Festivities set Christmas spirit

Published Thursday, 17th November 2016

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 Thursday 1 December when 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 Fairfield.

From 6.30pm there will be a range of activities, including carols sung by Mary MacKillop Catholic College Community Choir , roving entertainment, a petting zoo, balloonist and, of course, Santa will pay a visit to check on who’s been good.

Christmas celebrations will also be held in Canley Vale, Canley Heights and Cabramatta. The Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party on Friday 2 December, supported by local businesses and Canley Heights Restaurant Committee, is a community favourite and always draws crowds.

Council will also host special Christmas storytimes, craft and babytime sessions at our libraries, as well as carols and craft events at Fairfield Museum and Gallery.

We also support a number of community events, such as the carols at Horsley Park Reserve and in Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta, on Saturday 10 December.

And don’t forget our fantastic fireworks – Illuminate – on New Year’s Eve as nine (9) sites across the local government area simultaneously launch fireworks at 9pm.  

Christmas in Fairfield City

Christmas in Fairfield City Centre
6.30–8.30pm Thursday 1 December
Epoch Plaza, corner of Nelson and Station streets, Fairfield

Council’s annual Christmas event: Come along for family entertainment, Christmas carols, the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

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

Meet Santa in Canley Vale Town Centre.

Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party
Friday 2 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 Cabramatta

Saturday 10 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.

Christmas in Horsley Park

Rotary Carols by Candlelight
4pm–10.15pm Saturday 10 December
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 7 December
  • Fairfield Library 9 December
  • Smithfield Library 12 December
  • Whitlam Library Cabramatta 14 December
  • Wetherill Park Library 16 December

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

Fairfield Museum and Gallery

Christmas at the Museum
Saturday 10 December 6.30pm-8pm

Come to the Museum to hear some well-known carols from all over the world by musicians, choirs and see beautiful dancing. Bring a blanket, food and enjoy being under the stars in our tranquil garden as we celebrate Christmas together. This is an event for the whole family with free activities, lucky door prizes and free face painting for the kids and for the kids-at-heart.