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Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations

Get into the spirit of the season with a tour of your sparkling city

Martin Place Christmas tree

Martin Place Christmas tree Christmas tree provides a seriously Instagrammable backdrop for Christmas lovers in November and 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.

Light and sound shows every night from 8pm to midnight (every 15 mins).

The tree will be up (with light shows) until 1 Jan

Cross-mall lighting between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets 7.30pm-1am every night Now til 1 Jan

Martin Place Christmas tree

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

Christmas lights and decorations walk

Woolworths at Town Hall

Christmas Lights on Woolworths building

See a twinkling curtain of LED lights with Sydney's iconic baubles and Christmas messaging, this curtain is the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. It's also the first of its kind in Australia with 91,500 lights in total, it's sure to make you go 'ahhhhhhhh'.

Every night 7.30pm-1am Now til 27 Dec

Canopy of Light

Illuminate your Christmas shopping with thousands of sparkling lights in Pitt Street Mall. Shop under the Canopy of Light, featuring 80,000 LEDs and 10 stunning 2m high stars. This Christmas light installation will bring sparkle to your night.

6pm til 1am every night Now til 3 Jan

Canopy of Light

Barangaroo Bells

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

Barangaroo Bells

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.

Decorations at the Strand Arcade

David Jones Windows

The animated Christmas windows are inspired by the book The 12 Dogs of Christmas, a playful depiction of a puppy’s first festive season. This year’s lively display is spread across 7 of the retailer’s Castlereagh Street windows, featuring one giant three-dimensional puppy and 76 animated dogs all counting down to Christmas.

David jones


QVB Lights

See huge baubles projected onto George St façade of QVB as well as LED lights hung from under the George St façade awning. And don't forget to have a peek at the beautiful QVB Christmas tree during their opening hours (9am-6pm daily).

Every night 7.30pm-1am Now til 27 Dec

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