We are super excited to be holding 'Carols by the Lake 2021' after missing the live event in 2020 due to the pandemic. The event has grown from humble beginnings to now being the premier community event on the Northern Beaches. 'Carols by the Lake' is presented by Link Events and hosted by The Link Church. We wish to thank Northern Beaches Council for supporting the event and Pittwater RSL for being a major sponsor and providing the Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake!

This year will be the 16th Carols by the Lake and is scheduled for Saturday 18th December 2021, to be held at Lakeside Park, Pittwater Road North Narrabeen. 'Carols by the Lake' is a family community event, which attracts thousand's of people from across the Northern Beaches. It is the premium carols event in the local area. Narrabeen Lake provides a beautiful backdrop to celebrate Christmas, with traditional carols, the arrival of Santa and a spectacular fireworks display over Narrabeen Lake.

Pre-entertainment will commence at 6pm with the main Carols at 7pm. We recommend getting to the event early and enjoying the afternoon with family and friends.

The event is free and everyone is encouraged to BYO picnic or purchase from our numerous food vendors on site. The event will be a COVID SAFE event adhering to NSW Health regulations.

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Top Tip 1
Arrive Early!

Bring your picnic rug and pick the best spot on the grass!
Pre-entertainment starts at 6pm. Don't forget the hats and sunscreen :).

Top Tip 2

Tag your socials with #carolsbythelake21
- free entry for influencers everyone!

Top Tip 3
Food, food, food!

BYO picnic, or try one of the many food truck options (or a bit of both!) - the choice is yours!

Top Tip 4
Look after your kids!

Children tend to run when they see Santa coming! We'll have wristbands available on the night - just write your phone number on there in case they get away from you. If a child is lost during the event, please go to The Link Church Information Tent for assistance.

Top Tip 5

We have a DROP AND GO zone - you can drop everyone and everything off at the Drop and Go Zone, then the driver can head off to park the car. Look out for the Drop and Go signs as you turn into Lake Park Road. We will even help you unload your car!

Parking can be found around local streets and some areas on Pittwater Road. You could also park at Rat Park, North Narrabeen beach carparks and from 5pm by donation parking will be available across the road at Pittwater Sports Centre (all donations go to Link Community Care).

Other options are the B Line, or simply walk!

Top Tip 6

As a sustainable event, we are single use plastic free. Bring your own reusable water bottles - you can refill them at the Water Refill Stations located at the event, kindly supplied by Northern Beaches Council.

Top Tip 7

We love our community at Carols by the Lake - celebrating the beautiful place we live in and the community here is what this event is all about.

Bring your Christmas cheer and come prepared to have a wonderful time celebrating the year that has been, Christmas and the gorgeous place that we all get to call home - the Northern Beaches!

Top Tip 8

Check out The Link's information tent for all the info you need about Carols by the Lake and The Link - and head over to Pittwater RSL's marquee for freebies and more information about the RSL.

Carols by the Lake is proudly
hosted by The Link Church

Join us for our Christmas Day service - 9:15am at Uniting Venues Elanora,
19a Wesley Street, Elanora Heights.

The service will be outdoors - BYO chair and/or picnic rug!

The Link Church is all about passion, purpose and people. A Church focused on community, relevance and service. A Church so inclusive, relaxed and well-formed within its culture, friendly, welcoming, simple and active. A Church passionate about seeing the purposes of God fulfilled in people’s lives.

Check our website to find out more, including our weekly service times and locations.

Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Donations go to Link Community Care

The object of Link Community Care is to provide direct relief from poverty, suffering, misfortune and distress on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and surrounding communities in NSW and Australia. One of the ways we do this is through Link Community Food Care.

The Link Community Food Care Program provides affordable groceries, fruit and vegetables at a low recovery fee.

Services can be accessed by any low income earner and holder of a Centrelink benefit card. Registration is conducted at the location and secondary identification (eg. drivers licence) will be required.

Open every Friday, 10am-1pm
(except public holidays)
Cromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North, Cromer
And on the road with our Mobile Food Care Service

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Check out photos from Carols by the Lake 2019