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Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations

Get into the spirit of the season.

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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 3.4m colour-changing star and 330 glossy baubles.

You can listen to an audio description of the Martin Place Christmas tree.

Download the Sydney Culture Walks app to discover the Christmas lights and decorations walk. Available in the App Store or on Google Play.

Darling Harbour at Christmas time

Darling Harbour

It’s all happening at Darling Harbour – find giant floating baubles on Cockle Bay, pedal boats, a huge bauble to take your photo with, mini golf and visits from Santa.

QVB Christmas Tree

The QVB Christmas tree

The QVB has unveiled a brand new Christmas tree with a special Indigenous collaboration.

Canopy of Light at Pitt Street Mall

Canopy of Light

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

Barangaroo Bells

Barangaroo Bells

Walk through, take photos and listen to the harmony of the Barangaroo Bells as they light up the waterfront and Watermans Cove.

Decorations at 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. More than 3,500 individual twinkling Christmas lights cover each of the ornaments from tip to toe.

Christmas in The Rocks

Christmas Wonderlanes at The Rocks

There's nothing quite like strolling through The Rocks at Christmas time. Cobbled streets and heritage alleyways come alive with holiday cheer.

Get your pup’s photo taken with Santa, shop for Christmas gifts, watch festive movies under the stars and eat delicious food.

Christmas lights and decorations walk

25 Martin Place Christmas lights

The Christmas Tree at 25 Martin Place

Find an 11-metre tall Christmas tree adorned with gold and platinum medallions inspired by the architecture of Harry Seidler’s iconic destination. Every day the lighting show is divided into 4 festive moments taking visitors through a through a stylised journey of colour and sparkle.

The light tunnel at Darling Square

The golden tunnel at Darling Square

Step into a world of wonder as you walk through the incredible light tunnel, creating the perfect photo moment for friends and family.

Noël Sydney

Noël Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden

Along Macquarie Street, historic buildings will be illuminated by captivating light projections centred around the much-loved story of The Nutcracker. Each evening the night skies over Farm Cove will be lit up with a spectacular Noël Christmas Skyshow.

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