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Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations

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

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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 3.4 metre colour-changing star and 330 glossy baubles.

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

A Golden Christmas at Darling Square

A Golden Christmas at Darling Square

A golden tunnel of fairy lights will greet you along the tail of The Exchange building at Darling Square this Christmas.

Christmas decorations in Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

It’s all happening at Darling Harbour – find giant floating baubles on Cockle Bay, pedal boats, a building-sized bauble and a larger-than-life, interactive Sky Castle.

QVB Christmas Tree

The QVB Christmas tree

The beloved Queen Victoria Building is home to a new tree this year. The new tree is inspired by Australia’s native Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest, rarest and most resilient tree species.

You'll also find a dazzling light display on the southern side of the QVB until 1 January 2022.

Light display at the QVB

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.

Lights of Christmas at St Mary's Cathedral

Lights of Christmas

Nothing feels quite as festive as St Mary’s Cathedral lit up with spectacular visual effects and lights. The light show is paired with a beautiful soundtrack and choirs entertain the crowds.

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.

NFT Illuminated

NFT: Illuminated at The Galeries

This holiday season, The Galeries presents the NFTree. A sculpture that shines a light on one-of-a-kind digital artworks created by some of Australia’s most talented artists.

Christmas in The Rocks

Christmas in The Rocks

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

Don't forget to explore the The Rocks Christmas Markets while you're here.

Christmas lights and decorations walk

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