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Christmas Under the Stars returning to King Edward Park


Ho, Ho, Ho… Newcastle Permanent’s Christmas Under the Stars is returning to King Edward Park in December.

The annual family-friendly event will include Christmas carols with local artists, children’s activities and free popcorn. 

This year, the free festivity – on Saturday 2 December – features the screening of Jim Carey’s 2000 PG-rated hit How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 

Picnic blankets and snacks are welcome, with food trucks available on the night. 

It is also rumoured that Santa will make an appearance. 

Christmas Under the Stars is returning in 2023.

Newcastle Permanent chief distribution officer Paul Juergens said the customer-owned institution was proud to continue this wonderful Newcastle tradition. 

“Christmas Under the Stars is one of the best evenings on the calendar for the whole Hunter,” he said. 

“A beautiful summer evening spent singing along to songs we all love, performed by amazing local artists, before kicking back and sharing a laugh while watching a hilarious Christmas movie – this is about as good as a night out with friends and family gets.  

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is such a great fit for Christmas Under the Stars.

“I’m sure grandparents will remember reading the original Dr Seuss book, plenty of parents probably saw this film in the cinema, and now younger members of the community get the chance to see it on the big screen for the first time.  

“So put 2 December in your diary – this is a night not to be missed. 

“It also marks the start of our Cinema Under the Stars tour, as we bring this awesome, free experience to 11 towns in regional NSW.”  

The event will also include a free shuttle bus service, with details to follow on the group’s website. 

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