Lismore City News
Saturday, 2 December 2023

What's on around Lismore and the Northern Rivers

Updated November 30 2023 - 5:27pm, first published November 21 2023 - 5:30pm

Toy Run

Santa taking part in the annual Toy Run. Picture by Our Kids
Santa taking part in the annual Toy Run. Picture by Our Kids

The North Coast Riders will ride from Ballina to Lismore on Sunday, December 3, on their annual Toy Run for Our Kids.

They will donate toys to Our Kids for the Lismore Base Hospital Children's Ward and Emergency Department.

Riders meet at 9-9:30am at Ballina Maritime Museum, heading off at 10.30am.

They will be travelling through Alstonville and Goonellabah, arriving at the Lismore Metropole Hotel rear carpark.

The Knights SMC will hold a sausage sizzle and raffle.

Bring the kids along and check the Christmas decorations on the bikes.

Helicopter Fundraiser

The Christmas Cup is a fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
The Christmas Cup is a fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

The Christmas Cup, a fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, is on December 22 at the Lismore Turf Club.

Perfectly timed for your staff party, end of year drinks, celebrating with friends and family.

Get trackside and celebrate the silly season, all while supporting a great cause.

100% of Entry Gate Profits being donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

WHRS will also run raffles, auctions, BBQ and more.

For more information and our Hospitality Packages, go to

Christmas cheer

There is much to be merry about in Lismore this Christmas season with a month's worth of fun activities planned.

Santa's Wonderland is back in December.
Santa's Wonderland is back in December.

Lismore Carols in the Heart

Lismore's carols night is on Sunday, December 10 at Oakes Oval. Gates open 3pm.

Entertainment, children's activities and food vendors all available from 4pm to 9pm. Parking will be available in the Harold Fredericks Carpark. Disable Parking in Magellan Street, Lismore.

Santa's Wonderland

This popular event is back from December 1-23 at 13 Woodlark Street, Lismore.

Lismore Delights

Saturday, December 16 and 23 from 10am - 3pm in the Lismore CBD. Enjoy music, festive fun and community activities, shopping, dining and entertainment around the Block.

Very Merry Markets

Thursday, December 21, from 3pm - 7.30pm at the Lismore Quad.

Festive gifts, music, food and activities brought together by Lismore Regional Gallery, The Quad, Lismore Library, Rekindling the Spirit, Northern Rivers Healing Hub and Lismore Produce Market, with support from Lismore City Council.

Lismore Elf Hunt and Christmas Competitions

December 1-23 in the Lismore CBD. Find cheeky elves hiding in shop windows to claim your prize, and enter to win Loving Local Gift Cards.

Art Market

What's going on around Lismore
What's going on around Lismore

Arts-A-Fair is on Saturday December 9, from 3-7pm at Flourish Gallery and Studio, 15 Casino St, South Lismore.

Over 20 stalls by local artists, makers, and artisans, as well as good food, live music, and gelati.

For market stalls, performers, and general enquiries, contact

Around the traps


Want to see some great local music on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Get down to the Lismore City Bowlo for their Sunday sessions.

Doors open at 12, food van on site, U-18s welcome, ATM, good company.


Tuesdays - Open mic is every first and third Tuesday from 6.30pm.

November 24 - Daniel Muggelton, from 7pm.


Wednesdays - Trivia night is on Wednesdays from 7pm.

Christmas - It's hard to believe but Christmas is already just around the corner!

Have you planned your holiday party yet?

Consider having it at the Sherwood! It's free to hire and perfect for any event you have going on. Email to enquire!


Fridays - Railhouse Bingo on every Friday from 5pm. Loads of prizes to win, food, drinks and vouchers!


Every Tuesday: Lismore Organic Market, Lismore Showground

Every Wednesday: Nimbin Farmers Market, Cullen Street

Every Thursday: Lismore Produce Market, The Quad

Every Saturday: Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground

4th Sunday: Bangalow Village Market, Bangalow Showground; Nimbin Market, Nimbin Community Centre