Christmas events

Rouse Hill Santa Lolly Run. Run by Rouse Hill Rural Fire Brigade. Sunday 10 December from 1.15pm.

For over 40 years now, volunteers have been spreading joy throughout the Hills on their annual Santa Runs. And this weekend it’s the Rouse Hill Santa Lolly Run. There has been a change to maps and timings from last year so make sure you check out the new maps here.  You can also meet Santa at the following locations – McGilvray Place Reserve, McGuire Way, Paramount Ave x Mayfair Ave and Mindarriba Ave x Billabong Way.

Christmas Spectacular at Lynwood Country Club. Saturday 10 December.
Christmas markets from 3pm to 7pm, ‘Elf’ movie screening in the outdoor cinema from 8pm and fireworks at 9.45pm. More info here.


Meet and Greet Rudolph and The Christmas Tree at Castle Mall. Saturday 10 December. 11am to 2pm.

Kids can meet Rudolph and The Christmas Tree Characters at Castle Mall this Saturday.  See them for 30-minute appearances roaming the Centre:

  • Christmas Tree: 11am, 12noon, 1pm
  • Rudolph: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm

PLUS the first 120 children to visit Christmas Tree will receive a FREE DIY bauble kit.


Christmas Movies on the Green. Molly’s Pavilion, Cheltenham. Saturday 10 December. 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Watch a Christmas movie on the Green. $12 per child includes movie ticket, sausage sizzle & popcorn. BYO Picnic Blanket and cushions. The movie this week is Elf. For more details see here.


Messina + Music pop up. Bella Vista pocket park. Sunday 11 Dec, from 2.30pm

Stop into Bella Vista Pocket Park on Sunday 11 December from 2.30pm as Australia’s gelato masters, Gelato Messina, join a special summertime pop-up accompanied by family performances from the Sydney Youth Orchestras! Next to Bella Vista Metro Station. More info here

Christmas carols

Christmas Carols at North Epping. Friday 9 December. Epping Oval.

Carols at The Ponds School. Saturday 10 December. 6pm to 9pm.

Carols by Candlelight at Baulkham Hills North Public School. Saturday 10 December. 6pm to 8.30pm.

Sydney Adventist Hospital Carols. Sunday 11 December. From 4pm: Family activities, food stalls, Santa photos and meet and greet with Bluey & Bingo. 7pm: Kids concert – Bluey Live Christmas Experience. 7.30pm: Main carols program.

Epping & Carlingford Carols in the Park. Sunday 11 December at Boronia Park Epping.  Food stalls from 5pm. Entertainment from 6pm. Carols at 7.15pm. Fireworks at 9pm.

Glenhaven Carols by Candlelight. Sunday 11 December from 4pm to 9pm. Glenhaven Oval.

Carols by Twilight – Carlingford/North Rocks. Sunday 11 December. John Wearne Reserve, Carlingford. 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

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


  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market – Saturday 10 December. 8am to 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • St Albans Village Market – Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December. 10am to 2.30pm. St Albans.
  • Dural Village Markets. Sunday 11 December. 9am to 2pm. Dural Country Club.
  • The Hills UPmarket. Sunday 11 December. 9am to 2pm. Castle Hill Showground.

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