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.
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
TBC for 2022: 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.
Where: The Domain, St Marys Road, Sydney
You can find the details to the Domain Sydney Christmas carols – Carols in the Domain here.
Carols in the Graveyard
TBC for 2022: Head along and enjoy an afternoon of carols and picnicking at Carols in the Graveyard. Take a rug, a picnic spread and some friends, and enjoy listening to some jazzy Christmas carols performed by a professional band. This is a family friendly event – kids are welcome!
The merry season gets a spooky twist with this afternoon of jazzy carols and picnicking in the church graveyard at Camperdown Park! Why not really get into the Christmas spirit and wear a festive earrings to the carols.
Where: Camperdown Park, Newton
Find the scary details of these Christmas carols western Sydney – Carols in the Graveyard here.
Carols from Parramatta
TBC for 2022: Get ready for a star-studded Christmas carols Sydney event as Guy and Jules Sebastian host their annual Sydney carols concert, featuring an amazing line-up of some of the best voices in the country. The Sebastian Foundation together with their presenting partners, City of Parramatta and Disney+ are thrilled to bring you an epic Christmas celebration. This is an online event that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
You can find the details and link to watch these Christmas carols tonight Sydney – Carols from Parramatta here.
Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert
TBC for 2022: 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.
Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney
You can find more information on these carols by candlelight Sydney at Taronga Zoo Christmas Concert here.
Carols Under the Star
TBC for 2022: Carols Under the Star is going virtual this year. Featuring carols, bands, school performances and special guest Colin Buchanan, this premiere YouTube event will bring the hope of Christmas to Berowra and beyond in a COVID-safe way. This year, gather your family and friends together and set up a house party, BBQ or street party to celebrate Christmas – with ‘Carols under the Star’!
You can find the details and link to the Carols Under the Star here.
Crows Nest Community Carols
TBC for 2022: Crows Nest Community Carols is annual family friendly Christmas carols in Sydney. Musical performances, bouncy castle, face painters, sausage sizzle and a Santa appearance are just some of the festive things to look forward to.
Where: Ernest Place, Crows Nest
There are more details about Crows Nest Community Carols Sydney here.
Thornleigh Community Carols
TBC for 2022: Thornleigh Community Carols can’t wait to get together as a community and celebrate Christmas. There’ll 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.
Where: Headen Park
You can find out more details about Thornleigh Community Carols here.
Carols on the Common
TBC for 2022: 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.
There are more details about Sydney Carols on the Common here.
TBC for 2022: Everyone is invited to enjoy these wonderful carols by candlelight Sydney event where you can celebrate Christmas together at Asquith Carols. There will be a BBQ from 6.30pm and carol singing will start at 7.30pm.
Where: Asquith Oval
You can find more information on these Xmas carols Sydney – Asquith Carols here.
TBC for 2022: Sing Noel is a highly anticipated annual carols event celebrating the gift of Christmas through soul-stirring music. Sydney Adventist Hospital is proud to partner with Wahroonga Seventh-day Adventist Church and Hope Channel to bring you a traditional Christmas experience that is sure to enkindle the season with joy and peace. This year, bring your family and friends together and enjoy your favourite carols – perhaps by candlelight – in the comfort of your own home.
You can find more information and the link to Sing Noel here.
The Magic of Christmas
TBC for 2022: 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 Guy Noble, the Willoughby Symphony and special guest soloists from Pacific Opera 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.
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood
You can find more information on The Magic of Christmas carols Sydney here.
TBC for 2022: 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.
Where: Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach
Find more details about these city of Sydney Christmas carols – Coogee Carols here.
Hark! The Song Company Christmas Carols
TBC for 2022: The Song Company, Australia’s national professional vocal ensemble, brings a much-needed dose of Christmas cheer to communities in Sydney. Eight of The Song Company’s superb Sydney-based Artists sing both exquisite carols from the Renaissance as well as perennial audience favourites in this newly-established annual series for young and old – families and keen voices are especially welcome!
There will be 5 performances of HARK! on 20, 21 & 22 December in 2 Sydney CBD churches: The Garrison Church in Millers Point and St. Philip’s Church in York Street.
Where: The Garrison Millers Point (20 Dec) & St Philips Church York St CBD (21 & 22 Dec)
Find out more details and price for the Song Company Christmas Carols here.
Christmas Choral Concert
TBC for 2022: Manly Council invites families, friends, and neighbours to join together in a musical celebration of Christmas at the annual Christmas Choral Concert. Head along to sing all your favorite Christmas Carols accompanied by the Northern Beaches Orchestra, Sydney Vocal Arts Centre and Manly Community Choir. There will be a special visit by Santa and a spectacular fireworks finale to conclude the night at these north Sydney Christmas carols. Food and drinks will be available or bring your own picnic.
Where: Manly Beach
There is more information on these carols Sydney – Christmas Choral Concert here.
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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