What makes Christmas so special in Sydney?

Christmas is a special season, especially in Sydney. Read further to know how….


So, how can Christmas be special in Sydney when it is devoid of snow? Experience for yourself and understand how Christmas summer is indeed magical. Sydneysiders choose to spend the festive season outdoors, because of the weather. That’s why it turns out to be a fabulous and unique destination to spend the Christmas holidays. Read further to know how and what makes Christmas so special in Sydney:


Not just a day, celebrate for a whole month

Christmas is celebrated for two days, at most 12 days elsewhere. Here the festive season goes in full swing for at least a month. The celebrations begin from late November, with a Christmas tree lighting in Martin Place. This tree is the biggest in Sydney, featuring a colour-changing mammoth 3.5 metre star. The rest of the city will have streets and squares adorned with lights, homes will be furnished with Christmas decor and even shops and hotels will put up grand decorations. It doesn’t stop there! There are concerts, carols in the parks, christmas markets and other events as well. 


Cruise on board Christmas Day Cruises

Forget the cliche ways of celebrating Christmas. Head to the waters to take in the picturesque sights and sounds of the harbour. Hop aboard one of the Christmas lunch cruises on Sydney Harbour, to add to your Christmas vibe. These cruises offer you everything in one platter – the ideal food, drinks, views and ambience.  A Christmas Day dining experience is sure to leave you mesmerised with the magnificent views of Sydney’s icons like Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and more. Raise a toast with your loved ones and spread the joy of the festive season. 


Head to the Beaches

Sydney is quite popular for its beaches. So you can cool it off this Christmas summer by heading to one of the popular beaches in the city. Bondi Beach, owing to its popularity, would be crowded with locals, groups, backpackers and tourists. What’s more? The pubs in Bondi screen the Boxing Day Cricket match from December 26th to 31st every year. If you are lucky you can find a spot for a Christmas BBQ on the large grass area above the beach. 


A Festive season walk 

With the help of Sydney Culture Walks App, take a self-guided tour to explore the city’s decorations and light displays. It gives you a step by step guide from start to finish, so you won’t get lost in the way. It’s the best way to explore the dazzling lights, decorations and shopping destinations. Highlights include the tallest tree with LED lights, Canopy of light, sparking installation, two-metre high mega stars. 


Feast on Fresh Seafood 

Normally, people turn to roast a chicken, turkey or a ham on Christmas Day. In Sydney, even if they have these on their menu, it is prepared cold.  For a Christmas feast, they lean to seafood like prawns, scallops, lobster, barramundi and oysters. The best part is a seafood platter doesn’t take much preparation. Try a prawn cocktail, oysters kilpatrick etc. as you celebrate Christmas with your loved ones in Sydney. 


Christmas concert at Taronga Zoo 

Explore the park and catch a glimpse of the wildlife at the Sydney Zoo. Right after that, head to the Christmas concert along with your loved ones.


Santa won’t dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh in Sydney. You will find him amongst a star-studded line up of performers, singers and musicians at the Christmas Concert in Taronga Zoo. Bond with your family for an amazing Christmas set against the backdrop of the Sydney harbour. Food and beverage options are available. Note that zoo admission and Christmas concert tickets should be purchased separately. 


For all those who have never visited Sydney, Christmas would be the ideal time. Experience the best of Sydney during this time of the year.

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