The Best Christmas Events In Sydney This December

  • All Ages

So, you've plugged in for the latest episode of our ellaslist What’s On Sydney Podcast (or if you've missed out, you really ought to give it a listen - we promise it's insightful!).

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Welcome to the ellaslist What’s On Sydney Podcast, part of our Summer Series (S5), Episode ONE.

Welcome to the special edition of our podcast, "What’s On Sydney," your go-to guide for family fun this Summer. Join hosts Jodi Byrne and Rosie Stevens as they dive into a world of festive cheer, illuminating the best of what Sydney has to offer for families during this magical season.

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Festive Beginnings and Santa's Grand Entrance

Hosts Jodi Byrne and Rosie Stevens set the festive scene, sharing the captivating transformation of Sydney as it gets ready for Christmas. Jodi highlights the enchanting sight of Santa Claus travelling through the city to light up the spectacular Martin Place Christmas tree. Accompanied by a marching band and elves on reindeer tricycles, this event marks the beginning of a series of choir performances under the tree, starting from 1 December.

Community Christmas Concerts and Taronga Zoo's Special Night

Rosie introduces two upcoming events: the Community Christmas Concerts at Pirrama Park and Prince Alfred Park and the Taronga Christmas Concert. The latter, set for 16 December, offers a unique blend of festive fun and wildlife conservation against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

Carols and Cathedral Lights

Jodi and Rosie discuss two iconic events: Woolworths Carols in the Domain and the Lights of Christmas at St Mary's Cathedral. The Carols, a star-studded event, offers both reserved seating and free admission options, while the Cathedral lights up with stunning illuminations and market stalls, creating a free, festive atmosphere for all.

Santa's Vintage Electric Train and The Wiggles' Big Day Out

The excitement continues with Jodi mentioning Santa's Vintage Electric Train rides, offering families a memorable experience at the NSW Rail Museum. Rosie follows up with details about The Wiggles' Wiggly Big Day Out Tour, promising a fun-filled day with beloved characters and songs, including a special appearance by Santa.

Gingerbread Lanes and Darling Harbour's Christmas Cheer

Jodi delights listeners with a description of The Grounds of Alexandria's Gingerbread Lanes, a nostalgic Christmas installation. Rosie then takes us to Darling Harbour, which transforms into a summer Christmas wonderland with The Harbour Village, pedal boats, mini-golf, and fireworks, ensuring entertainment for all ages.

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Vanessa Bentley

Jan 11 2023


Rebecca Raine

Jan 10 2023

I love finding out what is on around Sydney as I indulge my grandson and see his wonder as we explore. He has learnt so much. Keep up the good work