What’s on in December?

Markets and Fares

Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale by The Jungle Collective – St Peters
8 Dec – 9 Dec 2018

If you’re a plant lover, you have to check out this warehouse sale! They had over 170 different species in previous sales, so you won’t be disappointed in the range of plants and pots. And if you lack a green thumb, make sure you chat to the on-site horticulturist for tips. Plus, for a $5 discount, dress up as Santa! For more details and free registration, check out their Facebook event.


Christmas Fare – Hyde Park Barracks Museum (Gold coin entry)
4-9pm 13 Dec 2018

Sydney Living Museum Foods have paired up with Australian Design Centre to bring to us an evening of festive shopping and entertainment. There will be anything and everything food related; so definitely a good stop to add the finishing touches to your Christmas table. And while you’re there, make sure to enjoy the food, live entertainment and complimentary museum entry! For more info or free registration, go to the Christmas Fare website.


Carriageworks Christmas Market – Carriageworks
8am-1pm 22 Dec 2018

This is the perfect opportunity to buy fresh produce for your Christmas feast or a unique last-minute gift! Twice the size of their weekly Farmers Market, you will get completely lost with more than 115 stalls stuffed with fresh turkey, hams, seafood, cherries, fresh fruit, cheeses and more! There will also be plenty of cookbooks, handmade serving ceramics and other gift ideas on offer, so this is a stop you must make before Christmas! Find out more here or visit their Facebook event!


Openair Cinemas

Now that it’s warming up, it’s Openair cinema season! There is nothing like relaxing with family and friends and watching a movie under the stars. You’re spoiled for choice with half a dozen cinema options and check out their details; some allow you to bring your own food/drinks and even your dog! Click here for a list of all the Openair cinemas and have a look at their schedules.


Christmas Events

Christmas on George Street
24 Nov 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

George Street is open again for Christmas this year and will provide lots of festive fun for the whole family. Transport for NSW has transformed George Street into selfie central with more dazzling wreaths, lights and decorations.

Come along with your friends and family and check out this key holiday destination!


Christmas in the City – George St, Pitt St and Martin Place Precinct
24 Nov – 26 Dec 2018

The heart of Sydney CBD will come to life in December as we kick off the Christmas season. Sing along with carollers every night under the beautifully lit Martin Place tree, walk under the Canopy of Light at Pitt St Mall and grab some sweet treats from the pop-up GPO Dessert Bar. Variety – The Children’s Charity will also be selling Santa stocking filled with goodies so there will definitely be plenty of festivity as you do your Christmas shopping.


The Lights of Christmas – St Mary’s Cathedral
5 Dec – 25 Dec 2018

St Mary’s Cathedral is once again hosting The Lights of Christmas; a beautiful light projection show on one of our best-known cathedral churches. Every night, choirs will be singing Christmas carols from 7:30pm before the lights turn on at 8:30pm. Partnered with St Vincent’s Hospital, the show will be raising funds for the Heart and Lung Transplantation program, so make sure you pop by for this popular Christmas light show! More details can be found here.


Nutcracker Christmas at The Grounds – The Grounds of Alexandria
Till 25 Dec 2018

The Grounds have partnered with Disney’s new movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to create a magical holiday walk-through experience. Explore the laneways which have been transformed into the Land of Sweets, the Land of Flowers and the Land of Snowflakes (there’s real snowfall!). Make sure to visit all lands and try the delightful treats, desserts and drinks they have on offer. For more info, visit The Grounds website.


Carols in the Domain – The Domain
22 Dec 2018

Running for their 36th time, Carols in the Domain are back for another year with some of Australia’s biggest stars to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. This festive tradition saw more than 50 000 people gather to watch and sing along at the concert, but you can also watch from the comfort of your own home on Channel 7. For more info, click here.

Markets and Fares

Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale by The Jungle Collective – St Peters
8 Dec – 9 Dec 2018

If you’re a plant lover, you have to check out this warehouse sale! They had over 170 different species in previous sales, so you won’t be disappointed in the range of plants and pots. And if you lack a green thumb, make sure you chat to the on-site horticulturist for tips. Plus, for a $5 discount, dress up as Santa! For more details and free registration, check out their Facebook event.


Christmas Fare – Hyde Park Barracks Museum (Gold coin entry)
4-9pm 13 Dec 2018

Sydney Living Museum Foods have paired up with Australian Design Centre to bring to us an evening of festive shopping and entertainment. There will be anything and everything food related; so definitely a good stop to add the finishing touches to your Christmas table. And while you’re there, make sure to enjoy the food, live entertainment and complimentary museum entry! For more info or free registration, go to the Christmas Fare website.


Carriageworks Christmas Market – Carriageworks
8am-1pm 22 Dec 2018

This is the perfect opportunity to buy fresh produce for your Christmas feast or a unique last-minute gift! Twice the size of their weekly Farmers Market, you will get completely lost with more than 115 stalls stuffed with fresh turkey, hams, seafood, cherries, fresh fruit, cheeses and more! There will also be plenty of cookbooks, handmade serving ceramics and other gift ideas on offer, so this is a stop you must make before Christmas! Find out more here or visit their Facebook event!


Openair Cinemas

Now that it’s warming up, it’s Openair cinema season! There is nothing like relaxing with family and friends and watching a movie under the stars. You’re spoiled for choice with half a dozen cinema options and check out their details; some allow you to bring your own food/drinks and even your dog! Click here for a list of all the Openair cinemas and have a look at their schedules.


Christmas Events

Christmas on George Street
24 Nov 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

George Street is open again for Christmas this year and will provide lots of festive fun for the whole family. Transport for NSW has transformed George Street into selfie central with more dazzling wreaths, lights and decorations.

Come along with your friends and family and check out this key holiday destination!


Christmas in the City – George St, Pitt St and Martin Place Precinct
24 Nov – 26 Dec 2018

The heart of Sydney CBD will come to life in December as we kick off the Christmas season. Sing along with carollers every night under the beautifully lit Martin Place tree, walk under the Canopy of Light at Pitt St Mall and grab some sweet treats from the pop-up GPO Dessert Bar. Variety – The Children’s Charity will also be selling Santa stocking filled with goodies so there will definitely be plenty of festivity as you do your Christmas shopping.


The Lights of Christmas – St Mary’s Cathedral
5 Dec – 25 Dec 2018

St Mary’s Cathedral is once again hosting The Lights of Christmas; a beautiful light projection show on one of our best-known cathedral churches. Every night, choirs will be singing Christmas carols from 7:30pm before the lights turn on at 8:30pm. Partnered with St Vincent’s Hospital, the show will be raising funds for the Heart and Lung Transplantation program, so make sure you pop by for this popular Christmas light show! More details can be found here.


Nutcracker Christmas at The Grounds – The Grounds of Alexandria
Till 25 Dec 2018

The Grounds have partnered with Disney’s new movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to create a magical holiday walk-through experience. Explore the laneways which have been transformed into the Land of Sweets, the Land of Flowers and the Land of Snowflakes (there’s real snowfall!). Make sure to visit all lands and try the delightful treats, desserts and drinks they have on offer. For more info, visit The Grounds website.


Carols in the Domain – The Domain
22 Dec 2018

Running for their 36th time, Carols in the Domain are back for another year with some of Australia’s biggest stars to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. This festive tradition saw more than 50 000 people gather to watch and sing along at the concert, but you can also watch from the comfort of your own home on Channel 7. For more info, click here.

Page published: 04 December 2018, 14:26