Christmas Carols

If you’re keen on Christmas Carols this holiday season then this weekend is for you!!


Let it Snow – free HomeCo. Castle Hill Kids Club Christmas. Fri 8 to Sun 10 December, 10am to 1pm daily.

Kids are invited to HomeCo. Castle Hill to join in the festive fun! There’s Mrs Claus Storytime and Santa Meet n Greet PLUS a snow ball pit, snowtime sensory zone, surprise solo hip hop acro performer, DJ Frosty, snowman ornament workshop for kids, balloon artist and snowflake on skates! And enjoy the snow falling inside HomeCo. Castle Hill (north side) 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12noon, 12.30pm.


Parklea Christmas markets. Sunday 10 December. 9am – 4pm

Bring the whole family and shop gift items, festive favourites, Christmas condiments, Christmas décor & homewares, pet products & gifts, personalised baubles, Christmas personalised sacks, stockings & Christmas Eve boxes, Christmas cookies, cupcakes & treats!


Christmas fun at Bella Vista Hotel



  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Markets. Saturday 9 December. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Parklea Christmas Markets. Sunday 10 December. 9am – 4pm.
  • Dural Village Christmas Makes. Sunday 10 December. 9am to 1pm. Dural Country Club.


Christmas Lights

We produce a list of lights in the Hills each year. Click here to view. If we’re missing any great lights or you can provide an exact address, please email us at If any listed are not going ahead, please let us know. Also, if you have a photo of any we’d love to see it – send it to us at


Sydney Zoo’s Christmas Animal Kingdom

From 24 November to 24 December, Sydney Zoo in Eastern Creek will transform into a magical Christmas wonderland blending wildlife, wonder, and the spirit of the season. The event will feature millions of festive lights, breathtaking Christmas displays, 4,000 animals, entertainment and FREE activities for all.

Explore the Magical Snow Land, zip down the giant snow slide, wander into Candyland and decorate your own gingerbread, get crafty at the Elves workshop, check out Rudolph’s Barn, take a spin on the roller rink or post a letter express to the North Pole at Mrs. Claus’ Post Office. Plus, no visit would be complete without the jolly man in red. You can even capture the moment with a professional Santa photo to take home. And every child will receive a FREE gift from Santa!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the ultimate Christmas celebration alongside your favourite animals at Sydney Zoo’s Christmas Animal Kingdom. For more details and to purchase tickets see here.


Get your photo with Santa

Santa has arrived at shopping centres and now is the time to get your Christmas photos before it gets too busy!

  • Castle Towers – Santa has already arrived at his enchanted forest set. Bookings can be made here.
  • Rouse Hill Town Centre – Santa is once again doing photos in his gorgeous house. There are also pet Santa sessions too.
  • Winston Hills Mall – Santa is back in his cottage!  Bookings for photos can be made here.
  • Seven Hills Plaza – sessions available for bookings from 2 December. Bookings for photos can be made here.
  • Stanhope Village
  • North Rocks Shopping Centre


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