We have put together our top picks on where families can get into the festive spirit in the Shire.
There is nothing quite like an Aussie summer by the beach. Cronulla RSL situated next to South Cronulla beach, overlooking Cronulla’s picturesque coastline, is more than just your typical RSL.
They have been working hard on creating a great place for the kids to play and have some awesome events lined up for Christmas.
Every Thursday night from 630pm to 730pm up until Christmas they have a Ham & Seafood Raffle.
You also do not want to miss huge Christmas Toy Raffle drawn on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 6 pm. Tickets are available for purchase now.
They also are open on Christmas Day for a 3-course lunch at the Water Grill Resturant. But you must pre-book.
The Prince Hotel
We loved that The Prince Hotel was so accommodating in allowing us to have our Spring Picnic at their venue when the weather decided to not be on our side.
They have some awesome things planned for the Christmas and New Year period.
Let them take the stress out of your Christmas function with your choice of their $35, $45 or $55 Christmas packages.
Or you might like to enjoy a delicious Xmas Cavery Trolley with all the trimmings for your function instead. Minimum 15 people.
Bookings & pre-payment are essential. Valid Monday to Friday lunch & dinner, until 22nd Dec.
We also got the inside scoop that they will be running a 12 pigs of Christmas raffles starting Wednesday 13th to December-24th. They are raffling off a whole suckling pig experience every night at 7.30, valued at $650 and serves 12-14 people. Tickets on sale from 6pm @ $5each.
Plus Santa is stopping by on Sunday 10th and 17th of December between 1 pm & 3 pm. So drop by and have your photo taken with the jolly man himself.
If that is not exciting enough the whole family will love the Kids NYE disco 6-9pm. Come and relax while the kids dance the night away with their party host. Stick around for the 9 pm fireworks displayed an all of the large screens.
Club Central Menai
Club Central Menai will have 50 hams up for grabs every Friday night in December. Tickets go on sale at 6 pm with prizes drawn at 730 pm.
They also have a monstrous toy raffle on Monday 4 December 2017. Free face painting and a special appearance from Santa from 6 pm. With prizes being drawn at 730 pm.
Their annual kids Christmas Show this year is Santa’s Wizard of Oz on Sunday 10 December 2017 at 11 am.
A Christmas Day Buffet is available in the Terrace Bistro. Bookings are essential.
Grab a Santa Selfie for free every Friday in December. Santa will pay a visit to hear kiddy wish lists and mum and dad can snap away.
Club Central’s Christmas Treats Spectacular is on Monday 18 December with over $5000 worth of ham, pork and seafood vouchers as well as a dance performance from the Menai Dance Centre.
Club Central Menai has partnered with Woolworths Menai and St Vincent De Paul to hold a Christmas Canned Food Drive for local families in need. Much needed donations can be dropped off at the Club or at Woolworths Menai until 15 December.
Cook at Kurnell
We have mentioned before that we think Cook at Kurnell is an awesome place to take kids. They are open every day except Christmas Day this holiday season.
If you have not checked them out yet, they have a vintage airstream food truck serving delicious breakfasts, coffees, hamburgers, nibbles and beverages beachside.
Opening times are dependant on weather.
They will be open on New Year’s Eve making Kurnell a great family orientated spot to check out the Brighton and City fireworks.
It’s time to eat, drink and celebrate and what better place to celebrate your Christmas function than at Braza BBQ of the Americas on the rooftop at Westfield Miranda.
Or watch the fireworks from the rooftop on New Years Eve and enjoy an amazing all you can eatBBQ of the Americas for just $70 per person including a glass of sparkling wine and dessert to share.
The Barbecue of the Americas is powered by Braza Churrascaria who is recognised as a pioneer in the art of preparing the authentic Brazilian barbecue and introducing the best of Brazilian cuisine and culture to Australians.
Come and experience the amazing combination of Brazilian BBQ and North American Smokehouse.
Smiles all around. See you there!
Kareela Village is your friendly neighbourhood shopping centre that focuses on premium fresh food and daily essentials alongside fashion, homewares and casual dining. Coles, Liquorland, Kareela Grocer and Southern Gourmet Meats offer the best in fresh food for your Christmas feasts. Billy’s barber, Helen Louise hairdresser, Sanga spa, Kareela Nail and Beauty and Prime Therapy Massage will have you feeling a million bucks for your Christmas functions.
The centre offers a great choice of dining options with Three Beans Café, Moss Bros Dessert & Brunch Cafe, Chaimee’s Thai, Portico Chicken, House of Fish, Shikoku and Jensens Bar & Restaurant.
There is a new fenced playground that your kids will love and right now Santa has set aside time in his busy schedule to be at Kareela Village in the run up to Christmas. Visit Santa in his beautiful cottage and let him know your Christmas wish. And….it’s FREE to take your own family photo.
Plus they are currently running a Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway on their Facebook page so be sure to check it out today for your chance to win!
A family fun day is locked in for December 22 with lots of fun planned for the kids and kids at heart. So stay tuned to our Facebook page for more info on that.
Southgate Shopping Centre
Avoid the hustle and bustle of larger shopping centres and get all your Christmas shopping done at Southgate.
Santa Photos are available from now until Christmas Eve with special sessions for Sensitive Santa and Pet Photography.
If you spend $15 or more in participating stores before 10 December you will receive an entry form into the Toy Dash at Kmart Sylvania.
The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is also back for its 30th year.
With a new winter wonderland set Santa photos at Menai Marketplace are proving to be popular this year.
With over 50 speciality stores you are sure to pick up some great Christmas gifts.
In the spirit of the season the Tree of Joy collects non-perishable food items to be included in Salvos food hampers for families in need.