Sydney celebrates Christmas like no other place in the world. The festive joy can be felt all across the city, happy people enjoying wonderful traditions and this special time of year together with friends and families. A Christmas in Sydney is not just celebrated on the 25th of December, they have fantastic events and amazing things to see and do from November the 25th right up until Christmas day. We have highlighted a few wonderful key activities to make your trip even more memorable.
Christmas in the Sydney sunshine
Christmas in Sydney has some amazing sites and fabulous places to visit. Pristine white sandy beaches to the magnificent harbour and infamous Opera House. They also have beautiful national forests, filled with lush green canopies and fantastic birds and wildlife. There are also a number of superb clean parks and botanical gardens to explore and discover on your adventures. The Royal Botanical garden is a must see popular tourist attraction in Sydney. A spectacular oasis of 30 hectares of land featuring some of the most diverse and rare plants in the world. Take a walk through this beautiful open air paradise with gorgeous wildlife and educate your children in a fun and experiential way.
Top attractions to visit with children
Keeping children occupied with fun filled activities in Sydney especially during Christmas time is easy! There are so many amazing and exciting things to do with your children they will have the time of their lives. The celebrations start at the end of November on the 25th in the city center on the lovely open Green in Hyde Park. They also have a turning on of the Christmas lights ceremony in Martin Place, which is a really special experience for young children and adults alike including a visit from Father Christmas himself, music and fireworks. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 6pm and 8pm joyous choirs take to the streets in Martin Place all singing under the giant Christmas tree.
Where to find the perfect Christmas lunch
Sydney has such a rich cuisine and food culture in the city you will be spoilt for choice for what to eat on the special day. We strongly advise to book well in advance especially if you have a specific restaurant or dining experience in mind, Christmas is one of the busiest times of year and tables get booked very quickly. Sydney Tower Buffet offers an incredible spread of delicious food with a breathtaking iconic view. The Boilerhouse Restaurant and Bar is situated right next to Quarantine Beach overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour. Providing a traditional Christmas executive chef James Green will be putting together a mouthwatering menu even for the most discerning palate.
Time to celebrate New Year!
Sydney is such a wonderful place to be seeing the New Year in with friends and family. The celebrations at the famous Sydney harbour and Opera House are amongst the best firework displays in the world. Huge crowds gather at the water’s edge, waiting in anticipation for what one can only say as an incredible and magical experience! Enormous explosive rockets get launched into the sky, lighting up the skies and sending a shower of beautiful colors across the waters and Opera House below. Waterfalls of color cascade down the Darling Harbour Bridge providing a wall of sparkling light. This is surely the highlight destination to spend New Years Eve but that amongst the many bars, restaurants and venues all celebrating at the same time you will have ample of experiences to enjoy.
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