The Hills Upmarket. Sunday 20 December. 9am to 2pm. The top terrace, Castle Hill Showground.

Pick up some last minute Christmas gifts! Have a coffee, grab a bite to eat, shop and relax in a local environment with a selection of 60+ quality stalls. There is plenty of parking and the event is dog friendly.

Glenorie Christmas Carols. Sunday 20 December. From 6pm.

This might be the only big Christmas Carols going ahead in 2020! Les Shore Oval at Glenorie 6pm Sunday 20 December.

Bring your picnic rug, your favourite food and drink, and your family and join in the fun of carols. You will enjoy the Matt Moody Jazz Band, local singers and artists and of course Santa.

Show your support for your community and join us at the Glenorie Carols. Don’t forget your outdoor chairs for a comfortable night.

This is a COVID-19 Safe Event with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in a location with a self-isolated alert within the last 14 days you cannot attend the event.

You have to register for the event here.

Santa runs

Rouse Hill Santa Lolly Run. Run by Rouse Hill Rural Fire Brigade. Saturday 19 December from 1.15pm. Route details are here.

Westleigh Rural Fire Brigade Santa Run. Sunday 20 December. Commencing from Warrigal Drive, Westleigh at 8.30am. Map is here.

Dural Rural Fire Brigade Santa Run. Sunday 20 December. Details to come.

Galston Village Santa Run. Sunday 20 December. 4pm to 7pm. Details on the route are here.

Christmas High Cheese at Bella Vista Hotel. Saturday 19 December and Sunday 20 December.

Indulge in a three tier stand in Bell Garden that celebrates cheese in all its forms, with the option to add the choice of a glass of Sparkling Wine, White Wine or Red Wine.
WHEN: Saturday December 19 and Sunday December 20
TIME: 1pm, 2pm or 3pm bookings available
PRICE: High Cheese $45 per person. High Cheese & Glass of Wine $52 per person. *Note: Price includes tea varietals and espresso coffee

The Hillsong Christmas Spectacular – Friday 18 December to Sunday 20 December

The Hillsong Christmas Spectacular is always pretty spectacular. And this year you can watch from your house. Here are the details.

Check out Christmas lights

We publish a comprehensive list of houses and streets in the Hills renowned for their Christmas lights – you can check it out here. If you live in a street where someone has fabulous lights or you deck out your own house, email us at so we can make sure you’re on the list.

Go for a paddle or picnic

If the weather’s nice this weekend, here are some swimming spots in Sydney that we love to visit. They also double as nice picnic spots if it’s a little too cool for a swim.

Go on a bushwalk

If you follow our Instagram or Facebook page you’ll see that we’ve done a LOT of bushwalking in 2020! Here’s a list of the best bushwalks for kids in the area.

Go for a bike or scooter ride

One of the great things that has happened during COVID-19 lockdown is that more kids are out on their bikes! Here’s a list of places in the Hills for your kids to ride their bike or scooter.

If you’d like more ideas for things to do this weekend, head to the play section of our website for further inspiration.

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