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Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations in 2020

Get into the spirit of the season. The city centre is home to unforgettable festive designs.

Christmas tree in Martin Place

Martin Place Christmas tree

The Martin Place Christmas tree provides a perfect backdrop for a festive December. The tallest Christmas tree in NSW is decorated with more than 110,000 LEDs, a 3.4 metre colour-changing star and 330 glossy baubles.

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Christmas shop windows

The David Jones Christmas window displays are a Sydney Christmas institution. Stop by Elizabeth Street to see what’s in store this year. You won’t be disappointed.

The Queen Victoria Building

QVB Swarovski Christmas tree

The beloved Queen Victoria Building is home to one of Sydney's tallest Christmas trees. The 24 metre Swarovski Christmas tree is the centrepiece of the landmark's decorations. The QVB is also home to the Enchanted Garden. Follow the spell-binding lights to see Santa Claus amongst the blooms.

Canopy of Light

Canopy of Light

Your gift-shopping is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights in Pitt Street Mall. Shop under the Canopy of Light.

Light installations George Street

Light installations on George Street

As the sun sets, the Woolworths building will be illuminated in red and green, honouring the festive season. And don’t miss the magical fairy light canopy at the Myer loading dock.

The Strand Arcade

Christmas at the Strand Arcade

In an ode to the beauty of the Australian landscape, the Strand Arcade is adorned in Christmas decorations inspired by native flowers. 27,500 individual twinkling lights will cover the ornaments from tip to toe, celebrating the arcade’s rich Australian history this festive season.

Christmas at World Square

Share the joy at World Square

Get into the Christmas spirit on Saturday 12 December and soak up the good vibes and entertainment with a live DJ, free face painting, balloon bending and carollers.

Swinging bells at Darling Square

Darling Square will be home to 3 humongous interactive Christmas bells with inbuilt swings for the kids (and big kids).

Darling Harbour at Christmas time

Gigantic Christmas presents and baubles

6 foot tall Christmas presents and baubles are taking over the Harbourside Forecourt, decorated with shimmering silver and fluorescent pink, perfect for a photo moment.

Christmas in The Rocks

Christmas in The Rocks

This special Christmas location needs plenty of time to explore. Don't miss out on the secret laneways and meander around the streets to buy those extra special Christmas presents.

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