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What to do in Sydney this December

Discover art, nature, markets, music and more this month.

Celebrate the opening of Sydney’s newest landmark

The Sydney Modern Project will open to the public on December 3, 2022

Get involved in a free program of exciting events and cultural experiences that celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ stunning new building, the Sydney Modern Project.

Saturday 3 December to Sunday 11 December

Transport yourself to Paris and immerse yourself in Louis Vuitton

SEE LV at The Rocks

After dazzling crowds in cities all over the world Louis Vuitton has brought SEE LV to The Rocks.

Every day until Sunday 11 December

Take a break at the Royal Botanic Garden

Nature therapy walks at The Royal Botanic Garden

Slow down with Nature Therapy – a guided walk to improve your wellbeing and immerse your senses in nature.

Sunday 4 December from 10am to 12pm

Sunday 18 December from 10am to 12pm

Take an incredible journey through Australian Life

Australian Life 2022 exhibition at Customs House

See contrasting scenes of love, destruction and cheek with this year’s Australian Life photography prize finalists at Customs House.

Weekdays, 10am to 6pm

Weekends, 10am to 4pm

Make a splash at our pools

Andrew Boy Charlton pool

Access pools across the city for free for one day only.

Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December

Enjoy the festive season

The canopy of light at Pitt Street Mall

Get Christmassy with concerts, markets, decorations and more.

Throughout December

Have a magical time at Noël Sydney

Noël Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden’s brand new Christmas celebration will set festive spirits soaring across 16 nights in December. Expect enchanting markets, light installations and entertainment.

Friday 9 December to Saturday 24 December, 6pm to 11pm

Dust off your reindeer ears for the Glebe Christmas Concert

Glebe Christmas Concert

Sing, dance and meet Santa. There’ll also be craft activities, liberty swing, table tennis and giant Jenga, and other games for the kids (and kids at heart).  

Saturday 10 December from 6pm to 8pm

Explore the Christmas Wonderlanes of The Rocks

Christmas Wonderlanes at The Rocks

Find sparkling decorations, puppy photoshoots with Santa, craft workshops, shopping and a festive-themed outdoor cinema.

The Rocks Christmas Wonderlanes are on every day until 26 December. Check The Rocks website for timings around The Rocks Markets, Santa Paws pet photos and more.

Connect to Our Country and explore Australia’s geography

Australian Geographic Our Country Immersive Experience

The multi-sensory experience takes audiences into the beating heart of Australia’s vast wilderness.

Every day

Create your own Christmas accessories

Printmaking holiday season cards at Pine Street Creative Arts

Make your own Christmas cards or gift wrap at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre.

Saturday 10 and Tuesday 13 December

Experience the diversity of contemporary art

Borderless: A Duo Exhibition by Chinese & Australian Artists

Borderless is a duo exhibition by Chinese and Australian artists jointly curated by the China Cultural Centre that presents 19 masterpieces of well-known contemporary artists.

Every day

Watch an adults-only panto at the Seymour Centre

Moulin Scrooge at The Seymour Centre

Moulin Scrooge is a fun and satirical twist on the beloved Dickensian tale, by Trevor Ashley and Phil Scott.

Every day until 18 December

Explore Gucci’s seminal advertising campaigns

Exclusively at the Powerhouse Museum, this immersive, multimedia exhibition explores the seminal advertising campaigns envisioned by Gucci creative director, Alessandro Michele.

Every day

Also at the Powerhouse, you’ll find the Unpopular and Zampatti Powerhouse exhibitions.

Discover art from young Australian artists

Primavera 2022 Young Australian Artists

Primavera: Young Australian Artists is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. 

Every day

Welcome in the new year in style

Sydney New Year's Eve

If you want to watch the fireworks, go for dinner, party or celebrate from home – there’s many ways to bring in the new year.

Want more? Find everything happening in Sydney this month.