‘TIS the season to be jolly and Sydney is offering plenty to see and do in the lead up to Christmas.
Sydney council has already launched its Christmas in the Village program, with a number of displays, attractions and events to take place throughout December.
Pitt Street Mall is sparkling under a canopy of 80,000 lights and the Christmas tree in Martin Place has been lit.
Highlights of this year’s program include the popular Sydney Christmas Concert, which will take place in Prince Alfred Park from 6.30-8.30pm on December 1.
The concert will feature top children’s entertainers, festive activities, fireworks, showbags and a visit from Santa.
On December 2, Green Square will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with fun for the whole family from 6.30-8.30pm.
Village Christmas concerts will be held in Alexandria on December 7, Rushcutters Bay on December 8 and Rosebery on December 9.
There will also be Christmas choirs performing at Pitt St Mall on Thursday evenings and weekends and at the Martin Place Christmas Tree each evening until Christmas Eve.
Lovers of the festive season will also want to check out The Sydney Santa Spectacular – which will be at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse from December 7-27.
The three week festival will feature a number of highlights and attractions, including Australia’s largest portable ice skating rinks, which have been imported from Italy.
There will also be a number of rides including Australia’s only double decker carousel, a fun house and tea cup ride. and Australia’s biggest inflatable world.
Other highlights will include live entertainment, Santa’s Enchanted Forest – complete with live snowfall, Christmas cookie decorating workshops, reindeer ride-on training stables, interactive costumes characters and much more.
Golden entry family tickets are available for $41, which will allow festival goers to enjoy unlimited rides and attractions and free parking over a three hour period.