The Christmas spirit is well and truly shining in Sydney this year with an abundance of festive displays and sights to remind us all of the magic that the festive season brings. With so many jolly exhibits to explore, we’ve put together this guide to the must see Christmas decorations in Sydney City that are just moments from our Sydney CBD hotel locations.
📍 Martin Place
Sydney’s largest Christmas tree will delight audiences and brighten up Martin Place from Saturday 28 November to Thursday 31 December.
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and decorative lights every 15 minutes from 7pm to midnight.
📍 St Mary’s Cathedral Square
Sydney’s favourite free Christmas tradition, Lights of Christmas, captivates families, locals and tourists with digital storytelling projected on St Mary’s Cathedral.
As St Mary’s Cathedral is bathed in spectacular visual effects revealing this year’s story of HOPE. By utilising light as a symbol of new beginnings, the storyline depicts the dawning of the new day and promise of a brighter future.
📍 Darling Harbour
You’re gonna want to see this. The Giant Bauble in the ICC forecourt is a 6-metre high Christmas decoration, which lights up its surroundings in kaleidoscopic technicolour.
📍 Queen Victoria Building
The QVB is home to the largest indoor Christmas tree in Australia, standing at 24 metres and reaching all the way up to the top of the Centre Dome.
Just as beguiling are its 100,000+ sparkling crystal ornaments, 65,000 twinkling lights and 6,400 rosebuds. The tree comes to life in a glistening display of light – a must see from every level.
📍 Darling Harbour
Gigantic 6-foot tall Christmas presents have taken over the Harbourside Forecourt, decorated with shimmering silver and fluorescent pink, perfect for a photo moment.
📍 Darling Square
Darling Square will be home to three humongous interactive Christmas bells with inbuilt swings for the kids (and big kids).
Listen while you swing and you’ll notice the bells sound and light up every time you reach the top!