Sydney lights up at Christmas time! There is something special about Christmas carols in Sydney, they really put you in the festive spirit. The warm Sydney nights are perfect for warming up the vocal cords and we have found some local events that are at the perfect family friendly times so you can still get the little ones to bed.
We have handpicked some of our favorite Christmas carols events in 2023 adn let you know why we think they are great! Each caroling event has something different to offer. Some Christmas carols around Sydney have Christmas markets attached for you to do some unique Christmas shopping. You may even find a new Christmas dress! Others will offer food and drink options and often the man in the red suit will make an appearance. Check the website so you can plan your Sydney Christmas carols.
We have found a variety of events from inner city out to the suburbs, including a family friendly Christmas carol event in a graveyard! We also have lots of information about other Christmas events in Sydney.
Carols in the Domain
If you are in Sydney around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas carols event Sydney known as Carols in the Domain Sydney. This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come together to sing along to Christmas carols by either attending in person live at the Domain or by watching it on TV.
This traditional event is held outdoors and involves live music and singing performances of popular Australian artists, famous TV personalities, as well as local choirs. This event is telecast live on TV each year before Christmas Eve, so those who can’t attend in person can enjoy singing along to carols from the comfort of their home and have very special Christmas eve carols Sydney.
When: Saturday 17 December
Where: The Domain, St Marys Road, Sydney
Croydon Markets and Carols
At 2pm, markets with local vendors will kick off. Whether you want some iced-coffee or a to grab a last-minute Christmas gift – there will be fun to enjoy for every age. Join them for some Finksa or facepainting while enjoying live music from Inner West musos. The fun continues into the evening with a free BBQ dinner. Bring a picnic rug and a friend for Carols starting at 6pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
Address: St James Green – Corner of Liverpool Rd & Edwin St
Date: Saturday 9 December
Time: Christmas Markets and Live Music from 2pm, Carols from 6pm
Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert
Take the family and get into the festive spirit with live entertainment at the iconic Taronga Zoo. Sing along to your favourite carols set against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, enjoy amazing performances, and keep your eyes peeled for an appearance from a very special guest, all the way from the North Pole. A variety of food and beverage options will be available to purchase on the night or you can pack a picnic to enjoy with the family! Why not find some new Christmas outfits for these carols by candlelight Sydney.
When: 16 December
Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Carols by Candlelight
The Rotary Club of Padstow will be holding the annual “Carols By Candlelight” this year.
The Carols by Candlelight will be held at Playford Park, Padstow. This is a free event featuring entertainment, food stalls and fireworks.
When: Sunday 10 December 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Playford Park
Campbelltown Council Christmas Carols
Santa and his helpers are spreading the Christmas cheer across Campbelltown and at 5 local parks when the Rocking Around Campbelltown Christmas Convoy comes to town in December. Here’s a little sample of what to expect at each park
- FREE face painting
- FREE balloon twisting
- Food trucks (ice cream, hot chips and fairy floss)
- Live music – classic Christmas carols from our performers
- Showbags…. and SANTA!
When: Saturday 2 December
Where: Check website for park details
Thornleigh Community Carols
Thornleigh Community Carols can’t wait to get together as a community and celebrate Christmas. There will be entertainment, food, stalls, and of course, a wonderful evening singing your favourite Christmas carols together. Don’t forget to pack some special Christmas candles.
When: Sunday 17 December – 4 – 7pm
Where: Headen Park
Carols on the Common
Join Rotary for an authentic Christmas carols in the park Sydney experience at Sydney’s second largest Christmas Carols in the heart of Ryde. The annual Carols on the Common will kick off with live entertainment and carols and will wrap up with a firework display.
Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket and some nibbles while you enjoy the festivities! You might be able to find the perfect Christmas dress to wear. If you go in early to experience our amusement activities and keep the kids entertained with the giant slide, or dodgem cars and dozens of other rides. Food vendors and a sausage sizzle will be serving throughout the night.
When: Sunday 17 December – 5 – 9:30pm
Where: North Ryde Common
Carols on the Course
Not only is there a fantastic selection of local entertainment, fireworks, face painting, BBQ and bar, this year they will also have showground rides and food trucks! Ride wristbands will be available to purchase on the night for $15 each, for the duration of the event. All proceeds from the night are to support local charity ‘Our Community Cares’.
When: Saturday 9 December, 2023 from 4.30pm
Where: Emu Sports Club
You can find more information on these Xmas carols Sydney – Carols on the Course here.
This year’s event holds special significance as we celebrate 120 years of Sydney Adventist Hospital, caring for our community, and promises to be a heart-warming celebration of our hospital’s rich history, while embracing the joyous Christmas spirit that San Carols brings.
Join us on the front lawn of the San from 4pm for Family Activities, including Santa photos and a meet and greet with The Beanies! The Kids Concert starts the night at 7pm with the Main Carols Concert following at 7:30pm.
When: Sunday 10 December from 4pm
Where: Village Green, Sydney Adventist Hospital
The Magic of Christmas
Celebrate the magic of Christmas at this delightfully jubilant concert performance for the whole family. Sing along to your favourite Christmas classics. Under the baton of acclaimed conductor Peter Ellis, the Willoughby Symphony will perform all your favourite carols in this memorable celebration of glorious music that will fill your heart with the joy of the festive season.
When: Friday 8 December – 7pm – 9pm
Where: Willoughby Park
A beachside Christmas celebration, Coogee Carols is held at Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach. Local celebrities volunteer their time to appear at the Coogee Carols, performing traditional and contemporary carols, with a live band and, of course, Santa! Screens are placed at the reserve to ensure that everyone can see the performances. You can find some special Christmas candles to take along to set the mood.
When: 17 December from 6.30pm
Where: Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach
Glenhaven Carols By Candlelight
The Glenhaven Carols by Candlelight are back on this year. The event will be held at Glenhaven Oval on Sunday 10 December from 4pm to 9pm.It’s going to be a massive event! Rides, Dancing, Singing, Fireworks and an even bigger Carols segment for you to enjoy with your family and friends.
When: 10 December
Where: Glenhaven Oval
Carols by the Lake
The event has grown from humble beginnings to now being a fantastic community event on the Northern Beaches. ‘Carols by the Lake’ is presented by Link Events and hosted by The Link Church.
When: Saturday 16 December, 2023
Where: Lakeside Park, North Narrabeen
Christmas Carols Sydney in 2023
We hope you can find some Sydney Christmas carols to suit you and your family. If you haven’t guessed yet, we absolutely love anything ‘Christmas’. You can find the guide to other Christmas events in Sydney here. And we show you where to get a REAL live Christmas tree in Sydney here.
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