The Best Christmas Activities For Kids In Sydney City 2018

  • Preschoolers
    Mums & Bubs
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By: the ellaslist team
Nov 13, 2018 

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.

Swarovski Christmas Tree Display, QVB

You can’t miss the QVB’s grandiose but amazingly enchanting 24 metre tall Swarovski Christmas Tree display. Spanning three floors, covered in more than 100,000 Swarovski crystal ornaments and 65,000 lights, it sits under the central dome within the QVB.! Topped with a 2.2m wide gold star. Amazing. Also check out the bespoke QVB gift wrapping from the team at “It’s a Wrap” and Christmas Workshops for all. 
When: From 1 November, 2018
Where: Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free

Sydney Town Hall Organ Recitals

Enjoy a beautiful concert in the heart of the city and witness one of the world’s grandest organs. The organ recital are 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 18 December, 2018, 8pm
Where: 483 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $17

David Jones Christmas Windows

Every year without fail, David Jones unveils a fun and spectacular Christmas window display which awes the young and old. This year shoppers have called out the display for having a 'mature' theme. The store's Victorian-era motif and sense of classic glamour has been described as "adult-like" and "mature" than those in previous years, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Check it out for yourself and see! 

When: From 4 November- Christmas Day 2018; all day
Where: David Jones, Elizabeth St Sydney CBD

Martin Place Christmas Concert & Official Tree Lighting

Don't miss the FREE Children’s concert & the official lighting of the brilliant interactive Christmas tree. Santa will arrive on his cycle-drawn sleigh, a fireworks display, food stalls, live performances by Jimmy Giggle, Justine Clarke, Sam Moran, SplashDance and Nay Nay and so much more! Check out more information here.
When: Saturday 24 November 2018; 6.30pm
Cost: Free 

Sydney Christmas Children’s Concert

While it's not in the heart of the city, this Surry Hills concert is worth the (2min) walk from Central Station. Kids will love the line-up of top children’s entertainers like Jimmy Giggle, Justine Clarke, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and SplashDance. Plus activities like table tennis, giant Jenga, showbags and a visit from Santa. Fireworks will light up the sky as the concert comes to a close.

When: Saturday 1 December 2018; 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Where: Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

Christmas Lights: St Mary’s Cathedral

This year’s light show will appeal to all ages and will be split into three segments. It will start off with a visual feast of decorative patterns, inspired by Christmas, like a multi coloured kaleidoscope projected across the Cathedral facade.. Find out more here.
When: Wed Dec 05 - Tue Dec 25 2018, Choirs 7.30pm; Lights 8.30pm-midnight
Cost: Free
Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Boulevard 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, our Christmas Light Forest installation will make your late night shopping sparkle. There will also be street choirs in Pitt Street Mall on Thursday nights and weekends provide the perfect accompaniment for evening shoppers.
When:  Saturday 24 November 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019, 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 36th year. With a carnival, pre-show entertainment and not to mention an always stunning cast of entertainers, this is not to be missed! Bring your picnic blanket for one the most beloved traditions on the Sydney Christmas calendar.
When: Saturday, December 22nd 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 $59

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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