“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” in 2021!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

2021 Central Coast Christmas Lights Map!

If you’re decorating your home this year, let us know and we’ll add your address to our annual Christmas Lights Map! It’s super easy, just fill in the form on our feature and we’ll include you. Last year’s map had more than 200 decorated homes and we think we can get even more this year!

Christmas events on the central coast

There are some fantastic Christmas events to partake in this silly season – from Christmas Carols and festive markets to fabulous 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 hemisphereWe 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! 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 a local Christmas Tree farm 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.

Support Local Children in Need by Donating a Christmas Gift to We Care Connect

Looking for ways you can spread some festive love AND support the local community this Christmas? We’re calling on the generosity of Central Coast locals to come together in supporting We Care Connect so that each struggling family can wake up on Christmas Day with a gift from Santa. Find out how you can help below.

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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