What’s on this weekend in Lake Mac City

Date posted: 7 December 2017

There is something for everyone in Lake Macquarie City this weekend.


Lake Mac Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 10 December, 11am-9pm

Speers Point Park, Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point

Carols by candlelight is an evening of fireworks, entertainment and special musical guests as the countdown to Christmas begins. There will be free kids' activities and entertainment from 1pm before our special musical guests, Grammy nominated artist Toni Childs and The Voice Australia winner Judah Kelly hit the stage at 6.30pm. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Christmas ham raffles

Sunday 10 December, 3-5.30pm

45 Macquarie Road, Cardiff

Christmas ham raffles continue this weekend. Join Cardiff RSL Club on Sunday 10 December with tickets on sale from 3pm and drawn at 4.30pm. You can win some delicious full hams, half hams and roast pork. Find out more.

Santa Paws photos

Sunday 10 December, 10am-4pm

15 Stockland Drive, Glendale

Take your pet along to PETQuarters and have a photo taken with Santa Paws. For $20, you get a 6x8 photo, as well as a digital copy emailed to you. This also supports foster pets in need, with all profits going to Hunter Animal Rescue.

Christmas party and outdoor cinema

Friday 8 December, 5-9.30pm

Charlestown East Public School, 90 James Street, Charlestown

Head to Charlestown East Public School for a fabulous night of family fun and Christmas festivities under the stars. There will be kids games, face painting, popcorn, fairy floss, a barbeque and lots of giveaways. Santa is hoping to make a surprise visit, then kick back and enjoy the very funny Christmas film Arthur Christmas.

Diversity Day

Saturday 9 December, 10am-1pm

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre, Belmont

Diversity Day is a social day in the community garden where the community can celebrate the diverse community of Belmont and its surroundings. There will be a gathering together in the beautiful community garden to enjoy the outdoors and do some simple gardening tasks. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, including children. For more information about this event, visit Belmont Neighbourhood Centre.

No reason to be ‘board’ in Lake Mac this summer

Sunday 10 December 10am-4.30pm

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Booragul

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is kicking off its summer exhibition program with an exciting full-day event featuring skateboard demonstrations from pro skater Poppy Starr, free stand-up paddleboarding on the lake, an all-ages amateur skate competition, live entertainment and more.


Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

Saturday 9 December, 7.30am-1pm

Speers Point Park, Speers Point

The Farmers market is the perfect place to pick up a few ingredients for your next meal or a gift for a loved one. There is a wide variety of fresh produce and dairy products, artisanal products, local meats and so much more. Find out more from Lake Mac Farmers Market

Warners Bay Markets

Saturday 9 December, 8am-2pm

Corner of Esplanade and Lake Street, Warners Bay

Warners Bay markets have lots on offer just before Christmas, with lots of stalls, food and entertainment. Pick up a few gifts for Christmas or a little something for a loved one, this is the last Market for 2017.


Lakeview parkrun

Saturday 9 December, 8am

The Shores Way, Belmont

Take part in this free weekly 5km run along the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. Make sure you register with parkrun online before the event and bring along your barcode on the day.

Lake Mac parkrun

Saturday 9 December, 8am

First Street, Booragul

Take part in this free weekly 5km run along the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. Make sure you register with parkrun online before the event and bring along your barcode on the day.

Junior Dolphins swim event

Saturday 9 December, 2.15-4pm

Charlestown Swim Centre, Charlestown

Swimming Australia is hosting a ‘Junior Dolphins’ event at Charlestown Swim Centre on Saturday, 9 December. Bring your little swimming legend along to improve their swimming skills with game-based learning and a chance to meet an Australian Dolphins Swim Team member, Olympian Kurt Herzog. Junior Dolphins are 8 years and younger, and must be registered with Swimming NSW via a swimming club, swim school or primary school.

Page last updated: 7 December 2017