JJ's Waste and Recycling presents Carols in Willoughby Park


Willoughby City Council is delighted to announce that its popular festive event, Carols in Willoughby Park, will return this December. Bring your deck chairs and blankets and settle in for an evening of festive family fun! Now in its 14th year, the free, Covid safe event will be a welcome community celebration following the lifting of restrictions.

The fun starts at 4pm with loads of activities to get you in the Christmas mood. Entertain the kids with fairground rides and indulge in an extensive range of international food. Look out for our special guest, Santa who will be making a personal appearance. Our stage will be filled with local entertainment and as the sun sets, get your voices ready for a spectacular carol sing-along extravaganza from 6:30pm. The Willoughby Band and Willoughby Symphony Choir will get you into the Christmas spirit with traditional carols and some funky favourites.

Dogs are welcome to attend but we recommend on leash as the day will have a lot of people onsite.

Carols in Willoughby Park is a presented by Willoughby City Council and sponsored by JJ's Waste and Recycling.
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This will be a Covid Safe event run in accordance with NSW Government Public Health Orders. Please see NSW Health website or the Australian Government Department of Health for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Schedule of Performances


Sydney SAKURAKIDS Cheerleaders


Centre Stage Academy


Evolution Performance Centre




ADVC Performance Studio


The One Dance


Creative Sound Studios


Carols with Willoughby Band
and Willoughby Symphony Choir


About our performers

Master of Ceremonies Nick Fury

Nick Fury is one of Sydney’s best loved comic performers. Trained initially in Circus and Street Theatre, Nick is the man behind such comic creations as Gaston Soufflé, the funny French Chef, The Human Joke Machine, and Ace P Freckle. At Carols this year Nick is going "Au naturel” as himself, albeit with clothes on. 

Willoughby Symphony Choir

The Willoughby Symphony Choir is one of Australia’s finest community choirs and performs frequently with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra at The Concourse in Chatswood and other venues across Sydney. The choir was founded in 1973 and since has performed a wide repertoire including Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and will be celebrating 50 years in 2023 with a variety of performances.

Willoughby Band

Formed in 1959 as an A-Grade Brass Band, the Willoughby Band competes in every major competition in Australia, having won both state and national titles on numerous occasions. They also have a successful concert series and perform regularly at civic functions and corporate events in addition to providing musical support for the Willoughby City Council at local events such as ANZAC services, Christmas carols and the Australia Day citizenship ceremonies. The band prides itself on musical excellence, and boasts a very high rate of players who now or have performed in professional ensembles, both in Australia and overseas. The Willoughby Band has come back stronger than ever after the two years of Covid restrictions, now boasting a second band aimed more at younger players and providing development and progression into the main band.

Sydney SAKURAKIDS Cheerleaders

Based in Hornsby-Pennant hills area the group consist of students from 3 years old to adults. After a couple years off due to the pandemic the SAKURAKIDS are lucky enough to join many events this year. They’ve participated at Charity Fiesta, the Children’s Festival, the Japan Festival in Chatswood as well as the NRL Bulldogs’ game half time show and the Japan Rugby league test match in Sydney in 2022.

Centre Stage Academy

Centre Stage Academy is located in Chatswood and is celebrating our 20th Birthday this year! We offer dance for ages 3-18 years in styles of Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Breakdance, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Dance Cirque! For more information please visit our website www.centrestageacademy.com.au

Evolution Performance Centre

Evolution Performance Centre is a Performing Arts studio located in the heart of Crows Nest. At EPC we strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the performing arts. EPC are committed to provide a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.

Classes range from Ballet to Hip Hop, Jazz to Lyrical and Contemporary, Tap, Acrobatics, musical theatre and much more. Ages range from pre-school to adults so there is something for everybody and every level.   Join one of the many award-winning Show Troupes and become part of the Dance Evolution. 


Have you always wanted to dance your way to fitness??? Come along to a Karen Daly DanceTribe class and make new friends and have more fun than you have ever imagined. Get fitter and stronger and improve your health at the same time.  All ages and fitness levels welcome! We have members aged from 20 to 85!!  No experience necessary. Classes are taught by the highly experienced registered instructor Karen Daly and are held every Monday (10am dance/tone) and Friday (10.30am dance) at Willoughby Park Anglican Church. Email mydancetribe@gmail.com for more information or call 0425 244698

ADVC Performance Studio

ADVC performance studio is based in the heart of Drummoyne. They offer private lessons, weekly group classes & school holiday workshops in singing, acting and musical theatre, led by Miss Alana De Roma. Alana has focused on sharing what she has learnt over her career with the children she has taught over the past 15 years. She is motivated by her love of the Arts. It is what has inspired her to share her knowledge so that the children she teaches can achieve their own goals in singing, the Arts and life.

The One Dance

The One Dance studio is a dance education school specializing in kid’s street dance like hip hop, locking, popping and jazz foundations. They also offer professional training in foundations of Chinese Classic Dance, which helps equip the kids with the skills and body for their future dance development.

Creative Sounds Studios and School

Creative Sounds Studios and School is the home of music and creativity on the lower North Shore. We provide opportunities for musicians to connect with one another, practicing communication and teamwork skills that will serve them in all avenues of their lives. Our mission is to generate a culture where the natural instinct is to get involved. The bands performing today write their own music! If you like what you hear and want to find out more about band coaching, private tuition, holiday camps and more, come have a chat to Jono in the Creative Sounds shirt!



  • Saturday, 03 December 2022 | 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM


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