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Best Christmas and New Year Events 2014

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Published December 7th 2014
The festive season is upon us
Summer has just kicked off in full flight and many of us are thinking about Christmas presents and things to do before Christmas and on New Years Eve.

Top on my list to lock away are Carols and getting a good family friendly vantage spot for New Years Eve. Here are some suggestions for you to consider.


The Carols in the Domain is my favourite and if you have never been, then it's definitely worth checking out this year. It is expected the following performers will be at the event: Dami Im, Taylor Henderson, Samantha Jade, Mark Vincent, Marlisa, Nathaniel Willemse, Adam Garcia, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan, Paulini, Christine Anu, Judith Durham, Doug Parkinson, the cast of Wicked the Musical, Georgie Parker, Jay Laga'aia and The Wiggles.

Carols in the Domain, Christmas Carols Sydney
Carols in the Domain

Last year they were turning people away at 40,000 so you need to get there early to get a good spot and make sure you come prepared.

The organisers encourage you to bring:

Picnic rugs and ground seating
Hat and sunscreen
Plenty of Christmas Spirit

Please note that high chairs and beach umbrellas cannot be used on the Domain site, as pegs from shade structures and camping chair legs damage the grounds and can be dangerous at events with large crowds.

You may want to check out products from Chillazy Outdoor Event and Beach Products. Their signature Chillazy Seat is suitable for such events, as is their Sunnylife Picnic Blanket. You may also find water misting fan and corkcicle useful. In fact, they have put together a Chillazy Christmas pack, which will save you money.

Chillazy Seat, Beach Chair
Make your Christmas and New Year events more comfortable with a Chillazy Seat

It is a good idea to get there around mid day to secure a great spot and leave 20 minutes before it finishes to get home well before the crowds even think of leaving the location. Pack a picnic basket with heaps of food and water.

If you don't want to go to the big Carols events, there are also other Carols events which are family friendly and are on the north side of the bridge.

1. Christmas by the Beach on Friday 19 December 2014 at Dee Why Beach.

2. Balmoral Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 20 December 2014 at the Rotunda.

3. Christmas by the Lake on Saturday 20 December 2014 at Berry Reserve, Narrabeen.

3. Carols with Franky on Sunday 21 December 2014 on Collaroy Beach.

Christmas on the beach, Collaroy Christmas, Christmas Carols Northern Beaches
Carols with Franky on Collaroy Beach

New Years Eve

New Years Eve on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore is amazing but remember there are some really cool vantage points which have toilets and are family friendly on the North Shore and Northern Beaches. The city can be overwhelming for families but you don't have to miss out on the entertainment. Check out some of the following:

New Year's Eve Vantage Points, Blues Point Reserve
Secure a great vantage point at Blues Point Reserve

1. Blues Point Reserve Toilets, food and drink available for purchase, not ticketed, alcohol prohibited and family friend

2. Bradley Head Road, Mosman - please note this event is ticketed so get in early.

3. North Head Manly this is not ticketed, alcohol is prohibited and it is family friendly

4. Cremorne Point Reserve Toilets, not ticketed and family friendly. Alcohol is prohibited -

5. Manly Cove Toilets, family friendly and alcohol prohibited.

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