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Celebrate Christmas in Sydney: Top Free Events in the CBD

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Experience the magic of Christmas

Sydney Christmas kicks off on Saturday 25 November with the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas Tree.

Enjoy the month-long Christmas celebration with concerts in Martin Place and Christmas on the Green, Hyde Park. Santa will arrive in a cycle driven sleigh and light Sydney's majestic Martin Place Christmas Tree.

Share your festive message on the Martin Place Christmas tree for everyone to see via sydxmastree.com.au Treat yourself to a special Christmas sweet at the GPO Dessert Bar while you are there.

Choirs will perform at the Martin Place Christmas Tree every night leading up to Christmas and every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night in Pitt Street Mall.

You can also journey through the Boulevarde of Light in Pitt Street Mall with nearly 80,000 twinkling white lights overhead.

Ground projections will be at Martin Place and Customs House Square from dusk until 1am commencing Saturday 25 November to Monday 25 December.

Christmas shopping in the city promises to be full of festive cheer. Street choirs provide the perfect accompaniment for evening shoppers, and you'll find everything on your Christmas shopping list in Sydney's unique shops, boutiques, arcades and department stores.

The fun doesn't stop in the city. Pop along to one of the free village Christmas Concerts at Alexandria (Saturday 2 December), Surry Hills (Sunday 3 December), Rushcutters Bay (Saturday 9 December) or Rosebery (Sunday 10 December). Santa will make a special appearance at every concert.

There are so many reasons to visit the city and the villages this Christmas.

For the ultimate Christmas, including a full calendar of events and unique shopping experiences, visit sydneychristmas.com.au.

Don't miss the top FREE Christmas events in the CBD - click the links for more details:

  • Martin Place Christmas Concert & Tree Lighting

    Kick off Christmas 2017 at the free Martin Place Christmas concert. See the interactive Christmas tree lit by Santa and the Lord Mayor, who'll arrive on a cycle-drawn sleigh.

    Hosted by Channel 7's news anchor Mark Ferguson and Angie Asimus, the concert is packed with entertainment the whole family will love.

  • Christmas on the Green

    Kick off Christmas 2017 at the free Christmas concert on the lush lawn of Hyde Park north. It's a lively and festive night, perfect for families offering great entertainment for young ones and adults alike, with plenty of space to spread out.

  • Alexandria Village Christmas Concert

    Kick off your festive season at our free family-friendly concert.

    Hosted by Jimmy Giggle and featuring children's favourites Nay Nay Let's Play, The Listies, the Australian Girls Choir and Caravana Sun.

  • Surry Hills Village Concert

    Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family-friendly concert.

    Hosted by Jimmy Giggle and featuring children's favourites Justine Clarke, Bananas in Pyjamas, The Listies and Brown Sugar.

  • Rushcutters Bay Village Concert

    Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family-friendly concert.

    MC Emma Palmer from Play School will introduce you to Bananas in Pyjamas, Splashdance the 7 Sopranos, children's entertainment legend Peter Combe and Son Veneno.

  • Roseberry Village Concert

    Kick off your Christmas celebrations at our free family-friendly concert.

    MC Jay Laga'aia, will introduce you to Bananas in Pyjamas, Justine Clarke, The Australian Girls Choir and El Orqueston.

  • Choirs in the City: Martin Place

    From the 26 November until Christmas Eve, choirs will sing carols under the branches of the interactive Christmas tree. Come along and get into the festive spirit.

  • Choirs in the City: Pitt Street Mall

    The strains of traditional Christmas carols will fill the air in Pitt Street Mall this Christmas.

    Get into the spirit of Christmas with a range of choirs every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night.

  • Boulevard of Light

    Discover a Christmas wonderland right in the heart of Sydney as you stroll along Pitt Street Mall underneath a canopy of suspended Christmas trees. Featuring nearly 80,000 LEDs, our Christmas light forest installation will make your late night shopping sparkle.

  • Christmas at Sydney Town Hall

    Experience the magic of Christmas in one of Sydney's most beloved buildings.

    Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere at this very special Christmas concert.

    Celebrate Christmas in the CBD and villages this festive season!

    For the ultimate Christmas, including a full calendar of events and unique shopping experiences, visit sydneychristmas.com.au. #sydxmas

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    When: November 25 to December 25
    Where: Various around CBD and Inner West
    Cost: Free Events
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