A Summer Of Possibilities This Christmas
Christmas in Sydney is a truly magical time. The streets are alive with festive cheer, the shops are brimming with beautiful window displays and there are plenty of Christmas decorations to keep the kid in all of us excited. For the ultimate yuletide experience, we’ve shortlisted our favourite Christmas events to get you in the festive spirit.
6 – 25 December 2017 (7.30pm to 12am)
St Mary’s Cathedral
An annual highlight of Sydney’s Christmas celebrations, the stunning 75m high facade of St Mary’s Cathedral will light up in a spectacular Christmas light show this festive season. This spectacular light and sound show kicks off with a choir performance of Christmas carols from 7.30pm with lights turning on from 8:30pm each night.
16 – 24 December 2017
Experience the joy and wonder of a white Christmas at the Christmas Wonderland at Sydney Showground. Offering all the delights of a white Christmas, kids can experience everything from ice-skating, snow play and carnival rides to live performances and Santa’s enchanted Christmas Village which includes Candy Cane Lane, Gingerbread Land and the Jolly Elves Workshop.
Sunday 17 December (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach
For a truly unique beachside Christmas celebration, join in the spirit of Christmas at the 16th annual Coogee Carols. Hosted by comedian Amanda Keller, this free event celebrates community and family with traditional and contemporary carols, a visit from Santa and an amazing fireworks display.
Sunday 17 December from 12pm
The Domain, Sydney
Join in the festive cheer at Australia’s largest free Christmas concert. Bring the whole family and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols as some of the Australia’s finest performers including Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Justice Crew and Todd Mckenny perform live on stage.
17 December 2017
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park (10am – 4pm)
For unique, handmade gifts look no further than the Hard To Find markets which bring this online curated retailer to life in the lead up to Christmas. Browse a range of stalls and discover unique and quirky gifts that show thoughtful selection. Plus there will be live music, wine tastings and pop-up workshops making it a fun day out.
Christmas shopping at Westfield Bond Junction
500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
Westfield Bondi Junction offers a one-stop shop when it comes to Christmas shopping with over 445 specialty stores over six levels including Zara, H&M, David Jones and Myer. Plus there’s two hours free parking to kick-start your gift buying expedition.
455 George Street, City
For one of Sydney’s most magical Christmas traditions, visit Queen Victoria Building and witness the spectacular QVB Swarovski Christmas Tree. At 24 metres high it’s the tallest Christmas tree in Sydney residing under the beautiful QVB dome dripping with over 82,000 sparkling crystals, 65,000 twinkling lights and topped with a 2.2m wide crystal gilded star. Plus you can visit Santa in the Enchanted Garden on Level 2 which is dripping with twinkling lights, flowers, whimsical characters and feature birds.
Image Credits: Carols In The Doman – www.facebook.com/CarolsDomain