Glittering Line-Up For Christmas In The City

Sydney’s festive season officially arrives on Saturday the 25th of November with 2 free concerts in the city centre featuring leading musicians and children’s entertainers, Christmas lights and projections, Santa Claus & fireworks.

The City’s annual Christmas program, including a Christmas concert and the official lighting of the Martin Place Christmas Tree & a family concert in Hyde Park, attracts thousands of families to the city for an evening of live music, carols & Christmas cheer.

Children will get their 1st glimpse of Santa on his new sleigh as he travels from Town Hall to the Hyde Park Christmas On The Green concert before arriving at the Martin Place concert.

Sydney - Thursday November 28, 2013: City of Sydney Christmas Concert, Martin Place, Sydney (Photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)

“Sydney does Christmas better than anyone else & our events have something for all the family” Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, said.

“As well as our city concerts, Sydneysiders & visitors can look forward to an exciting program of events in the city centre & our villages with Christmas lights, projections, carollers & choirs”

The concerts at Martin Place & Hyde Park will run simultaneously from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, ending with a powerful fireworks display.


Mark Ferguson & Angie Asimus will ‘MC’ the Martin Place concert that includes live performances by Kate Miller-Heidke, Justice Crew, Christine Anu, All Our Exes Live In Texas, The Australian Girls’ Choir & Jay Laga’aia.

Santa & the Lord Mayor will arrive on the sleigh with children from Variety – The Children’s Charity, who will light the 21-metre interactive Christmas Tree when the concert finishes.

Justice Crew

Christmas On The Green in Hyde Park will be a more relaxed atmosphere for families. Master Of Ceremonies (‘MC’), Jimmy Giggle, will lead an evening of performances by Bananas In Pyjamas, The Fairies, The Listies & children’s entertainment legend, Peter Combe.

Over the coming weeks, there will be village concerts in Alexandria, Surry Hills, Rushcutters Bay & Rosebery featuring live entertainment, carols, kids craft activities, fireworks & a special visit from Santa.

As part of the Sydney Christmas program, family-friendly ground projections will light up Customs House Square & Martin Place; 80,000 lights will twinkle overhead in Pitt Street Mall’s Boulevard Of Light & shoppers will be entertained by choir performances in Pitt Street Mall and by the Martin Place Christmas Tree.

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Media Release: City Of Sydney