The Best Christmas Activities For Kids In Sydney City 2019

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Do you hear those sleigh bells ringing? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Woohoo!

Every year, we love that Sydney transforms into a twinkling display of magical lights at twilight, and there’s nothing more exciting for kids than a stay-up-late adventure with mum and dad. So, choose from special events, spectacular carol concerts or a Christmas stroll that’ll make it a perfect festive season for kids. Here are our top picks for the best kids Christmas activities in the stunning Sydney CBD.

QVB Swarovski Christmas Tree

You can’t miss the grandiose but amazingly enchanting 24-metre tall QVB Swarovski Christmas Tree. Spanning three floors, it is covered in more than 100,000 Swarovski crystal ornaments and 65,000 lights, and topped with a 2.2m wide gold star! It sits under the central dome within the glorious QVB building and looks stunning! Also, check out the bespoke QVB gift wrapping from the team at “It’s a Wrap” and Christmas Workshops for all. 
When: From 1st November 2019
Where: Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free

Sydney Town Hall Organ Recitals

Enjoy Christmas at Sydney Town Hall with a beautiful concert in the heart of the city accompanied by one of the world’s grandest organs. The organ recital is a relaxing and traditional way to enjoy Christmas, and it’s a spectacular sight to behold with its 126 speaking stops, 9,000 pipes and a unique 64-foot pedal stop.
When: Tuesday 17th December 2019 8pm
Where: 483 George Street, Sydney
Cost: Adults $19, Children $16

David Jones Christmas Windows

Every year without fail, David Jones unveils a fun and spectacular Christmas window display which awes young and old. See them come to life in their new location and continue the special family tradition not to be missed. To celebrate Christmas and Santa’s grand arrival, visit the David Jones Market Street for this year’s magical animated Christmas windows and join a group of furry friends on their adventure helping their good friend Bear to stay up this Christmas.

When: From 9th November 2019
Where: David Jones Market Street Store, Market Street, Sydney

Frozen 2 At The Grounds

You'll be hard-pressed to find a child in Sydney who doesn't love everything about Disney's Frozen, so bring them all along to enter the magical world of Frozen 2 at The Grounds Of Alexandria! The latest installation is part of The Grounds Christmas festival line-up and is gearing up to be pretty spectacular. While The Grounds aren't letting all the details go yet, we do know that there will be an enchanting Frozen 2 Launch Party on 27 November for the whole family to attend but hurry, tickets are selling out fast!

When: 27 November for the launch party. The snow-filled Christmas laneways will continue until December 24.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria
Cost: Free for kids under 3, $10 for all other family members.

Martin Place Official Tree Lighting

Don't miss the official lighting of the beautiful Martin Place Christmas Tree. This year's theme showcases our unique Australian flora, with a whopping 15,000 flowers representing nine different kinds of blooms adorning the massive tree. Look out for Choirs in the City in Martin Place from Thursday 28th November to Tuesday 24th December from 6pm to 8.30pm.
When: Saturday 23rd November 2019; 6.30pm
Cost: Free 

Sydney Christmas Children’s Concert

While it's not in the heart of the city, the Sydney Christmas Children’s Concert in Surry Hills is worth the (2min) walk from Central Station. Kids will love the line-up of top children’s entertainers including The Listies, Justine Clarke, Jimmy Giggle, SplashDance, Sesame Street and Carpe Idiotus! Plus craft activities and games like table tennis, giant Jenga, and a visit from Santa. Fireworks will light up the sky as the concert comes to a close.

When: Saturday 30th November 2019; 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Where: Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

Christmas Lights: St Mary’s Cathedral

The stunning Lights of Christmas display at St Mary’s Cathedral is a visual feast that will mesmerise the entire family! Decorative patterns, inspired by Christmas, are projected across the Cathedral facade like a multi-coloured kaleidoscope, creating an epic visual display.
When: Wed Dec 05 - Tue Dec 25 2018, Choirs 7.30pm; Lights 8.30pm-midnight
Cost: Free
Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Canopy of Light, Sydney CBD

Discover a Christmas wonderland right in the heart of Sydney as you stroll along Pitt Street Mall underneath a canopy of suspended Christmas trees. Featuring thousands of LED lights, the Christmas Light Forest installation will make your late night shopping sparkle. There will also be Choirs In The City on Thursday nights and weekends providing the perfect accompaniment for evening shoppers.
When:  Saturday 23 November 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020 from 6pm
Where: Pitt Street Mall, Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Free

Woolworths Carols in the Domain

Australia’s largest Christmas concert, Carols in the Domain is an iconic Sydney Christmas event in its 37th year. With a carnival, pre-show entertainment and an always stunning cast of entertainers, this is not to be missed! Bring your picnic blanket for one of the most beloved traditions on the Sydney Christmas calendar.
When: Saturday 21st December at a family-friendly time of 7:45pm 
Where: The Domain is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Art Gallery Road and Hospital Road, Sydney
Cost: From $40

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Nanu RRs

Dec 19 2016

I would really love to go to Christmas activities in Sydney this kids holidays.. Nanu RRs


Nov 23 2016

I would love to go in this Christmas activities