Christmas In Lane Cove – Ho Ho Ho

ITC loves loves loves Christmas.  ITC was supposed to be born on Christmas Day!!  That did not happen; so my middle name is Noelle and ITC loves belting out a few carols.  The ITC family always go to Christmas Carols in the Plaza and we sing out loud, proud and very out of tune!!  We also enjoy going to all the other Christmas Events in Lane Cove – so here is the run down.

Light Up Lane Cove

Share in the spirit of Christmas and register your home for the Light Up Lane Cove Christmas Lights competition.

Registrations are now open with the competition running from 9 – 19 December. Prizes for best home, street and people’s choice. Have you seen a home you think deserves your vote? Vote in the People’s Choice Category from Friday 9 December.

The map of participating homes is  here and is regularly updated.  Lane Cove really does light up – see some of the wonderful homes that were decorated last year here.

86 Tambourine Bay Road C8
One of Last Year’s People’s Choice Winners

Lighting of the Christmas Tree – Friday 9 December from 3.30pm

The Lane Cove Council has planned a great way to kick off the festive season with a special show from Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol. Get down early for Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show and meet some of your child’s favourite characters from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. (ITC is a huge Skye fan)

From 5:00pm DJ Jazzy and her featured performers will treat the crowd to a live Christmas musical celebration with exciting original material and sing along Christmas Carols.

From 6:45pm, local choir Alkira, will perform some seasonal classics. This will be followed by a very special, first-time-ever-performed Christmas in Wonderland pantomime show from 7:05pm.

Make sure you’re still there at 7:50pm to help the Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Deborah Hutchens, countdown to the lighting of the stunning tree at 8:00pm. There will also be a magical light show in the Plaza following the Lighting of the Tree.

Families will also be able to enjoy free craft activities, stalls and face painting from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on the day.

Good on you Lane Cove Council – this looks like fun!!!

christmas tree 2016

A Service to Remember – Sunday 11 December at 6pm

St Aidan’s Anglican Church Longueville will be holding a Christmas Service with a difference this year.

A Service to Remember is a special church service to remember and give thanks for the people who are sadly missed during this Christmas season, both those have died recently, or in past years.

Everyone is welcome to attend A Service to Remember on Sunday 11th December, 6 00pm at St Aidan’s Anglican Church, 1 Christina Street Longueville.


Carols in the Plaza – Sunday 11 December from 7pm

Get into the Christmas spirit and sing along to your favourite carols under the stars. Pack a picnic or book a table at one of the many outdoor restaurants. The Carols are presented by C3 Combined Churches in Lane Cove.  The MC, Joel, does a great job of involving the crowd!!!

carols in the plaza

Greenwich Carols – Monday 12 December from 6.30pm


Well done to Bernadette Hayes and her team at Harbourline Real Estate Greenwich – they sponsor and organise the event!!!!!

Christmas Stories in the Library – Thursday 15 December at 6pm

Join the Lane Cove Library for Christmas stories and a visit from Santa. For ages 3-6 year olds.
Thursday 15 December, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Bookings essential: Call 9911 3634

christmas story

Sydney Mandolin Orchestra – Christmas and Chanukah Special – Saturday 17 December 12pm-1.30pm

Be swept away by the melodic sounds of the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra as they perform a number of Christmas and Chanukah favourites. The Sydney Mandolin Orchestra is the oldest mandolin orchestra in Australia.
Saturday 17 December, 12:00pm – 1:30pm in the Lane Cove Plaza

Lane Cove Art & Design Makers Markets – Sunday 18 December 9am-3:30pm

The last market for the year is on 18 December 2016. Meet the artists and explore a diverse range of handmade treasures just in time for Christmas. The market is in the plaza. Come up and shop at the markets and stores in Lane Cove. Have a cuppa at one of the fab cafes in Lane Cove. If you need gift ideas check out our Lane Cove Gift Guide.


Carols in the Park, Lane Cove North – Sunday 18 December from 6pm

Join LCM Churches for Carols in the Park, Lane Cove North

Helen Street Reserve will be filled with singing, as Lane Cove families join together to celebrate Christmas. There will be Christmas Carols, puppets, food, and fun for the whole family!  They start with a BBQ at 6pm.
Note- In the event of wet weather, this event will be held in the St Andrew’s church building in Lane Cove.

Contact David Misztal on (02) 9427 1163 or [email protected]


Carols in the Park, Lane Cove West – Sunday 18 December from 6pm

There are also Carols in Lane Cove West on Sunday 18 December. These are organised by the Metropolitan Baptist Church, and are held in Cullen Street Reserve, Lane Cove West.

The carols start at 6pm. More details HERE

Santa at Greenwich Wharf – Sunday 25 December from 8am

Meet the jolly red fellow himself on Christmas morning at Greenwich Wharf. More details HERE.

santa greenwich wharf

New Year’s Eve

St Aidan’s Longueville is famous for its Open House NYE 2016

Join them for their famous New Year’s Eve BBQ with live music .  ITC can honestly say it is one of the best views in Lane Cove for the fireworks.  Leave your car at home and walk down to Christina Street Longueville for a great view of the fireworks.


The Diddy

Book your table now for dinner at The Diddy (aka Longueville Sporting Club) on New Years Eve. From there it is a short stroll down the road to watch the 9pm fireworks with the kids.

diddy nye

Tis the Season to Give

Rebecca Mitchell and the team at Stone are collecting toys and books for children in need this Christmas.
Big, small, fun, educational – every little gift counts.  Drop them into Stone Real Estate offices at 144 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066

stone real estate lane cove

Lane Cove Taekwondo

Lane Cove Taekwondo – For Taekwondo; Against violence!  Delvena Women’s Refuge are in need of shopping vouchers so LCTKD is holding a bake sale during their next grading session to help them out. 100% of Bake sale proceeds will be put towards vouchers for Delvena. There will also be a box set up so that you can donate vouchers directly on the day if you wish. If you wish to contribute baked goods please deliver at 8.15am on 17th December.

Where: Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Road

When: 8.30am onwards on Saturday 17th December 2016.


There are so many generous people working hard to give back this Christmas and we will continue to update this list.  If you have a Christmas drive please email In the Cove with details.

Do you have a local issue you would like help with? ITC is here to help just email us at [email protected]

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