This event is part of Sydney Christmas.

Christmas in the City

Sydney’s festive playground in the heart of the city.

Produced by the City of Sydney

See the heart of Sydney’s city centre come alive with roaming entertainers, stage shows, choirs, lights, decorations and activations, mixed with late-night shopping there will be fun for everyone!

Eat, drink, shop and sing your way around the city centre between 6.30pm and 9.30pm as we kick-off the festive season.

The Martin Place Christmas Tree will light up at 8.30pm as fireworks illuminate Sydney’s spectacular skyline.

What to expect

Kids’ entertainers will be live on the streets to party with you, including Jimmy GiggleJustine ClarkeSam Moran, SplashDance and Nay Nay.

Experience Sydney’s magical summer playground festivities with a KIISmas twist. The KIIS 1065 Thunderbirds invite you to eat, play and share with games and treats for everyone.

Santa will arrive in a brand new sleigh – stay close to say hello as he rides his way through the event.

Santa stockings packed with goodies will be on sale for $5. Proceeds go to our charity partner Variety – The Children’s Charity.

There will be food for purchase throughout the event. GPO Dessert Bar will be back for the fifth year in a row, so you can treat yourself to a tempting range of gelato, sweets, cakes, coffee, cold beverages and savoury options.

Save Saturday 24 November in your diary and bounce into the spirit of Sydney Christmas like never before.

Companion animals are permitted.

Traffic information

Some roads will be closed and the city will be opened up for you to join in the Christmas spirit. Stay tuned for more traffic updates.



Saturday 24 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm



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