Christmas Day in Kings Cross & Bondi

This year, Wayside Chapel will host two free Christmas celebrations, providing love and support for Sydney’s homeless community on Christmas Day. Join us at our Christmas Day Lunch and Street Party as we shut down Hughes Street, Potts Point for Wayside Chapel’s largest community celebration of the year, including free Christmas lunch served with all the trimmings, entertainment and dancing on the street. Plus, for the first time, we are extending our festive celebrations to Bondi Beach with a Christmas Day BBQ and live entertainment at Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club. Both events are FREE and all are welcome to come along and join in the festivities.

You can also be part of our Christmas lunch by giving to our Donate a Plate campaign, providing meals, love and support on Christmas Day as well as over the Christmas/New Year period. To donate, click here. 

Christmas Day Street Party and Lunch, Wayside Chapel Kings Cross

Kings Cross festivities will run from 10.30am -2pm in Hughes St, Potts Point on Tuesday, 25 December. Christmas service led by CEO/Pastor Jon Owen and street choir will start at 10.30am followed by a visit from Santa at 11.50am and a free community lunch with all the trimmings is served around 12 midday. Festivities including live entertainment, jumping castle, photo booth and kid’s activities will continue until 2pm. No bookings necessary – just turn up on day.

Christmas Day Street Party and Lunch, Wayside Chapel Kings Cross 

Where: Wayside Chapel Kings Cross – 29 Hughes St Potts Point

When: 10:30am – 2pm 

Full schedule as follows: 

10.30am Christmas service with street choir

10.30 -12.30am Children’s table

11am – 2pm DJ Dave entertainment, jumping castle, tattoo and photo booth, dancing

11.50am Santa arrives

12 pm Christmas lunch service

2 pm event finishes

Cost: Free

RSVP: No registration required.

Christmas Day BBQ at Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

Bondi Beach celebration run from 10.30am- 2.30pm at Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (next door to Bondi Pavilion) on Tuesday, 25 December. Christmas service with Bondi Rev Graham Anson starts at 10:30amfollowed by delicious BBQ lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm, with live entertainment featuring local talent “Girl-O-Matic” and an open mic session. This is a free event. As the event is limited capacity, registrations are essential. To RSVP, click here. 

Christmas Day BBQ at Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

Where: Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club – Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach (next to Bondi Pavilion)

When: 10:30am – 2:30pm 

Full Schedule as follows: 

10.30am Christmas Day Service

11.30am Free Christmas BBQ Lunch with BBQ meats with salads served

11.30am  Live entertainment feat. local talent “Girl-O-Matic”, and Wayside Chapel visitor’s open mic session

2.30pm Event finishes

Cost: Free

RSVP: Registration essential, RSVP here

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Kings Cross Community Service Centre 

Mon 24 December – 9am – 3pm

Tues 25 December – Kings Cross CSC and programs closed. Kings Cross Street Party – 9am – 2pm

Wed 26 December – 12pm – 11pm

Thurs 27 December – Sun 30 December – 9am – 11pm

Mon 31 December – 9am – 5pm

Tues 1 January – 2pm – 11pm

Bondi Community Service Centre

Mon 24 December – Monday 1 January – closed

Op Shop Kings Cross 

Mon 24 December – 9am – 3pm

Tue 25 December – Wed 26 December – closed

Thurs 27 December –  9am – 4pm

Fri 28 December – 9am – 4pm

Sat 29 December – 9am – 3pm

Mon 31 December – 9am until 2pm

Tues 1 Jan closed

Kings Cross and Bondi CSC and programs resume regular hours Wednesday 2 January. 

Op Shop North Bondi –

Mon 24 December – Wednesday 2 December – closed. Resume regular hours on Thurs 3 January.


Telephone: 02 9581 9100
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