Christmas and New Year Ideas in Sydney

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  • 11/12/2015

Sydney is one of the most exciting and world famous places to spend Christmas and New Year. Be it as a tourist or a resident there are multiple activities and events taking place all over the city during the festive season.

There is everything from traditional Christmas carol concerts to live music and also firework displays. So if you are eight or eighty visit Sydney and have one of the most memorable Christmases ever.


One of the hallmark events in Sydney leading up to Christmas Day is Carols in the Domain which is Australia’s largest free Christmas concert.

Held on December the 19th this year it is a series or carol concerts to be enjoyed by everyone outdoors in a sing-a-long festive party. You can start off at the Hyde Park event Christmas on the Green then move on to the street choirs in Martin Place and Pitt Street Mall.

There will be Christmas lighting and fireworks at each event and Santa will be in attendance in different guises and arriving in many different and spectacular ways.


A particular favourite with the younger Elves is the Santa Fest celebration at Darling Harbour.

For a whole month Darling Harbour is transformed into Santa’s Winter Wonderland. There is everything available connected with Mr Claus that could possibly be thought of for the whole family to enjoy.

There are free films, Santa’s maze, a ferris wheel, Santa’s story telling and a complete Santa Express train. As well as these events there are fireworks, carols, roving performers and a giant Santa sculpture made out of milk crates.


Probably the most famous firework display in the world. Sydney is one of the first places to welcome in the New Year and every TV around the world features Sydney’s celebrations as part of their own New Year build up.

One of the best places to be to celebrate all the action from is Sydney Opera House and the area offers some of the best views but you have to get there early. You can even catch an evening of opera listening to Puccini’s La Bohme.

For something different try watching the spectacular 12 minute display on one of Sydney’s Islands such as  Goat Island, Shark Island, Clark Island or Cockatoo Island.

There are numerous places to see the celebrations and to enjoy the New Year, select your destination, arrive early and enjoy the evening.

When the times comes to book your Christmas or New Year event, we are ready to assist. with our great range of coaches and mini buses.

For all your group transport requirements, contact our friendly team today!

Open-air cinema

Now that you have some downtime to relax and watch a film, why not make the most of the balmy nights and do it outdoors?

Sydney has no shortage of open-air cinema venues set up during summer in parks and beaches around town.

Moonlight Cinema is one of the best-known, showing new release and cult films on the lawns of the Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park (December 3-March 27).

Others include Ben and Jerry’s Openair Cinemas at Bondi overlooking the beach and St.George OpenAir Cinema at Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point (January 8 – February 19).

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