Christmas is for celebration, sunshine and spending time with family and friends. Where better to do all that than Darling Harbour, Sydney’s most colourful and exciting waterfront hub?
We’re decking our halls for the silly season, with giant floating baubles on Cockle Bay, Christmas-themed pedal boats, a building-sized bauble at the Convention Centre Forecourt, competitions, incredible outdoor dining options and a larger-than-life, interactive Sky Castle.
Tumbalong Park will also host four days of Christmas festivities including live music and dance, kid’s entertainment, delicious food stalls and holiday treats.
It’s official - a visit to Darling Harbour is the best thing to do in Sydney this Christmas!
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Wondering what’s on in Sydney this Christmas? Come to Darling Harbour and immerse yourself in a giant interactive rainbow sculpture of light, take a pedal boat ride around Cockle Bay and snap a festive selfie with our larger than life Christmas decorations.
12 Nov - 26 Dec
The Sky Castle by ENESS is landing in Darling Harbour for the first time – this dreamy, interactive sculpture is alive with sound and colour.
Have you ever walked through a rainbow? Well now’s your chance. Sky Castle is an impressive interactive light sculpture featuring a cluster of inflatable arches in a colourful symphony.
26 Nov - 30 Jan
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 kids and see the Darling Harbour all decked out with festive lights and decorations from the water as you pedal between gigantic floating Christmas baubles.
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 13 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.
Come and experience the true whimsy and magic of Christmas at Darling Square, and make a wish for a golden year to come. A golden tunnel of lights will greet you along the tail of The Exchange building at Darling Square from 7am – 10pm daily.
Christmas is all about eating and drinking and 2021 will be no exception! Treat yourself to a little fine dining at these unique and slightly fancy Darling Harbour venues.
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.
Nightclubs are back! Get your crew together and dance up a storm at Home nightclub.
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 Guy Sebastian, Professor Brian Cox Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey, 2CELLOS, London Grammar and Celeste Barber.
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.