Christmas in NPSP


The 40th Norwood Christmas Pageant, Twilight Carols and an outdoor gallery of decorated wooden Christmas trees, are just some of the highlights from a suite of Christmas events, activities and attractions which will be offered by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“Christmas is a time of the year for the community to come together and the Council has put together a terrific package of events, attractions and activities to make the festive season a memorable experience for all,” said Mayor Robert Bria. 

“We are particularly delighted this year to be celebrating the 40th Norwood Christmas Pageant which has now become a local tradition. and we expect to see another huge crowd for the event on 25 November.”

Mayor Bria said that following the success of the 2016 inaugural Wooden Christmas Tree Art Project, students from 14 local schools will paint and decorate 55 six-foot tall wooden Christmas Trees that will be on display on the Osmond Terrace median strip from 27 November 2017 until 3 January 2018.

“The students loved decorating the trees and it is great to see even more schools embrace and participate in this great initiative in 2017,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

Feedback received from the participating schools and the community after the 2016 event was encouraging as the trees became a destination for the children who decorated the trees and their families to visit.

The Twilight Carols & Christmas Market has long been a popular feature of the City’s Christmas calendar.

Mayor Bria confirmed that singer Rachel Leahcar will be the headline act at the Twilight Carols event at Linde Reserve, Stepney on Friday, 9 December.

Christmas lights are always an attraction and the Council will again install three six-metre tall Christmas Trees in the median strip on The Parade, in front of the Norwood Town Hall. The residents of Ninth Avenue (from Royston Park to St Peters) and nearby residents also install an impressive display of lights and decorations over the festive period. 

To keep children occupied over the summer break, the Council’s School Holiday Program offers a range of different activities and events that cater for children of all ages. 

Despite the range of activities on offer, Christmas can be difficult for some, so the Council is again collecting books as part of Give the Gift of Reading. The community is encouraged to donate books at the Norwood Town Hall and Council libraries, as well as donating non-perishable food to the Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul on The Parade, Norwood.

“We know that for some families, Christmas can be a very difficult time rather than a happy occasion, so I encourage all citizens to do what they can to help bring some cheer to those in need,” said Mayor Bria.

What’s On

40th Norwood Christmas Pageant
10.00am – 11.00am, Saturday 25 November 2017 The Parade, Norwood

Wooden Christmas Tree Project
On display 30 November 2017 – 3 January 2018 Osmond Terrace, Norwood

Twilight Carols & Christmas Market
5.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 1 December 2017 Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney

School Holiday Program
Take-home Christmas Craft | Monday 18 December to Saturday 23 December 2017 at Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Libraries
Christmas Movie Afternoon | Thursday 21 December 2017, 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Payneham Library (bookings open 18 December)

Give the Gift of Reading
Until 25 December 2017.
Donate a book at the Norwood Town Hall or any of the Council libraries

Visit for further details and other events over the Festive Season.

For more information please contact the Council’s Events Unit on 8366 4555.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077