Sydney Christmas 2011 – Dates for Christmas 2011

November 21st, 2011


What’s on for Christmas 2011 in Sydney

  • Christmas carols
  • Christmas concerts
  • Christmas trees and lightings
  • Christmas decorations
  • Christmas shows in Sydney for 2011

Children’s Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting
6:00pm – 8:30pm, Thursday 24th November at Martin Place

Christmas on the Green
6:00pm – 8:30pm, Thursday 24th November at Hyde Park

Village Christmas Concerts (all 6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Rushcutters Bay Park, Rushcutters Bay – Saturday 26th November POSTPONED – new date: Sunday 11th December
Turruwul Park, Rosebery – Sunday 27th November POSTPONED – new date: Saturday 10th December
Alexandria Park, Alexandria – Saturday 3rd December
Ward Park, Surry Hills – Sunday 4th December

Sydney Town Hall Christmas Projections
8:30pm – 1:00am, Thursday 24th November – Sunday 25th December

Carols on the Bay – 3 December 2011 – 4-8pm
Share the Christmas spirit. There will be carols and music from the RAN Band, a special appearance from Santa, as well as food stalls, a mobile petting farm, a sausage sizzle, story telling and face painting to entertain the kids.
Local school students will sing a number of songs before the Navy Band takes to the stage, performing a selection of traditional carols and modern Christmas songs. There will also be a marching display, and a special ceremonial sunset where a volley of blank cartridges will be fired.
Gates open from 4pm and will finish with a Ceremonial Sunset at 8pm. Come along to this fantastic community event for a great night out for the entire family.
Parking is limited so we recommend arriving early or using public transport.
In the case of wet weather, call the Council’s Wet Weather line, (02) 9391 7916.

Wilson’s Field, Cliff Street, Watsons Bay

Christmas at the Doncaster – 3 December 2011 – 5-10pm
The Holdswroth Community Centre’s famous Christmas lights night out is back on again. Have a delicious dinner at the historical Doncaster Hotel – a hearty three course meal on the terrace, together with coffee to finish. After, enjoy the traditional Christmas lights tour around southern Sydney and the city (time permitting). Trained staff will assist those less mobile folk (walkers/wheelchairs) to join us for a Christmas night out. Limited space.

Cost: $60.

Bookings through Holdsworth Community Centre, Senior Services on 9302 3600.
Local pick up to and from your home in the Woollahra LGA.

Spectacular Christmas Choral Concert in Manly – Thursday 8 December 2011 – 6.30-8.30pm
More information here

Noël! Noël! 2011 – 17 & 18 December  2011 – 6.30pm
Noël! Noël! 2011 features Paul Dyer’s divine mix of festive inspired musical delights. A dash of baroque, a splash of European and Latin American rhythms, medieval chant and much loved carols. Sacred, joyous and spectacular choral works, brought to life by the soaring voices of the Brandenburg Choir accompanied on period instruments.
17 December 2011: St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong
18 December 2011: St Peter’s Anglican Church, Cremorne
City unveils plans for Sydney’s Christmas celebrations
7 November 2011
Christmas in Sydney 2011 will be bigger and better than ever with 28 Christmas trees, thousands of sparkling lights, light projections on Sydney Town Hall and more than 1,200 new banners with brightly coloured festive stars.

Christmas decorations and events for the whole family will feature in the celebrations – starting with the annual Children’s Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting in Martin Place, and Christmas on the Green spectacular in Hyde Park. 

Christmas  family favourites will take place on Thursday 24 November, to be followed by four Village Christmas Concerts in some of Sydney’s village parks.  For 2011 the City is unveiling a new Christmas design – a sparkling star – which will appear on banners lining our streets.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said the City’s Christmas celebrations are about celebrating one of the most special times of the year.  “Our celebrations this year will be bigger and better than ever. So I encourage all Sydney residents, workers and visitors to get involved in the celebrations taking place around the City this festive season,” Ms Moore said.

The City’s ever-popular Martin Place Christmas concert is back with a bang – with fireworks on top of city buildings.  This year, TV celebrity Rhys Muldoon will MC, along with performances from Guy Sebastian, the Smurf Christmas Show, Jay Laga’aia, Lah-Lah’s BIG Live Band, and the Australian Girls Choir.   Santa will arrive on his sleigh, accompanied by the Lord Mayor, who will light the iconic 21 metre high Christmas tree.

Families may prefer to take a picnic to Hyde Park to catch the new Dora the Explorer stage show ‘Dora’s Ballet Adventures’, take a swing dance lesson from Swing Patrol or enjoy the musical delights of the VOX Sydney Philharmonia Choir, plus performances from MC Justine Clarke.

Christmas 2011 concerts will be followed by a program of carolling choirs throughout Pitt Street Mall, serenading late-night shoppers as they enjoy the best of Sydney’s retail offerings and kick-start their Christmas shopping.

Around the City in late November and early December, a series of children’s village concerts in Rushcutters Bay, Rosebery, Alexandria and Surry Hills will also be hosted by Rhys Muldoon and feature live entertainment from some of Sydney’s best-loved bands, Swing Patrol dance lessons, Christmas carols, kids craft activities and a special visit from Santa Claus.

Christmas by the Beach at Dee Why Beach – with Christmas Markets, Christmas Concert, Sustainable Life Boat Christmas Tree and Santa Claus. Christmas by the Beach further info

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