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WHAT’S ON LAKE MAC: Your guide to December events in Lake Macquarie

Christmas Carols, lots of live music, theatre and exhibitions and everything in between.

It’s a big December for events in Lake Macquarie.

Check out the guide below.


Major Events

Lake Mac Carols

Lake Macquarie City Council is proud to present a spectacular evening of entertainment, as we count down to Christmas at the Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight event at Speers Point Park.

When: Sunday 12 December 2021
Where: Spears Point Park

Live Music Lake Mac

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – Join Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham for a fabulous performance at Rathmines Theatre. Tickets $40 per person. Discover Service NSW Vouchers can be redeemed at this event.

When: Thursday 16 December 2021
Where: Rathmines Theatre

Multi Arts Pavilion, mima

Take a look at Lake Mac’s newest venue this summer, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the 360-degree EMERGE video projection and audio-visual experience like no other.

When: From December
Where: Multi Arts Pavilion, mima

Christmas Markets

Shop local and soak up the festive atmosphere at Christmas markets happening across the city.

When: From December
Where: Various locations across Lake Macquarie


Art and Culture

Truth of Fire: Tim Georgeson

An exhibition responding to the Australian bushfires of 2019/20 and the significance of First Nations knowledge and fire practices.

When: Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 20 February 2022
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

yapang Emerging Art Prize finalist exhibition

An exhibition of works by finalists in the inaugural yapang Emerging Art Prize. 

When: Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 20 February 2022
Where: Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie


Libraries and Theatres

Windows into Wartime

Visitors are invited to discover the Windows into Wartime exhibition produced by State Records NSW for the Centenary of Anzac, and to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Gold coin donation. Open 10am – 2pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s.

When: Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 27 February 2022
Where: Rathmines Heritage Centre

Wangi Power Station Reimagined

Wangi Power Station Reimagined is a collection of works created by Masters of Architecture students from the University of Newcastle. Join the representatives from University of Newcastle and Wangi community members for a conversation around the history of the power station, its significance to Lake Macquarie and its future. Tickets $5 per person includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.

When: Thursday 9 December 2021
Where: Wangi Library Creative Hub

Capturing Nature – a touring exhibition from the Australian Museum

These never-before-seen images dating from 1857 to 1893 have been printed from the Australian Museum’s collection of glass plate negatives and are some of Australia’s earliest natural history photographs. Gold coin donation. Open 10am – 2pm.

When: Saturday 11 December 2021 – Sunday 12 March 2022
Where: SEEN @ Swansea


Find out more

For more information about all the events and online resources Lake Macquarie City Council have available please visit the Lake Macquarie City Council event’s directory by clicking the link below.