Christmas events in Fairfield City

Published Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Christmas tree lighting in Fairfield.

Christmas is just around the corner, so to get residents in the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has planned a host of fun activities throughout Fairfield City.

The festivities start on Friday 1 December with the Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party. Supported by local businesses and Canley Heights Restaurant Committee, the Children’s Christmas Party is a community favourite and always draws crowds.

On Thursday 7 December Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone switches on the lights to the City’s Christmas tree in Epoch Plaza, on the corner of Station and Nelson streets in the Fairfield City centre.

“Council’s annual Christmas event at Epoch Plaza will be fun for the whole family,” Mayor Carbone said. “From 6.30pm there will be a range of activities, including carols sung by the Mary MacKillop College Choir, a petting zoo, balloonist and, of course, Santa will pay a visit with Rudolf and Toy Soldier to check on who’s been good.”

Christmas celebrations will also be held in Canley Vale Town Centre and Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta.

“Council is also proud to host special Christmas storytimes, craft and babytime sessions at our libraries, as well as carols and craft events at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery,” Mayor Carbone said.

“We also support a number of community events, such as the carols at Horsley Park Reserve on Saturday 9 December.

“And don’t forget our fantastic fireworks – Illuminate – on New Year’s Eve as seven sites across the local government area simultaneously launch fireworks at 9pm. Fairfield City residents of will be able to view some spectacular fireworks from their very own backyards, no matter where they live.

“I encourage everyone to head out and enjoy the festive celebrations with friends and family.”

Christmas events in Fairfield City

Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party - Free
Friday 1 December 3pm–7pm
Canley Heights Town Centre

The family will have a ball at the Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party, featuring rides, entertainment, art and crafts and refreshments.

Christmas in Fairfield City Centre - Free
6.30–8.30pm Thursday 7 December
Epoch Plaza, corner of Nelson and Station streets, Fairfield

Council’s annual Christmas event: Come along for family entertainment, Christmas carols sung by the Mary MacKillop College Choir, the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone and a special appearance by Santa Claus, Rudolf and Toy Soldier.

Santa Visits Canley Vale - Free
Friday 8 December noon-2pm
Canley Vale Town Centre

Meet Santa in Canley Vale Town Centre.

Christmas in Cabramatta - Free
Saturday 9 December 9am–2pm
Freedom Plaza, Park Road, Cabramatta

Join the Anglican Church and Churches of Western Sydney for carols in Freedom Plaza. Free face painting and a visit from Santa.

Rotary Carols by Candlelight - Free
Saturday 9 December 5pm – 10pm
Horsley Park Reserve

Come along for Christmas carols, barbecue, Christmas tree lighting and an awesome fireworks display.

Open Libraries

Bring your pre-schoolers for Christmas Storytimes to enjoy Christmas stories, songs and maybe meet a special guest.

  • Bonnyrigg Library 6 December
  • Fairfield Library 8 December
  • Whitlam Library Cabramatta 13 December
  • Wetherill Park Library 15 December

There will be a special themed performance by library staff. Sessions are free, beginning at 10.30am. Bookings are not required.

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Christmas at the Museum
Saturday 9 December 6.30pm-8pm

Join us for our annual evening of holiday festivities! Bring your picnic rugs, snacks and dress up in your best festive outfits for a fun and relaxing family event. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols, get creative with Christmas-inspired games, arts and crafts, face painting and enjoy a very special visitor all the way from the North Pole!
RSVP required to or call 9725 0190.

Christmas Cookie Decorating Workshop
Saturday 9 December, 11.30am–3.30pm

Edible Christmas gifts are the greatest to receive, especially when they are handmade. In this special Christmas Cookie Decorating Workshop, Kathie Raco will teach you the art of cookie decorating. By the end of the class you will have a delicious ‘stand-up’ Christmas tree cookie design to give as a festive gift, provided you don’t eat it yourself on the way home!
$40 per person, bookings are essential. Please call 9725 0190.