents: Screaming Gay Neon Xmas
Saturday, 4 December - Sunday, 5 December
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel: 6:00pm - 2:00am
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OMGWTF Its Christmas
OMGWTF Its Christmas
Saturday, 4 December
The Gal: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Bikers For Kids Newcastle Toy Run
Bikers For Kids Newcastle Toy Run
Sunday, 5 December
Wickham Park: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Central Coast Christmas Fair 2021
Central Coast Christmas Fair 2021
Sunday, 5 December
The Christmas Fair Mount Penang Gardens & Parklands: 9:00am
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SPEERS POINT PARK CHRISTMAS MARKET
SPEERS POINT PARK CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sunday, 5 December
Speers Point Park: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Sunday, 5 December
Iona on Robert: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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Christmas Carols & Family Picnic
Christmas Carols & Family Picnic
Sunday, 5 December
48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Sunday, 5 December
Jesmond Central: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
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Pet photography
Pet photography
Monday, 6 December
Westfield Kotara: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Pet photography
Pet photography
Tuesday, 7 December
Westfield Kotara: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Homegrown Markets: Lake Mac Christmas Twilight Market
Homegrown Markets: Lake Mac Christmas Twilight Market
Wednesday, 8 December
Speers Point Park: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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SPEERS POINT PARK CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
SPEERS POINT PARK CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
Wednesday, 8 December
Speers Point Park: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Peppertown Jam Christmas Eddition Ft Brock Henry
Peppertown Jam Christmas Eddition Ft Brock Henry
Wednesday, 8 December
The Stag & Hunter Hotel: 7:00pm
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Kooindah Centre X-Mas Night Markets 2021
Kooindah Centre X-Mas Night Markets 2021
Thursday, 9 December
Kooindah Centre: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Friday, 10 December
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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Christmas on John Street
Christmas on John Street
Friday, 10 December
John Street Singleton: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Poppin’ Tags at The Greenroof –  Christmas Edition
Poppin’ Tags at The Greenroof – Christmas Edition
Friday, 10 December
The Greenroof: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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It’s a Hack the Mainframe Christmas Miracle
It’s a Hack the Mainframe Christmas Miracle
Friday, 10 December
The Hamilton Station Hotel: 9:00pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Saturday, 11 December
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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Newcastle Christmas Market
Newcastle Christmas Market
Saturday, 11 December
The Station Newcastle: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Dashville Christmas Party 2021
Dashville Christmas Party 2021
Saturday, 11 December
Dashville: 10:00am
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NEWCASTLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
NEWCASTLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Saturday, 11 December
The Station Newcastle: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Saturday, 11 December
Jesmond Central: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
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CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET
Saturday, 11 December
Branxton Community HALL: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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19-Twenty Christmas Party
19-Twenty Christmas Party
Saturday, 11 December
Mangrove Mountain Public Hall: 6:00pm
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Sensitive Santa photography
Sensitive Santa photography
Sunday, 12 December
Westfield Kotara: 8:00am - 9:00am
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HUNTER VALLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET
HUNTER VALLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sunday, 12 December
Bimbadgen: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Sunday Pop Funk w/ Zenith
Sunday Pop Funk w/ Zenith
Sunday, 12 December
Babylon Newcastle: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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Lake Mac Carols
Lake Mac Carols
Sunday, 12 December
Umina Pcyc: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Santa Pet Photos – Bookings Essential
Sunday, 12 December
Jesmond Central: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
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A Bush Christmas with The Bushwackers
A Bush Christmas with The Bushwackers
Sunday, 12 December
Lorn Park Bowls Sport & Recreation Club: 4:00pm
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CAROLS BY THE LAKE
CAROLS BY THE LAKE
Sunday, 12 December
Gwandalan Bowling Club Foreshore: 5:00pm
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Carols at the Bay
Carols at the Bay
Sunday, 12 December
Fly Point Park: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET: Made & Found – Redhead
CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET: Made & Found – Redhead
Friday, 17 December
Webb Park: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Member’s Christmas Party at The Greenroof
Member’s Christmas Party at The Greenroof
Friday, 17 December
The Greenroof: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
Friday, 17 December
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre: 6:30pm
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The Olive Tree Christmas Market
The Olive Tree Christmas Market
Saturday, 18 December
The Olive Tree Market: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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SADDLES CHRISTMAS FAIR
SADDLES CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday, 18 December
Saddlesmtwhite: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Saturday, 18 December
Iona on Robert: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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A Nightmare Before Christmas
A Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday, 18 December
Weston Workers Club: 6:00pm
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Cryptmas in the Doll Haus
Cryptmas in the Doll Haus
Saturday, 18 December
Gallipoli Legion Club: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
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Lieutenant Caswell’s Christmas High Tea
Lieutenant Caswell’s Christmas High Tea
Sunday, 19 December
Tanilba House: 1:30am - 3:30pm
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Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Christmas Theme High Tea at Wayne Rogers
Sunday, 19 December
Iona on Robert: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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Christmas Cabaret at 48 Watt St | 19th Dec
Christmas Cabaret at 48 Watt St | 19th Dec
Sunday, 19 December
48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Christmas Cabaret at 48 Watt St | 19th Dec
Christmas Cabaret at 48 Watt St | 19th Dec
Sunday, 19 December
48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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