Sydney’s best Christmas decorations and lights

Get into the spirit of the season with our pick of Sydney’s festive displays.

Christmas tree in Martin Place

Christmas tree in Martin Place

Martin Place Christmas Tree

The Martin Place Christmas tree provides a perfect backdrop for a festive December. Choirs perform carols every night in the lead-up to Christmas and are guaranteed to turn the Christmas spirit up to 11. The GPO Dessert Bar will be back for a fifth year, so you can treat yourself to a gelato under the tree’s branches.

Christmas shop windows

The David Jones Christmas window displays are a Sydney Christmas institution. Stop by Elizabeth Street to see what’s in store this year. You won’t be disappointed.

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The Queen Victoria Building

A Fairytale Christmas at The QVB

With a 24 metre Swarovski Christmas tree centrepiece, Sydney’s treasured Queen Victoria Building is a fairytale this Christmas. Sparkling from any angle, The QVB is also home to the Enchanted Garden. Follow the spell-binding lights to see Santa Claus amongst the blooms.

St Mary's Lights of Christmas

St Mary’s Lights of Christmas

Lights of Christmas

St Mary’s Cathedral is illuminated with a spectacular free lighting display every night from 5 December to Christmas Day. Sydney’s favourite Christmas tradition includes nightly choir performances at 7.30pm.

Pitt Street Mall

Canopy of Light

Your gift-shopping is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights in Pitt Street Mall. Shop under the Canopy of Light, with the sounds of Sydney choirs singing your favourite carols on Thursdays and weekends.

The Strand Arcade

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. 27,500 individual twinkling lights will cover the ornaments from tip to toe, celebrating the arcade’s rich Australian history this festive season.

Christmas Bauble at World Square

Head to World Square to snap the perfect festive selfie. The square will be lit up with a giant illuminated bauble for you to stand inside of and capture your Christmas moment.

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