If you're looking for things to do in Sydney this Christmas where you can celebrate and spend time with family and friends, where better to do all that than Darling Harbour, Sydney’s most colourful and exciting harbourside hub!
We’re decking our halls for the silly season, with a giant bauble on the Convention Centre Forecourt and giant baubles floating on Cockle Bay, fireworks, pedal boat rides, Pixar Putt mini golf, visits from Santa, competitions and over 150 incredible places to eat and drink.
Tumbalong Park will also host two weekends of Christmas festivities including live music and dance, kid’s entertainment, delicious food and holiday treats.
Christmas is all about eating and drinking and 2022 will be no exception! Whether it be catch-up drinks, work Christmas party or a family get-together, Darling Harbour has all your celebrations covered!
Choose from two huge prize packages bursting with enough festive fun to jingle you all the way through to 2023.
And the best part? All you need to do to enter is register your details and pick the prize you want the most, then just wait for our call on Christmas Day to see if you've won the best ever Christmas present - it's that easy!
Dine & Enter to WIN a Magical Moment
Cockle Bay Wharf are giving a share in $5000 worth of gift cards to 10 lucky winners!
Maybe you have a special birthday coming up, are planning a romantic date night or keen for a big family long lunch by the water? Whatever your moment, a $500 Gift Card to spend at a Cockle Bay Wharf restaurant or venue will be sure to make it magical.
Must See and Do
3pm - 10pm Sat 10 & 17 Dec
3pm - 8pm Sun 11 & 18 Dec
Celebrate Christmas with us at Tumbalong Park with yummy food, free live music and entertainment plus the arrival of a very special guest... Santa!
Pixar Putt Mini Golf
Get ready to kick some serious putt!
Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation, Pixar Putt is made up of fun interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Onward, Luca, The Incredibles, Coco, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Up, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Inside Out, Soul and many more!
Are you up for a Christmas-themed adventure on the high seas of Darling Harbour? Hire a pedal boat for up to two adults and two small children and see the Darling Harbour all decked out with festive lights and decorations from the water as you pedal between gigantic floating Christmas baubles.
Celebrate the festive season this year at Darling Square! Starting from 16 November, Darling Square will come alive with a Delicious Christmas. Walk through the tunnel of lights, explore the wonderful sweets and treats across the Square and don’t miss the chance to share your secrets with Santa on 10, 11, 17 and 18 December with a surprise moment as well as Christmas themed dance battles, DJs and entertainment.
Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss the 6 metre tall, Christmas bauble lighting up Darling Harbour. This colossal Christmas decoration will shine with a kaleidoscope of multi-coloured lights, creating the perfect backdrop for your selfies. Get into the Christmas spirit and share your snaps with @Darling Harbour or #DarlingHarbour.
The water off Cockle Bay Wharf is about to light up like a Christmas tree, with gigantic floating baubles. Come and stroll along the harbourside, or grab a drink at one of Cockle Bay Wharf’s many outdoor bars to see the harbour like never before. Or if you’d like to get up close to this larger than life aquatic Christmas decoration, hire a pedal boat and explore over water.
Fireworks at Cockle Bay
On Friday AND Saturday nights, end the night with a bang by heading over to Cockle Bay to watch the sky above the harbour light up with spectacular bursts of fireworks.
9pm Fridays 9, 16 and 23 December
9pm Saturdays 10, 17 and 24 December
Round up your friends and family for a toast to good times for the year ahead while sipping in the spectacular harbour views at your favourite watering holes.
Not sure what to get the family this Christmas? Give the gift of endless fun and unique experiences this Christmas with passes or tickets to our popular attractions.
Give someone the gift of entertainment this Christmas with tickets to one of the huge events coming up at the ICC Sydney and Aware Super Theatre featuring world-class performers like Lorde, OneRepublic, Ballet International Gala III, FANTABULOSA, Bonnie Raitt, Darren Hayes and Jackson Browne.
Know someone who loves spending time at the Chinese Garden of Friendship? Get them a Friend of the Garden annual membership this Christmas where they'll unlock unlimited visits for a year, discounts at The Gardens by Lotus, complimentary parking passes as well as exclusive workshops events and tours.
Why go overseas when you can have the ultimate staycation right in your own backyard? All of these hotels are taking bookings now and have flexible cancellation policies so you can confidently book a well-deserved escape for the holidays at Sydney's favourite harbourside precinct.
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