Lane Cove Christmas Events 2022

The Festive Season is fast approaching and Lane Cove Council and other local community groups have started to promote their Christmas and Holiday Season events.

So put these dates into your diary and start getting ready for a fun December 2022.  ITC will also be publishing articles on Christmas Party Preparations, Where to Buy Your Fresh Christmas Tree,  Christmas Gift Guides and Christmas Lights Street Map very soon.  Our In the Cove Website will also have a dedicated Lane Cove Christmas section.

Fresh Christmas Trees – Online Orders Now Open

There is something nice about a fresh Christmas Tree.  The smell of pine wafting through your house.

The good news is that this year you can preorder trees from both the 1st Tambo Scouts and the 1st Lane Cove Scouts, and they have delivery options!!!   You can still pick them up without pre-ordering.  Find out more here.

Wednesday 30 November  2022 Lane Cove Public School Concert – 9.30 am to 10.15 am

Join the Lane Cove Public School strings ensemble for a performance of festive music in the Lane Cove Plaza

From 1 December 2022 – Mystery Christmas Craft

From 1 December, available at Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library, and The Yarn at Hunters Hill.

Be inspired this silly season with free mystery craft bags for kids, young people and adults.

Choose your Christmas-themed craft bag to fill your Christmas holidays with fun festivities

1 December 2022 – 24 December 2022 – Remade-Reloved – Bridget Kennedy Project Space

Artists include: Simon Cottrell, Anna Davern, Jill Hermans, Vicki Mason, Sean O’Connell, Claire McArdle, Inari Kiuru, Melissa Cameron, Mel Young, Erin Keys, Linda Blair, Regina Krawets, Pennie Jagiello, Szilvia Gyorgy, Jenny Fahey

After a pretty crappy couple of years worldwide, and in the midst of the Climate Crisis, it was challenging for Artist and Gallery Director and Lane Cove local, Bridget Kennedy, to contemplate whether to hold a Christmas show this year.

A strong supporter of handmade artisan crafts, she struggled to create more ‘product’ by digging into the guts of our poor, fragile planet.

So she invited a mix of world renowned, mid career and emerging artists to convert discarded, costume jewellery into the precious, using less to create more.

These resulting pieces of remade-reloved jewellery provide an opportunity for renewal,to write new narratives and reassess our meaning of precious.

Remade-Reloved runs from 1-24 December. Join us for our opening celebration and Christmas cheer on Thursday the 1st of December from 6-8pm.  Details here. 

Friday 2 December 2022 – Last Day to Post Your Letter to Santa at the Lane Cove Post Office

A few weeks ago In The Covespotted the Santa Mail Box at the Lane Cove Post Office.  It’s never too early to get those letters to Santa ready (and for mum and dad to take a photo of the letter in case the letter gets “lost” in the mail).

According to Australia Post, sacks of letters have already started arriving at the North Pole from eager kids and they say there are some key dates to ensure everyone gets a response before Santa and his elves get busy loading the sleigh for Christmas Eve.

Santa Letter Cut-Off Dates

With more than 118,000 letters received last year, Santa needs families to post their letters before 2 December, while schools need to get ready a little earlier and have their letters sent by 24 November.

Find out more here.

Friday 2 December 2022 – Bluey Live Christmas Experience

Three shows at 3:00 pm, 3:40 pm and 4:40 pm in The Canopy.  This is a free unticketed event.

Get ready to play Veranda Santa, Keepy Uppy and more with Bluey and Bingo.

No bookings required.

Friday 2 December 2022 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree 3.30 pm to 8.00 pm

The Lighting of The Christmas Tree is one of Lane Cove’s most popular events.  The whole family will enjoy free kids activities, entertainment, and some very special performances finishing with the Mayor lighting the Plaza Christmas Tree.

This is a free event.

Saturday, 3rd and 4th December 2022 – SantaPaws Photos at PetO

Santa Paws Is Coming To PetO!  Pet Photos with proceeds going to the Animal Welfare Society – find out more here.

Saturday 3rd December 2022 – Splash Into Christmas with the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Don’t miss Lane Cove Youth Orchestra’s water-themed Christmas concert to be held indoors in the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre. So you will be out of the rain, but you can still get wet if you want to!

  • Bring your swim-wear and sit back in a floating pool noodle sling seat!
    Or, keep your street gear on and relax in a chair beside the pool.
  • Either way you will enjoy Handel’s Water Music and a variety of Christmas tunes in a very different concert setting.

On the program, are featured talented guests – the Lane Cove Public School Intermediate & Senior String Ensemble with director Cathy Upex.

A fun way to hear music from talented local musicians.

More Information and Ticket Purchase Information here.

Sunday 4 December 2022 – Sustainability Lane – 9.00 am to 4 pm

Have yourself a sustainable Christmas this year and meet community groups at Lane Cove Council’s Annual Sustainability Lane at the Canopy.  Details and Info here.

Sunday 4 December 2022 – Christmas in the Park – from 6.00 pm

Join the Lane Cove Concert Band as they perform festive music and carols at Hughes Park Lane Cove. Features the Burns Bay Big Band, Karingal Concert Band and Turrumburra Concert Band.  Directions and Details here.

This is a free event.

Wednesday 7 December 2022 – Christmas Concert with the Lane Cove Choristers

Join the Lane Cove Choristers singing your favourite traditional carols whilst enjoying morning tea at the Lane Cove Library.  This is a free event but bookings are necessary.  Details and booking information here.

Thursday 8 December 2022 LaVoce Community Choir Carols

Enjoy listening to the LaVoce Community Choir’s annual Christmas performance at the Lane Cove Library.

This is a free event – however, bookings are essential. Further Information and Booking Details here.

Saturday 10 December 2022 St Leonards Square Christmas Markets

Discover festive eats, special gifts and FREE entertainment at St Leonards Square
Christmas Markets from 11 am – 5 pm.

Fun for the whole family, you’ll be able to meet & take a selfie with Santa PLUS, enjoy free Face Painting & Balloon Twisting for the kids, and a variety of pop-up stores and Christmas specials. There will even be something for your four-legged friend!

Enjoy a buzzing festive atmosphere at St Leonards Square – where all things are considered.

St Leonards Square is located within the Lane Cove Council Area, and there is parking under the Centre (enter via Nicholson Street St Leonards).

More Info here:

Saturday 10 December 2022 Saturday Sounds – Cam Atkins

Join Cam Atkins as he brings festive cheer to the Lane Cove Plaza. Grab your morning coffee, bring your friends and sing along to Christmas classics. Free event from 10.00 – 12.00 pm

Saturday 10 December Child Car Seat Safety Check

Make sure your child is safe this holiday season with a free child car seat safety check at the Lane Cove Council Chambers. Bookings essential via Council’s Road Safety Officer on 9911 3536.

Saturday 10 December 2022  – Finders Distillery – Caviar & Cocktails Masterclass

10 December 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Finders Distillery Head Distiller, Kyle Ford & Caviar Connoisseur, Paul from Aptent Gourmet.

Get into the Christmas Mood while you enjoy a guided tasting of the finest French caviar from Caviar De Neuvic while Finders Distillery’s talented bar staff show you how to master two classic Cocktails, a Martini & a Negroni. Included in the ticket price is 5 bumps of French caviar + two Finders Cocktails. Taking place on Saturday 10th December from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Finders Distillery in St Leonards, $150 per person. There are limited spaces, so get in quick!

Saturday 10 December 2022 Celebrate Mowbray Community Fete and Fireworks

CELEBRATE MOWBRAY is a community fete that everyone is invited to from 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm at Mowbray Public School, Lane Cove North.

The event is free to attend and all are welcome!

Rides 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm | Stalls & Activities 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm | Food trucks 3.30 pm – 8.30 pm


Saturday 10 December 2022  –  Rumours the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band 6.30 and 8.30 pm

Experience this incredible 7-piece tribute band in action while having a picnic at The Canopy.

Rumours – the Fleetwood Mac Tribute band captures the band’s sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to contemporary hits.

The success of Rumours as one of the biggest-selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town.

This great Sydney-based band carefully chooses singers to bring gorgeous interpretations of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, Sarah, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, Rhianon and more.

This is a fundraiser with proceeds going to Delvena Women’s Refuge in Lane Cove.

Book here.

Sunday 11 December 2022 Carols at The Canopy

Get into the Christmas spirit and sing along to your favourite carols under the stars at The Canopy from 6.00 pm.

This event is presented by LCM and C3 Combined Churches in Lane Cove. Free event

Sunday 11 December 2022 – Tambourine Bay Traveling Band

Watch out for the Tambourine Bay Travelling Band as they walk around Lane Cove and spread joy and collect for charity.

Monday 12 December 2022 Greenwich Christmas Carols

The popular Greenwich Christmas Carols are on again this year and sponsored by Stone Real Estate Greenwich.  Head to Leemon Reserve, Robert Street Greenwich – from 6.00 pm.

Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Christmas Crafternoon Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm while making Christmas-themed crafts or working on your latest craft project at the Greenwich Library.  No bookings required. Free event.

Wednesday 14 December – Christmas Card Making for Kids

Decorate your own Christmas cards and gift tags for your friends and family from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Lane Cove Library No bookings are required.

Free event.

Thursday 15 December. 2022 Christmas Storytime

Join the Lane Cove Library’s annual Christmas Family Storytime featuring festive stories & songs from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Book online.

Saturday 17 December 2022 Sydney Mandolin Orchestra

Saturday 17 December, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Join the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra in the Lane Cove Plaza for this regular Lane Cove Christmas event.  Listen out for your favourite carols and sing along. Free event.

Sunday 18 December 2022 Lane Cove Makers Market

Head up to the Lane Cove Plaza for the Lane Cove Handmade Christmas Markets and also browse at our local stores.  The Markets are between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm.  This is the last market for the year.

Lane Cove Market Square Santa Visit Sunday 18th December 2022

You’re invited to join in some festive fun with Santa and his friends at Lane Cove Market Square.

Santa Visit 11am – 2pm

Santa and his friends will be in centre to see his Lane Cove friends! Come and say hi and take a selfie with Santa

Be sure to share your photo with them on Facebook @LaneCoveMarketSquare

Lane Cove Market Square Santa Elves 19 – 20 December 2022

Santa’s special Elves will be in the centre to help spread the Christmas Cheers from 11 am

Santa’s Elves will be sharing some goodies with all their friends.

Monday 19 December 2022 Hanukkah in the Plaza

You are invited to celebrate Hanukkah in the Lane Cove Plaza between 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.  Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights. Enjoy free kids’ activities, live music and a donut giveaway. Free event.

Hanukkah Celebrations in the Lane Cove Plaza – In the Cove 2015

Wednesday 21 December 2022 Christmas Storytime

Join the Lane Cove Library between 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for the annual Christmas Family Storytime featuring festive stories & songs.

Book online.

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