Celebrate the opening of Sydney’s newest landmark
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
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
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
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
Access pools across the city for free for one day only.
Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December
Enjoy the festive season
Get Christmassy with concerts, markets, decorations and more.
Have a magical time at Noël Sydney
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
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
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
The multi-sensory experience takes audiences into the beating heart of Australia’s vast wilderness.
Create your own Christmas accessories
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 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.
Watch an adults-only panto 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.
Also at the Powerhouse, you’ll find the Unpopular and Zampatti Powerhouse exhibitions.
Discover art from 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.
Welcome in the new year in style
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.