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What’s On in Newcastle


At a loss for what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to what’s on in Newcastle and across the Hunter region.

Whether it’s now, or you’re making plans for the rest of the year, it’s all here.

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1 December – Carols in the Park 2023, Cessnock Sports Ground, 5pm to 9pm.

1 December – Santa Selfies and Pawtraits, Wheeler Place, Newcastle, 5pm to 7pm, to 9 December. 

1 December – St James’ Anglican Church Christmas Carols at Closebourne Morpeth, 6pm to 8pm.

2 December – Christmas Under the Stars, King Edward Park, from 5pm. 

2 December – Medowie Christmas Carnival, Ferodale Sports Complex Medowie, 3pm to 8pm. 

2 December – MEET Bottomless Brunch, MEET, Newcastle, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. 

3 December – Maitland Musical Society Christmas Carols, Maitland Gaol, 4pm to 8pm. 

3 December – Jets A-League Men v Melbourne City FC, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5pm. 

3 December – Modus Family Fun Day, Modus Mereweather, noon to 5pm. 

6 December – HBWN Christmas Celebration and Trivia, Sunnyside Tavern, Broadmeadow, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. 

7 December – ETNA Wine Tasting and Dinner, Vera Wine Forum, Hamilton, from 6pm. 

8 December – Friday Night Foodies, Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima, Speers Point, 5pm to 8pm, to 12 April. 

10 December – HARK! Christmas at the Park, Grainery Church, Newcastle East, 5pm to 9pm.

10 December – Christmas County Fair, The Regal Inn, Tenambit, noon to 8pm.

10 December – Lake Mac Carols, Speers Point Park, 5pm to 9pm 

10 December – Carols at the Bay, Fly Point, Nelson Bay, 5.30pm to 9pm 

10 December – Christmas at the Con, The Conservatorium of Music, 2pm to 3.30pm. 

10 December – Boydell’s Summer Christmas Gathering, Boydell’s Cellar Door & Restaurant, Morpeth, from 11.30am. 

14 DecemberShakespeare in the Park presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Pacific Park from 7pm. Until 17 December.

16 December – 2023 Glencore Upper Hunter Christmas Spectacular, Muswellbrook Showground, 3pm. 

16 December – Jets A-League Men v Perth Glory, McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm. 

17 December –  Lambton Park Carols, Lambton Park, 5pm to 9pm. 

17 December – Carols by the Beach, Empire Park, Bar Beach, 5pm to 9pm. 

21 December – Neopolitan Christmas Dinner, Talulah, The Junction, from 6.45pm. 

23 December – Carrodise Festival 2023, Earp Distilling Co., Carrington, noon to 8pm. 

25 December – Christmas Buffet Lunch, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale. 

25 December – Newcastle Christmas Day Lunch at Roundhouse, Crystalbrook Kingsley, Newcastle. 

30 December – Jets A-League Men v Western United FC, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5.30pm. 

31 December – New Years’ Eve Celebrations, Riverside at The Levee Maitland. 


5 January – Music in the Podium, Warners Bay Foreshore, 6pm to 9pm.

10 January – The Rubens Good Mood Tour, Shoal Bay Country Club, from 7.30pm. 

12 January – Friday Night Feast, The Station Newcastle, 4.30pm to 8.30pm. 

12 January – The Rocky Horror Show, Civic Theatre Newcastle, 7.30pm, to 4 February.  

12 January – Friday Night Chill returns to Pacific Park, Newcastle from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

13 January – Soundswell, Queens Wharf Morpeth, 3pm to 9pm.

13-20 January – Australian Deaf Games 2024, Lake Macquarie.

19 January – MAP mima family immersive disco, Mulit-Arts Pavilion, mima, 5pm to 9pm.

20 January – Lake Mac Arts Festival 2024, Lake Macquarie, 9am to 9pm, to 21 January. 


4 February – Newcastle Jets ALW v Wellington Pheonix, Maitland Regional Sportsground, 5pm to 10pm.

17 February – Newcastle Jets ALW v Brisbane Roar, Maitland Regional Sportsground, 5pm to 10pm.

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2 March – Women in Sport Festival, Lake Macquarie.

3 March – Newcastle Jets ALW v Perth Glory, Maitland Regional Sportsground, 5pm to 10pm.

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