The Coast with the most when it comes to getting festive
Sometimes Christmas can be a really overwhelming time of the year. There's so much pressure to make the day memorable and enjoyable for everyone, and sometimes people forget what it should be about.
The Central Coast Christmas Fair is now in its fifth year, and one of the things that makes it so special is how it helps to combat the stressful nature of the silly season. It's a great day where members of the local community can get together to celebrate and enjoy themselves. They can also grab their Christmas tree from Rotary, and find some unique gifts that show thought and effort rather than just the same old offerings from large chain retailers. So why not make the most of the beautiful natural setting of the Central Coast at the area's largest outdoor Christmas shopping extravaganza?
Head on down to Heazlett Park near Avoca Beach, the beautiful waterfront setting for this year's event. Have a wander and seek delights from the stalls that have grown to over a hundred in number, and when you're done with that you can chill out in the shade under the trees, or you could find yourself some peace at the outdoor, waterfront chai lounge.
Stall offerings include local arts and crafts, puddings, cakes, international foods, and there will be Christmas trees for sale on the day. If you fancy a little bit of Christmas decoration DIY then you can always pop on down to one of the art workshops.
Julie Goodwin, of Masterchef fame, will also be on hand as she's promoting and signing copies of her new book My Kids Kitchen Rules.
Fancy a bit more adventure? Then there's outdoor rock climbing and Aqua Fun water activities on Avoca Lake.
There will also be storytelling, Jake Cassar bush yarns and tucker, roving Christmas buskers and carols from Central Coast Ukele Club. More live music, in fact it'll go all day, will also be supplied by Chris Byrne, Toni and Gibran, Dexter Moore and Mirrabooka on the Lizottes stage.
There's also the dedicated 'Kids Amusement Zone', face painting, a Lions Club Chocolate Wheel, and raffles. So it seems to me like there is something for everyone on the day. I'm sure you'll feel like Christmas has come early if you head on down to the Central Coast Christmas Fair on Sunday 9th December. Entry is by gold-coin donation.