Enjoy a cracker of a Christmas at Darling Harbour with a Christmas Festival, fireworks, pedal boats, Pixar Putt mini golf, 150+ places to eat & drink, giant decorations and guaranteed holiday cheer.
14 Nov 2022
26 Dec 2022

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 Giveaways

Win the best ever Christmas present!

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!

find out more and enter now

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

Christmas Festival

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! 

Pedal Boats

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.

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


FREE Parking

Drive in to Darling Harbour from Friday to Sunday or public holidays, leave the car at Darling Park, then spend just $50 at any Cockle Bay Wharf venue to park for free!

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