“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”! To ensure your festive season is jolly and bright (and just that much easier) this year, we’ve compiled this Ultimate Guide to “Christmas on the Central Coast”

As Christmas approaches and more fun is organised we’ll add links to all of our 2020 festive features.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

2020 Central Coast Christmas Lights Map!

An evening drive in the weeks before Christmas is a ritual many Central Coast families love, and with our Central Coast Christmas Lights Map and feature outlining the best-decorated homes it’s easy for you to plan your route.

Christmas events on the central coast

There are some fantastic Christmas events to partake in this silly season – from snowy photo scenes and private carol evenings to festive markets and Christmas lights. We’ve found the best of the Christmas events near you.

Christmas Lights Spectacular at the Hunter Valley Gardens

The Hunter Valley Gardens’ Christmas Lights Spectacular is the BIGGEST Christmas lights display in the southern hemisphere! And this year they’ve completely upped the ante – hanging more than 3 million lights!

We absolutely love the beauty and magic of this event, and we were blown away again this year to see that they’ve (somehow) gone bigger and better, with a huge number of new lights on display.

Santa photos & Festive photos on the central coast

We’ve found the best-of-the-best Central Coast Santa photographers!

This year you’re spoilt for choice: you can visit Santa in his lounge room, at the beach or at the snow! Plus, we’ve found lots of gorgeous festive settings where you can have Santa-free (and tear-free) photos of you and your babes. These make stunning snaps that you can display all year long.

Where to Buy a Real Christmas Tree on the Central Coast

There’s nothing quite like having a real Christmas tree in your living room, and we’ve found two local Christmas Tree farms where you can pick your very own – straight from the soil. Plus we’ve mapped out where Rotary will be selling real trees throughout December – with all money going to charity.

Summer school holiday activities

It’s getting hot hot hot! Summer is here and kids across the Central Coast are gearing up for the school holidays. We know this holiday’s a big one, so we’ve found a heap of awesome things to entertain your kids – from water slides and soccer camps to light displays and coding workshops.

Follow Playing in Puddles to discover the best of the Central Coast for Kids

We keep you updated on the popular hotspots and reveal new businesses that are sure to become your local favourites.

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