Concerts Bring Festive Cheer To Sydney’s Villages

Sydneysiders are invited to pack a picnic for a night of entertainment in some of the City’s best-loved parks as part of the City Of Sydney’s annual Christmas program.

The village Christmas concerts in December will feature live entertainment, carols, kids’ activities, tasty treats & a special visit from Santa.

Concerts at Alexandria Park in Alexandria, Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills, Reg Bartley Oval in Rushcutters Bay & Turruwul Park in Rosebery will delight children and adults alike & bring the community together to celebrate the festive season.

City of Sydney Christmas launch, Martin Place, Sydney, 22nd November 2017. Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney

Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends & family so we are inviting everyone to bring a picnic blanket & settle in for a fun evening of entertainment, music & food at our village concerts” Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, said.

Each of the concerts will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time & include a sausage sizzle, gelato and a glittering fireworks finale.

Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will also be on sale for AUD$5 with all proceeds going to the City’s charity partner, Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Alexandria, Saturday the 2nd of December
Hosted by Jimmy Giggle & featuring children’s favourites Nay Nay Let’s Play, The Listies and The Australian Girls’ Choir along with Caravana Sun.

Xmas Concert in Alexandria - City of Sydney

Surry Hills, Sunday the 3rd of December
Hosted by Jimmy Giggle & featuring Justine Clarke, Bananas In Pyjamas, The Listies and Brown Sugar.

Rushcutters Bay, Saturday the 9th of December
Featuring Master Of Ceremonies (MC), Emma Palmer from Play School & entertainment by Bananas In Pyjamas, Splashdance, The 7 Sopranos, Son Veneno and children’s entertainment legend, Peter Combe.

Surry Hils, Sydney - Sunday December 8, 2013: City of Sydney Christmas Concert, Prince Alfred Park (Photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)

Rosebery, Sunday the 10th of December
MC Jay Laga’aia will introduce performances by Bananas In Pyjamas, Justine Clarke, The Australian Girls’ Choir & El Orqueston.

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Media Release: City Of Sydney