Christmas in Lane Cove – All You Need to Know

ITC loves Christmas and we have the rundown on all the things you need for this festive season.

Where Do You Buy Fresh Christmas Trees?

Who does not love the waft of fresh pine needles in their house? A live Christmas Tree is a lovely addition to any house.

Tambourine Bay Sea Scouts

Freshly cut live Christmas trees from the Southern Highlands will be available again this year through Tambourine Bay Scouts and Cubs.

Come and choose the perfect Christmas tree for your home on Saturday 2 December and Saturday 9 December. The trees will be displayed for your selection from 7 am outside St Michaels School Longueville Road Lane Cove

Lane Cove Public School P&C Christmas Tree Sale

Want to order your Fresh Christmas Tree now and pick it up on Saturday 9th December? Just head on over to the SchoolTrees website and order your tree for picking up at Lane Cove Public School. Your tree will be available for collection on the weekend of Saturday 9th December 2017 in front of the school between 7 am and 11 am.

1st Lane Cove Scouts will be at Bunnings Artarmon on Saturday 9th December and Saturday 16th December from 8am. The Scouts will be at the Cleg Street entrance.

If you prefer delivery of your fresh Christmas Tree, within a 5km radius of a line drawn between Lane Cove Post Office and Bunnings Artarmon, is available for $20 and 10km radius for $30. If you are beyond this radius, a delivery will likely not be available to your location.

Please contact [email protected] with any special requests eg.bulk orders. Order online here


Tambourine Bay Santa Claus

ITC followers all have their favourite place to buy a Christmas Tree in Lane Cove. A long standing tradition is buying one from 6 Tambourine Bay Road, Lane Cove from 5 December 2017.

How did this tradition start? Years ago they were sold in the fruit and veggie shop on Longueville Road. When the business owner retired, the people who wholesale the trees kept delivering them to the store forgetting that the store was now closed. The trees were so popular it was decided to keep the tradition going from Tambourine Bay Road. He is now known as the Tambourine Bay Santa Claus.

tambourine bay christmas trees

Annual Lane Cove Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Launch into the festive season with this Christmas extravaganza in Lane Cove Plaza on Friday 8 December from 3:30pm – 8:00pm!

The whole family will be treated to a magical evening of entertainment and activities at the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree event.

Lighting of The Christmas Tree Flyer

Lane Cove Public School P&C Christmas Puddings

Pudding Lane has the most amazing Christmas Puddings and you can order them online from Lane Cove Public School via this link.

Free Family Pet Photos with Santa at Home HQ Artarmon

Each year the ITC family goes to Home HQ Artarmon for a free family photo with Santa and Mr Doggy ITC.

The whole family, including furry friends, is never forgotten at HomeHQ Artarmon, with the north shore’s favourite homemaker centre once again hosting FREE Santa photos for families and their pets this December. A highlight on every pet owner’s calendar, the popular annual photo sessions return on select weekends in December with all visitors receiving a complimentary 6”x8” print as well as a digital copy sent via email.

Simply visit the centre and bring your pet if you have one (note: only the furry type can be catered to so please no scales or feathers!) to receive your free photo and a digital version to share on social media and with friends and family.

Santa will be located on HomeHQ Artarmon’s Lower Ground Floor this December between 10am to 3pm on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10; and Saturday 16 & Sunday 17.

For the safety of all pets, please ensure all animals are harnessed, leashed and contained. Pet handlers will be on site to assist and professional photographers will be on hand to capture this special memory. Note: Only one photo per family per day.

HomeHQ Artarmon is on the corner of Frederick St & Reserve Rd, Artarmon (near Bunnings).

homehq santa

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

Each Sunday before Christmas The Cake Man Lane Cove is holding Gingerbread House decorating workshops. Booking is essential.

Carols by Candlelight

Helen Street Reserve will be filled with singing, as LCM church celebrates Christmas. There will be Christmas Carols, activities, food, and much more fun for the whole family!  The  BBQ starts at 6 pm.  More information here
Note- In the event of wet weather, this event will be held in the St Andrew’s church building in Lane Cove. 



Join your fellow Lane Covians in the Lane Cove Plaza for Carols on Sunday 10th December 2017. Santa always rocks up on a Harley and hands out lollies.

Light Up Lane Cove – Lane Cove Decorated Houses

The annual Light Up Lane Cove competition is back, find out more here.

Gift Wrap Away

Make your Lane Cove Christmas presents looks fab with a gift wrapping workshop. In this workshop at Hotel Urban Greenwich you will learn the wrapping techniques, trends and tips required to take your wrapping to the next level and impress your friends and family. You’ll work with lovely papers, ribbons and twines to complete four wraps that reflect the latest looks for Christmas 2017. $45.00 per person covers absolutely everything you need for the workshops.  Book here

Catering, Turkeys/Ham and Champers

If you would like someone to do the cooking for you over this festive season, check out the list of caterers in our Business Directory.

If you need some advice on what drinks to buy this festive season Porter’s Liquor Northwood has some great advice, free home delivery, and glasses.

Make sure you put your turkey and ham order in asap with some of the wonderful butchers listed in our Business Directory.

More Information

Keep checking In the Cove for more Lane Cove Christmas Information. We will be letting you know about all festive events, festive treats, church services and we will also provide you with a list of businesses that will be open over the Christmas period.

Is there anything we have missed? If so, let us know and we will find the information for for you.

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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