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Georges River community Christmas events


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the Georges River area, and Council is supporting Christmas events and festivities across the Local Government Area to encourage a lively community spirit at this special time of year.

The Georges River area has come alive with Christmas decorations and festive events, from the annual Christmas Lights competition, to free photos with Santa, Christmas carols, fireworks and a community Christmas party at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Christmas Lights Competition

Local residents have added some festive colour to Georges River neighbourhoods for the annual Christmas Lights competition. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open and will close on 9 December 2018, submit your choice here:

Free photos with Santa

Santa is in town early this year and paying visits to many locations across the Georges River Area. See below for details of free photo opportunities with Santa.

Santa visits Riverwood
When: Saturday 8 December 2018
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Where: Riverwood Plaza, 247 Belmore Road, Riverwood 

Santa visits Mortdale
Sunday 9 December 2018
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Mortdale Shopping Village, 22 Morts Road, Mortdale 

Santa visits Kogarah
Saturday 15 December 2018
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah 

Christmas Carols in the Georges River area

Hurstville City Carols by Candlelight
Sing along as your favourite Christmas carols are led by a live band. You can tuck into a barbeque sausage sizzle and there will be plenty of entertainment for the kids, including glow sticks and puppets.
When: Saturday 8 December 2018
Time: Festival activities commence at 4.00pm with carols at 9.00pm
Where: Woodville Park, Hurstville

Oatley Carols in the Park
Includes a fireworks display.
When: Saturday 8 December 2018
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Oatley Memorial Gardens, Oatley

Peakhurst Community Carols
Lady of Fatima Church
When: Sunday 9 December 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 825 Forest Road, Peakhurst

Carlton Christmas Carols
Park Road Anglican Church
When: Sunday 9 December 2018
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where: Anglo Square, Park Road, Carlton

Penshurst Community Carols
Salvation Army
Spend an evening singing along to carols and marvelling at an incredible fireworks display.
When: Sunday 9 December 2018
Time: 6.00pm-9.15pm
Where: Olds Park, Penshurst

Fiestaville Choir Christmas Carolling
When: Tuesday 18 December 2018
Time: 11.00am
Where: Georges River Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville 

Penshurst Community Carols
The Potter’s House Christian Church
When: Saturday 22 December 2018
Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Olds Park, Penshurst

Christmas at Hurstville Museum & Gallery
Dress up in your favourite festive colours and make some Christmas crafts for home decorations. There will be entertainment aplenty as the community gets together to sing Christmas carols and play games. All ages welcome.
When: Saturday 15 December 2018
Time: 10.30am-12.00pm
Where: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, MacMahon Street, Hurstville

For more information on Council events, please phone 9330 6400 or visit

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