Sydney Christmas

Things to do, Fairs and festivals
Martin Place Christmas Fireworks
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Experience the magic in the City of Sydney and its villages this festive season

[Sponsored] A Sydney Christmas is like no other in the world, with its sun-drenched summer days and balmy nights, uniquely Aussie festivities, and tradition with a twist.

Kick off the month-long Christmas celebration on Saturday November 25 with the Martin Place Christmas Concert & Tree Lighting and Christmas on the Green in Hyde Park. Santa will arrive in a cycle-driven sleigh to light Sydney’s majestic Martin Place Christmas tree. Share your festive message on the Martin Place Christmas tree for everyone to see via

Treat yourself to a special Christmas sweet at the GPO Dessert Bar while you are there. Choirs will perform at the Martin Place Christmas Tree every night leading up to Christmas and every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night in Pitt Street Mall.

You can also journey through the Boulevard of Light in Pitt Street Mall with nearly 80,000 twinkling lights overhead. Ground projections will transform Martin Place and Customs House Square from dusk until 1am commencing Saturday November 25 to Monday December 25.

Christmas shopping in the city promises to be full of festive cheer. Street choirs provide the perfect accompaniment for evening shoppers, and you’ll find everything on your Christmas shopping list in Sydney’s unique shops, boutiques, arcades and department stores.

The fun doesn’t stop in the city. Pop along to one of the free village Christmas Concerts at Alexandria (Saturday December 2), Surry Hills (Sunday December 3), Rushcutters Bay (Saturday December 9) or Rosebery (Sunday December 10). Santa will make a special appearance at every concert.

Visit: for a full list of festive fun this Christmas.

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