Things are set to sound (and taste) different this year.

Our annual Christmas Carols may not be going ahead, but in their place, CYC NSW is teaming up with youth fellowships across the state to host a series of  "Christmas Countdown" events.

Find out what events are taking place near you!


A series of hands-on events and activities for youth this Christmas

Christmas Cards

"Christ: The True Gift" talk series 

Co-hosted by St Catherine's Youth Fellowship

Part 1/3: Nativity Feast – Man meets the Son of God

Thursday 3rd December, 7.00pm

By Kimon Giannopoulos and John Varipatis from St Stylianos Young Adult Fellowship & The Orthodox Cafe

At St Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 180 Coward St, Mascot

The Smile Project: Christmas Cards for the Elderly

Co-hosted by St Stylianos Young Adult Fellowship & The Orthodox Cafe

Sunday 6th December, 11am following Divine Liturgy

At St Stylianos Greek Orthodox Church, 806-808 Kingsway, Gymea

"Christ: The True Gift" talk series  

Co-hosted by the New Orthodox Youth Group "YOKE" of St Ioannis Parramatta.

Part 2/3: Putting Christ back into Christmas

Sunday 6th December, 6:30pm

By Stephanie Mio

Followed by refreshments and fellowship

At St. Ioannis Greek Orthodox Church, 163-165 George St, Parramatta 

Let's Bake: Melomakarona!

Co-hosted by St Catherine's Youth Fellowship

Thursday 10th December, 7pm

At Old St Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 13 Tunbridge St, Mascot 


"Christ: The True Gift" talk series  

Co-hosted by St George Fellowship

Part 3/3: Preparing to contain, the Uncontainable

I see a most startling, and wonderful mystery…

the Manger a cradle, on which has reclined the Uncontainable,

our God Jesus Christ (9th Ode Christmas Matins)

By Geronda Ieronymos, Abbot of St George Monastery, Yellow Rock

Tuesday 15th December, 7pm

At St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 90-91 Newcastle St, Rose Bay


Gingerbread House Party

Co-hosted by St Nicholas Youth

Friday 18th December, 6:30pm

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 203-207 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville

Led by Mrs Despina Chambers