Get into the spirit of the season with our pick of Sydney’s festive displays.
Martin Place Christmas Tree
The 21 metre-high Christmas tree in the centre of the city provides a perfect backdrop for a festive December. Surprise your loved ones by sending your Christmas message to the tree via sydxmastree.com.au. Choirs perform carols every night in the lead-up to Christmas and are guaranteed to turn the Christmas spirit up to 11.
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). The David Jones staff choir provides a glorious soundtrack every morning until Christmas.
QVB’s Swarovski tree
Sydney’s biggest Christmas tree (at 24 metres) is suspended in the treasured Queen Victoria Building. It’s decorated with 85,000 Swarovski crystals and 65,000 lights, so it sparkles from any angle.
Lights of Christmas
St Mary’s Cathedral is illuminated with a spectacular free lighting display every night from 6 December to Christmas Day.
Boulevard of Light
Your gift-shopping is illuminated with thousands of fairy lights in Pitt Street Mall. Shop under canopy of the Boulevard of Light, with the sounds of Sydney choirs singing your favourite carols on Thursdays and weekends.
Step into a festive world via animated ground projections in Customs House and Martin Place.