Christmas in Sydney 2023: Market & Event Highlights

What to do in Sydney this December? Here’s a pick of the highlights and Christmas events for 2023 including Christmas markets, Carols, and Christmas Lights.

Martin Place Choirs
When: Every day, 6 pm to 8 pm, now – 24th
 Enjoy choirs singing carols by the Martin Place Christmas Tree.

The Christmas Tree
When: now – DEC 27
The Martin Place Christmas tree is the tallest in the state and is decorated with baubles and over 100,000 LED lights. Its sound and light show takes place every 15 min from 8 pm to midnight. More:

Martin Place Christmas Markets
When: each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, till Christmas
 a range of goods, fashion, gifting, Christmas goods, candles, toys, accessories, art, photography, food and so much more.

The Ultimate Christmas Market
When: 03 DEC
Cambridge Markets presents the Ultimate Christmas Market at The Entertainment Quarter, featuring 150 stalls, live entertainment, kids rides, gourmet hot food, desserts, homewares, jewelry, and gifts.

QVB Christmas Choirs
When: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 DEC
Featuring the Australian Girls Choir, Circular Keys Chorus, Cantabile Choir, Barayagal Choir, Sydney Male Choir, and more, at the Queen Victoria Building.

Christmas Wonderlanes In The Rocks
When: Now – 25 DEC
The historic precinct transforms for Christmas with twinkling Christmas lights and trees, special feasts, and fun activities inc. Laneway Cinema, Christmas Markets, and more.

Deck The Harbour – Darling Harbour Christmas
When: Now – 25 DEC
Darling Harbour is teeming with lots of activities for kids inc. Santas Workshop, weekend fireworks, and over 150 dining options.

Noël! Noël!
When: 9 – 14 DEC
A stage performance by the Brandenburg Choir and Orchestra, Noël! Noël! is a regular sellout event.

Christmas at the Cathedral
When: 14-25 DEC – Every night, 5:30 pm till 10:30 pm
One of the most spectacular Christmas light shows in the city, with St Mary’s Cathedral basked in colorful projections, plus, live performances every night.

Carols in the Domain
When: 15-16 DEC
Each year, Woolworths Carols in the Domain hosts some of Australia’s biggest stars who come together to celebrate Christmas in one of the major events of the Christmas calendar.

Jolly Market
When: 15 – 22 DEC
Jolly Market is the big Christmas night market event, offering a celebration of festive spirit, with wooden huts, artisanal products, delicious food, fine wines, and live music at Customs House.

Coogee Carols
When: 17 DEC
Set on the scenic foreshore by Coogee Beach, the two-hour show features stars inc. Melissa Hoyer, Natalie Abbott, Blake Appelqvist, Cameron Daddo, Georgina Hopson, Amber Lawrence, Simon Pryce and Chloé Zuel