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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: The Hunter’s ultimate gift guide

Want to spend your Christmas gift dollars in the city you love? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Our 2022 Christmas in the City gift guide gives you everything you need to #shoplocal and pick up a unique pressie for your loved ones this year.

Check out the guide below and happy Christmas shopping!

Newcastle Fringe Festival

Newcastle Fringe Festival is back for 2023 with a brand new look and two huge weekends of unexpected entertainment and creative performances. Running from 9th – 19th March 2023, this year’s program will showcase over 50 local and international artists, with 120 performances at venues throughout Newcastle. With everything from burlesque to flamenco dancers, comedy and music to kids’ theatre, the jam-packed program has just been released and now is the perfect time to secure your tickets to their biggest festival yet!

Event Cinemas Kotara and Glendale

Event Cinema offer eVouchers & Digital Gift Cards that are delivered straight to an email address – no Elves or sleighs required! They also have Christmas wrapped up with fabulous Gift Cards in their own specially designed wallets ready for gift giving to the movie lover in your life. Purchase now over the counter at Event Cinemas Kotara and Glendale. The gift of movies this Christmas.

Flirt Adult Store

We all know Flirt Adult Store Hamilton has a range of objects that go buzz and bump in the night, but did you know they have a large range of novelty items including some exciting board games to spice up your next dinner party? One of our favourites is Cards Against Humanity, the party game for horrible people. Head over to the online store and make sure you use checkout code LIVE30 to find that perfect gift for your extroverted friend.


Step aboard CoastXP’s custom-built adventure boat for an all-inclusive lake cruise and guided nature walk overlooking the largest permanent saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere. The experience involves an adventure boat tour of Lake Mac, a 2km guided bushwalking tour and a catered lunch. Begin at the idyllic Pelican Foreshore and cruise around the bays, beaches and islands of Lake Mac on CoastXP’s adventure boat before alighting at Wangi Peninsula for a guided bushwalk through the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Following the walk, relax on the shores of Lake Macquarie at Dobell Park to enjoy a premium individual grazing box with a view of Pulbah Island Nature Reserve before returning to Pelican Foreshore by boat. CoastXP also has Gift Cards available, and is the perfect gift for that adventurous family member!

Camp Quality

Camp Quality would like to thank the Newcastle region for their generous support this year for children impacted by cancer. Your generosity has helped us to fund a second full-time Child Life Therapist at John Hunter Hospital to support kids through scary cancer treatments and give dozens of NSW families a break at our emergency respite facilities in Salamander Bay. Donate now to support the Christmas Appeal and gift more precious little moments and big memories to children impacted by cancer.

Vinny’s Takeaway Georgetown

Cool off this summer with Vinny’s Slush Puppie Machine. Now at 41 Georgetown Road, Georgetown.

Hello Hamilton

Join Hello Hamilton for 12 Days of Christmas kicking off on Tuesday, 29 November, through to Saturday, 10 December. Santa’s Cave & Santa Pawes Cave (Saturday only) will be happening in James Street Plaza, Hamilton where you can get your photo taken with Santa! And Christmas Twilight Markets will be happening in Gregson Park on the 6 December from 3 pm to 8 pm plus there’ll also be gift wrapping stations, kids’ craft workshops, live performances PLUS great giveaways every day.

Newcastle Jets

Secure your seats for all Newcastle Jets home games for the 2022/23 season. With family-friendly kick-off times, fans on field and kids go free offerings – there’s a membership package to suit everyone across both the A-League Men’s and A-League Women’s teams. All full-season members receive access to each home game at either McDonald Jones Stadium or No. 2 Sportsground, as well as access to any away games at Central Coast Stadium, and discounts on tickets, merchandise and food/drinks in venue. For those fans that can only make a handful of games throughout the season, there are also 3 and 6 game memberships available, so you can pick and choose which matches you’d like to attend.