Get into the spirit of the season. The city centre is home to some of Sydney’s best and brightest Christmas lights and decorations.

Martin Place Christmas Tree

The Martin Place Christmas tree provides a perfect backdrop for a festive December. The tallest Christmas tree in NSW is decorated with more than 110,000 LED lights, a 3.4-metre colour-changing star and 330 glossy baubles. Stop by to see a light show every 15 minutes from 7pm to midnight.

Christmas shop windows

The David Jones Christmas window displays are a Sydney Christmas institution. Stop by Elizabeth Street to see what’s in store this year. You won’t be disappointed.

QVB Swarovski Christmas tree

Sydney’s treasured Queen Victoria Building is home to Sydney’s tallest Christmas tree this Christmas. The 24 metre Swarovski Christmas tree is the centrepiece of their decorations. The QVB is also home to the Enchanted Garden. Follow the spell-binding lights to see Santa Claus amongst the blooms.

Canopy of Light

Your gift-shopping is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights in Pitt Street Mall. Shop under the Canopy of Light.

Light installations on George Street

As the sun sets, the Woolworths building will illuminate in red and green in honour of the festive season. And don’t miss the magical fairy light canopy at the Myer loading dock.

Christmas at the Strand Arcade

In an ode to the beauty of the Australian landscape, the Strand Arcade is adorned in Christmas decorations inspired by native flowers. 27,500 individual twinkling lights will cover the ornaments from tip to toe, celebrating the arcade’s rich Australian history this festive season.

Share the joy at World Square

Share the joy on Saturday 12 December and soak up the good vibes and entertainment with a live DJ, free face painting, balloon bending and carollers.

Swinging Bells at Darling Square

Darling Square will be home to three humongous interactive Christmas bells with inbuilt swings for the kids (and big kids).

Gigantic Christmas Presents and Baubles

Gigantic 6-foot tall Christmas presents and baubles are taking over the Harbourside Forecourt, decorated with shimmering silver and fluorescent pink, perfect for a photo moment.

Christmas in The Rocks

This special Christmas location needs plenty of time to explore. Don’t miss out on the secret laneways and meander around the streets to buy those extra special Christmas presents.