Enjoy a cracker of a Christmas at Darling Harbour with The Harbour Village, pedal boats, Pixar Putt mini golf, weekend fireworks, picture perfect moments, and guaranteed holiday cheer.
16 Nov 2023
25 Dec 2023

Step into a world where cheer is the currency and joy the native language. This season, Darling Harbour is teeming with events and activities that put the 'merry' in Merry Christmas.

Dive head-first into festive kids’ fun at The Harbour Village, where your little elves can write letters to Santa, be spellbound by Aussie storytelling sessions, get crafty at Santa's workshop, or have a dance-off with Santa’s DJ helpers.

Then, enjoy a pedal boat ride right on Cockle Bay, get your putt on with Pixar Putt mini golf, snap a selfie in-front of a giant Christmas bauble on the Convention Centre Forecourt, and watch the sky light up with weekend fireworks.

Looking for somewhere to grab a bite? From authentic Asian flavours in Darling Square through to casual alfresco dining in Darling Quarter and prime harbourside dining at Cockle Bay, there are over 150 incredible places to cover every type of yuletide gathering in your planner. 

So ho-ho-hold onto your Santa hats and dive into the merriment at Darling Harbour.

The Harbour Village

Pop by The Harbour Village on the Darling Quarter Village Green to join in on Christmas sing-alongs with The Beanies, and Jayden Rodrigues, write letters to Santa, get crafty with Christmas workshops, and enjoy a visit from the big man himself!

Your chance to win a PS5 and set off the Christmas Fireworks

We've partnered with PlayStation and Sony Foundation to give 3 lucky winners the chance to push the button to set off the Saturday night Christmas fireworks AND win a new look PlayStation® 5 Console. Simply donate a minimum of $2 to Sony Foundation's children's holiday camps to go in the draw. Together, let's make Christmas more magical for kids with disability.

Pedal Boats

Are you up for a Christmas-themed adventure out on the water? Soak in the summer sun and take a pedal around Sydney's iconic Cockle Bay, as the perfect way to catch up with a friend or plan a special Christmas date night!

Pixar Putt Mini Golf

Get ready to kick some serious putt! Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation, Pixar Putt is back. Step into your favourite Pixar films like UP!, The Incredibles, or Monsters Inc.the perfect way to catch up with some friendly competition this Christmas. 

'Tis The Scrumptious Season

Celebrate the sweetest movie release of the season 'Wonka', with delicious surprises and sumptuous delights at Darling Square.

Christmas Fireworks

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 fireworks.


  • 9pm Fridays 8, 15 and 22 December

  • 9pm Saturdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 December

Plus, join us every Saturday night to see Santa’s Dance Crew take centre stage busting out their moves and spreading Christmas cheer!

The Gift Of Fun

Not sure what to get the family this Christmas? Check out our ultimate gift guide, from endless fun, to unique experiences, and luxury stays, Darling Harbour is the home of Christmas!