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Festive Fun: The essential Mosman Collective Christmas activity list – with something for everyone!

Published On: November 15, 2023

Your essential local guide to Christmas events is brought to you FREE thanks to Mosman Collective!


Christmas is officially on the way and a truck load of festive fun is about to sweep through the suburbs of Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, North Sydney and surrounds.

From night markets, craft extravaganzas, community kid’s parties and immersive experiences, there is no better time to be on the lower north shore than Christmas.

Check out some of our favourite ways to make the most of this festive season.

Christmas Wreath Workshop, Sat 25 November.

This beautiful Australian-Inspired Christmas Wreath Workshop will involve learning how to design and construct your very own Christmas wreath using Australian foliage and preserved flowers.

Everything will be provided for in this workshop – floristry scissors, wreath base, wires, foliage, dried preserved flowers, craft ribbons and gift paper.

Students will be shown step-by-step instructions, by a florist, of how to design and wire clusters of material onto their wreath.

Participants will receive a 30cm diameter wreath to work on and a bonus 20cm wreath.

Saturday 25 November.
North Sydney Community Centre.
Cost: $180


A truck load of festive fun is about to sweep through the lower north shore in December 2023.

Gingerbread House Making, Wed 22 November.

Head to Mosman Village Church on Wednesday November 22 for a night of creativity and community at a special ladies’ Gingerbread House Making Night.

This event is open to all women in our community, whether you are a church-goer or notor not. Gather your friends, sisters, neighbours and anyone who enjoys some holiday fun, for an evening filled with laughter, joy and a touch of sugary delight (kits original and gluten-free).

Wednesday 22 November.
7pm – 9pm
Mosman Village Church
Cost: $35


Please take up the open invitation for a Gingerbread Making Night on November 22.

Ceramic Ornament Making, Sat 25 November.

Learn how to make ceramic Christmas ornaments with your friends, family or work colleagues at the Makers Loft in Cammeray. Available for Group booking.

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids or friends, this pottery class is for you. All materials and tools are provided, so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything other than yourself!
After the class, your hand-built pottery will be fired in a kiln, which makes it stronger and gives it a nice finish.

Saturday 25 November.
5pm – 7pm
Makers Loft, 205 Ernest St, Cammeray.
Cost: $65


Learn how to make Christmas ornaments on Saturday 25 November.

Mosman Rowers Kids Party, Sunday 3 December.

Members and their children are invited to head to the cafe on Sunday, December 3rd, starting at 4:00 PM, for an afternoon of pure joy for the whole family.

There will be a special guest appearance from Santa Claus, balloon artists and photo opportunities with the jolly red guy. Sign up below to ensure an age-appropriate gift.

Sunday 03 December.
4pm – 7pm
Mosman Rowers.


Mosman Rowers is hosting its annual Kids Christmas Party on December 3.

Mosman Symphony Christmas Concert, Sun 3 December

The Mosman Symphony Orchestra and Choir present their 2023 Christmas Concert. Featuring Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf complete with narration (bring the kids for $5 each!) and sing along with the Choir as they perform a selection of Christmas songs and carols.

Sunday Decmber 3
2:30pm – 4pm
Tickets: $30 (Kids $5)


Bring the kids to Mosman Symphony Orchestra’s recital of Peter and the Wolf on December 3.

Kirribilli Kids Christmas Party, Wed 6 December

The annual Kirribilli Community Centre Kids Christmas Party is always popular. Celebrate the start of the festive season with fun activities, food and more.

Wednesday December 6th 2023
10am – 1pm
Cost: $10 per child


Kirribilli Community Centre is hosting a kids party on Wednesday 6 December.

Christmas Night Market, Thur 7 December

Mosman’s popular festive market gets everyone into the spirit, with homewares, jewellery, clothing, textiles, ceramics, Fair Trade and eco products as well as Christmas-themed food and drink.

Take the kids to Mosman village green from 4:30pm, listen to the live music and shop for some unique gifts under the fairy lights.

Thursday 7 December
4:30pm – 9pm


Mosman’s Christmas Night Market is happening on Thursday 7 December from 4:30pm.

Love Actually Christmas Concert, Fri 8 December

Head to the Orpheum for a special 20th Anniversary Screening of the ultimate Christmas Rom-Com classic LOVE ACTUALLY.

Plus pre-show concert from multi-award winning a cappella vocal group SOULFOOD, who will be playing a variety of Christmas favourites before the movie.

All tickets include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Friday 8 December
7pm arrival for a 7:30 start.
Tickets: $45


Book now for a special Christmas screening of Love Actually at the Orpheum on Friday 8 December.

Christmas Origami, Saturday 9 December

Learn how to fold shapes of living flowers and animals, as well as boxes, cards, gift tags and objects at the North Sydney Community Centre on Miller St.
Origami isn’t just enjoyable; it’s a wonderful way to enhance your hand-eye coordination, sharpen your mental focus, and ignite your imagination.
Relax your mind, enjoy this traditional Japanese art, and let your creativity flow!

Saturday 9 December
2pm – 5pm
Cost: $98


Learn how to fold intricate Christmas designs at an origami workshop on 9 December.

Balmoral Carols, Saturday 9 December

Experience the joy of Christmas at this year’s Balmoral Carols!

Gather your friends and family and bring your picnic to a patch of grass around the Rotunda and be part of this iconic community Christmas event. Kids activities start at 5pm so grab your spot early!

Saturday 9 December
Balmoral Rotunda
Cost: Free


Balmoral Christmas Carols are on Saturday 9 December.

The Buena Kids Christmas, Monday 11 December

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling?

Rumour has it that Santa Claus is coming to THE BUENA on the 11th of December from 5-7pm, to pay a special visit to all the Mosman kiddies on the good list this year!

Enjoy a night out with the fam, with KIDS EAT FREE (with the purchase of any adult main) and complimentary Christmas cocktails for mum and dad at our Family Christmas Party! Book now or walk in on the day!

Monday 11 December
5pm – 7pm
The Buena


Santa is coming to The Buena on 11 December. Book now.

Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert, Sat 16 December

Set in the idyllic grounds of Taronga Zoo with magical views across Sydney Harbour, this family friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a spectacular summer night of entertainment featuring a special guest all the way from the North Pole!

Bring along your own picnic or choose from a variety of food and drink available on-site.

Tickets are just $29 for adults and $24 for children aged 4-15, with children under four FREE! Gates open at 6pm with the concert running from 7pm-8.30pm.

Saturday 16 December
Gates open at 6pm.
Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Rd


Taronga Zoo’s special Christmas Concert is on Saturday 16 December.

Home Alone Outdoor Movie, Saturday 23 December

Is Home Alone the best Chrissy movie of all time? We think so, especially when you can watch it on a big, outdoor screen! The Sunset Cinema is one of our favourite summer things to do, and North Sydney Oval is the perfect location. Home Alone is one of several festive flicks to be shown in December, along with Elf, The Holiday, Trolls and Wonka.

Sunset Cinema
North Sydney Oval
Start Time: 7pm
Tickets: $25, $20 and $15


Home Alone is playing at North Sydney’s Sunset Cinema this December.


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Photo Gallery: Mosman residents commemorate Remembrance Day 2023.
Australia Post reminds lower north shore children to send their Santa letter early.

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