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 Sydney’s city centre come alive with a street party involving roaming entertainers, roller-skating baubles, magicians,  pop-up stages, craft, choirs, lights, decorations and a dancefloor. 

KIIS 1065 will bring everyone’s favourite Christmas day at the beach to the heart of Sydney’s retail precinct. With an array of shopping, there’ll be something for everyone!

The Martin Place Christmas tree will host a sound and light show every 15 minutes from 7.30pm.  Brilliant fireworks will illuminate Sydney’s spectacular skyline.

What to expect

Kids’ entertainers will be live on the streets to party with you, including Jimmy GiggleJustine ClarkeSplashDance and and The Nannas & The Poppas.

Santa will arrive in his reindeer tricycle led sleigh – 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 Surf Life Saving NSW.

There’ll be food for purchase throughout the event. GPO Dessert Bar will be back for the sixth year in a row. Treat yourself to a tempting range of gelato, sweets, cakes, coffee, cold beverages and savoury options. A water refill station will be located at the Martin Place fountain.

Bounce into the spirit of Sydney Christmas like never before.

Companion animals are permitted.



The Christmas precinct will extend along Pitt Street Mall to Martin Place. GPO Grand Dessert Bar can be found in Martin Place. Stages are on King Street and Pitt Street Mall.

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Traffic information

We recommend you leave the car at home and use public transport. Some roads will be closed and the city will be opened up for you to join in the Christmas spirit. Visit and Transport for NSW for information about road closures and traffic changes. Follow @LiveTrafficSyd on Twitter for updates

Before heading to the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree, be sure to check out the City of Sydney’s local guide to the city centre. It’s full of Sydneysiders favourite places to eat, shop and play.



Saturday 23 November 2019 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm



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