Christmas Decorations Sydney
Sydney might not have a Christmas with snowy winter, but there are plenty of other ways how the city delivers the same Christmas cheer. Around Christmas time, the streets in the city gets a makeover, complete with carols, enchanting lights, Christmas decorations and a festive mood. If you’re in Sydney around Christmas time, you’re in for a treat.
Sing along merrily at carols:
Carols in the Domain near the Royal Botanic Garden features some of the favourite festive tunes from celebrities and performers. This free event – and one of Australia’s largest free Christmas concert - attracts thousands of visitors every year. Christmas on the Green near Hyde Park North is also a hot family favourite.
Enjoy Sydney Santa Spectacular:
The biggest and most festive Christmas festival of Sydney is one you wouldn’t want to miss! Experience the thrill of some of the most spectacular carnival rides, live performances and the biggest popup ice skating rink in the country. The enchanting Christmas Village is something you and your kids will love walking through. For kids, this will be a special Christmas, indeed, with double decker carousels, circus workshop, reindeer ride to North Pole training stables, Santa activities and contests. Or if you’d like to enjoy a simple game of throwing snowballs, then you can indulge in that too. There won’t be a dull moment here – that's for sure.
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Watch the most spectacular light displays in the city:
Here in Sydney, the most popular place to enjoy the biggest and most amazing light is at Hunter Valley Gardens. Expect two million lights turning the place into an enchanting, magical land complete with a princess castle, carnival rides, carols, performances and food and beverage stalls. In CBD, Martin Place rocks the scene. Expect brilliant Christmas decorations, thousands of lights, and the tallest Christmas tree in New South Wales and a huge star to top it. With light shows every 15 minutes, carols and a dessert bar, prepare to have a splendid time here. St. Mary’s Cathedral Square also has a sound and light show and choirs from the first week of December till Christmas Eve. Erskine Park includes all the favorites – lights, Santa’s shed, Christmassy inflatables, laser displays and loads of other activities. Borgins Street up north is also a great place to visit and features glowing strips, enchanting houses decorated with lights and even food trucks/ice cream vans. Sydney Town Hall and Pitt Street Mall are also worth checking out! The Swarovski Christmas Tree in Victoria Building is a sight to behold.
Care for a cruise this Christmas? Step onboard:
Never been on a cruise ever? Then, it’s time to spend a Christmas different from every other year. There are many cruise ships offering Christmas special packages that will give you the opportunity to relax, unwind, have fun and meet new people. Hop from island to island and enjoy the awesome activities designed for the crew. A cruise typically includes a visit from Santa, Christmas tree, traditional food, Christmas decorations and fun activities so that you don’t miss out anything and have a unique and amazing Christmas.
Hang out anywhere in these attractions in the city:
If you would like to spend some fun time with your kids, friends or family, you’re in luck. Many of Sydney’s best and favourite attractions are open on Christmas Day, such as Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. This is the perfect way to spend the day if you’ve already enjoyed carols, Christmas parties and décor in the previous days leading to Christmas. Lucky for you, Christmas is warm and sunny and a dip in the beach would be just perfect to relax and unwind. Go to the calm Shelly Beach if you care for a few hours of peaceful snorkeling. Most cinema halls are open, too, so you can watch your favourite flicks if you like a quiet afternoon at the theatre after a delicious Christmas lunch.
Enjoy a Christmas shopping spree:
Check out Pitt Street Mall, Sydney’s premier shopping area which is decked up with amazing light displays and a festive air. The David Jones store opposite to St. James Station is worth a visit and it tells a new Yuletide story every year to entertain visitors of all ages. Carriageworks Christmas Market, Rocks Markets and Finders Keepers Market are some of the many other Christmas-special markets put up across the city.