One of the pleasant ways to enjoy Christmas in Sydney is to visit Christmas events, where every member of the family can catch fun. There is no better way to enjoy this festive season than by getting yourself soaked up in an incredible atmosphere, knowing that the kids, friends, and family members are well entertained.
There are several wonderful Christmas events, such as carols, live entertainment, Mr Claus, market stalls, etc., that the whole family can get involved in to get into the Christmas spirit. However, browsing through a list of Christmas events to visit this season may not be an easy task. That is why we have put together the best Christmas events in Sydney 2019 that you can visit with your family and friend.
Sydney Santa Spectacular
The first event on our list is the Sydney Santa Spectacular. This Christmas event is the biggest and undoubtedly the most joyful in Sydney. This year’s edition of the festival started from November 23rd and runs through to December 26th 2019 at Penrith Panthers.
Sydney Santa Spectacular features one of the largest moveable ice skating rinks in Australia, directly imported from Italy to give a snowy experience similar to a European Winter in Sydney’s blazing summer heat.
The festival also features a glittering Santa Claus’ Enchanted Forest and live snowfall, live stage entertainment, and lots of other exciting new features, such as feature rides, polar bear balls bit of snowball, and putt-putt golf. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets to the Sydney Santa Spectacular event now to enjoy the fun.
Auburn Botanic Gardens
The second event you should consider this season is the Shrek event at Auburn Botanic Gardens. Past year they transformed into Whoville to celebrate the Grinch; however, this year the event at Auburn Botanic Gardens would be about Shrek – the green-friendly ogre!
Experience an unforgettable Shrek Style event this season as they turn into a fairy-tale Xmas adventure from 6 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, December 7th. Don’t miss the event; you would see a glittering Xmas light display, Xmas activities, disco party, face painting, free carnival rides, live performances from local neighbourhood groups, and Christmas carols. More so, there would be an outdoor cinema showing “Shrek Forever After” and “Shrek the Halls“. The greatest fun of all is that you would even have the opportunity to meet the casts of the film – Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Princess Fiona.
Sydney Showground, Christmas Wonderland
The Christmas Wonderland Sydney Showground organizes the next Christmas event on our list. This Sydneysiders’ event with a Christmas show is an event must attend this season. The event starts from December 18th – 24th 2019.
Why don’t you grab tickets to experience the fun of a snowy Christmas at Christmas Wonderland Sydney Showground with a snowy play area and an ice skating rink, where you or your kids can have a snowball fight, have fun building a snowman, or enjoy an ice show or magical stage performance. You would even marvel at Candy Cane Lane and explore the Christmas village.
Christmas Lights Spectacular
If you want to share the joy, fun, and spirit of this year’s Christmas spirit to your kids of all ages, then Christmas Light Spectacular event is seriously worth it.
Christmas Light Spectacular event organized by Hunter Valley Gardens is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most breath-taking display of more than two million lights – you can’t afford to miss this experience. The event also includes an outstanding princess castle.
Every member of the family would certainly enjoy this event filled with exciting features like nightly performances, carnival rides, roaming entertainment with carollers*, a yummy selection of beverage and food stalls, etc. Hurry and grab the tickets to enjoy this fantastic event that began on November 8th 2019 and runs through to January 26th 2020. (Close on Xmas Day).
Light of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral Square
Enjoy the fantastic light show and free sound every night at St Mary’s Cathedral Square, located at the centre of Sydney’s CBD. The event is similar to Vivid, however, with festive projections and spin that get increasingly better every year. Visit St Mary’s Cathedral Square this Christmas and enjoy the spectacular imagery and festive vibe of Light of Christmas, which starts with a choir show at 7:30 pm and the lights show begins from 8:30 pm and ends till midnight from Wednesday, December 5th through to Tuesday, December 25th.
Christmas Fundraising Event by Sebastian Foundation
Another event you should not miss this Christmas festival is the Christmas fundraising “Carols in The Crescent” event by Sebastian Foundation. The event is a significant and well-known celebration hosted by the couples Guy and Jules Sebastian. This event is a 2hour stage show that features lots of performers, which include Father Christmas, costumed characters, comedians, bands, choirs, and high-profile television stars. The event also offers stalls, food trucks, and kid’s amusement rides. To learn more about the Sebastian Foundation’s Christmas fundraising “Carols in The Crescent” event, click here.
Christmas Spectacular by The Beanies
If you have got no activity for the December 12th 2019 yet, then never miss the Beanies’ Christmas Spectacular featuring “The Beanies” themselves, who would celebrate the season with their all-dancing, all-singing Christmas performance at Riverside Theatres. The Beanies were nominated as children’s entertainers for 2019 ARIA-award – you know what that means for your kids.
Michael, Mim, and Laura will all have Mini-Beanies singing together with Christmas classics, which include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells and also “The Christmas Rumba.” their popular Christmas carol. Click here for the best Beanies not to miss list of the podcast for your kids.
Christmas in the City
This event is amongst the first events that started this Christmas. The event runs through from Saturday, November 23rd to Wednesday, December 25th 2019.
The free event features Martin Place, who will come alive with decorations, giveaways, lights, choirs, stage shows, roller-skating baubles, magicians, and roaming entertainers. In this event, specially made for the entire family, you will see Nay Nay, SplashDance, Sam Moran, Justine Clarke, and Jimmy Giggle perform real-time on stage.
Martin Place Christmas Tree will light up, and Santa Claus will get there in his brand new sleigh at 8.30 pm as fireworks brighten Sydney’s spectacular skyline. This event is a must-visit, magical event this season!
Strathfield Christmas Carol
If you love carol, then this invitation is for you. Strathfield Council summon your entire family to celebrate this Christmas at Strathfield Christmas Carol. The event is full of pleasant surprises, which include a visit by Santa Claus and other amusing children’s activities!
The event starts at 6 pm on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. When coming, don’t forget to come along with a picnic rug to spread out in the park to enjoy a fireworks extravaganza, a unique cinema, the Christmas carols, and many other exciting events.
Sydney Christmas Children Concert
This Christmas event is most especially for children. Give your kids a special treat this festive period with this concert, especially for them!
The event comes up on Saturday, November 30th from 6.30 pm at Prince Alfred Park. It is packed with exciting features, such as season’s greetings, which will be staged by Carpe Idiotus, Sesame Street, SplashDance, Jimmy Giggle, and Justine Clarke.
Aside from that, there are also other several activities for kids, which include a visit by Santa, show bags, giant Jenga, and table tennis. Fireworks will also make bright the sky while the Sydney Christmas Children Concert comes to an end. This event is a pleasure for every kid. Yes! It’s one of the best activities to enjoy at this beautiful time of the year.
Carol in The Domain
This is an opportunity for you to sing along with music stars at “Carols in the Domain'” which is Australia’s biggest FREE Xmas concert.
The event is a popular yearly event in Australia and comes up at 7:45 pm on Saturday, December 21st. Visit the event and witness the performances of several artists that would delight all family members of any ages. Do you wonder whether the Wiggles be there? We will update you about that as soon as we hear!
36-Hr Seafood Marathon Sydney Fish Market
Enjoy this year’s 36-Hr Seafood Marathon by Sydney Fish Market where retailers would stay open for thirty-six hours starting from 5 am Wednesday, December 23rd through to 5 pm on Xmas Eve. All you have to do is arrive at the event venue and enjoy the frenzy and fun of the marathon, stock up on Xmas supplies. You would also enjoy some yummy cooked or fresh seafood.
When you visit the event, you need to relax and watch from the waterside boardwalk. The event also features a special visit by Santa Claus on Monday, December 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm and on Xmas Eve from 10 am till midday.
Those are the best Christmas events on our list you shouldn’t afford to miss this festive season. Check your calendar and see which of the event fits your schedules.