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A Christmas tree covered in purple lights and market stalls, surrounded by skyscrapers.
Photography: Supplied | Noël Sydney

Time Out says

A magical Christmas festival has taken over the Royal Botanic Gardens and other major Sydney landmarks

A massive Christmas wonderland, Noël Sydney, has taken over the Royal Botanic Garden and some of Macquarie Street’s historic buildings. You can share in the Yuletide wonder with captivating Christmas-themed projections and lights leading to the Botanic Garden, where you'll discover a whimsical digital Christmas forest, Christmas market, magical drone sky show and nightly entertainment.  

It just wouldn't be Christmas without Australia's answer to Michael Bublé, David Campbell. He'll be performing on December 21, with free nightly entertainment by a Noël House Band, Katie Noonan, Lucy Durack and a whole swag more.

On Macquarie Street, Hyde Park Barracks leads the way, with festive projections of reimagined scenes from Christmas classic 'The Nutcracker'. While the State Library, Sydney Hospital and the Mint dazzle with their own jolly illuminations. The Conservatorium of Music has been transformed into a ‘Sweet Palace’, where characters from ‘The Nutcracker usher guests through to the digital Christmas forest and Noël Christmas market.

Kick back at the Garden Grooves with a cocktail or two, and take in the variety show each night of the festival, where circus performers will dazzle, and choirs will sing merry carols.

This is the perfect way to get a spot of Christmas shopping done too, with more than 40 stall holders selling a bunch of goods with the Buy From the Bush initiative, supporting merchants from flood affected areas around the country.

For the full line-up, head over to the Noël Sydney website here.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Check out our list of the absolute best Christmas lunches in Sydney here. 

Written by
Elizabeth McDonald


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