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Festivals in Lane Cove


Christmas in Lane Cove 2018

Enjoy carols, kids activities, public art, creative workshops and more this festive season in Lane Cove. 

Download the full program of Festive events here!

Signature event: Lighting of the Christmas Tree 2018

Friday 7 December, 3:30pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

The annual Christmas extravaganza for the whole family! Featuring free kids activities, musical performances, roving fanfare entertainment and a special Christmas show with Santa.

3:30pm – 7:00pm: Free kids activities and roving entertainment

6:15pm – 7:00pm: Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra

7:30pm – 7:50pm: Special Christmas show with Santa

7:50pm – 8:00pm: The Lighting of the Tree



Lane Cove's Guiding Stars
Lane Cove’s Guiding Stars is a temporary public art project that will encourage residents to think twice about the amount of electronic waste generated through Christmas gift-giving with a series of six captivating three-dimensional installations. The artworks will be on display in the Lane Cove Village this December. See if you can spot them all! Find out more here.


Festival by the River: November

This Festival celebrates life on the river with two weeks of activities along foreshores, in parks and on the doorsteps of community groups that call the river home. Be it a glance, a swim or a paddle the Lane Cove community is connected to life on the river.

2018 Program


Lane Cove Festival: September

Lane Cove Festival ran throughout September and included a range of exciting signature events throughout the 60+ event program. View the 2018 Program


Sunset in the Village: January – February

Take advantage of the warmer months and enjoy free film screenings, live music, local bushwalks, creative workshops, public art, gallery exhibitions and more! This program also includes our popular annual Lunar New Year celebration and Sunset Artists Market.

View the 2018 program


Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate Lane Cove's cultural diversity each March with Autumn Harmony. This month-long annual Festival features live music, workshops, film screenings, talks, food and more for the whole community to enjoy!

View the 2018 Program


Gai-mariagal Festival: May - July

The Gai-mariagal Festival (formerly the Guringai Festival) raises awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The Festival involves numerous community groups and Councils including Lane Cove Council. The program includes workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks, as well as Children's Voices for Reconciliation.

Download the 2018 Gai-mariagal Festival Program or visit the Gai-mariagal Festival website today!


Village History Audio Guide:
Immerse yourself in Lane Cove village's history with a brief and entertaining audio guide that will take you back to Lane Cove's beginnings through to today. 

To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app to your personal device via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website.

To find the guided walk, search 'Village History Audio Guide' once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk. 

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Contact Us
Council's Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 9911 3594