Christmas is coming to Sydney

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The 24-metre Martin Place Christmas tree will once again form the centrepiece of Christmas celebrations in Sydney as the festive season approaches.

From next month, neighbourhood concerts and trees, markets, choirs, lights and Santa will ensure the inner city sparkles for four weeks of Christmas fun.

Christmas markets in Martin Place from Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November will kick off celebrations, with stalls selling gifts and food every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas.

Santa will enjoy a sleigh ride through the city before lighting the tree in Martin Place underneath a glittering fireworks display on Thursday 30 November.

“I always look forward to this time of year when the city is buzzing with a festive atmosphere,” the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO said.

“We’ve got a fantastic month-long program of free events for families, shoppers and visitors to enjoy.”

Choirs will perform at Martin Place throughout December and on George Street from mid-December.

Six Christmas concerts especially for children will take place over two weekends in December at Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, Glebe and Alexandria.

More details on the City of Sydney’s Christmas program will be announced soon on

For media enquiries contact Roxanne Macara. Phone 0438 554 640 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore AO, contact Zoe Delamare. Phone 0477 263 615 or email

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