A very Sydney Christmas
Christmas in Sydney
Welcome to Christmas in Sydney! We’ve got a calendar filled with events so you can enjoy this special time with your friends and family.
For everything Christmas in the city, including special events, retail promotions, exciting competitions and much more, visit our website.
Martin Place Christmas Tree – from Thursday 28 November
The Martin Place Christmas Tree has always drawn huge crowds, but this year we’re taking it to a whole new, interactive, level. Bring your mobile phone, text a festive message to our tree and your words will travel up the ribbon for all to see.
Bright Walk – from Thursday 28 November
Our new self-guided walking tour highlights all of the city’s festive sights and sounds, with stops at Hyde Park, Pitt Street Mall, Martin Place, George Street, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Square and Darling Harbour.
Infinite Choir – from Thursday 28 November
Pitt Street Mall will have a new interactive installation of sound and light. Walk through alone and hear a single choral voice, or in a crowd when a full choir will burst into song.
Martin Place Children’s Concert and Tree Lighting – Thursday 28 November (6pm–8.30pm)
Packed with entertainment the whole family will love, the celebration includes Hi-5, Kate Ceberano, Don Spencer, Justine Clarke, a costume show from Looney Tunes, carols from the Sydney Children’s choir with MC Leah Purcell, Santa and fireworks.
Christmas on the Green, Hyde Park – Thursday 28 November (6pm–8.30pm)
With plenty of space to spread out, join host Abi Tucker and be entertained by dirtgirl, Bananas in Pyjamas, Sam Moran, Darren Percival, the Australian Girls Choir and of course Santa.
Village Family Concerts
Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay – Saturday 30 November (6.30pm–8.30pm)
Turruwul Park, Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery – Sunday 1 December (6.30pm–8.30pm)
Alexandria Park Oval, Power Avenue, Alexandria – Saturday 7 December (6.30pm–8.30pm)
Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers Street, Surry Hills – Sunday 8 December (6.30pm–8.30pm)
Christmas at Sydney Town Hall – Tuesday 17 December 2013
The magnificent Grand Organ makes this very traditional affair of carol singing, festive music and readings a memorable night for the whole family. Tickets sell out quickly.
Instrument Donation Day, Bay Street Depot – Sunday 1 December (9am–3pm)
Donate your pre-loved instruments this Christmas. Instruments will be collected for redistribution to disadvantaged children and youth across Sydney via our charity partner, Australian Children’s Music Foundation. (The foundation is unable to accept broken instruments or upright pianos.)
Super Saturday – Saturday 7 December
On Saturday 7 December, Westfield will lead the charge with Super Saturday, offering promotions, gift wrapping and entertainment.
David Jones, Myer, and stores within the Queen Victoria Building, Strand Arcade and The Galeries will also be making special Christmas offers.
Christmas Projections – from Thursday 28 November (8.30pm–1am)
A stunning Christmas animation will illuminate the southern façade of Sydney Town Hall, along with our traditional projections seen from George Street.
Christmas in the Villages
Local retailers will offer some great in-store promotions and events in the lead up to Christmas. These include shops and boutiques in Paddington (5 December), Surry Hills (7 December), Darlinghurst (12 December), and Potts Point (15 December).
Last updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013