Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere means beach barbecues, long lunches and checking out the festive lights in the city. There’s no snow, but we know how to party. Find out where you can hear Christmas carols, shop at the Christmas markets, and get a good look at those Christmas lights around town.
Festive things to do in Sydney
Indie Christmas markets in Sydney
Pick up all your stocking fillers in one fell swoop at these indie design markets.
Where to buy Christmas trees in Sydney
There’s nothing like a big, bright Christmas tree to transform an ordinary living room into a festive wonderland.
Christmas carols in Sydney
From classic Christmas carols sung by professionals to festive pop songs performed in the style of a boy band.
The best Christmas lights in Sydney
There are some pockets of Sydney that go all out for Christmas.
Things to do on Christmas Day
Restaurants and cafés open on Christmas day in Sydney
We've rounded up the few places that'll be open on December 25.
Christmas Day lunches
Book a table at one of these top Sydney establishments. No washing up required.
Christmas Day yum cha
Sydney's best yum cha restaurants will be dishing up all the dumplings your heart could desire.
Where to get a drink on Christmas Day
These bars and pubs are open on Christmas Day.
What's on after Christmas?
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