The Central Coast launches into the festive season on Thursday 1 December, with a fantastic array of Christmas offerings – designed to bring the community together and spread joy across the region.
The much-loved Christmas tree and wreath installations return, as do sparkling decorations, all of which will be on display across Gosford, Wyong, The Entrance and Toukley.
A series of seasonal events and activities will be available for the public to enjoy, including DIY Christmas photos, Christmas carols and other live entertainment, and of course, an opportunity to post a letter to Santa!
The festivities kick off on Thursday 1 December running until Saturday 24 December across the four town centres.
Director of Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said individual businesses are also getting into the Christmas spirit across the four town centres with a trail of Christmas window displays.
“For the first time businesses located in Gosford, Wyong, The Entrance and Toukley are taking part in the festivities with a Christmas Window Display Competition,” Ms Smith said.
“Visitors and residents are encouraged to plan a ‘window display’ trail and vote for their favourite via a QR code for a chance to win a $250 gift card.
“Voting opens 1 December and closes 19 December 2022 with the winners announced 21 December 2022.”
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the Christmas activations will provide support and a boost for local businesses.
“Christmas on the Coast activities will bring festive joy to our community and I encourage locals and visitors to spend time enjoying and supporting the businesses in and around our town centres,” Mr Hart said.
Christmas calendar of events:
Thursday 1 – 19 December – Across the four town centres
Christmas Window Display Competition
Saturday 3 December – Alison Road, Wyong
Wyong Community Christmas Carols and firework display
Presented by Bendigo Bank
5pm – 9pm
Saturday 3 December – The Village Green, Toukley
Tinsel Time in Toukley
Presented by Together 4 Toukley and Toukley Neighbourhood Centre
5pm – 9pm
Saturday 3 – 12 December – The Village Green, Toukley
Christmas photos and post a letter to Santa
Refer to the program for times
Wednesday 7 and Sunday 11 December – The Village Green, Toukley
Live Entertainment – Carollers
11am – 12pm
Saturday 24 December – Kibble Park, Gosford
Christmas Eve Community Carols
Presented by Gosford Uniting Church
6.30pm – 9pm
Saturday 24 December – Memorial Park, The Entrance
Christmas Eve Carols in the Park
Presented by JC Entertainment
6pm – 9pm
To find out more about Christmas on the Coast and other festive activities taking place this December, visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/christmasonthecoast