The 12 days of Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, friends and fun times at home. But for some young patients at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick it’s simply not possible to be home during the festive season.

That’s why some of our fabulous corporate supporters will bring the festive fun to the kids in Hospital. From Christmas lights to Christmas crafts and even singing carols – it’s sure to be a fantastic time for all.

Want to find out how your organisation can get involved?

Last years volunteers who partnered with us

How you can get involved

Support our Advent Calendar

Help transform our hospital foyer into a Christmas Wonderland! Sponsor a day through a donated prize for our advent calendar. Each day a lucky patient or family member will win your prize to brighten up their December!


Get Involved

Would your organisation like to be involved in a unique volunteering opportunity to make a difference to children's lives this Christmas?



Xmas Tree Gifting

Join other companies and set up a Christmas tree in your office, while encouraging your employees to buy a bauble for sick kids. 



Day 1
The Big Switch on
Monday 3 December - The Big Switch On

On our first day of Christmas we’ll be joined by Ausgrid volunteers, who will be throwing the switch to light up this year’s Christmas Tree and Grotto in the Foyer of Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick at 9:30am.

Followed by other fun, festive activities until 2pm including:

  • Christmas Bauble decorating
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Carol singing
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Day 2
Gingerbread man decorating
Tuesday 4 December - Gingerbread man decorating

Our 7 Eleven volunteers will set up a Gingerbread man decorating station. Bring your creative talents from 9am until 2pm to the Foyer of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick to design (and then eat!) your own yummy treat.

Other fun, festive activities will include Christmas arts and crafts too!

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Day 3
Christmas treasure hunt
Wednesday 5 December - Christmas treasure hunt

Join our Sydney City Toyota volunteers from 9am until 2pm in the Foyer of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and in Sunny’s Café, as together we search for special hidden Christmas treasures. Our treasure hunt will have prizes for all. What do you think you will find?

We’ll also have face painting and arts and crafts, so be sure to check it out.

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Day 4
Festive food
Thursday 6 December - Festive food

Come on down from 9am to the Foyer of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and receive a special free Christmas gift from Ricky Richards volunteers for your Mum and Dad at our Christmas gift shop.

You can also join us to help decorate Sunny’s Café and get creative at our arts and crafts stall.

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Day 5
Gifts for grown ups
Friday 7 December - Gifts for grown ups

Bring your cooking talents to the Foyer of Sydney Children’s Hospital,, Randwick from 9am to decorate your very own mini cupcake. Join our Ganellen and CBUS Property volunteers as they cook up a delicious BBQ in Sunny’s Café Courtyard from 12pm.

Other activities will include arts and Christmas crafts galore.

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Day 6
The magic of Christmas
Monday 10 December - The magic of Christmas

Join Pherrus Financial volunteers from 9am in the Foyer of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick to decorate your very own Christmas stockings in preparation for it be stuffed with lots of goodies. Keep an eye out for our Magician who will bring some extra Christmas magic from 12pm.

Other activities will include making your own special Christmas cards

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Day 7
Letters to Santa
Tuesday 11 December - Letters to Santa

Meet our volunteers from Coles from 9am in the Foyer of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick to write your very own letter to Santa and place it in the Santa Mailbox in the Foyer Grotto.

Fancy a bit of Christmas colouring? Join us at our arts and crafts table to get creative!

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Day 8
Elf yourself
Wednesday 12 December - Christmas Extravaganza

Join Blue 449 volunteers from 9am in the Foyer of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick to design your very own Elf Frame, filled with your favourite smile from our Fujifilm Instastax cameras! At 12pm, join us for another special hidden Christmas treasure hunt in the Foyer. And after that, join us at the arts and craft table to create something special.

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Day 9
Gaming in the grotto
Thursday 13 December - Gaming in the Grotto

Our friends from Glintech and Nude by Nature will join us for a special day of Gaming in the Grotto. We will have several gaming stations set up so you can enjoy some time out with technology from 9am at the Foyer. We will also have face painting available to transform you into a Christmas character of your choice and loads of arts and crafts activities to keep you busy.

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Day 10
Santa comes to town
Friday 14 December - Santa comes to town

Join the team from Lipman who will be hosting a special Santa visit. From 9am you and your family will be able to meet Santa in the Grotto and have your photo taken with him! There will also be a bauble decorating station set up so you can decorate your own personalised bauble.

Other fun, festive activities include:

  • Arts and Craft
  • A huge free raffle full of great prizes
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Day 11
Have a Mickey Christmas
Monday 17 December - Have a Mickey Christmas

Celebrate with Disney as we bring to you a very Mickey Christmas! Join us from 9am to participate in festive arts, crafts and activities, all in tribute to the one and only - Mickey Mouse! And to wrap up a fun-filled day, see the true original himself on the screen in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Wish and Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

On behalf of Disney, we wish you all a very Mickey Christmas and a magical 2019!

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Day 12
Christmas Carols
Tuesday 18 December - Christmas Carols

Our friends from BOQ Specialist will help us celebrate Christmas by offering activities like making Christmas Cards, sparkly Christmas slime, taking us in a giant treasure hunt as well hosting a toy store and gift wrapping station, all from 9am. Later in the day we will be joined by A Spoonful of Sugar (our special Doctor’s band) who will lead a round of Christmas carols and songs.

Also don’t forget to get your free Christmas present today at our Gift shop

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