Hills Illuminate at Rouse Hill Town Centre

Visit Rouse Hill Town Centre for this new iconic Christmas event, an interactive immersive light experience – think Vivid with a twist! You’ll be treated to a spectacular installation which will come to life with music and moving projected images. Walk around and through the installation and take an exploratory journey while enjoying the lights and take a look at its translucent walls and striking imagery as nightfall approaches.

Hills Illuminate will run from Thursday 7 December to Saturday 23 December from Wednesday to Sunday night. There are two shows every night with varying themes and images projected with a Christmas twist. Main highlight shows at 8:30pm and 9:00pm, entertainment/food from 6pm.

More information can be found here.

Christmas in the Piazza at Castle Towers

Take a break from Christmas shopping and pop into The Piazza where you’re sure to get into the festive spirit. The Piazza will come to life with FREE Christmas entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in December from Thursday 7 December between 7pm and 8pm to help to set the mood. Enjoy the big Christmas tree at the entrance to The Piazza which is perfect for some family snaps.  And don’t forget to check out the new Holey Moley Golf Club & Strike Bowling Bar, located on the top level of the Piazza.

Christmas carols

Warrah Christmas Carols, Friday 8 December from 6pm to 8pm. Warrah Special School, 20 Harris Road Dural.

Carols in the Park at Kenthurst, Saturday 9 December from 7pm at John Benyon Rotary Park Kenthurst.  And yes, Santa with his big bag of goodies will arrive again on the fire truck.

Carols by Candlelight at the Ponds School, Saturday 9 December from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. The Ponds School, 201 The Ponds Blvd, The Ponds.

Glenhaven Carols by Candlelight. Sunday 10 December from 5pm to 9pm. Glenhaven Oval. Complete with local singing and dancing groups, carol singing, rides and attractions, Santa and fireworks. Proceeds from the event go to the Glenhaven Rural Fire Brigade and The Hills SES.

Epping & Carlingford Carols in the Park, Sunday 10 December at Boronia Park Epping from 5pm.  Market stalls and entertainment from 5pm. Carols at 7.15pm. Fireworks at 9pm.

Carols on the Green at Norwest Anglican Church, Sunday 10 December. BBQ from 6pm. Carols from 7pm. 19 Chapel Lane Baulkham Hills.

Christmas lights

Photo credit: Bel Pangburn (anabel.com.au). Christmas Lights at Hillsong.

This weekend may be a good time to start your hunt for 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 hello@hillsdistrictmums.com.au so we can make sure you’re on the list.

Christmas family fun day at In My Hood Dural. Sunday 10 December, 11am – 3pm.

Need to do some Christmas shopping the stress free way? This Sunday 10 December, In My Hood is having a Christmas Family Fun Day where you can shop all you like while the kids are entertained. Featuring a kids Nailmatics Pedi/Mani Bar, Activity Station and the exciting launch of LOOG Guitars in store! Food & beverages by neighbours Cod’s Gift, along with lucky door prizes, & complimentary gift wrapping on the day! 11am – 3pm at Shops 1 & 2, 3 Ward Place, Dural.

Galston Valley Railway Open Day. Sunday 10 December. 9.30am – 3pm.

Run by the Hornsby Model Engineers’ Co-operative, Galston Valley Railway is an amazing and unique experience, particularly if you have a train fanatic in the family! It’s a miniature railway with a main line length of about 1km running through a picturesque bush setting, with a mix of steam and diesel trains. And it’s right here in the outer Hills, although you’d never know from simply driving past! We love to visit – you can read more here. Open Sunday 9 December 2017 from 9.30am to 3pm. 29 Mid Dural Road, Galston. Make sure all train riders are in enclosed shoes!


  • Twilight Markets at Kellyville Ridge Public School. Friday 8 December, 6pm – 9pm. Kellyville Ridge Public School.
  • Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Markets. Saturday 9 December, 8am – 12pm. Castle Hill Showground.
  • Rivergum Cottage Christmas Markets, Sunday 10 December, 3.30pm – 8.30pm. 49 Withers Road Kellyville.
  • The Hills UPmarket, Sunday 10 December, 8.30am – 3pm. Hills District Pony Club, Gilbert Rd, Castle Hill.

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