Kellyville Grove grand opening. Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December. 10am to 2pm.
The wait is over! Kellyville Grove is your new shopping destination, featuring a fabulous Woolworths and a fantastic line-up of specialty stores.
Get ready to jingle all the way at Kellyville Grove’s festive grand opening THIS Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December from 10am to 2pm. There’s a sleigh-load of FREE fun activities for everyone:
  • Meet and greet with roaming Santa
  • FREE face painting & balloon twisting
  • FREE kids craft zone & bauble decorating
  • FREE festive kids entertainment
  • FREE reptile petting zoo
  • Acapella Christmas carolling angels
The first 100 visitors each day receive a FREE cup of coffee, plus there are exciting FREE giveaways too.
2 Hector Court Kellyville. For event details visit


Christmas Spectacular at Lynwood Country Club. Saturday 16 December. From 4pm to late.

Join Lynwood CC for an evening under the starry sky, featuring delectable food trucks, a charming crafts market for unique gifts, and an outdoor movie that will warm your heart (The Grinch). To end the night on a high they will have a breathtaking fireworks display that will light up the night. For more information see here.


Santa Runs

Talk about a Hills tradition! For over 40 years now, volunteers have been spreading joy throughout the Hills on their annual Santa Runs. This is a fabulous event that brings neighbours together and it’s the perfect way to say thanks and offer a small donation if the firies are collecting. It all starts this weekend! Here’s a summary of what’s on in the Hills. Enjoy!

  • Rouse Hill Fire Brigade Santa Lolly Run –  Saturday 16 December
  • Box Hill Nelson Brigade – Saturday 16 December
  • Westleigh Rural Fire Brigade Santa Run – Sunday 17 December
  • Dural Rural Fire Brigade Santa Run – Sunday 17 December
  • Galston Rural Fire Brigade Santa Run – Sunday 17 December

See the following article for full details – Santa Runs in the Hills.


Christmas Carols


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. Don’t miss your chance to get a photo!

  • 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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