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Christmas is almost here so make sure you know about all the events happening across Newcastle in the lead-up
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Rob Bathgate ‘The Golden Mile’ | 1 Dec
Bathgate captures more than realism, that is an understatement!
Where: Cooks Hill Galleries
When: Dec 1 – Jan 17
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Big Christmas Toy Swap | 8 Dec
Where: The Station
Time: 9:30am
Newcastle Hunter Mummas have organised a huge Christmas toy swap. Bec and Mel have recognised the abundance of toys that many families have over the Chrissy period. People can come along and swap toys that their children don't use anymore with others that will find a use. One lucky family that attends will win a family pass to the Christmas Lights Spectacular at HVG. Entry is by gold coin donation and all proceeds go to The John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Big Dog Comedy | 6 Dec
This special Christmas show is in support of Dog Rescue Newcastle. It will be a great night of laughs in-store from some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy.
Where: Sydney Junction Hotel
When: 8pm
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The End AGAIN | 7 Dec
Newcastle’s best artists are coming together for an epic end of year art show.
Where: The Shitty Shed
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Ruedisima 20th Anniversary | 7 Dec 
It all started, as many dance groups, for the love of it. And they’re still loving it 20 years later!
Where: 152 Beaumont St, Hamilton
When: 9pm til late
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Medowie Christmas Carnival | 7 Dec
Medowie Christmas Carnival presents an emporium of carefully curated artisan stalls, International street food vendors, rides and amusements, Santa, show-bags, and giveaways.
Where: Medowie
When: 4pm – 9pm
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Reflections by Mitch Revs | 7 – 17 Dec
A solo exhibition by Mitch Revs kicks off this Friday with a launch night at 9 Darby Street.
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Wallsend Carols in the Park | 8 Dec
Led by Wallsend Baptist music team with special entertainment from The Pretty Amazing Jono, the Solomon Islander Singers and The Lads!
Where: Federal Park
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Pups in the Park | 8 Dec
Bring your dogs to Lambton Park for some canine fun. Food and market stalls, information and giveaways, puppy Santa pics and a prize for the best dressed dog!
Where: Lambton Park

Annie Everingham x Kate Kole + Mode Interiors Market Day | 8 Dec
A brand new dynamic shopping event at a brand new warehouse in Waratah is opening its doors on Saturday 8th December for a Shopping Event not to be missed.
Where: 4/27 Crescent Rd, Waratah
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Sunset Gather | 8 Dec
The nights are getting longer and the days are getting warmer…and our favourite markets are back where it all began.
Where: Pacific Park 
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Prada’s Priscilla’s | 8 Dec
This glittering drag spectacular takes audiences on a musical journey from the Les Girls of Kings Cross, all the way through to 2018 with a celebration of today’s music icons.
Where: Civic Theatre Newcastle
When: 8pm
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Argo Pacifico | 8 Dec - 27 Jan
Welcome aboard ARGO PACIFICO... ARGO PACIFICO is not an exhibition. It is a real life cruise ship that has been temporally and spatially phased into the walls of The Lock-Up.
Where: The Lock-Up
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 Lumen Print Workshop | 8 Dec
Book in for a lumen print workshop with local photomedia artist Liz O'Brien, using found flora and repurposed objects to create lumen prints! No camera and no photography experience required, the only thing you will need to bring is yourself.
Where: The Factory Maitland
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10 Years Do-er’s Do | 9 Dec

Newcastle's most slowly, ethically, and beautifully crafted works, wares and talents will be at a 'do' at The Station on December 9th to celebrate 10 years of 'doing' for Renew Newcastle. 
Where: The Station
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Lake Mac Carols | 9 Dec
LMCC is proud to present a spectacular evening of fireworks, entertainment, delicious food, and award-winning musical artists as we count down to Christmas at Lake Mac’s biggest Carols event!
Where: Speers Point Park
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Dalwood Christmas Markets | 9 Dec
For all things fashion, food, homewares and wine, the Dalwood Christmas Markets is the spot to be to get that Christmas shopping done! Where: Dalwood Estate
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Life Drawing Class | 10 Dec
Treat yourself to an evening of ‘Life drawing’ classes with Ann Snell.
Where: Studio One
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Cuplet Poetry Night | 12 Dec
Imagine you’re in a chic New York bar, sipping an Old Fashioned and sharing a night of sharp, memorable poetry with the local intellectuals and personalities. Now, just replace New York with Newcastle.
Where: The Beaumont 
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Street Feast | 15 Dec
Food trucks, pop-ups from local restaurants and artisan delicacies!
Where: The Station
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Olive Tree Markets | 15 Dec
Head to the Olive Tree for the biggest market of the Newcastle calendar – The Olive Tree Christmas Market.
Where: Civic Park
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Urban Mess Festive Blues Bash & Christmas Banquet | 16 Dec 

Head along for a colourful and vibrant afternoon and feast on the special retro Christmas banquet complemented by delicious wine from Inner City Wine Makers and live music performances.

 
Where: Merewether SLSC

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Carols at Lambton Park | 16 Dec
Last year Christmas Carols in Lambton Park was Newcastle's biggest independent + volunteer run Christmas celebration. This year celebrate a night of community at Lambton Park with rides, amusements, food trucks, carols and fireworks.
Where: Lambton Park
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Back to the Bush | 22 Dec

Celebrate the end of the year with this rare opportunity to hear one of the Hunter Region's finest musical exports. Cellist Anthony Albrecht, known for his "dramatic flair" and "fluent and virtuosic.”
Where: Adamstown Uniting Church
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A Syrian-Lebanese Popup has Opened | 26 Nov – 23 Dec
Continuing their Pop-up themed dinners, the team at The Residency are bringing Katia, also known as ‘Katia’s Kitchen’, into the restaurant for you to experience her unique style over a four-week period.
Where: The Residency
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Boxing Day Races | 26 Dec
Newcastle’s party of the year is coming up soon! This year’s Boxing Day races is shaping up to be bigger than ever with live local racing and the hottest entertainment.
Where: Newcastle Racecourse
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Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy: a creative force | until 17 Feb
When it comes to the art and design world the names Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy don’t get any bigger. And now, thanks to the Newcastle Art Gallery an exhibition curated by Louise and Stephen has landed in Newcastle.
Where: Newcastle Art Gallery
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