Best Places To Hear Christmas Carols 2019

  • All Ages

A white Christmas is nothing compared to a toasty warm Christmas in the city down under, especially when its streets are sprinkled with lights and the beautiful harmonies of angelic choirs. There’s no shortage of Christmas concerts and places to hear carols in Sydney. Check out our picks of the best places for families to hear Christmas carols:

Coogee Carols

A beachside Christmas celebration, Coogee Carols will be held at Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Sunday 22nd December. Local celebrities volunteer their time to appear at the Coogee Carols, performing traditional and contemporary carols, with a live band and, of course, Santa! This year the event is hosted by Amanda Keller. Screens are placed at the reserve to ensure that everyone can see the performances. Find out more about Coogee Christmas Carols.

Carols In The Domain

In it's 37th year, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest FREE Christmas concert, with performances from a variety of popular artists. This year's lineup includes Mickey Mouse and Todd McKenney! It's all happening on Friday 21st  December from 7.45pm (with the Christmas Carnival kicking off from 12pm). If the concert is past your little one's bedtime, you can watch it on Channel 7 from 8pm. 

Carols Under The Bridge, Kirribilli

Imagine singing Jingle Bells with the glistening harbour in view! Hosted by Kirribilli’s Church By The Bridge, this is a carolling affair like no other. On Saturday 21st December, Carols Under The Bridge celebrates Christmas against the beautiful Sydney Harbour backdrop. Bring a picnic from 5pm and join Christmas Carols from 6pm - 8pm.

Carols In The Park, Five Dock 

Save the date for an evening of carols, children activities, entertainment and Christmas cheer with your family and friends at Carols in the Park. This annual festive family event hosted by Communities for Communities will be held on Wednesday 18 December at Halliday Park. Kicks off 6pm, with carols beginning at 7.30pm.

Sydney Christmas Children's Concert 

On Saturday 30th November 2019, pack your picnic rug and get in early for the best view of this FREE concert at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills. Hosted by The Listies and featuring children's favourites Justine Clarke, Jimmy Giggle, SplashDance, Sesame Street and Carpe Idiotus. Kids will love craft activities and games like table tennis and giant Jenga that they can play with Christmas elves! Sydney Christmas Children's Concert runs from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Look out for Santa and stay for the fireworks which will be wrapping up the evening. Jam-packed Chrissy stockings will be available for $5, with all proceeds going to Variety – The Children’s Charity.

The Magic Of Christmas At The Concourse

Celebrate The Magic of Christmas at this enchanting concert for the whole family on Sunday 8th December 2019 from 2pm! Led by the renowned conductor, Simon Thew, experience the full glory of the Willoughby Symphony and special guest soloists from Pacific Opera performing all your favourite carols in a memorable festive celebration.

Alexandria Village Christmas Concert

On Friday 13th December 2019, experience the magic of Christmas at this FREE family-friendly Alexandria Village Christmas Concert. Hosted by The Listies and featuring children’s favourites the Bunny Rackets, Ally Boom Boom & The Cool Bananas, SplashDance and Hot Potato Band, it will be an action-packed event complete with a visit from Santa. Kids will also enjoy craft activities and games with the Christmas elves. Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to Variety - The Children's Charity.

Carols By The Sea

Bring a picnic rug to sit on, sing to your heart's delight and welcome in the festive season at Carols by the Sea! At South Bondi Park on Wednesday 11th December 2019 from 4.30pm - 8pm, this merry FREE annual event brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. With children's entertainment, Christmas tunes, dance performances and carol singing (including Bondi Beach Public School Choir), it promises to be a fun night for everyone! 

The Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral will again be the star of Sydney’s public Christmas celebrations, with the Lights of Christmas returning to capture the imagination of audiences with a spectacular light and sound show. From Thursday 5th December until (and including) Christmas Day, there will be carols at 7.30pm each evening to kick off the show.

Choirs In The City: Pitt St Mall 

Festive tunes will power you through your Chrissy shopping every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night from Sunday 25th November to Sunday 23rd December. Choirs in the City will enchant Pitt Street Mall with a choir line-up including The Jingle Belles Singers, The Children's Charity Choir and the Australian Youth Choir.

Choirs In The City: Martin Place

From Thursday 28th November through to Christmas Eve, choirs will be taking turns to sing carols under the branches of the magnificent Martin Place Christmas tree for Choirs In The City. The lineup includes The Australian Girls Choir, Gardeners Road Public School, Sydney Philharmonia and The Salvation Army Band and Choir.

Strathfield Christmas Carols 

Strathfield Council invites locals and visitors to Bressington Park on Saturday 7th December 2019 (5 - 8pm) for Strathfield Christmas Carols. There will be Christmas performances, a visit from Santa and fun children’s activities. Make sure to stay for the Christmas family movie screening of The Grinch and the spectacular fireworks finale!

Carols By Candelight 

Just because this epic annual Christmas Eve concert and Vision Australia fundraiser is in Melbourne doesn't mean you have to miss out! Presented by David Campbell and Sonia Kruger, Channel 9 will be airing Carols By Candelight Carols live from 8pm, and replaying the concert on Christmas Day (check your TV Guide for replay air times). Why not have a Chrissy picnic with the kids on your lounge room floor, sit back and enjoy the concert from your telly? Sure beats the crowd of 10,000 people!

Carols In The Park, Wiley Park

Pack a picnic and head to the Wiley Park Amphitheatre from 6pm on Sunday 1st December for a FREE night of festive entertainment. Diana Rouvas, The Voice Australia 2019 winner, will headline the event with a line-up of amazing performers. There will be a visit from Santa, a Magic Reindeer Show and some great food on offer and a dazzling display of fireworks. 

Carols In The Crescent At Parramatta Park With Guy Sebastian

Hosted by Guy and Jules Sebastian, Carols In The Crescent is a FREE community event that raises funds for The Sebastian Foundation. On Saturday 14th December 2019 some of the finest voices in the country will be belting out our all-time favourite festive songs. Don’t miss Santa, the Christmas Grinch, kids’ rides and all the food stalls from a family-friendly start-time of 4pm (through to 9pm).  

Carols On The Green, Annandale

Carols with some Inner West flavour! One for the adults/bigger kids on Sunday 23 December from 7pm, sit back to a mix of contemporary and traditional carols in an Inner West flavour at this FREE concert hosted by Village Church. More info here. 

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Dec 16 2016

Pathetic to see that St Mary's Cathedral is charging.