Sydney Christmas 2013

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Sydney Christmas 2013

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A Sydney Christmas is like no other in the world – hot, relaxed, social and traditional with a twist.

The streets will be illuminated with lights and decorations, including a new interactive Christmas tree in Martin Place and digital projections on Sydney Town Hall and in Sydney Square. The free family-friendly concerts in Martin Place, Hyde Park and the villages will be a hit with the kids and there’ll be plenty of opportunities for photos with Santa.

Find everything on your Christmas list in the unique shops, boutiques, arcades and department stores and enjoy extra Christmas cheer on the streets as choirs sing carols every Thursday night.

There are so many reasons to visit the city this summer, so come and enjoy the sunshine and balmy nights for a bright, fun-filled, festive season.

ATTRACTIONS

Tree of Brightness – Commences Thursday 28 November 2013
The Martin Place Christmas tree has always drawn huge crowds, but this year we’re taking it to a whole new, interactive, level. Bring your mobile phone, text a festive message to our tree and your words will travel up the ribbon for all to see.

Bright Walk – Commences Thursday 28 November 2013
Take a special Christmas journey around Sydney to see all of the city’s festive sights and sounds with our new self-guided walking tour.
•Stroll through Hyde Park past our bejeweled tree and onto Elizabeth Street to view the famous David Jones Christmas windows
•Continue down to Pitt Street Mall and onto Martin Place to see the brand-new interactive tree where you can send Christmas messages can be displayed on its branches
•Walk back up George Street and through the historic arches of the Queen Victoria Building and stop in front of Sydney Town Hall to see the façade come alive with light projections
•Turn the corner into Sydney Square where animated light projections will be accompanied by music and live performance bringing to life our favourite Christmas tales
•Then to Darling Harbour and experience SantaFest, with giant inflatable Santas on key buildings, and a sparkling Christmas tree (30 November – 25 December)

CONCERTS
We kick off Sydney Christmas 2013 with a series of free family-friendly concerts. The much-loved Children’s Concert & Tree Lighting in Martin Place, Christmas on the Green in Hyde Park North and smaller concerts in the villages of Rushcutters Bay, Rosebery, Alexandria and Surry Hills are not to be missed. There’ll be craft activities for the kids, live music, fireworks, a sausage sizzle, gelato and Santa. Get a Santa stocking jam-packed with goodies for a $2 donation, with proceeds going to charity partner, Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

Martin Place Children’s Concert & Tree Lighting – Thursday 28 November 2013 (6-8.30pm)
Head to Martin Place for the free children’s concert and see the City’s all-new interactive Christmas tree lit for the first time in 2013 by Santa and the Lord Mayor. Packed with entertainment the whole family will love, including Hi 5, Kate Ceberano, Don Spencer, Justine Clarke, a costume show from Looney Tunes and carols from the Sydney Children’s choir with MC Leah Purcell.

Santa will arrive with one lucky competition winner on his brand-new cycle-drawn sleigh and the night will finish with a magical fireworks display to mark the start of the festive season.

Christmas on the Green, Hyde Park – Thursday 28 November 2013 (6-8.30pm)
If you have young kids then Sydney’s free Christmas concert in Hyde Park is for you. There’s plenty of space to spread out with entertainment for young ones and adults, including costume shows featuring dirtgirl and Bananas in Pyjamas, a performance set by Sam Moran and his Bam Bam Binos Band, plus carols and singing from Darren Percival and the Australian Girls Choir.

Village Family Concerts
Get your Christmas 2013 festive season started at our free family-friendly concerts in the villages, packed with children’s entertainment, live music, fireworks and a visit from Santa.

Rushcutters Bay – Saturday 30 November 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay
Hosted by Leah Purcell, with a welcome from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, there’ll be carols from the ACMF choir, music from Justine Clarke for the kids and R&B band Brown Sugar for the adults.

Rosebery – Sunday 1 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Turruwul Park, Rothschild Ave, Rosebery
Hosted by Leah Purcell, with a welcome from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, there’ll be carols from the ACMF choir, music for the kids from Electric Lunchbox and White Tree Band for the adults.

Alexandria – Saturday 7 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Alexandria Park Oval, Power Avenue, Alexandria
Hosted by Leah Purcell, with a welcome from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, there’ll be carols from the ACMF choir, music for the kids from Justine Clarke and singer Pia Andersen for the adults.

Surry Hills – Sunday 8 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers St, Surry Hills (previously at Ward Park Surry Hills)
Hosted by Leah Purcell, with a welcome from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, there’ll be carols from the ACMF choir, music for the kids from Lah Lah’s BIG Live Band and The Leisure Bandits for the adults.

Christmas Choir Program
The City will be filled with the sounds of music this festive season. On Thursday 21 November, visitors to the City Centre will be able to enjoy roving entertainment, who will be entertaining the lunchtime crowds from noon to 2pm and again from 7pm to 9pm.

Choirs will also grace the city on Thursday evenings (7pm-9pm) from 28 November to 19 December in Martin Place, Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Square.

Christmas at Sydney Town Hall – Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Nothing will get you into the Christmas spirit like the Christmas at Sydney Town Hall concert. The magnificent Grand Organ and the stunning sandstone surroundings make this very traditional affair of carol singing, festive music and readings a memorable night for the whole family. Tickets sell out quickly, so don’t miss out on this much-loved night in one of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings.

CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS
Soak up the atmosphere as we illuminate the beautiful sandstone walls of Sydney Town Hall this Christmas. Watch in wonder, as every evening after sunset, the George Street facade of the building springs to life with spectacular light projections – while exciting new digital animation gets everyone into the spirit of the season in Sydney Square. The images come alive with special guest performances from charity partner, Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) ambassadors and local artists as part of their work to provide music education for underprivileged youth in Australia (8pm–10pm nightly, except Sundays).

DECORATIONS
Adding to Sydney’s bright, colourful Christmas atmosphere is the multitude of Christmas decorations that fill the City and surrounding villages. You’ll feel the Christmas love with more than 1,900 festive street banners, bud lighting, pole decorations and Christmas trees at Martin Place, Customs House Square, St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt, Taylor Square and Hyde Park.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGES
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and our city villages are on board, with specially selected days for each village to really show its stuff! These events will be packed with in-store offers, activations and special entertainment, so get along and get your shopping done in style.

Whether you’re sipping champagne in a favourite boutique, listening to the sounds of school kids in the local square, or just grabbing a great bargain, the city’s villages will help make all of your Christmas dreams come true.

Fri 29 Nov Pyrmont
Thurs 5 Dec Paddington
Fri 6 Dec Redfern
Sat 7 Dec Surry Hills & Green Square
Sun 8 Dec Walsh Bay
Wed 11 Dec Glebe
Thu 12 Dec Darlinghurst
Fri 13 Dec Chinatown
Sat 14 Dec Newtown
Sun 15 Dec Potts Point

Check out the event listing for each of the village promotional days at sydneychristmas.com.au/christmas-villages

Event Snapshot

When:

  • Between Monday 28 October and Wednesday 25 December from 00.00 to 00.00

ATTRACTIONS
Tree of Brightness – Commences Thursday 28 November 2013
Bright Walk – Commences Thursday 28 November 2013

CONCERTS
Martin Place Children’s Concert & Tree Lighting – Thursday 28 November 2013 (6-8.30pm)
Christmas on the Green, Hyde Park – Thursday 28 November 2013 (6-8.30pm)
Rushcutters Bay Village Concert – Saturday 30 November 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Rosebery Village Concert – Sunday 1 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Alexandria Village Concert – Saturday 7 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Surry Hills Village Concert – Sunday 8 December 2013 (6.30-8.30pm)
Christmas Choirs – Thursday evenings (7pm-9pm) from 28 November to 19 December in Martin Place, Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Square.
Christmas at Sydney Town Hall – Tuesday, 17 December 2013

PROJECTIONS
Sydney Town Hall – commences Thursday 28 November – 25 December 2013 (8.30pm-1am)
Light and Sound Show – commences Thursday 28 November – 25 December 2013 (8pm-10pm, except Sundays)

Where:

City Centre, Various locations - see website for full details Various locations - see website for full details 2000
Website: http://www.sydneychristmas.com.au
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Cost:

Free

More Info:

City of Sydney
Lara Wolski
02 9288 5864
lwolski@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

How to get to this event:

Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

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Location

City Centre, Various locations - see website for full details Various locations - see website for full details 2000

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