The Sutherland Shire lights up with festivities for the festive season. A time when the community gathers, gives back and comes together to celebrate. Looking for some ways to get into the spirit of Christmas? Here’s a small selection of some fun activities being held throughout December.
- Christmas Carols – Rotary Club of Engadine
Engadine Bowling Club proudly supports the Rotary Club of Engadine Christmas Carols. A wonderful community celebration full of your favourite Christmas tunes, live performances from local schools, and a guest appearance from Santa himself. Gather some friends, bring a picnic and get involved in the festivities.
When: December 15th, 2023
Where: Boystown Oval, 636 Woronora Rd, Engadine NSW 2233
Time: Video entertainment from 5pm, live entertainment from 6pm
Engadine Congregational Church is also hosting Carols Among the Gumtrees on Saturday 9th December. The event will be held at the Bush Reserve behind 48a Dillwynnia Grove, Heathcote, from 5.30pm.
Want to travel slightly further afield? Other local Christmas Carols being held can be found on the Sutherland Shire website with Cronulla Plaza often full of carolers entertaining those passing by.
- Engadine Community Christmas Markets
It’s a great opportunity to buy those last-minute gifts. Engadine Town Square transforms into a bustling market full of local stallholders. This year, discover new, diverse stalls with something for everyone: handmade jewellery, woodwork and crafts, lucky dips and Mr Whippy for the kids. There will be plants and women’s fashion to delicious foods. Whilst the market is usually held on the first Sunday of the month, there’s a bonus market being held in the lead-up to Christmas.
When: Sunday December 17th, 2023
Where: Engadine Town Square
More information – https://www.facebook.com/EngadineRotary
- Santa Run – NSW Rural Fire Service Engadine
Santa Claus is coming to town! The NSW Rural Fire Service brings you the famous Santa Run throughout Engadine and Woronora Heights. Kids line the local streets as the local fire crews dress as Santa and his elves and bring some joy to our community.
Stay updated with all the latest news and see where Santa is coming by keeping up to date with the Engadine Rural Fire Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EngadineRFS/
- Salvation Army Giving Tree
Engadine Bowling Club are hosting a food and gift collection point to support the Shire Salvo’s throughout November and December.
An opportunity to give to make a difference for those in need and who might otherwise go without. We’re accepting donations of non-perishable food items (with long expiry dates) and new, unused, or unopened gifts. Feel free to drop off your donations by Thursday, 14th December. Can’t decide what to buy? Whether for a supermarket or a gift voucher, vouchers are an excellent option for all ages. This may be the only gift some receive this Christmas, so please leave the gifts unwrapped to let parents choose something appropriate. Some tips on how best to get involved are on their website.
Let’s make this Christmas a little brighter for those facing challenges this year.
- Christmas Lights – Tour the local streets.
Lighting up the suburbs has become a neighbourhood tradition for many. Several streets are renowned for their spectacular festive light displays, some taking weeks and months to prepare to deck the halls. Take a walk with the family and chat with locals on your travels. Gamenya Place in Engadine is always a crowd favourite. Candy Lane (aka Allambie Avenue in Caringbah South) is also famous amongst those in the shire for its spectacular display of sparkling lights and decorations.
Are you planning to decorate your own house? The Christmas Crazy store in Kirrawee is a great starting place to stock up on lights and Christmas-themed decorations.
- Christmas Raffles at the Club
It’s that time of year when we giveaway 101 hams. The popular ham raffles have commenced on Thursday nights. Tickets are on sale from 6pm, with the winners drawn at 6.45pm. The ham raffles will continue each Thursday night until 21st December.
Prefer seafood? We are giving away $2,500 of fresh seafood Saturday 23rd December. Join us for a chance to win, tickets on sale 6pm, drawn 6.45pm. Look at our what’s on page for the other raffles in the lead-up to Christmas.