Time for festive cheer

As we approach the festive season and bid farewell to a difficult year spent in extended lockdowns, the Central Coast will come alive with a series of Christmas offerings, designed to bring cheer to the local community this December.

Town Centres across the Coast will be teeming with festive spirit, with the return of Christmas Tree and Wreath installations, accompanied by activations such as Photobooths and Roving Performances.

On December 20 there will be Bouncing Stilt Christmas Elves and a Christmas Photobooth at Wyong Town Park from 10am to 2pm.

On December 21 the Christmas Elves and photobooth will be at Toukley Village Green from 10am to 2pm.

On December 23, Top Shelf Elf, Mrs Claus and the Christmas Photo Booth with be at Memorial Park in The Entrance from 10am to 2pm.

Former Central Coast Council Director of Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said there will be Christmas activities and decorations at The Entrance, Gosford, Terrigal, Toukley, Wyong and Woy Woy Town Centres.

“We are excited to bring back festive events across the Coast, after what has been a difficult year for locals.

“Many of us have been apart from family and friends due to extensive lockdowns, making the return of the Christmas events more important than ever.

“We want to bring town centres back to life and locals and visitors together again to celebrate in a COVID safe environment,” Vaughan said.

In addition, Coast Opera Australia will be holding A Night of Enticement Under the Stars on the pitch of Central Coast Stadium on December 4.

Those in attendance will enjoy a fine dining experience, set to the sound of performers floating between them and singing operatic numbers.

Non-catered seats are also available in the stadium stand for those who wish to immerse themselves purely in the music.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the Christmas activations will provide support and boost to local businesses.

“Christmas on the Coast activities will bring festive joy to our community and encourage locals and visitors to spend time enjoying the businesses that surround town centres.

“I encourage the local community to take part in festive celebrations and support local businesses,” Hart said.

Christmas on the Coast activities including Christmas Photo Booths and Roving Performances, will be available from December 20 to December 24 in Town Centres across the region.

To find out more about Christmas on the Coast and other festive activities taking place this December, search Christmas at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au.

Media release, Nov 26
Central Coast Council