Christmas is coming to Brighton and there are a number of local events people can get involved in.
Whether you’re looking for a carols evening, the chance to attend a family event or simply want to locate the best Christmas lights in the neighbourhood, join the community to celebrate this festive time of year.
Here is a run-down of Christmas events taking place in Brighton over the coming weeks:
Bethlehem in Brighton
When: Saturday, December 5
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: St Andrews Church, corner of Church and New streets, Brighton
What: Get along to Bethlehem in Brighton, a “hands-on” activity program ideal for families with young children. Activities will include a dramatised play of the journey of the birth of Jesus, along with the chance to have photos in costume at the Nativity scene. There will also be craft making, farm animals, goodie bags, a prayer tree, a sausage sizzle and cake stall.
For more information phone Wendy on 0412 251 088 or visit their Facebook page.
Carols in the Park, Brighton
When: Tuesday, December 8
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Where: Dendy Park, corner Dendy St and Nepean Highway, Brighton East
What: Enjoy Bayside Council’s Carols in the Park evening, a free family celebration featuring traditional Christmas carols by local performers, charity groups and special guest artists. Pre-show activities kick off at 5pm, the main concert starts at 7.30pm and the fireworks display will show at 9.30pm (subject to weather conditions).
Cost: Free entry.
Find more details at the Bayside council website.
Christmas lights in Brighton
For an activity that can be enjoyed on evenings in the lead up to Christmas, why not go hunting for Christmas lights in the Brighton neighbourhood? Each year residents put on their own display of lights in their garden and property for passers-by to enjoy.
We’ve started a list of regular Christmas light displays below:
- 39 Cole St, Brighton
- 10 Hemming Street, Brighton East
- 42 Hodder Street, Brighton East
- 1/4 Bayview Road, Brighton East
TELL US: Do you know of any other Christmas lights worth seeing in Brighton? Be sure to let us know.